Rooftop tent.... Or basket carrier

WuNgUn

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Jul 9, 2020
Messages
685
Reaction score
702
Location
Ontario Canada
Vehicle(s)
Escape
Badlands 2 door reserved. This will be my daily driver and overlanding adventure off roader. I travel solo, so I'm trying to decide how to handle cargo... I love the idea of a roof top tent for ease of setup, security and protection from the elements.
But this would mean getting creative with inside cargo space as a compromise.
I'm minimalist to a fault, but would have to have space for a compressor fridge and maybe a small storage shelf/slide-out on top of all the necessary gear for a 2 week get-away.
I guess rear seats won't matter much...

But a ground tent and a rooftop basket carrier with a few Plano boxes/water/fuel/propane/recovery gear setup would keep things much more secure and organized (I also like being organized).
I guess I have a few months to decide!





Advertisement

 

Mr.Pike17

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2020
Messages
62
Reaction score
81
Location
Southern Ont
Vehicle(s)
2011 sante fe awd
Clubs
 
my biggest fear of me getting a roof top tent is in the middle of the night having a bad leg cramp and not being able to get down the ladder to walk it off opposed to my ground tent i can just koolaid man through the door.. i guess i could just put in a slide lol
 
OP
WuNgUn

WuNgUn

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Jul 9, 2020
Messages
685
Reaction score
702
Location
Ontario Canada
Vehicle(s)
Escape
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
my biggest fear of me getting a roof top tent is in the middle of the night having a bad leg cramp and not being able to get down the ladder to walk it off opposed to my ground tent i can just koolaid man through the door.. i guess i could just put in a slide lol
Hahaha! Drink more water!?
 

Lowcountry Bronco

Badlands
Well-Known Member
First Name
William
Joined
Jul 13, 2020
Messages
463
Reaction score
1,117
Location
South Carolina
Vehicle(s)
2002 Ford Ranger and 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Clubs
 
Last edited:

Squatch

Badlands
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2020
Messages
1,535
Reaction score
5,539
Location
Miami
Vehicle(s)
F150, Jeep
Badlands 2 door reserved. This will be my daily driver and overlanding adventure off roader. I travel solo, so I'm trying to decide how to handle cargo... I love the idea of a roof top tent for ease of setup, security and protection from the elements.
But this would mean getting creative with inside cargo space as a compromise.
I'm minimalist to a fault, but would have to have space for a compressor fridge and maybe a small storage shelf/slide-out on top of all the necessary gear for a 2 week get-away.
I guess rear seats won't matter much...

But a ground tent and a rooftop basket carrier with a few Plano boxes/water/fuel/propane/recovery gear setup would keep things much more secure and organized (I also like being organized).
I guess I have a few months to decide!
A minimalist with a rooftop tent?

Give this show a couple seasons and re-pack!
alone.jpg

*totally kidding
 

aplm7

Black Diamond
Well-Known Member
First Name
Andy
Joined
Nov 21, 2019
Messages
312
Reaction score
698
Location
USA
Vehicle(s)
Explorer 2015
Clubs
 
Ford should have just used something like the new f150 seats that lay flat for sleeping. At least as an option. Both vehicles are coming out at the same time....
 

AleYeah

Active Member
First Name
Jeff
Joined
Oct 14, 2020
Messages
34
Reaction score
23
Location
Greenville, SC
Vehicle(s)
2014 Wrangler Unlimited, 1976 VW poptop Bus
Will the rear seats be easily removable? For a solo traveler, that'd make for a ton of room. I've seen a few Jeep folks do that.
 

dejones64

Big Bend
Well-Known Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Jul 24, 2020
Messages
520
Reaction score
660
Location
MN
Vehicle(s)
Mitsubishi Lancer
Clubs
 
2-dr here also. My outings will be weekends maybe week long at most. I plan on a rooftop tent, probably the one offered by Ford. I will remove at least one rear seat. About a 30-35qt fridge. Bins/bags: recovery, tools, kitchen, clothes, bedding, medical, campfire, food, water, solar battery unit. Hope it all fits, may have to remove both rear seats.
 

Advertisement





 


Advertisement
Top