My Thule aeroblade cross bars (rated at 165 lbs) are arriving today. But I'm having a difficult time finding a proper roof top tent. I nearly went with Yakima but the reviews at REI scared me away. The Front Runner is an obvious choice but they dont make a rack for the Compass. Any ideas? I plan on taking it on/off every weekend. So the annoying nuts, bots, torque wrench, bloody knuckles.. i would prefer to avoid. Yakima had a fancy attachment system that i really liked, but the tent does not appear to be waterproof.
EDIT: Went with Smittybuilt. Video Below:
See what I mean, @ElectricHawk? Sometimes people make a post that they got a RTT like this and then we never hear from them again. No update on his youtube channel, no questions in his video's comments answered... nothing.did anybody else mount an RTT on the Compass? Any weight problems?
Let's hope his RTT did not crush him, it would be great if he (or somebody else with an RTT on the Compass) could show us a sign of life.No update on his youtube channel, no questions in his video's comments answered... nothing.
I will definitely do this - if driving behaviour, fuel econony etc. suffer too much, I will sell the tent again. Currently, you wait 2-3 months for the good tents (that do not ship from China) therefore, they don't loose that much value.I really hope you will come back and share some real world experience of the good and the bad once you get your tent and try it out.
Seems like it will work either way. Either you have 4 really good all metal fix points or 6 fix points that are potentially weaker but more of them to spread the load. I think I'd prefer the Rocky Road myself.I am still unsure whether the Thule rails or Rocky Road is better: The last time, I wrote here, I was quite sure, Thule is better, since 3 crossbars will use 6 fixation points while The Rocky Rack is only fixed to 4. However, the Thule rack is a multi=component system.