Large RTT on a Subaru Forester?

HankLH

New member
We are considering buying a larger hardshell roof top tent. What do you think of mounting this on a Subaru Forester? A 58 inch wide tent would be about 8 inches wider than the roof on each side but an couple inches within the width of the vehicle. We don't overland - yet :). We mostly like to go a ways down a dirt or fire road from time to time.
 

HankLH

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What's the weight of the tent?

We haven't made a final selection but the ones I'm looking at are between 145 and 163 lbs. (I would welcome suggestions here as well :). ). We are planning to add aftermarket roof racks, from what I've seen so far that seems necessary.
 
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Christian P.

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We haven't made a final selection but the ones I'm looking at are between 145 and 163 lbs. (I would welcome suggestions here as well :). ). We are planning to add aftermarket roof racks, from what I've seen so far that seems necessary.

I think I would be more concerned with the weight and the wind resistance. On a Forester, I would try to get the smallest and lowest profile tent available.
 

Kmrtnsn

Explorer
If the Forester roof is anything like the Outback you'll be limited to 100lbs max.
 
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highwest

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I used to load up my Forester with so much gear and friends that the inside of the tires would go bald... that was before I understood the importance of rotating tires though...
 

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