Has anyone swapped the lock down catch on a hard roof tent ?

Shayne

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I don't like mine but the only alternative i can think of is a rally style quick release rubber bonnet latch , what else is there ?
 

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Not a great pic but you can see how it works , it would be better if the strap attached to the underside of the tent but the metal part looks to flimsy to me to last long while exposed if I swapped it around .

To late to order anything by post anyway so it will have to do for now but it will be revisited when I have more time .
 

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That's very much like a snowboard binding strap. They take a decent amount of abuse however depends on quality.
 
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Yeah they are plenty strong enough but i didn't like how high the tent rails lifted it off the roof rack so i replaced them with some aluminium flatbar without considering how fiddly it would make using the catch wit less clearance .
 

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Looks like a pain to get to.

What tent did you get in the end?
 

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I don't know what its called but its basically that Daktent i posted at a massive discount due to "damaged in transit" :D
 
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