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2 roof tents! Roof rack/bars?

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by masozaz, Jul 11, 2018 at 8:09 AM.

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  1. masozaz

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    Hi,
    About to pick up a 110 and we want to move our 2 roof tents off the VwT5 onto the defender. What rack/bars would you suggest? Lots of pics of 1 roof tent fitted, but not many pics of 2 tents up on the roof!
    Thanks
    Leah
     
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    I’ve recently fitted a Troop 3 rack from Direct 4x4. They do multiple fitting kits for it and I’m sure they’ll do one to suit you. It’s big, that’s for sure!! I wouldn’t be surprised if you could fit two roof tents on it!
     
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    I prefer roof bars as I can take them off or add another by myself. I have a 1.8 tent at the moment which I mount on three bars.
     
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    You really want an Aluminium (aircraft grade) full rack. Anything else is risky... you can do it with steel rack (but its too heavy with 1 tent on already yet alone 2) or bars (but so much pressure on 2 points).
    Hannibal is the best and so light you can lift it on easily, I think its only about 10 kilos....pricey, but it wont rust.

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    We have roof bars at the moment. If we can’t find anything else we’ll get some to fit the defender.
     
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    Will have a look and see what they have. Thanks
     
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    Will have a mosey around the website and see what they have. I am a bit nervous of the weight on the Defender roof. The T5 seems more substantial.
     
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    Was wondering when you’re putting your tent up and down do you stand on the roof at all? We do on our T5 (often it’s a kid) to tick bits of material in. Looking at the defender we got yesterday I’m not sure even a kid could stand on the roof. How does this work with roof bars? Was thinking we’d need a rack for this reason. Thanks
     
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    If you meant to walk on the roof I'd definitely buy a roof rack. When we pack the tent, my wife stands on our cold box and tucks the material away.
     
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    Thought it wouldn’t be a good idea to stand up there. Not sure any of us are tall enough to stand on a cool box and manage to tuck!
    Thanks
     
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