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Has anyone put a rooftop tent on a 2-door yet? I'd love to try out a roof top tent but concerned of the low weight limits the 2-door roof racks seems to have and unclear if extra roof rack bars or platforms are needed beyond the factor roof rack. Ford offers them as factory options but even Ford says it requires a special cross bar, but my factor rack already has 2 cross bars. Is this a 3rd bar or something special that works in conjunction with the 2 bar factor rack?
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I also have a 2dr Black Diamond and plan on putting my rooftop tent on it, but have the same concerns as you. My RTT weighs in at 141 lbs and the dynamic weight limit of the OEM rack is 110 lbs. I've looked at the other options that are out there right now and Zroadz has the highest weight limits. I asked them how they were able to achieve higher weight ratings than the OEM rack while still using the same mounting points. They claim that the additional crossbars allow the weight to spread more evenly which increases the weight limits. I've been waiting to see if someone puts a heavier tent on the OEM rack, or for someone to buy an aftermarket rack and put a heavy tent on it. I don't fully trust that the limits are actually higher because it seems like the weight limit would also be very dependent on the roof itself.
 

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Would like one but don’t know if the wife’s lower back can handle sleeping in one yet. Have also thought about building out a trailer with an RTT.
 

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Has anyone put a rooftop tent on a 2-door yet? I'd love to try out a roof top tent but concerned of the low weight limits the 2-door roof racks seems to have and unclear if extra roof rack bars or platforms are needed beyond the factor roof rack. Ford offers them as factory options but even Ford says it requires a special cross bar, but my factor rack already has 2 cross bars. Is this a 3rd bar or something special that works in conjunction with the 2 bar factor rack?
I think the main problem is the dynamic load rating, the low rating makes playing hide the weasel when you're camping questionable :unsure:
 

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Justin B. McBride does on his 2dr BL Sasquatch. Check out his YouTube channel.
 

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I saw a heavy (as I can say) RTT on the Zroadz roof rack here: https://www.instagram.com/bronco_g_ride/p/CYh7XH_NZbJ/?utm_medium=copy_link
Good spot. I've seen that picture before but didn't realize the GFC tent weighed 135 lbs until looking it up just now. Maybe I mixed it up with a similar tent that weighed 80-90 lbs.
Justin B. McBride does on his 2dr BL Sasquatch. Check out his YouTube channel.
@justinbmcbride I thought I remember seeing in one of your videos that you had the GFC tent but it was a version they don't make anymore. What is the weight of your current RTT and do you use the OEM rack?
 

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Good spot. I've seen that picture before but didn't realize the GFC tent weighed 135 lbs until looking it up just now. Maybe I mixed it up with a similar tent that weighed 80-90 lbs.

Yes, it's the superlight (discounted for now) and it doesn't have a hard shell. And yes it's 80 lbs. This one is heavier.
 

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Good spot. I've seen that picture before but didn't realize the GFC tent weighed 135 lbs until looking it up just now. Maybe I mixed it up with a similar tent that weighed 80-90 lbs.

@justinbmcbride I thought I remember seeing in one of your videos that you had the GFC tent but it was a version they don't make anymore. What is the weight of your current RTT and do you use the OEM rack?
I am not Justin, but he has a superlight, that I mentioned above.
 

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I am not Justin, but he has a superlight, that I mentioned above.
Oh! Thats right, good call.
Seeing someone else with the 135 lbs version on the Zroadz rack is encouraging though. I might have to go that route since they are the only ones I've seen with a 2dr version with higher load ratings. At least for now. We'll see what Gobi and Badass Tents come up with for the 2dr. I think Badass is looking for a 2dr Bronco to test on. Gobi is only working on a 4dr right now so it will probably be a while before a 2dr version is available.
 

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The Superlite was i believe 85lbs
 

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Edit: Here’s another option I looked at about a year ago, Hutch Daly 2 clicking in at 95lbs

https://hutchtents.com/products/daly-2

but i just bought a nice car camping tent, no RTT for me
 
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Has anyone put a rooftop tent on a 2-door yet? I'd love to try out a roof top tent but concerned of the low weight limits the 2-door roof racks seems to have and unclear if extra roof rack bars or platforms are needed beyond the factor roof rack. Ford offers them as factory options but even Ford says it requires a special cross bar, but my factor rack already has 2 cross bars. Is this a 3rd bar or something special that works in conjunction with the 2 bar factor rack?
Get a copy Fords setup book for the Bronco. I states that the roof rack can only hold 300 lbs. , and that is stationary. If not the weight is ZERO for a SAS equipped 2DR.
 
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Justin B. McBride does on his 2dr BL Sasquatch. Check out his YouTube channel.
Thanks for the tip. I looked it up on YouTube, got excited, then disappointed that GFC no longer makes that particular tent. He even specified that tent was way below the roof rack limits and he used the stop roof rack to mount it with zero modifications. Guess I'll have to keep tabs on GFC to see if they come out with a replacement for their super lite tent.
 

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Thanks for the tip. I looked it up on YouTube, got excited, then disappointed that GFC no longer makes that particular tent. He even specified that tent was way below the roof rack limits and he used the stop roof rack to mount it with zero modifications. Guess I'll have to keep tabs on GFC to see if they come out with a replacement for their super lite tent.
IIRC they are making changes to the design and plan to offer another tent similar to that one.
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