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After years of using Roof top tents, testing and living numerous experiences with them, the guys at Guana Equipment decided to create their own brand of rooftop tents and equipment.
They had tried out quite a few brands, they knew what they liked, what they lacked, and what was needed.
The Wanaka is the first model, one with features that stand-out when compared to other RTTs.
In 2020, Guana Equipment upgraded their roof top tents to an even higher quality, better features, and a longer lasting build.
The New Wanaka roof top tent setup includes:
The main advantage is the extra large annex. Average annexes are around 65" wide and 75" long at the base. However, the Wanaka has an annex that's 100" wide by 100" long, with a height of 75".
It has a removable floor, and as such this annex will work not only as a comfortable changing room or storage room, but will easily fit an adult, making it a 4 person roof top tent.
The annex was specifically designed to have 3 large entrance doors all covered by see-through-mesh, and an additional canvas cover that can become an awning. There is also an annex door that opens up inside of it towards your vehicle, so you can access your car from the annex. That door also has see-through-mesh.
Basically, the three entrance doors open up to become three awnings (poles are included), increasing the coverage area for your camping setup!
It also has other incredibly useful features, such as the anti-condensation mat, 2 shoe or boot bags, LED light strip to illuminate the annex area, skylights inside the tent and one inside the annex for better luminosity. The newest edition comes with a 270 skylight on the overhang for the annex.
The toughness of this rooftop tent is out of question. Built with 1" thick aluminum poles, it'll withstand even the toughest of winds.
The canvas body of the car top tent is made of 600D waterproof ripstop polyester oxford canvas with taped seams and PU coating, making it a 4-season roof top tent.
The Wanaka comes with YKK zippers (the highest quality) for both the RTT and the annex. The base is made of a thick diamond plate aluminum, and to top it all up, a 3" thick high-density foam mattress.
Free Shipping Included!
***If you're not sure whether your vehicle has the right roof rack, please take a look at our roof rack collection, most of which will be able to support this roof top tent.***
The moment you place your order you will receive order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.
As soon as we receive your order we automatically check to confirm that your order is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail or phone to see if alternate arrangements can be made.
If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days) we will process the charges and get to work preparing your order for shipment.
If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card it will ship within seven business days from the date of your order.
We will send you shipping confirmation within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.
From brand to brand shipping times may vary. However, you order will most likely be at your place between 5 to 14 days after you placed it.
If you do not receive shipping confirmation from us within six business days of your order feel free to follow up with us at email@example.com
What To Do Before Accepting Shipment?
Please inspect your package for damage prior to signing for it. Off Road Tents takes pride in its products and packaging. Every item that we ship out is properly classified, packaged, marked and labeled. Also each package is in the proper condition for transportation according to applicable regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation and/or international agencies.
If a package shipped ground it'll be dropped off at your front door. If you can see the box IS damaged, please contact us immediately at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 844-200-3979. We will need pictures of the box. Don't open it, don't install or use the item. Send images, we will proceed with solving the issue.
If you ordered a roof top tent, a trailer, a drawer kit, a cargo carrier or an oversized rack, then you will need to sign off the item, or refuse it before you can have it.
Once your order is signed for at the delivery point, the package becomes your property and thus, our liability ends as far as shipping damage is concerned.
Help protect yourself from loss or damage, or an uncomfortably painful claims process by:
1. Before Signing for your order, inspect the box or boxes for freight loss or damage. Red flags are BIG punctures or any sign of forklift damage or clear negligence by the carrier.
2. If any of the product(s) appear to be damaged or crushed do not accept delivery. Make sure the damages are CONSIDERABLE, and noticeable.
Small tears to the boxes can happen and might not compromise the tent or package, meaning you can accept small tears that don't show clear damage, and are a simple result of being moved around by a few people and trucks.
Big tears, dents or signs of clear mistreating the packages shouldn't be accepted (Refer to Images 1 & 2 above for reference). Take pictures of the damages from all possible angles. Then, REFUSE the shipment, note the refusal for damages in the document the driver will give you and it will be sent back for processing.
