Canopy for camping on top of

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 15:52
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Hi, I have a dual-cab Hilux with genuine alloy HD tray that I will get a rear bar & plate roof-rack (Maxi-Rack style) added, to form a base to build on security screen doors & canvas covering. The idea is to use the top for a 8' long mozzie/dome tent with mattress inside; length of the ute tray is 6'. Is 2' of cab overhang OK for the rack, or is there going to be more wind resistance/noise, & is it better to go with a 6' rack & concertina the done tent to fit? The rack may get used for camping for a weekend every 2 months, so a bit of a squeeze for camping then may be bearable compared to to an increased fuel bill. Cheers.
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 16:26

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 16:26
Hi Cybermike, 2' is ok but do not attach to the cab, as both are independent to each other so when the body twists both move in different ways.

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Reply By: Cybermike - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 10:11

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 10:11
The top will be bolted on top of headboard bar & rear bar which will allow it to be transferred to any future utes. Do you think a wind-deflector on the front edge would be of benefit? I'm not intending to carry anything on top while motoring - just to put a mattress & tent on when stopped. Cheers.
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