Has anyone seen any information on the roof rack and compatibility/weight ratings for a roof-top tent? Specifically for the 4-door FE. I'd be trading in a Tacoma and already have a RTT that I want to transfer over.
And this begs the question "How much does an average rooftop tent weigh?" Two adults that weigh anything close to what my fat ass does are already going to exceed the static roof load rating. If the RTT weighs very much more than "nothing," you're screwed.Found it! Static: 450 | Dynamic: 110
This is what i expect to see. I think Ford is just playing it safe with some of these numbers. They don't want people to get too carried away, but aren't dumb. They showed the thing jumping in their videos and they dont want some one sending the thing through the air with hundreds of pounds on the roof. But They've clearly been watching Jeep. We all know the aftermarket will have solutions to everything before longFor the Jeep crowd, there are several companies that offer additional steel bracing for the inside of the removable top that transfer the load into the bedsides. Some tie into the sport bar. I'd imagine it won't take long for similar to be developed for the Bronco. A lot of the RTTs can be 150 lbs on their own. So you'd only have 300 pounds for yourself, gear or companions. May have to wait for the aftermarket to jump in here for a RTT. Some of the aftermarket Jeep racks are more along the lines of 900 lbs static and 300 lbs dynamic.
Yeah, I'm hoping some of the shops doing work on Jeeps decide to come over to the Bronco as well. I had several things from Maximus-3 on my list (their low-pro roof rack that ties into the sport bar especially) had I pulled the trigger on a JLUR instead of waiting on the Bronco.As mentioned, it’s just a matter of time before the aftermarket solves all these problems.
Here’s the rack I have on my JKU.
Kargo Master Congo Pro. Bypasses the top altogether. Good for 850lbs.
That said, the Mrs and I come in under 300lbs combined, so.....
I would think that from a pure business standpoint, any shop/manufacturer that is in the Jeep accessory business would be foolish *not* to diversify into the Bronco business.Yeah, I'm hoping some of the shops doing work on Jeeps decide to come over to the Bronco as well. I had several things from Maximus-3 on my list (their low-pro roof rack that ties into the sport bar especially) had I pulled the trigger on a JLUR instead of waiting on the Bronco.