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Roof top tent fitted

Here's some pics for my latest addition.
Having used RTT's for over 40 years I did some research before purchasing this one and ended up going for a Darche Hi-view 2 RTT with an annex.
Slept in it for a few nights and a thunderstorm one night with no water entry.
So far so good
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I'm curious. I wouldn't have thought the weight capacity isn't that much.

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The tent and rack that it mounts to is under the 100kg max load set by VW.
I cant notice any difference to handling, and there is no noticeable additional body roll.
The only thing you detect inside the cars is a bit more wind noise, and of course the fuel consumption would go up a bit to, but again I haven't noticed any difference.
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The tent and rack that it mounts to is under the 100kg max load set by VW.
I cant notice any difference to handling, and there is no noticeable additional body roll.
The only thing you detect inside the cars is a bit more wind noise, and of course the fuel consumption would go up a bit to, but again I haven't noticed any difference.

what about when one or 2 people get in it ?


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Static load . . . except when they're shagging!
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What do you mean 2 people?
I get the whole family and the dog and cat up there. LOL

Noobytoogy beat me too it.
The rating is a dynamic rating as he said and while there is obviously a limit what you can put up there, the design safety margin will cover any reasonable static load even with "shagging" included. My wife commented how stable it felt. No movement at all.

Anyway I'm quiet confident it's fine as long as one is sensible
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"No movement at all"?

You're doing it all wrong!!
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What do you mean 2 people?
I get the whole family and the dog and cat up there. LOL

Noobytoogy beat me too it.
The rating is a dynamic rating as he said and while there is obviously a limit what you can put up there, the design safety margin will cover any reasonable static load even with "shagging" included. My wife commented how stable it felt. No movement at all.

Anyway I'm quiet confident it's fine as long as one is sensible

So in the owners manual/specs it specifically mentions a static load vs. a dynamic load on the roof rails ?




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"No movement at all"?

You're doing it all wrong!!
But then again of course, perhaps you're into tentric sex!

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