We bought the largest roof top tent that Wild Coast Roof Top Tents sell. Their pricing was great and they were able to ship to my local hub for only $150. They are based out of Nova Scotia.
Here are my kids exploring the tent for the first time. We were all very surprised with how much room there is inside. This is downright luxurious compared to our ground tents!
After a few uses we decided that some LED lighting was needed and a fan. A fan is really important in a tent to move the air around on a hto day.
Here you can see the LED lights and 12v oscillating fan. The fan was a good idea, but it is too loud to sleep with, so I replaced it with a quieter fan.
I also mounted a strip of lights under the tent overhang to light the Annex. This make is easy to light our way when going in and out at night.
Mortairvent makes this foundation wrap for block walls on houses, which creates a good moisture barrier. This stuff was super cheap and has held up well for 3 summers.
Here is our tent on the truck during an early trial.
I like my Annex light, which is more than enough to find our stuff and get ready for the night. It provides enough light for me to work from the tailgate.
This is our home on the hill.
Here is the tent on the trailer. The trailer was made to hold the tent on the front panel. I can lift the panel even with the tent fully set up. Wild Coast has made a lot of changes to their tents. My tent is the first model they made.
The tent is set up on the trailer without the Annex attached. I designed a modification to the trailer that will raise the tent by 24 inches and allow for the Annex. I juust need some time to install it.
I ordered this 12v push button switch bar to turn on individual light strips and the fan. We mounted this to the inner support tubing so that it would be centrally located and I can reach it through the corner seam.
I am glad that I did not buy the super bright LED lights! We usually just turn on one light strip at a time, unless the kids are reading.
Moisture from condensation can build up between the mattress and the aluminum base of the tent, so I had to do some research to find out how to prevent this.
Another option is to use marine underlay for the mattress, but it is expensive and hard to find.
With the versatile trailer in tow, getting into the bush is a snap.
We added the Weekender Box to the top of the truck cab to store our pillows and sleeping bags for the summer. The roof is the best place for these light and bulky items.