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    I am not sure if it has been done before but my brother in law and I have the same problem.
    Our garage doors and roofs are too low to drive in and out with the RTT on the vehicle. In other words, a winch system to the garage roof will not work when it comes to placing the rtt on the vehicle.
    Our wives, especially mine being rather vertically challenged, do not like having to lift a heavy tent on and off of the vehicle. So, we came up with the idea around the braai one weekend of using an engine hoist and an H-Frame to lift the tent on and off.
    My BIL went and bought one at Adendorff last weekend, made the H frame and true as bob, it works like a dream.

    So, for those of you who battle with the same thing, there is another solution.

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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    I see no pictures, therefore this didn't actually happen...
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chopped View Post
    I am not sure if it has been done before but my brother in law and I have the same problem.
    Our garage doors and roofs are too low to drive in and out with the RTT on the vehicle. In other words, a winch system to the garage roof will not work when it comes to placing the rtt on the vehicle.
    Our wives, especially mine being rather vertically challenged, do not like having to lift a heavy tent on and off of the vehicle. So, we came up with the idea around the braai one weekend of using an engine hoist and an H-Frame to lift the tent on and off.
    My BIL went and bought one at Adendorff last weekend, made the H frame and true as bob, it works like a dream.

    So, for those of you who battle with the same thing, there is another solution.
    Pics please
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    Pictures!!!!
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    wow, that was close posting time...

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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    I have this problem. What kind of engine hoist lifts that high?
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    Quote Originally Posted by BrendanR View Post
    I have this problem. What kind of engine hoist lifts that high?
    Pics will follow asap. I am having connectivity issues.
    It is a 1.7T Engine hoist from Adendorff. My bil added a short extension to the arm, maybe 500 long, not sure exactly.
    The top of his Ranger and My roof rack on the Disco both sit at 205cm from the ground and it clears with more than enough space to get the tent up and down.

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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    yea no pics

    This clearly just a daydreamer.

    Happy to be corrected.

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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    This was my solution, built it this weekend. The main arm is 2m and the extension is 1m, the angle of the join is 30 degrees and then the box section at the front is 200mm
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    This is the crane , but we would like to see it in action..The idea will work.
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    Ok I was a bit off. The extension is 700mm and he is going to add another lifting point to shorten the lifting radius.

    here are a few pics, including the highly scientific load testing...

    photos are on their sides. sorry
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    The idea behind the H Frame is to put that on top of the tent and then ratchet straps to go around the bottom to hold it in place...

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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    I have the same problem. The rtt is on a hoist in the garage, but i think i may be able to get out the door if i let down the tyres.
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    Great idea. Same problem and in my case I am using a big tree to winch off the RTT. I'm off to Adendorffs to buy me a hoist and do the same trick. Thanks for sharing your idea.
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    Will it work on vehicles other than Fortuners (that have fallen over)?
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Conradk View Post
    Great idea. Same problem and in my case I am using a big tree to winch off the RTT. I'm off to Adendorffs to buy me a hoist and do the same trick. Thanks for sharing your idea.
    I would recommend you get the collapsible one, makes storing a lot easier if you don't have a lot of space.
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    After putting my dad's rooftop tent and awning on his trailer with this contraption, I can really see the benefit of the H-frame to strap things to. Trying to get 4 tie downs the same length to make the tent hang a level was not a fun experience.
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    Default Re: a clever idea for your rtt...

    brilliant idea, think im also going to get myself one of those cranes

    thanks for the idea, i saw a breakdown bakkie with one of those fitted permanently to the bak to load and off load truck tyres.
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