Naches with a Roof Top Tent?

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  • #197527

    Josh Berrian
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    Has anyone run Naches with a roof top tent on their vehicle? I’ve run Naches several times, but never with my tent up there. I’m worried that there might be some trees/branches over the trail that will be too low for me to clear.

    For anyone that’s ran Naches this year, would you have any reservations about doing it with an already tall SUV (Xterra) and RTT?

     

    Thanks for the help!

    #197528

    Phil Fisk
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    Mike Block did it with his Tacoma with a RTT but there were a couple very tight places he needed a spotter for.

    I will be up there this weekend with a  couple other folks but we don’t have anything on top our rigs

    #197530

    Josh Berrian
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    Mike Block did it with his Tacoma with a RTT but there were a couple very tight places he needed a spotter for. I will be up there this weekend with a couple other folks but we don’t have anything on top our rigs

    I’ll be up there this weekend, as well, so hopefully I see you on the trail!

    Thanks for the reply. Tight places are what I’m worried about. I’ve run trails before with the RTT, but Naches is tight and narrow. I don’t want to be a burden to the group I’m running the trail with.

     

    #197531

    Phil Fisk
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    We will be starting on the lower West side and running it in a figure 8 (up hill both ways) Look for a red and a white Ford Explorer (there may be 2 white ones)

    We will be on 146.460

    KG7PKQ and KG7VTT

    Also CB-22

    Camping at the Ranger Creek airstrip

    #197534

    Dan Cronin
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    I did it in my Defender 90 and ripped a 12″ gash in my tent cover. So yeah, it’s doable 🙂

     

    Dan

    #197537

    Josh Berrian
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    I did it in my Defender 90 and ripped a 12″ gash in my tent cover. So yeah, it’s doable 🙂 Dan

    Hah, how did you manage to do that? So you’re saying keeping the tent up top is ill-advised?

    #197541

    Dan Cronin
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    I was driving through a tight section and there was a broken tree branch stub sticking out of a tree trunk and **S L I C E **….

    It is doable, but just be fore warned that it can happen.

    Dan

    #197562

    Mike Smith
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    but we don’t have anything on top our rigs

    some of us have a tall rack, with a ton of lights and VLA worth of radio antennas

     

    just made it through the trail today with a tall ish truck (ranger on 35s) with roof rack. there are always some tight spots but if its dry, your careful and have a great spotter its easy to do.

     

    #197572

    Phil Fisk
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    We saw a group of xterras when we entered the trail on the East side. Was one you?

    #197575

    Josh Berrian
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    Thanks for for the information and tips, everyone. I ran the trail with the tent yesterday and no damage was incurred. Also camped Friday and a Saturday night at dispersed sites. It was a great weekend!

     

    We saw a group of xterras when we entered the trail on the East side. Was one you?

    Sure was! I was the only Xterra with the roof top tent, hah. I saw your group as we were close to exiting the trail on the east side. I wish I had known it was you!

     

    #197576

    Josh Berrian
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    I didn’t get many pictures on the trail, itself. However, here I am on the high road heading back west.

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