Toyota Prado 120 & 150
About: The Prado
The Prado features a barn door rear opening cargo space that holds about 1m x 700mm of touring gear. On top a roof rail or track mount rack system with 3 pairs of M8 Inset bolts is a standard fitment (quite sufficient for fairly heavy loads). The Prado is a great touring vehicle overall with a punchy yet fuel-efficient diesel engine, it has a decent range and good comfortable drive.
Roof racks: made by Tough Touring for the Prado 120 / 150
Awnings: Poleless 270 Wing Awnings and the Prado
The Prado has no issues with running poleless awnings as there is no fouling on rear wind fairings or doors - as it has a barn door.
Tough Touring makes Awning to rack brackets for most common racks on the Prado.
Tough Touring manufactures a one-piece roof rack for the Prado 150 to provide the ideal foundations for rooftop tents and poleless awnings. We also make a universal roof rack variant for the Prado 120 That can be upgraded to stage 3 and 250kg loads.
Lowest fit-up on the market
Low wind noise
Superior strength in design
Tent to bracket bolts accessable externally making tents removable easily
Tough Touring rails have been designed to work in with many poleless 270 wing awnings to allow low fitment and not foul on the rear wind fairing
Awning issues: Most roof racks run right back to the barn door hinge, which means that there is no way you can cover the gap and stop rain getting in with your poleless wing awning sticking out 80mm from behind the rack. It has to go 80mm forward of the rear of the rack which is only possible if the rack is shorter!
Problems fitting rooftop tents: When fitting roof tents to the Prado 150 Series, standard roof racks add more height and weight than is necessary to hold a tent low and strong, and they are also too narrow for some tent's mounting points.
Rooftop tents: what's the best rooftop tent for the Prado?
For ultimate touring performance and comfort, the Bundutop offers 4-way airflow, ease of use (set up and pack up at push of a button) privacy, skirt protection from moisture on walls.
The Bundutop scores a 48 out of 50 in the key ingredients of a long-term touring tent's most important attributes. Its straight-lift design gives it unrivalled performance with regards to airflow. It is solid in strong wind, fast to set up, handles snow, heat and rain well and is probably impossible to beat for the hard-core tourer.
The Bundutop requires at least a 1300mm wide rack...
At 76kg There is still some weight leeway to run an awning.
Bush Company Alpha/Delta:
A well priced load-bearing tent with a simple heavyduty design, The Bush Company Alpha and Delta require East-West crossbars for mounting to the Prado. Recent changes to their design means they can no longer can be mounted directly to the roof rails. At 109kg + These tents can be too heavy for stated roof load limits, if that bothers you.
Aussie manufacturing at its finest. Huge space, load carrying capacity whilst also running solar. The Innerspring mattress provides comfort and excellent airflow and respectable wind/rain performance.
It is super comfortable in hot or cold weather. It is on its own for quality and Insulated comfort.
The Boss Tent Competes closely with Camp King and Alucab designs, However its been further refined and improved with considerable weight savings and additional insulation as well as perhaps the best canvas work we've ever seen.
Definitely check this one out if you are after and value quality. Again, size and weight are to be watched - at 105kg the Boss is the lighter of the two and already over theweight limits for the Prado.
Eezi Awn Stealth:
A silent roof top tent with small footprint and big on bad weather comfort. Simple, tough and sleek. If it is snowing sideways outside - you won't care when you're inside this tent. We've Included the Stealth here because its low side profile looks the best on the Prado, and its shape is really quiet on the roof. (Just about zero wind noise).
The Stealth is heavy at 110kgs also, However it is weighted with its inlcuded ladder - which can also be a plus as it has an incorporated storage component for the ladder in the tent. This is a big advantage as none of the other tent's ladders fit easily into the back of the Prado boot when full of gear including the fridge.