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hello everyone. I am planning on purchasing a rooftop tent. I like the Eezi-awn rooftop tents, but I found a company called cartopcamper. They sell what looks to me exactly the same for hundreds less.

I am starting this thread to ask what people think the roof can handle. I know the roof is supposed to hold the bronco's weight, that's the law. But I do not think the fiberglass top can handle the weight without cracking. I am shooting for a generous weight of 700 pounds. Of course it will not weight this much with two people, but that's just for safety. I want the rack to handle 700 pounds. I would like to mount it directly to the fiberglass top, but in lieu of that, I have developed an idea.

Mount the front of the rack on the back of the cab, and the back of the rack onto the bumper. I have a graphic to show my point. I would like the back of the rack to accommodate the top, so as to be able to remove the top still :)

I am open to ideas. Has anyone tried a roof rack like this. I want to be able to mount some lights on the front and a few flood lights on the side and the back.


what do you guys think?
 

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get a rack like this







it extends onto the cab and has another mount right above the door
 

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Don't the rooftop tents have a solid, weight-bearing platform for a base? Some I have seen are folded in half & rest on a solid roof, then fold out with supports either to the vehicle or to the ground.
 

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yo,
Tent, Tailgate Fabrication & Installation in a 86
Source: by my BRO-In-Body Parts and SNOW, Sixlitre (Malcolm H, Eddie Bauer) at http://www.superford.org/registry/vehicles/detail.php?id=4970&s=17314#content
ONE pic for reference is;


see my site for more Tent & Pop_Up Camper LINKs @ http://www.broncolinks.com/index.php?index=1377

for, Such As;
Hallmark Manufacturing Campers; "...In 2000 hallmark ceased production of its conventional hard-side campers to concentrate efforts on its pop-up style camper..."
Source: by Hallmark Manufacturing http://www.hallmarkrv.com/page/1000/company.html

Hallmark Pop-up Camper pics in a 90


Lite-Craft Camper pics in an 89; "...1994 Lite-Craft Camper; Sleeps up to 4. Propane 3 burner stove, propane refrigerator, propane heater and thermostat. Propane refrigerator. Electric lights. 6 gallon fresh water tank. Electric water pump / Sink. 2 closets and storage cabinets. Battery / electric converter. Couch that coverts to full bed. Extra storage under couch. Full size bed over cab. Removable dining table and dining table storage. Gun storage. Portable chemical toilet and window air conditioner & bracket..."

Source: by CamperBronco at SuperMotors.net

Tent Concept Depiction in a 90


Camper pics
Source: by offroadaction.ca http://offroadaction.ca/more-camper-broncos
Source: by t Bakes (Bakes5) at SuperMotors.net

Source: by Beemerchef (Ara G) at FSB
 

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get a rack like this







it extends onto the cab and has another mount right above the door
Got any more pictures of it mounted up close. I like how it mounts on the back of the top, that has a built in roll bar

Don't the rooftop tents have a solid, weight-bearing platform for a base? Some I have seen are folded in half & rest on a solid roof, then fold out with supports either to the vehicle or to the ground.
I haven't seen any that don't put most, if not all weight on the vehical roof. But yes it has a solid bottom and mounting bars but I will not leave it on the bronco all the time so I want a rack too! Plus i think it'll be stronger anyways.
 

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I'll get some more when I get home tonight
 
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