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Hi. Just joined the group. We are looking for rooftop tent or a mini camper for our Forrester. Any recommendations?
 

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The Google custom forum search is pretty good.

Take a look at my Google custom forum search results for "roof top tent" & "mini camper". :wink:

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I just recently went with the ikamper skycamp 2.0 due to its 4 person capacity and being hard shell was a huge plus. Have yet to receive it but will surely post a picture when I do.
 

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costco will have sale on
Silverwing Clam Shell 86" x 51" Mounted Rooftop 2-person Tent
starting May 1st
 

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The best tent depends on your budget and intended usage. If you plan to drive to a destination and park it for a few days to hike/bike out of a base camp, the 'soft-shell' tents (CVT, Tepui, Smittybilt...) are much cheaper and can be made very comfortable. If you plan to do long road trips and camp in different spots along the way, the hard-shell will be worth the extra initial investment.

I have a Smittybilt overlander tent that I really enjoy, but its a drag on MPG on long trips, and less than a pleasure to frequently setup and take down. I usually drive somewhere and park it for 3-4 days to ride bikes then drive home, which is great for what I have. But with a more aerodynamic and quicker deploying hard-shell I would consider different kinds of trips I think.
@denissh how do you know the tent from Costco is going on sale soon? It looks legit, do you have one of them? Its already cheaper than the competition its gonna be quite temping when on sale...
 

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@denissh how do you know the tent from Costco is going on sale soon? It looks legit, do you have one of them? Its already cheaper than the competition its gonna be quite temping when on sale...
i got Advertisement from Costco in the mail
no, i do not have one

its on sale now

$1,799.99 After $200 OFF
$200 manufacturer's savings** is valid 5/1/19 through 5/28/19. While supplies last. Limit 5 per member.
 

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I have the Yakima Skyrise 3 system. For a starter roof top tent, I couldn't pass on it for the price I got at REI ($750).

The attachment system makes it really easy to take on and off for trips since I can't fit in my garage with it mounted up top.

Someday I'd like to upgrade to a hard shell pop up James Barroud, but that's out of my price range at the moment.
 

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