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    Default Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    I have a Bundutop (weigh about 61kg) and its always a major task to take it off every time we come back from a trip or putting it on when we go on a trip because my Fortuner with the Bundutop on does not fit into my garage and therefore I must take it off and store it in my garage. If anybody have an idea on how I can build something (A Frame) to make it easier will help. Something which I can then just push in and out of my garage and to store the Bundutop. It must be capable to lift or lower the Bundutop from the the Toyota Fortuner. The main idea is that one person must be able to handle the Bundotop (put on and take off) because I am getting older and do not always have somebody to assist me.

    Any ideas, measurements and of cause photos will help a lot.

    Thank you looking forward to hear from members of the group.

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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    I'm thinking of something like a drawer system concept...put then again it depends on the way the garage is designed...

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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    https://www.fredlin.co.za/Our-Produc...Rooftop-tents/

    Not expensive, easy to fit, works like a charm.....
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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Quote Originally Posted by CoenieD View Post
    I have a Bundutop (weigh about 61kg) and its always a major task to take it off every time we come back from a trip or putting it on when we go on a trip because my Fortuner with the Bundutop on does not fit into my garage and therefore I must take it off and store it in my garage. If anybody have an idea on how I can build something (A Frame) to make it easier will help. Something which I can then just push in and out of my garage and to store the Bundutop. It must be capable to lift or lower the Bundutop from the the Toyota Fortuner. The main idea is that one person must be able to handle the Bundotop (put on and take off) because I am getting older and do not always have somebody to assist me.

    Any ideas, measurements and of cause photos will help a lot.

    Thank you looking forward to hear from members of the group.
    Way to go young man, at 68!!



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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Quote Originally Posted by mvcoller View Post
    https://www.fredlin.co.za/Our-Produc...Rooftop-tents/

    Not expensive, easy to fit, works like a charm.....
    Thats inside the garage...the guy's fortuner doesn't fit inside garage with the tent on top....

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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Fredlin hoist a winner - but he can't get the vehicle in/out of the garage. Maybe a mobile (frame-like) solution is the way to go? Unless a car port with a higher roof in front of the garage is an option?

    I cannot pack the roof rack on the canopy inside the garage for the same reason, but at least I can fit the RR using a Fredlin - which is a huge help with that huge piece of metal - and then pack outside.
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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    I know exactly what you are talking about because I have the exact same problem. I usually invite a few mates around for a braai and get them to help me put it on or take it off - BEFORE the braai starts!
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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Pity about not being able to fit into the Garage, as the Fredlin hoist is a winner. I have to repeatedly remove my Bakkie canopy and refit. Got the hoist and now am able to do it myself in 10 minutes. The installation is also simple, i did it myself. Their service is excellent as well.
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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Carport in front of or next to garage? That is what I do. Store it in the rafters of the carport.
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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Quote Originally Posted by caesarcp View Post
    Pity about not being able to fit into the Garage, as the Fredlin hoist is a winner. I have to repeatedly remove my Bakkie canopy and refit. Got the hoist and now am able to do it myself in 10 minutes. The installation is also simple, i did it myself. Their service is excellent as well.
    In Gauteng I don't think that's a good idea....

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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Quote Originally Posted by john.oosthuizen95 View Post
    in gauteng i don't think that's a good idea....
    huh?

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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Quote Originally Posted by caesarcp View Post
    huh?
    Hanging stuff outside under the carport....around here things tend to grow legs and walk off.....

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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Quote Originally Posted by John.oosthuizen95 View Post
    Hanging stuff outside under the carport....around here things tend to grow legs and walk off.....
    I said a Pity he cannot get into his garage, nothing about a carport. My hoist is installed in my garage. The Ranger can't fit in the garage, too long even if i took the cupboards out, so my Jimny and swambo's are parked "safely". I thought somehow with the hoist the OP could find a way of externally removing his RTT and then wheeling it into his garage?

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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Build this in front of my garage to take the rooftop tent off.
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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    This has been discussed at length. I think I saw a Fredlin hoist which was fitted to an outside wall. At least it can be removed and installed and I think the guy then moved it around on a trolley of sorts. I have the same problem... and ... my bakkie does not even fit in the garage!

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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Time to change to something easier and more comfortably. A RTT is dangerous for old persons.
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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    to all the young and strong men on the forum, this is what i have done so when you get older and to avoid back problems

    i made my own hoist with a hand winch and pulleys and a carrier with 2 heavy duty ratchet straps cheap but works .

    i just changed the trapping to heavy duty, not in the pics ,that was small straps i had when the rtt is at max height i strap it and give the winch a bit slack and rests on the straps,works for me ,
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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    I also have the same challenge. I dont really have anyone to help me fit my rtt. It's just the lifting the tent onto the roof and removing it afterwards that is a challenge.. Anyways.......I've been thinking about getting 2x long metal / aluminium planks with bearing runners on them. Some thing like a scale electrix. One end will attach to the side of the canopy and the other end on the floor - they will sit at a 45 degree angle.
    The tent will be placed on these rails and then we slide or push the tent upwards towards the canopy. Once the edge of the tent is sufficently on the canopy, Ibetween my wife and I we would then be able to lift the other end of the tent and finish pushing it onto the canopy. Remove the rails and bolt on the tent.
    In my experience it's not really the weight that is the problem, it the cumbersomeness of the tent that makes it diffiult to put onto the canopy.
    I know it sounds easy in theory, but it will take some good design and planning and i think the idea can work.
    I understand that this may not be practical for older people who would struggle with the part of lifting the tent, but I think this still gives us a few ideas and options.

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    Default Re: Equipment to take a roof tent from a 4x4

    Boer maak 'n plan.
    Maybe the idea can help someone else.
    If you add a bar between the 2 handles then 2 people can easily lift it.
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