Prototype Bed rack for Roof top Tent

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I am REALLY liking this. I haven't found anything that I like yet for $750-$800 and as you said, that's the range.
I'm a few weeks/months from buying a rack because I have kids who want to eat and have clothes and lights on because they're selfish that way.
I'll have to save for it.
Kids are ridiculous with their “needs” and “necessities.” For real, how many meals do you really need a day, son?





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what is with the piece at the back if you dont mind me asking? i love the design but i wanted to run a RTT w/ a awning that maybe goes like 270 degrees, hope that piece doesnt get in the way, or can that be cut off?
the raised bar is so there is a tension point for the canvas top that will be and additional accessory... you won't have an issue with a 270 as long as your pivot is at the rear corner.. most 270 awnings have adjustable legs that would allow it to go up and over this regardless...
 

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the raised bar is so there is a tension point for the canvas top that will be and additional accessory... you won't have an issue with a 270 as long as your pivot is at the rear corner.. most 270 awnings have adjustable legs that would allow it to go up and over this regardless...
Hurry up and let's see it with the canvas!! Lol
 
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Hurry up and let's see it with the canvas!! Lol
Lol... I know.. I know... Our engineer currently hates me over my incessant pestering!
 

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Lol... I know.. I know... Our engineer currently hates me over my incessant pestering!
LOL. A rack is on my to-do list for the truck. But I also like the option of having the bed covered without a shell cause I'd like the option to remove if needed.
 

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It's a little different than others out there as eventually we'll have a canvas top to go over the rack....
A canvas-covered rear topper is something i've been looking for! i'm excited to see the canvas cover! How much does this weigh compared to a bed cap of similar size? I also like all the extra slots/holes, will make it much easier to add custom tiedowns and such. How does this mount into the bed?
 

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I am REALLY liking this. I haven't found anything that I like yet for $750-$800 and as you said, that's the range.
I'm a few weeks/months from buying a rack because I have kids who want to eat and have clothes and lights on because they're selfish that way.
I'll have to save for it.
Do you have a photo with the roof top stowed. I am looking for one that the RTT top will be the weight of the cab when stowed.
 

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Do we have an update on this project?
 

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Do you have a photo with the roof top stowed. I am looking for one that the RTT top will be the weight of the cab when stowed.
You will need a much shorter rack than he is making. The tent he has on appears to be a Tepui Ayer 2, which is 11" tall when stowed. (Specs and stowed pics here) With the cab being ~19" high above the bed rails, you would need a rack that's only 8" tall for it to sit flush.
 

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I am REALLY liking this. I haven't found anything that I like yet for $750-$800 and as you said, that's the range.
I'm a few weeks/months from buying a rack because I have kids who want to eat and have clothes and lights on because they're selfish that way.
I'll have to save for it.
RCI universal is similar price
 

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I'm into it, but I'd need it lower. I don't want a tent, when stored, over the roofline. I won't be able to get into my 110 year old building's underground garage, nor do I want that kind of drag or need height for space underneath and I don't personally intend to cover the sides with endless trendy attachments. I do like the cover idea... is that just the top or the entire thing? I mean if this acted kind of like the softop of a Jeep... boom... that's sex.
 

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