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Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by ScottD3, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. ScottD3
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    [Dec 15, 2011]
    As some of you might know I spent AITP sleeping in my CampAvant which is fine but this year I'm after something else.
    There is a couple more shows going on, I'm off to Le Mans Classic and I'd like to get out do some more travelling with the misses.

    I hate putting tents up, they annoy me and take up space in the car for food and clothes.
    Since I've owned the discovery I've thought about and wanted a Roof Tent. I stopped looking since I sold it but now I'm thinking about getting one again for the Audi.
    I don't have any experience with roof tents and don't know any one who has.
    So I thought i'd ask you lot and see any one has any experience with roof tents, own one or have one for sale.

    Roof Tents, Discus. :)
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    Don't you need a solid roof rack? I'm not sure how they'd work on a pair of roof bars max load 70kg's..
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    The ones i'm looking at have a solid base and ok with normal twin bar racks.
    Not sure about the max load but seems ok with theses.

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    OK, I'm not sure if the 70kg loading refers to the roof rack, the bars or the roof itself. One way to find out .... !
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    [Dec 16, 2011]
    Google?

    I've done a bit more searching and the Tents in the above pictures are great, just what I want, easy to set up and put away, strong, seems a really good design but at £1500 each (they do a carbon fibre one as well) is a bit out of my price range for a odd camping weekend and show.

    Back to looking at the basic roof tents then.
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    Just checked the manual and its 75kg.
    With me being 95kg and the misses being 50kg.
    That wont work so much.
    O well, back to normal tents.

    Thanks for that. :)
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