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Not a new idea but has anyone tried one of these?

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    As said, very popular in the 4x4 scene and out here in Australia. Seen many on my travels.
     
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    I've seen one on a mini, great items. My friends have one on their 4x4.
     
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    We had one before our Cali . Sleeping with 4 persons, oldest kid was 13. We had great holidays with the rooftop tent.

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    Had one on my old Landrover, was great, comfortable (mattress like you have on the top bed in the Cali) and quick to put up/down. You're basically in a tent though, but then you're not on the ground, so warmer and not the hassle of a tent...
    They're not cheap though - mine was an import from South Africa back then. Was the toy of all toys for the 4x4 trips, only topped by having your Landy converted into one of these:

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    Had one on a Volvo ....used in north Sweden, main reason that we bought a California.... getting out of the tent and away when swarmed over by millions of mosquitos was a severe lesson on why it might be good to be in not above the vehicle!!!
     
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    Not going to work well with a lift up tailgate (as it'll close off the living space when raised) ? For Barn Door van conversions they look like a great idea. Only ever really seen them on Land Rovers before.
     
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    Had an Eezi-Awn on my Land Rover 110, and slept in it for more than 18 months. Was fine, comfortable enough and cool in hot climes (open both ends fully), but it's a very basic system.

    Good build quality though, and canvas never got stuck in the mechanism!
     
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    We had one on our 110 before we got the Cali... gers.JPG
     
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    Had one on my defender, great bit of kit at the time. But would be a lot harder to enjoy now. My camping days are long past.F
     

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