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    Yes thank you. *taking a deep breath

    Patience is something Im not very good at.

    I measured everything up this morning and it can work pretty easily without too much work. Basically where it connects to the bin on the sides it needs to be raised 150mm (so the tent can clear the cab's roof), widened 100mm (50mm each side) and the rest will pretty much fit if I take the two boxes (one holds the gas cooker the other is empty) off of the rear.

    I will draw some "plans" up and show you guys what I am going to be doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Yes thank you. *taking a deep breath

    Patience is something Im not very good at.

    I measured everything up this morning and it can work pretty easily without too much work. Basically where it connects to the bin on the sides it needs to be raised 150mm (so the tent can clear the cab's roof), widened 100mm (50mm each side) and the rest will pretty much fit if I take the two boxes (one holds the gas cooker the other is empty) off of the rear.

    I will draw some "plans" up and show you guys what I am going to be doing.
    That sounds easy enough. Keen to see it fitted.

    How would you have mounted it to the 2020 Defender?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    That sounds easy enough. Keen to see it fitted.

    How would you have mounted it to the 2020 Defender?

    I would have had to tow it
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    Ok I think I have worked things out. Please excuse the crude drawings but here is the idea:

    - Canopy needs to be raised 150mm which will give similar clearance to the roof rack from the 130's roof
    - Door will have to be lengthened by around 150mm which is great.
    - the two small boxes at the rear of the canopy will be removed. Only one side is used for a small gas cooker
    - There will be an overhang of around 320mm at the rear, which means the tailgate can be left on and a step of around 150mm will be in front of the door
    - There is more than enough roof in front of the tent to fit a roof rack and carry a spare wheel

    Next thing I would like to do is make it removable, so the canopy will have to be a sealed unit with removable legs.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    Everything in red is the Landy. Everything in black is the canopy.
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    If you space it on the sides, just re-enforce/support the floor to prevent sagging.
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    I've had this slide on for quite a while. Works well for the wife & I. Went for the dual fold design as this gives you a hard "headboard" on your bed against which to prop your pillow when your reading and also it is a proper length bed (across). Had some dust proofing to do in the beginning but I believe they have changed their design in the spots where I had trouble - may not be a problem anymore.  Geyser, shower, battery, solar, 220 connectivity, etc. all in place. <br><br><br&amp ;gt;
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfh View Post
    If you space it on the sides, just re-enforce/support the floor to prevent sagging.
    I will also adjust the floor to match so there is no space between the canopy floor and landy's floor.



    Thank you for your reply Sam7. Do you have jacks to lift it and slide it off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    I will also adjust the floor to match so there is no space between the canopy floor and landy's floor.<br>
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    Thank you for your reply Sam7. Do you have jacks to lift it and slide it off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    I will also adjust the floor to match so there is no space between the canopy floor and landy's floor.



    Thank you for your reply Sam7. Do you have jacks to lift it and slide it off?

    make storage boxes for the sides, and a drawer system bellow the camper for extra space...Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice idea D-tox. Perhaps I can use my Allu-cab drawers as a base, and not lower the door, as they seem very well built - only problem is they maybe too high so will probably have to get someone to custom make something. I need to work it out.

    Here is a very rough drawing of what I have in mind. between the wheel arches it measures 1090mm hence the shape of the base
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    Did some more work today. Fitted the roof top tent and a snorkel. Do not buy the cheap Defender version itís ### compared to the OEM or mantec
    After lots of filing and making a seal itís on.

    I forgot how much work a RTT is! If I donít end up using the camper canopy I will definitely be buying a hard shell version.
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    The OEM Mantac is much quieter than the other aftermarket one's(on induction noise).Welldone!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Did some more work today. Fitted the roof top tent and a snorkel. Do not buy the cheap Defender version it’s ### compared to the OEM or mantec
    After lots of filing and making a seal it’s on.

    I forgot how much work a RTT is! If I don’t end up using the camper canopy I will definitely be buying a hard shell version.
    Bruce , I have a very similar though much older Eezi-Awn ... but mounted on my trailer, usually.
    I think next time I put it on my canopy , will buy a separate (additional) telescopic ladder to do the fly-cover and tidy up etc
    If you tie a cord-rope to the ‘axle-hinge’ of the existing ladder it helps as you can use the cord to counter pushing or pulling on the fixed ladder ... if you get my gist , 1 person each side .
    On a 130 canopy with roof-rack the tent floor is at about 2.5m !

    What is the size of your tent floor ... is it 2.2*(1.2*2) ?
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    Iím pretty tall so donít really battle too much. Only the rod for the window over the bonnet is a problem.
    I also would prefer the tent on the canopy but working alone it was a bit difficult to measure and drill holes.

    its a 1,4 x 2.2 I think. And yes about 2.5 meters off the ground.
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    Now to vote:

    Front or back? (Back/boost in Black) Iíve tried to make it darker
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Now to vote:

    Front or back? (Back/boost in Black)
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    Wolf. I wish my 285s would fit on a wolf rim.
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    I have both sets, wolf and boost, boost is much lighter and fuel consumption is better, also, if you have to load the spare wheel on the roof rack (up or down), then boost every day
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