Rooftop tents

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 20:29
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Good evening one & all .
Have sold our Adventure Camper trailer & researching to buy a caravan in the next 12 months. In the meantime I feel a roof top tent could be good value for short sojourns & avoid having the old bones in a swag.
Have spent a fair bit of time on the net & have deduced the three best options are a Mycube, Hannibal or an Austrack camper trailers roof top.
The Mycube is Aussie made, the Hannibal stated Sth African & the Austrack chinese.
Value for money is definitely the Austrack but as I am in SA there are no distributors as is with the Mycube to actually have a look at one. TJM have the Hannibal. The Mycube has more bells & whistles as options.
If there are any owners out there who have either of the above three roof toppers I would appreciate your feedback as to their experiences as to the quality of their tent.
I would also appreciate knowing if set up is around the 5 to 7 minutes as sprouted.
In advance thanks for your comments. Daz
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Reply By: Member - Darryl P (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:11

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:11
hi daz
i have a austrack and find it handy for off road one nite stops we live in a caravan and travel most of the year.. i like u did quite a bit of research and found the austrack the best buy considering most brands are made in the same factory in china. the austrack comes with an annex included in the price .i had some trouble with the zip on the tent part and they just replaced the whole tent no hassels at all so they are good to deal with
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Follow Up By: daz (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:16

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:16
Thank you Darryl from Darrell
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Reply By: stamps - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:36

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 21:36
Hi Daz

Have you looked at the hard top roof tents? if not and you want top quality then have a look at the link below.

if you mention my name (Jean from Perth) they may look after you in price.

good luck,
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Reply By: Member - The old fellow - Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 08:15

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 08:15
Hi, I have had my Austrack for about two years and find it great. The annexe is handy also, and unlike others roof top tents with an annexe it has a floor and also an extension for the walls if your vehicle has been raised. Seven minutes is a bit optimistic but would be about right if you did not worry about the window awnings and the annxe. Only problem I have had is with the zip on the cover but I found to spray the zip regularly with a silicon spray solved the problem. All considered a great investment.
PS Tie a length of cord to the zip, makes it so much easier to undo and do up the zip on the cover.
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 08:40

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 08:40
We have an Aussie Traveller
Aussie Traveller
It is great for when you do not want to tow and still want an off the ground experience.

When we were looking the following things were on our check list
1. Prefer Aussie made
2. Need to have an annexe for weather & privacy
3. Make sure that it will zip up easily with the bedding and walls inside
4. Check the quality of the ladder - some were very flimsy and narrow treads
5. Can you open and close all of the windows from inside?
6. Check the wall length if you have a suspension lift. Aussie made people will customise the walls to suit.
7. We liked removable floor so it could be cleaned/washed without wetting the walls.
8. Make sure you see it put up and down. Some are more fiddly than others.
9. Ours needs no external poles and only four pegs. Some need a lot of extra things.
10. Think in terms of pouring rain and wind when doing a test up/down. Everything is easy when the weather is nice.
11. Under cover entry is best for bad weather.
12. Side entry or rear entry. Which suits your vehicle best?

Hope the above helps.
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Follow Up By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 08:43

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 08:43
re point 9
Needs 2 poles + pegs if you put up the window awning which we rarely do.
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Reply By: Member - The old fellow - Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:00

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:00
Hi DazCheck out my profile pic.
The old fellow
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Reply By: setsujoku - Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 23:32

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 23:32
We went for a Gordigear tent recently, and for the price we couldn't find better. We grabbed the extended version as well as the annex (which comes with a floor inside), and we even chucked in an awning and canvas room to just make it an ultimate camp experience.

The build quality on them is great, and we are more than comfortable up there as the mattress is nice and thick.

If we don't put the annex on, we can have it all unpacked in a few minutes, otherwise it's about 10 mins.
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