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Old 08-07-2015, 10:12 PM   #1
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Roof top tent on fiberglass trailer?

Anyone ever put one of those roof top tents onto their Scamp, Casita etc?
The 4 of us squeeze into our 16' Fiber Stream but maybe I could put the kids up on the roof?
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:30 PM   #2
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I love it. Stand by for loads of structural banter. Make sure you post up some deployed tent pics if you do it.


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Old 08-07-2015, 10:44 PM   #3
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Seems like a lot of weight to put on a molded trailer. Why not a tent on top of your tow vehicle, though? They make some nice clamshell ones that mount on the car-top carrier.
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Seems like a lot of weight to put on a molded trailer. Why not a tent on top of your tow vehicle, though? They make some nice clamshell ones that mount on the car-top carrier.
Good suggestion. I like it.
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Many FGRV's don't have roofs strong enough to support a 65 lb a/c unit.
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When I had my ct-13 we did the car top tent for me. My wife,daughter and her friend slept in the camper. The model I bought is big foot rooftop tent I got the one that is almost the same size as a full size bed.
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I have a roof top tent on my Land Rover that I usually use n my solo trips. When I take a friend along we deploy the roof tent for them while I sleep in the trailer.



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Thanks for all the great feedback!
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I am thrifty and I was considering purchasing one of the rooftop tents some time ago but abandoned the idea. They were, for us, very pricey so I had done some research and came across an article for a DIY one. I goggled today and found this one: DIY Rooftop Camper Made From The Simplest Of Materials which I thought was interesting and not costing very much compared to ready-made. This website is pretty good if you are interested in DIY projects.
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Many FGRV's don't have roofs strong enough to support a 65 lb a/c unit.
Could you point me to an RV AC unit which weigh 65 lb only?
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Could you point me to an RV AC unit which weigh 65 lb only?
Here is a 72 lb one or so they claim: Dometic Introduces Lightweight Brisk II RV A/C | RV Business
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Could you point me to an RV AC unit which weigh 65 lb only?
Thank You Kathy P. That looks to be about as close as current production gets.

The 65 lb figure I used was for the 7800BTU Duo-Therm (?) unit we used to put on top of 18' Sunrader FGRV Mini-Motorhomes. I think that's accurate because I could lift and slide one on top by myself.
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I wish manufacturers offer light weigh low profile <10K BTU AC units. 13.5K BTU unit looks ugly and is overkill on top of travel trailer below 25' length.
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