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    General gripe

    I'll preface this by stating that I don't spend weeks-on-end in the wilderness, I'm more of a "weekend warrior", if that. In my experiance with buying North Face cold weather gear (gloves/jacket) circa 2008 from their official store, at full MSRP, I was left cold and severely unimpressed... I...
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    12v Compressor fridge at Costco.

    Damn it! Aaaand also thank you! Didn’t need to buy this but can’t pass up a good deal; just ordered the CX50. Worst case scenario, Costco has a great return policy. Seeing how it has no strap mounting points, a point of concern for a car camper such as myself, I’m hoping removing the wheels...
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    Recommendation- tepui ruggedized Autana 3, ARB Simpson III or Gordigear Explorer Plus

    For what it's worth, some years ago I bought a used ARB Simpson III, I wasn't sure if I would like roof top tents or not and wasn't willing to shell out full price for something I might not like. I was looking for a good deal on one "made" by the "big 3" (CVT, ARB, Tepui) and by happenstance...
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    Hard Cover for RTT...3rd time is the Charm??

    Why did you feel the need for a hard cover? How will you seal the bottom from dust, dirt and moisture?
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    Dry July - A Land Cruiser and a Range Rover go winter desert touring

    Thanks for this very enjoyable & a little informative read... what a fascinating country! Would you please explain this for the slow minded like me - I've re-read this several times now and am still unsure of what was wrong/how you remedied it - Was it a simple matter of reseating the hub...
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    Sewing Thread....A discussion on making your own adventure textile gear.

    Time to upgrade the GF...😜 J/K! Any chance you can confirm the model number of the Barracuda machine you got? Pretty please? Which brings me to a question directed at the more experienced seamstresses/seamsters: Why shouldn't one spend, say, $500 for a brand new Barracuda by Reliable, with its...
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    Sewing Thread....A discussion on making your own adventure textile gear.

    I understand that this thread is mainly about making textile gear but, having read a few posts about sewing machines in here, would any of you kinds sirs please post pointers on what to check/look/test for when buying a used industrial sewing machine... It seams (pun intended) my 7th grade Home...
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    My RTT sits on basic Yakima load bars (round) with aluminum rectangle tubing on top of them (running front to back) in order to mount the tent lengthwise; not low profile by any stretch (I need about 7'6" of clearance in parking garages/drive-thru's with stock suspension and 33's). With all of...
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    Honestly, to each his own, but in the spirit of this thread and in an effort to avoid mis-information, I found the tailgate to be just as useful and access unrestricted with the annex: Goes without saying, this may not work on all vehicles...
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    Never understood it either... automatic awning over the tailgate, cleaner look... practically the definition of high speed low drag 🤪.
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    Tired of all the "huge" RTT's. So I made my own.

    Lol, goes to show there is ALWAYS that one ************ in the group 🤪. Seriously though, not asking for an individual update, just wanted to see if I could get the latest about your greatest somewhere other than facebook; I'll just keep checking back on your thread here on Expo.
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    Tired of all the "huge" RTT's. So I made my own.

    This look really, really cool! Thanks for the link... over there you said: Is there any other way I can keep track/get updates on this other than facebook (I'm one of those odd-ducks who's never had facebook and never will)?
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    Thule Acquires Tepui

    The author of this article lost all credibility when I read his last paragraph: As someone who has camped in both ground tents and now an RTT, my response is "********!" Bugs, critters and tracking in rain & mud are all a thing of the past. And that childhood feeling of sleeping in forts &...
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    Leaving annex attached while folding up tent?

    Can confirm, I've just folded up an ARB Simpson III with the annex attached (sans one side of the annex, as it's not needed for the way my tent is mounted). Tent closed up and cover went on just as easy (or hard, depending if you're a glass half full type of guy/gal) as without the annex. I...