Is this roof tent any good?

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  1. Jim

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    I'm looking for a roof tent for my Lanny. Someone said this is a good one but try as I might I can't focus on the tent to check it out. Can you?

     
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    What tent?:)
     
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    It certainly goes up quickly ... ooo errr Matron!
     
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    i agree jim it is hard:Eeek::RollEyes:
     
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    I have watched it six times...

    I think it was a fairly quick erection... :giggler:
     
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    Got my attention :whistle:
     
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    they are nice but not cheap.
    i did look at them years ago. but ended up with a brown church . roof tent .
    mine was one of the very first of this model . it actually had been on the white landrover in their advert pics . they made a different roof rack for me and i had their own tent . that was in 98 . still have it . as you cvan see used it on a vw and a mazda bongo. my lad as also used it on other vehicles .
    i did look at another wedge shaped roof tent the columbus . was very common several years ago.
    there is always the over camp as well.
    i first saw them all as aircampers years ago . in the 60,s .
    hope you find one that suits you.
    we had loads of fun with ours . mind its hung up in my garage at the moment .
     

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    with mine i made the ladders strong enough and used them as sand ladders while in africa . kill two birds with one stone .
     
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    by the way are you suffering from a stroke . hee hee
     
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    Do you get the young lady with it to get it up for you every night? :D
     
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    Some of the Land Rover magazines might be a good point of reference Jim, these tents & similar have been commonplace on the Lanny scene for years.
     
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    Roof tents have been around longer than Lanny's :) I had one many years ago, regular cotton and canvas it rotted away up there. That wind-up one is a little too expensive for me for what it is :eek:
     
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    What I was referring to was that roof tent usage has a greater following in the off road scene than most other places, so my thinking was that they might have been a good place to research & your certainly correct re prices.
     
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    It goes up smoothly.....(y)
     
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    having been to several landrover shows and experiancing off road travel abroad . most landrovers never really go off road but make nice ornaments at shows . mind many have all the gear tents awnings . you name it .
    does make you wonder really.
     
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    We went to the Overland show at Stratford upon Avon last month, lots of stalls selling roof tents and similar equipment. We also attended a few presentations, one guy who has been involved in the industry for decades advised being careful about max roof weights and said tents plus associated fitments relative to target vehicle. He also advised that you are still leopard or lion dinner in said roof larders when in Africa! :)
     
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    Strange. I wouldn't have thought you were the sort of person to be distracted by an old Skoda.
     
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    I think we can understand why you in particular were a little distracted. ;) :cool:
     
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    I'm not sure that the enginnering is that good!

    It seemed to take a lot of wiggling and jiggling to fully extend it!

    ::bigsmile:
     
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    hang on a minute - why does she erect one and then go in the other?
     
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