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Nissan Patrol GU and GQ

About: The Nissan Patrol roof

The Mighty Nissan Patrol  runs a gutter mount roof - The gutters taper towards the rear around 40mm and front to rear drop approx 4mm each end - Flat roof racks can only be fitted if the Feet are adjustable .(ARB Made nice ones) 

Tough Touring Roof Top Tent Roof Racks

As with all vehicles - improvements to handling are achieved by getting as much of the vehicles weight as low as possible. Our Specialist Roof top tent is very light weight (26Kgs) and Sits around 10mm off the roof skin. As low as we can make it.

Tough Touring Roof Rack Range (GQ,GU)
 

Our Once Piece Roof rail roof rack comes in 2 Types to suit different width tents.


GQ PATROL 
1. GQ RACK / OUTFOLD - (SHOP LINK HERE)
For Roof top tents that are 1350mm - 1600mm Wide
- We'd reccommend our 85mm High OUTFORLD one piece Roof combined with 1400mm - 1550mm wide Aluminium 'Top Hat Bar planks'

2. GQ RACK / INFOLD - (SHOP LINK HERE) 

For Super narrow tents - Under 1350mm wide -  You can custom order a 115mm Hign Infold One piece roof rack - These run the 1350mm Top Hat Bar blanks Under the rack

GU PATROL 

1.  GU Patrol / OUTFOLD RACK (SHOP HERE ) 
For Roof top tents that are 1350mm - 1600mm Wide
- We'd reccommend our 85mm High OUTFOLD one piece Roof combined with 1400mm - 1550mm wide Aluminium 'Top Hat Bar planks'

2.  GU Patrol INFOLD  RACK - (CUSTOM ORDER HERE)

For Super narrow tents - Under 1350mm wide -  You can custom order a 115mm Hign Infold One piece roof rack - These run the 1350mm Top Hat Bar blanks Under the rack


Both Racks above support Independent Awning to tent (Installation of awning seperately directly to the rack Beside the tent)  - If your going to install this way as you have a Plastic tent - or a low thin tent (like a Motop) Just order the rack planks 50mm LONGER than the exact width of the tent so you have some extra rack room for gas struts, clips etc. Please note that Independent awning to tent brackets running on this rack cannot be forward folding awnings,Only rear folding 270degree awnings are supported. 

 

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The Patrol in the video  is Fitted with a Tough Touring One Piece OUTFOLD Roof rail Rack and then has an Ostrich Pole Less 270 Wing awning fitted Independently using Tough Touring Awning to Rack brackets, The Tent is an IKamper Hard shell RTT. 

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The White GU is fitted with Bundutop standard tent, Ostrich wing awning and Tough Touring GU 105mm Roof rack, Tough Touring Awning to tent Brackets, and Bundutop Standard RTT with Tough Touring Solar mounts 

Roof Top Tents - what's the best Fit for the Nissan Patrol 

Like all 4wd Wagons, the Nissan Patrol has nowhere to carry dirty equiment like firewood / chaisaws etc - so load bearing Roof top tents can provide handy up top storage space - The Tuff Trek Mk3 is the lowest profile one we've seen with a big payload. Its beautifully finished and were calling it "the roof rack you sleep in" as it can be mounted without the roof rack basket.

More on these Amazing new tents here "Tuff Trek Mk3 Roof top tent"
The GU and GQ Can handle almost any RTT once your rack is sorted. In the UK and Soon to be in Australia - Tuff Trek does a beautifully finished Load bearing Clamshell that competes with the Bush company and Alucab tents for quality but at better pricing.

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Awnings: and the Nissan Patrol  

Ostrich Wing Awnings are a high quality poleless 270 degree wrap around awning. The barn doors on the Patrol are great - Providing easy fitting of Pole less awnings, and the Ostrich wing awning would be our pick of them all to date. 

Installing an Awning and A Roof top tent to the GU or GQ Patrol. 

 

If you choose to run a Soft shell Roof tent - or a Plastic/ Fibreglass Roof top tent - you cannot install poleless awnings directly to the tent and will have to install them instead on your rack. This becomes difficult as most roof top tents are WIDER than common roof racks. 

Some of this is discussed (How we solve this problem) Here on a short You tube video 
 

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Tough Touring BuiltsRenewable Power stations for all wagons, These offer - 1000w /240V convenience while still running all your 12 volt fridges / compressors and lights.  Charging at over 60amps an hour these things are (in our opinion) the future of Dual battery systems. More on these here

Tough Touring Manufactures over 72 types of Awning to rack, and awning to tent brackets - covering almost all types of roof racks and pole less wing awnings... View the range here 

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