Land Rover Discovery 3 & 4
The Discovery 3 is my favorite vehicle as an an Offroad Tourer. (So I own one) In short - its affordable, Economical, reliable and Comfortable. For a large 4wd - Its remarkably economical -
Mine achieves 15L Per 100Km offroad in Sand Dunes. - (2.7 Diesel) - next to my mates Toyota I use less than half his fuel on any offroad trip. (Meaning I can go twice as deep into deserts etc without service stations).
It has a 7ft deep cargo area - and higher than usual roof giving it an enormous cargo hold.
I have added a Large second fuel tank to mine - Giving me a range of about 1800kms offroad when I'm fully packed.
The Land Rover Discovery 3 and 4 features a roof rail or sometimes a track mount rail to rack system, Secured by 4 x M10 Bolts on each side, giving it probably the strongest roof mount platform weve seen on all the Wagon type 4wd on the road today... Its 70Kg Manufacturers roof load limit for warranty purposes seems pretty light on considering the structure evident on this truck. Weve tested our own to 200 Kgs without issue.
Typical Production racks fitted are very narrow - and not designed for offroad use. Many need wind fairings fitted to preserve a quiet drive.
Owning one of these vehicles myself, I have spent a lot of time and money Designing a Roof top tent mounting platform for this vehicle. You can check out our 'Tough Touring Roof rack' here - Its basically designed for heavy loads, no road noise and made for roof top tents.
We manufacture the Best Touring Rack for Roof top tents and Pole less awnings for the Land Rover discovery 3 and 4 right here in Australia.
Tough Touring Roof racks for Discovery are:
* The Lowest and Strongest on the market
* Lightest on the market that can carry 200Kgs in offroad environment - (Just 25Kgs whole rack)
* TT Racks are compatable with our Cradle system which Allows some RTT tents to be easily removed without tools
* Can be used as a normal roof rack when tent is lifted off
* Can Run Awnings independently off the rack without the tent present.
Hardshell Rooftop tents we recommend/support
(as at March 2021):
Hardshell Rooftop Tent fitting to Land Rover Discovery 3 and 4
Tough Touring has manufactured tent to vehicle and awning to rack kits specifically designed for the Land Rover Discovery 3 and 4 to provide the ideal foundations for rooftop tents and poleless awnings.
The lowest fit-ups on the market
Low wind noise
Superior strength - tested to 200kg off-road
Rooftop tents (if fitted) are easily removable via 4 bolts on the outside of the rack
Poleless Awnings on Discovery 3 and 4
If you're wanting to fit poleless awnings to your existing roof rack without a tent
As far as awnings go - our pick for the Disco is the Ostrich Wing Awning.
The Land Rover Discovery 3 and 4 are quite unique as their air suspension can lower them under car parks etc - so we have manufactured Disco specific Awning to rack brackets to sit low on this vehicle. These brackets also allow fitment of Most quality South African pole less awnings to common platform and basket touring racks like the Rhino Pioneer, Front runner slimline 2 and ARB base. We also do UP Mount bracket kit for taller customers - as well as specific Basket rack brackets for those types of racks. All the Bold Underlined names of the brackets are links to the store page where you can get more detail on these bracket kits should you wish to.
Wind noise and roof racks
Like all vehicles, The Land Rover Discovery 3 and 4 present their challenges. Wind noise on coming from roof racks with East-west bars, in particular, can be noisy at highway speeds.
Our Tent to vehicle kits are designed to get your roof top tent mounted lowest, strongest on the market, maintaining your vehicles on and off road manners as much as possible... And we think we've nailed it without any wind noise !!!!!
If you are already using a Front Runner rack, Rhino Backbone or ARB rack - for some tents you can run one of our adapter plates between the tent and the roof rails to fit them up lower and without the weight of the actual rack basket... (ITs left off) Note that is is "Not suited to all rooftop tents "- Please query with us first - we need to know the vehicle, tent and rack..