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Clam shell roof tents

Discussion in 'Tents' started by mikehzz, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    There's an fb page from a mob that specialize in these conversions, they seem to pump out a few each month and their work looks very professional.
    Usually defenders and troopy's seem to be the most popular.
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  2. Gavo

    Gavo 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Just the alu-cab tent in itself looks to be an excellent product.
    I see drifta are using them alot in their dot campers.
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  3. Albynsw

    Albynsw Well-Known Member

    I looked at making one like the Alucab ( before I new they existed) the aluminium clam fabrication was about $900 and to have the canvas done was another $900 plus all your own labour to put it all together and trims , mattresses etc
    That Alucab unit looks good, is a bit longer than the competitors which I think are a bit short but it is heavy
    80kg is getting up there a bit
    Anyone know what they sell for?
  4. Gavo

    Gavo 4x4 Earth Contributer

    You visualised perfectly, it's 1800mm long.
  5. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    haha cool thanks!
  6. mikehzz

    mikehzz Well-Known Member

  7. Poppa

    Poppa Member

    The review in the video above is a good one (in my opinion) but I particularly the codger's closing gems of wisdom regarding quality and "you get what you pay for".
    The Alu-cab certainly looks the goods.
  8. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    Get what you pay for but i dont reckon any roof top tent is worth near $5k
  9. Poppa

    Poppa Member

    Agree. But if you fork out three plus grand you may as well chuck a couple more at it and get a good one. Sadly, I reckon the Southern Cross tent will see Poppa out. Mainly because I'm not ready to take a leak into a bottle and be buggered if I could see this old fella climbing down that ladder at 3am!

    But it still looks good - especially at pack-up time.

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