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  1. Weekly bump :D Hopefully someone can use a RTT...

    Weekly bump :D Hopefully someone can use a RTT for the last little bit of camping season this year.
  2. So I calleld Moore Parts, they didn't really have...

    So I calleld Moore Parts, they didn't really have any other info on if its "spec'd" for water useage. Also no manufacturer info other than its made overseas. So....I may buy one and do a water...
  3. Those look nice but I imagine wouldn't pack very...

    Those look nice but I imagine wouldn't pack very well. Though I suppose one of them wouldn't be that hard to pack up. Thanks for the link!



    Interesting! That's almost exactly what I'm...
  4. Anybody make Stainless or Aluminum water jugs?

    I've been poking around a bit to see if I could find any companies that make stainless or aluminum 5gal water jugs, similar in size to the MWC's or Wedco water jugs but haven't found any. I realize...
  5. TTT, price drop to 1150. Hoping to have it gone...

    TTT, price drop to 1150. Hoping to have it gone in the next few weeks before I fly south.
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    Glad to see your trip is underway! If you have...

    Glad to see your trip is underway! If you have any questions about the Rocky Mountain National Park area let me know. The road up and over trail ridge through the park does close for the winter...
  7. Here's the best I could do, I don't have any pics...

    Here's the best I could do, I don't have any pics of it closed on top of the cruiser.


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    Yep I agree! I suspect the market segment here...

    Yep I agree! I suspect the market segment here in the states is different than other places where RTT's are more common. Lots of kayaks/bikes/skis/etc around here and hard to take those on the roof...
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    Thanks! For the tent I used a fabric called...

    Thanks! For the tent I used a fabric called Weathermax 80. It is definitely thinner/less weight than the canvas used on the howling moon. So one main difference is you can get some light inside...
  10. Should work out good for you. I've had mine on...

    Should work out good for you. I've had mine on for about a year.
  11. FS: Howling Moon 1.2 Deluxe RTT (Denver/FT Collins/Boulder, CO)

    All,
    After finishing my RTT project, I'm selling my Howling Moon.


    About a year and a half old.
    Used probably 20 nights.
    Tent in great condition, cover in good condition (shows a bit of...
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    Thanks for the comments! Hrm those...

    Thanks for the comments!



    Hrm those connectors look like they would work awesome and probably fit the 3/4 and 1" tubing I have. Wisher they were a bit cheaper, with 4 per pole it would cost...
  13. Thread: Latest Photo?

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    Sticky: Passing through Utah. ...

    Passing through Utah.

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Xd8JWFmYKF8/U_0Zp_gBS9I/AAAAAAAACFE/pBpWj5VKAmQ/w1315-h986-no/IMG_0675.JPG
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    Thanks! Yea I would have liked to make it...

    Thanks!



    Yea I would have liked to make it somewhat more aerodynamic. pretty much ran out of time. I figure just by having only 2 feet instead of 4ft wide its twice as good as the old tent :D...
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    So, overall fairly happy with the tent. A few...

    So, overall fairly happy with the tent. A few thoughts:


    It was a ton of work to do, and came out overall pretty well.
    I'm not too happy with the pole system. I looked for a while to find...
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    Sew up a cover for it. Attach cover with one...

    Sew up a cover for it. Attach cover with one side of welting and the rest of webbing and grommets. In retrospect the webbing grommets do not work well so will be going to some sort of zipper:
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    Mockup the poles and height: ...

    Mockup the poles and height:

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7RSS6c-VOnM/U_6CJa1T9pI/AAAAAAAACJQ/Nj8zX1uZtO8/w1303-h977-no/Poles%2BMockup.JPG
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    Start with a basic design, with inspiration from...

    Start with a basic design, with inspiration from a few tents out there:

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bft7xZf_yPU/U_6dptV7gsI/AAAAAAAACLI/3kv5tRgaI0g/w1303-h977-no/Design%2B1.JPG
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    Homebrew RTT Build Completed

    About a year back I purchased a howling moon 1.2 RTT. Good tent but really missed having a Cargo box on the roof. It was very useful for storing odd items like a shovel, chairs, fire pan, tarps,...
  20. Looks like a great trip you've got planned out!

    Looks like a great trip you've got planned out!
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    Small solar panel installed

    Finally got around to mounting the solar panel on the 80. Used stainless steel drawer slides to fit it in between two Yakima bars. Spaced with 4 old rear sway bar bushings so it can flex a bit if...
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    You might consider jumping over to ih8mud, lots...

    You might consider jumping over to ih8mud, lots of technical information over there. In short, caster and toe are the only "alignments" that are somewhat readily adjustable on the 80. You are...
  23. Thread: SubagonSouth

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    Looks like an awesome trip! The van will be a...

    Looks like an awesome trip! The van will be a nice refuge in the howling winds of Patagonia :) Looking forward to future updates!

    Corey
  24. Very cool! Where are you shipping into? I'm...

    Very cool! Where are you shipping into? I'm hoping to get down to SA this year as well but it won't be in a 7x series :| Do you have a route set or just going where the road (or lack thereof)...
  25. Thread: Latest Photo?

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    Sticky: I use those same RTT ladder extensions :D

    I use those same RTT ladder extensions :D
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