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Further to thinking about a building camping/overland/expedition trailer a couple of months ago, I now know what I want in/on it and I have finally got round to actually considering the construction of the beast. I wondered about some sort of self supporting sheet body with the strength effectively folded into the sheet metal, but with the weight me (:)) and sandbag in a roof tent I want to consider some sort of supportive framework with sheet metal riveted onto the frame instead.

Before I can consider starting the construction, I need to know how I am going to mount the roof tent onto the trailer. Is there a universal mounting solution? The only ones I have seen have been on Landrover type roofracks which is not much help to me in my application. How do they usually fit to other cars - do they often come with their own fitting kit or are they intended to fit onto some ladder bars or similar? Since I do not have a specific tent in mind yet, I would like to know if there is anything I should be building towards...

Any advice, solutions or better yet, real world pictures and dimensions much appreciated. :)



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