Toyota 200 Series
The 200 series presents a few difficulties with fitting up with touring gear:
Despite being a large 4WD its roof width is very narrow. Making roof top tents look large.
It is a very quiet vehicle on the road, as a result accessories, racks , awnings and tents can be deemed 'NOISY'
The Rear Lift up tailgate door is fitted with a wind fairing - That protrudes upward stopping ladders into tents working, and getting in the way of wrap around awnings.
Roof load limits are very Low.
If you wish to Off road tour in these vehicles - Careful planning and sourcing of the right components is essential.
Don't go out and buy stuff expecting it to just fit. It might. But it might not.
Front runner roof rails and Slimline2 basket is the highest rated rack we know of - we are suppliers of front runner accessories - gear to suit the 200 is listed here.
Toyota 200 Series - Poleless wing awning options
Ostrich Wing Awning fitted using Tough Touring Brackets:
Best Fitted with Tough Touring "UP' or "mid mount" universal Awning to Rack brackets. Note that the rear wind deflector fairing is still fitted to the vehicle. Rear door and Wind Deflector clearance is achieved - awning coverage / rigidity is excellent. This is in our opinion the fastest set up pack down, ease of use awning/bracket combination we've done.
Bush Company XT Awning:
If Fitting a touring rack and Awning without a roof top tent - The Bush Co XT awning needs to be mounted an additional 100mm higher than the Ostrich awning due to its lower lost arm - when it swings around it hits the wind fairing unless mounted higher.. A beautifully made awning - fast set up and very solid. Works particularly well if a bush co tent is also being installed.
For Roof top Tents:
We have fitted Bundutops, Eezi Awn Stealth, Boss Aluminium, Camp King and Bush Company Alpha/Black series tents to these vehicles. All tents mentioned exceed the vehicles reccommended (warranted) roof load limits. We manufacture a roof rail adapter plate which eliminates the need for the platform rack when fitting Bush Company tents see Tough Touring Tent to vehicle kit. The Bush Company Tents suit the vehicles well and are a well made unit.
We also manufacture a 'Roof cradle' which allows Bundutop tents to be easily mounted and removed using the Bundutop Ceiling hoist (or your own lifting equipment) - See it here "Tough Touring Cradle Mount'
The Cradle mount can be fitted to three crossbar rack systems and almost any known flat platform rack that we know of.
Lately we've also fitted up Boss Aluminium and Camp King tents to these vehicles with great Success... See Camp King image beside on the dark blue one.