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    Default ARB or CVT roof top tent?

    Torn between the Mount Shasta tent from CVT and the ARB series 3 simpsons tent. Mounting it facing back on a 2004 Liberty.

    Any thoughts? Other then price?

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    I've had both. CVT by a long shot. Price, comfort & quality they have them beat. And to top it off there's a 30% off group buy with CVT right now that I just noticed. That should pretty much make it a no brainer and seal deal.
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    Interesting! Thx. I'm in Canada, not sure how to jump into a group buying deal... As far as I know, they only sell through their retailers in Canada.

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    Victorian where abouts? I PM'd them about a quote to get one sent up to me (should hear in the next day or so). However Edmonton isn't 'that' far - I mean only 1200 miles (1800km)... so if need be I could always take a road trip - although would likely be cheaper to pay the freight.

    They also have a dealer listed on their website in Calgary and in Victoria.

    But with this GB going on, I'm not sure how one can say no to one of these. I wanted an Autohome or a James Baroud... but at 30% off, I'll try the CVT first.
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    Any additional info on the group buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked View Post
    Any additional info on the group buy?
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...80#post1524580

    Here you go

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    I can only speak of the CVT RTT. I have never had an ARB. The CVT RTT has been great. No problems at all. The one problem I had (with an awning) Bobby took care of without hassle. As said above, the price and quality make them a great choice.

    Would buy from them again without hesitation. Especially with the group buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Septu View Post
    Victorian where abouts? I PM'd them about a quote to get one sent up to me (should hear in the next day or so). However Edmonton isn't 'that' far - I mean only 1200 miles (1800km)... so if need be I could always take a road trip - although would likely be cheaper to pay the freight.

    They also have a dealer listed on their website in Calgary and in Victoria.

    But with this GB going on, I'm not sure how one can say no to one of these. I wanted an Autohome or a James Baroud... but at 30% off, I'll try the CVT first.
    Gearshop.ca out of Calgary carries the CVT tents and offers free shipping in Canada. I just picked up a mt rainier from the Victoria dealer last weekend. With his current pricing structure and the difference in the dollar, plus shipping, it worked out to about the same money or slightly cheaper than 30% GB.

    The local dealer did say that his price on the tents would be rising due to the CDN dollar doing a swan dive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32vsnake View Post
    Gearshop.ca out of Calgary carries the CVT tents and offers free shipping in Canada. I just picked up a mt rainier from the Victoria dealer last weekend. With his current pricing structure and the difference in the dollar, plus shipping, it worked out to about the same money or slightly cheaper than 30% GB.

    The local dealer did say that his price on the tents would be rising due to the CDN dollar doing a swan dive.
    Interesting. I'll have to see if that truly applies to everywhere in Canada. Frequently the Yukon (and I assume the other territories) get exempted from most free shipping deals.
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    I have the ARB and it is great but if the CVT had been around and at the current price I probably would have gone with it. I have seen it at Overland Expo for the last several years and they are great. ARB charges for the annex, it has no floor. If I am not mistaken the CVT comes with annex included and a zip out floor. That is several hundred $$ savings.

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