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Old 12-16-2007, 10:54 AM
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More and more, I find myself yearning for the 4runner. I miss being able to get away. I miss being able to get out to the desert. I've decided, come the new year, I will start making preperations to get it going again. Looking to do a few "stages" to get it built up. The first, concentraiting on being able to mount one of these, then progress from there. I'm still trying to figure out ideas for the bed, so any suggestions are much apprechiated

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Old 12-16-2007, 11:24 AM
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Perry the link was dead for me. Hope you up and running soon.

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Perry the link was dead for me. Hope you up and running soon.

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roof-top tent.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:33 AM
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So for those of us ignorant types, what's wrong with your truck?

As for the RTT, are you looking to keep the flat bed, or redesign the entire back end? One idea (with the flat bed) is to build a tube frame up and over the flat bed, and cross rails to support the tent on top.

This one was recently done on a Taco - you get the idea. It was designed with quick disconnects for all the cross bars, so it could be removed to get free and clear access to the bed. It's my new favorite design for a shell-less truck bed.

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So for those of us ignorant types, what's wrong with your truck?

As for the RTT, are you looking to keep the flat bed, or redesign the entire back end? One idea (with the flat bed) is to build a tube frame up and over the flat bed, and cross rails to support the tent on top.

This one was recently done on a Taco - you get the idea. It was designed with quick disconnects for all the cross bars, so it could be removed to get free and clear access to the bed. It's my new favorite design for a shell-less truck bed.


AS for the truck itself, there is not much wrong with it, just normal maint needs. Living Downtown, I didnt like paying for parking and so I parked it up at our cabin in Evergreen for the time being.

That image is kinda what i've been thinking about for mounting the tent, though keeping the top bars a little lower than roof line to help with off camber etc. I like the current flat bed on the 4runner, but it's hard to carry a lot of cargo. So i'm thinking it might be better to just start with something new.

I like the idea of the removable cross bars, might have to look more into that.

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I like the current flat bed on the 4runner, but it's hard to carry a lot of cargo. So i'm thinking it might be better to just start with something new.

I like the idea of the removable cross bars, might have to look more into that.

A new bed or a new rig...?

I do have one but i'm not so sold on the RTT thing. It's just as easy, or easier with an mi-2, to set up a tent. If your solo just go the subzali way. No need for a tent in good weather. You can get a real expedition style tent like the ve25 or mountain 25 which will keep you much warmer and drier than any RTT for a fraction of the $ (here I used to think $525 for a tent was alot of money... )
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My thoughts exactly. An RTT ties down your vehicle if you want to base camp. A tent doesn't. A popup camper doesn't either, if conditions permit towing and AHEM I just happen to have one to sell CHEAP!
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