Roof top tents that can carry a load

RobfromYork

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Hi

Does anyone have experience of a rtt that can also carry a load. I’d like a hard shell tent that I can leave on for the summer and still put a canoe on top. The alu-cab gen 3 looks awesome but very expensive.

many thanks

Rob
 

Andy

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Alu cab, just got one, seems awesome, fitted some roof bars to the mounting channels too, will test it in anger this weekend!
 
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Jacob100

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Tuff-Trek used to sell an Alu-Cab lookalike at half the price. Don’t know if that’s still the case. Something called a Tentbox Cargo keeps popping up as well.
 
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RobfromYork

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Thanks for the replies. I spoke to someone who sells the tent box and they warned me off it! The other one that I have seen is the bush company alpha but can’t get one for a while
 

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Just a (probably daft) thought, but will the tent be on bars or a roof rack ? If it's on a rack, perhaps some sort of extension carrier cradles fore and aft could be fabricated to hold the canoe above the tent..... bit of a stretch to get it up there though. Or an inflatable canoe..............
 
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Chris

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The JB has changed now. The original rams were so powerful it was hard to close the tent. They're now only very light, just enough to push the canopy up with the lock being done by pushing the 'knees' past centre. If you'd weight in the wheel well, you'd never get the top up. With hindsight, getting the JB with the wheel well was a big mistake. It's useless. Great tent, but the well loses you headroom and forms a lake when it rains.
 

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I spoke to someone who sells the tent box and they warned me off it!
Yes, it does seem rather pony. Very cheesy marketing too.

These SA ones look nice:

 

RobfromYork

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Hmm. The quick pitch looks similar to the Alu-cab and the bush company one. Given how heavy they are I’d rather not be having to put it on and off a lot but I do carry a canoe on a fairly regular basis. I’ll keep looking.

thanks for the suggestions!
 
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Shayne

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Put a hinged aluminium rack over the tent , pull the canoes off fold it to one side and pop your tent up . So your rack/roofbars take the weight .
 
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