Yes, the top is heavier with the carpet.It would be a chalenge though to rig up
some kind of spring/pulley mechanism to make work better.Because the past owner took
out the panel neat the stove, the left side is a little weak.I will make some supports so it won't fles so much.The velcro we used for the inner and outer tent
material worked well.Because the bolts were not put back semetrically around the
bottom of the new top skirt, and because the bolts are not covered with carpet on the
inside, I did not try to re-install more precisely.If I have problems down the road, I will
re-do the entire install of the tent. Tom, I may add some supports to my roof as the weight
carpet is a little much and makes it sag a little.The frame could stand some beefing up also with some gussets ,x-members or some added L stock.
Got any theories why the past owner had 2 50 lb.sand bags up front under the seats?