PDA

View Full Version : local ARB Simpson III for sale


Romer
07-04-2013, 08:39 PM
http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/113241-For-Sale-ARB-Series-III-Simpson-Rooftop-Tent

here is Kurts review. He sells them

http://forum.ih8mud.com/cruiser-outfitters/306676-product-spotlight-new-arb-simpson-iii-roof-top-tent.html

This is the RTT I have and the one I took on the maze. I had a problem with the zippers and ARB sent me a new cover for free even though it was two years old and the zippers were not even broken

Old40Dog
07-06-2013, 07:09 AM
How much Ken? I'm interested in a possible upgrade.

Romer
07-06-2013, 07:25 AM
the ad in the link says $900

Old40Dog
07-06-2013, 09:06 AM
the ad in the link says $900

Daah! :D

Romer
07-06-2013, 12:23 PM
so this is not my tent. was just posting the ad I saw on expo for a local tent. Then you can save on tax and shipping

Fishy
07-06-2013, 01:28 PM
Is there a big difference from the II to the III?

Romer
07-06-2013, 01:40 PM
Lots of improvements. The review link I posted is from Kurt who sells these. This is also the tent he uses

If the review doesn't cover the differences, you can search Mud. I remember reading through all these before I pulled the trigger

I also have the zip on room for below although I haven't used it yet

Fishy
07-06-2013, 01:55 PM
Yeah, I looked pretty hard a while back, then got worried I wouldn't use it enough and the hassle of storing, installing, removing. I guess the bug is still there.....
I don't have the luxury of hanging it from the garage ceiling like you, so that's been a big factor for me. I'm at about 2" of clearance from the roof rack right now.

Jenny Cruiser
07-06-2013, 06:02 PM
How much Ken? I'm interested in a possible upgrade.

$750 - the plastic is cracked. These are good tents. The new Technitop I had was a great tent.

Romer
07-06-2013, 07:01 PM
$750 - the plastic is cracked. These are good tents. The new Technitop I had was a great tent.

He added that little tidbit this afternoon along with the price drop to $750

Fishy
07-06-2013, 09:23 PM
Does anyone know the guy selling this tent?

Old40Dog
07-07-2013, 09:44 AM
He added that little tidbit this afternoon along with the price drop to $750

I looked at it and he lowered the price after I passed on it! Plastic underneath is really cracked...all over.

Romer
07-07-2013, 09:56 AM
Dave, sorry I led to a waste of your time. I have the same setup with no cracking and its a great unit. I wonder if it would be worth it to call ARB and see what they can do about replacing those panels

Old40Dog
07-07-2013, 10:18 AM
Dave, sorry I led to a waste of your time. I have the same setup with no cracking and its a great unit. I wonder if it would be worth it to call ARB and see what they can do about replacing those panels

Not a waste of time Ken! The seller should have stated that it had cracks in the ad as it has been a problem with the early models. When I saw it and commented on the cracking, he just said, "oh yeah, I forgot about that".

I'm planning on contacting ARB Monday to see if they would correct the problem or if its even a structural concern at all.

MDH33
07-07-2013, 05:24 PM
Is there a big difference from the II to the III?



I have the Simpson II and really like it. The III has the improved cover and zippers (which I ended up upgrading on mine). It also has an improved design for the rainfly and vestibule. The III has better poles and tensioning which doesn't require the lines and stakes to the ground like the II. I haven't had any issue with the panels cracking on mine and it's been on both of my FJ60's, my Hilux and our Tundra more than off.

Here is the ARB Simpson II on my 60. You can see the difference in the vestibule and the lines to the ground which are needed to tension the fly. I've never found them to be an inconvenience.

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-7G7rd3S/0/L/IMG_6564-L.jpg

Fishy
07-07-2013, 10:01 PM
Looks like it's been sold.

cruiseroutfit
07-09-2013, 11:19 PM
Fwiw the floor cracks are purely cosmetic, no structural issues. Some more notes here:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/cruiser-outfitters/306676-product-spotlight-new-arb-simpson-iii-roof-top-tent.html