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    Default Falling off from trailer rooftop tent.

    We got a trailer rooftop tent fitted on Venter bush baby and always worried someone is going to fall from the bed about 2 metres to the ground. Howling moon trailer rooftop trailer tent.
    Anybody got info how to overcome this problem/something to fit between side of bed.
    I know some trailer tents do have something fitted.

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    Gain 50% probability - use 1 sleeping bag.

    I've once seen a rooftop tent with a stretch pole.(One pipe into another with a clamp. Don't know if it came with the tent, but the people had small children sleeping on top.
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    I'm sorry, but I don't understand your question. If you are in a tent, you can't fall "off" without falling "out"..........so zip up the door?! That is clearly not what you are getting at.

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    That bed is 2m off the ground and occupies only half of the "tent" on top of the trailer, the rest of the tent opens up to the side. Or am I also missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMad View Post
    That bed is 2m off the ground and occupies only half of the "tent" on top of the trailer, the rest of the tent opens up to the side. Or am I also missing something?
    Jip I know these tents. My buddy is in the same situation.

    Nasty height to fall from if you roll over to the wrong side.

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    How many times have you, if ever, fell out your bed at home?

    My HM trailer tent have a green insect net that hangs from the roof and you can fold it in under the matress if you are scared you gonna fall off. It is supposed to work that if you come close to the edge that your weight will hold the net tight under the matress, but if you are prone to fall out of bed, you should maybe put some velcro on the net and under matress. Just check, sure all the HM tents got that protection.

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    Hi Albie

    There is a piece of shade net stiched to the inner roof lining of the Howling Moon trailer tent - you tug that under the mattress and that is to prevent you from falling off. It is normally hooked to the tent frame on the opposit end to keep it out of the way just unhook it.

    You will see it only covers about 3/4 of the bed so that you can still use the ladder.
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    Fortunately my conqueror has a square bed meaning we can sleep across the trailer instead of in line with it.

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    The human brain remembers where your body is, except if you drink too much.

    It is like a bunk bed, you will not fall out cause your body knows that you are there and the risks involved, but it has happened especially in heavy dreamers that the mind is so busy chasing a pretty girl down a beach that you roll over and for a moment feel weightless.

    Good luck with this one, think the guys who have used these tents before will give you the best advise.

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    Hi Albie,

    I would suggest that you roll a small blanket or something an insert it under the mattress by the door for form a slight up-hill. It will not bother you in getting in and out, but you will not roll out.

    This will give peace of mind in the beginning and very soon you will be used to the idea that you are sleeping "pezulu". Conditioning I think it is called.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KampKoos View Post
    How many times have you, if ever, fell out your bed at home?

    My HM trailer tent have a green insect net that hangs from the roof and you can fold it in under the matress if you are scared you gonna fall off. It is supposed to work that if you come close to the edge that your weight will hold the net tight under the matress, but if you are prone to fall out of bed, you should maybe put some velcro on the net and under matress. Just check, sure all the HM tents got that protection.

    This is exactly right, but I enjoyed Duncang's comment the most.
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    I have thought about attaching a mosquito net to the ridge pole and tucking it under the matress - I am sure its a question of time before I fall off mine - and its going to hurt!

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    Let SWAMBO sleep on that side.

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    Here's some ideas for new pajama's...



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    Quote Originally Posted by ganymede View Post
    Let SWAMBO sleep on that side.
    My ex fell out of the RTT on top of my Disco and broke her foot. Mind you, she wasn't really in the tent, still on the way up, but it is a hell of a distance to fall.
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    A helmet for him and a breast feeding bra for her ? I don't see the solution here. I'm too old maybe?
    Why not ask for advise from those that HAVE ALREADY fallen out ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KampKoos View Post
    How many times have you, if ever, fell out your bed at home?
    My point exactly.

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