About the Hilux - Setting it up with Roof top tents - Our Tips.
Dual-cab varieties of the Mighty Hilux can be set up to run a rooftop tents over the cab using our Tough Touring Stage 1 or 2 Roof tent mounting kits.
We Like mounting over the cab - because -
* maximum vehicle stability can be maintained,
* walk up tray and into tent... get rid of ladders.
* minimise body roll / maintaining the vehicles 4wd capability - especially when climbing steep terrain.
Roof racks by Front runner, Rhino rack or ARB can also be common choices of racks we see fitted to Hilux Dual Cabs - We'd reccommend that you Check your chosen rack and roof top tents specifications for weight ratings and especially be care full of narrower width racks with regard to overhanging the sides of the tent... Many tents require the rack to be at least the width of the tent. (1350w or greater). Most common racks are not wide enough to accommodate any RTT.
Tough Touring now manufactures an Over Cab tent to vehicle rack for the Hilux Dual Cab
Lowest in the market
Its bloody strong
Allows tent to be mounted over the dual cab
Can be fitted yourself
Supports almost all rooftop tents including softshell and hardshell tents up to 2.3m long
Toyota Hilux images below. Shown with Over Cab tent installations using Tough Touring Stage 2 Over cab roof mounting hardware. (White Hilux) and Stage 1 Over cab Rack (Black Hilux) (Note the 6mm oversized roof rack blocks bolted into the roof on the stage 2 rack for added strength)