3. It is extremely important that you inspect the box and item for damage BEFORE you sign to receive it. Please take photos of the box on the pallet exactly as it arrives. Please note, the driver will not help with damage inspection. IF you see clear and noticeable damage to your item, please take pictures of the damage and REFUSE the delivery. That way the carrier will send it back and we'll process a new shipment for you.
4. Get a copy or take a picture of the signed delivery receipt that shows the freight loss or damage notation. BE REMINDED, drivers will try to bully you into accepting a delivery, but if the item is clearly damaged, REFUSE IT.
5. Drivers and carriers might try to re-deliver the same exact item the next day, if they do, REFUSE it once again, and follow the same procedure.
6. If you have any doubt, questions or anything, contact Off Road Tents immediately at 1.844.200.3979 or email@example.com. Even when you have the item right there in front of you, make the driver wait and call us, we will ask you for pictures of the item, and we will help you inspect it and determine if it should be refused or not.
If you accept a damaged delivery, and/or there is freight loss and/or the damage is not noted at the time of delivery, Off Road Tents cannot be held liable for any replacement costs related to the shipment. Protect yourself from this by examining before you sign.
Off Road Tents is proud to partner with Route, the leader in package protection and tracking solutions. By selecting Route+ at checkout your order will be protected from damage, loss*, or theft.
In the unfortunate case that your order never comes or is broken upon arrival, you can easily file a claim with Route and receive a replacement or be fully reimbursed. We are excited to offer this service to you and we highly recommend you use Route+ package protection at checkout.
*Claims for packages marked "delivered" yet not received and where there is no evidence of “porch piracy” must be made 5 days after “delivery date” but no longer than 15 days to ensure it was not misdelivered or easily found around the premises." Claims for packages presumed to be lost (where the status is not "delivered") must be filed after 7 days (20 days for international) and within 30 days from the last checkpoint.
Have more questions about Route+, click HERE to see the FAQS.
At Off Road Tents we have the goal to make sure you are as satisfied as you can with your order. We understand we are in an industry where products can be technical, where the items you purchase can be a big investment, and often lead times can be long. Therefore, here's an FAQ page with important information that hopefully will answer all your questions.
Still, if you can't find what you're looking for in here, send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or even better, call us at: 844-200-3979.
For the sake of making it all easier, we'll break this down into sections:
Let's begin with the first of these topics.
- Does Off Road Tents offer Free Shipping?
We do, ONLY on orders above $300, and NOT for off road trailers above $10,000. For orders below $300 we tend to offer the best rates possible, but please keep in mind that even if an item costs $30 or $40, it might be either big, or potentially heavier than what it seems, therefore, the shipping rate can be more than what you're used on paying for a book or other items.
When it comes to trailers, we will need to quote you, as these are very big items that require special shipping methods. However, rest assured the cost won't be a surprise. We will handle it, and agree about it with you before the purchase is made.
The rest of the items, we offer FREE SHIPPING to the lower 48 only.
- Am I able to expedite my order with express or next day shipping?
Depends on the item. If it's an item that ships freight (such as a roof top tent), that's a no. We cannot.
If it's a smaller item, even a roof rack, we might be able, but please keep in mind the rates might be a bit high. Anyways, we'll get you the best quote, but you do need to ask us first.
This expedited shipping applies only to the transit time from the warehouse to the point of delivery. Expedited shipping may also be impacted by stock levels and what warehouse the shipment originates.
Make sure you email us to: email@example.com in case you need to expedite an order!
- Does Off Road Tents ship outside of the United States?
No we normally don't. We can ship to Puerto Rico, for an increased rate. We are also happy to ship to any warehouse in the country, but you will then have to take care o the shipment to your country.
For Canadian customers, we regularly ship to the nearest freight center to the border, so you can drive down, pick your order ad then drive back up saving in shipping costs as well as duty and custom fees.
We can ship to Canada, but it's an expensive thing to do. Shipping rates are higher, plus customs and duty fees are a bit expensive. Email us so we can get you a quote and offer you the best option for you!
- Will Off Road Tents ship to AK, HI or Puerto Rico?
Yes we do. We charge a flat rate fee for roof top tents of $800. Why? Simple, it's very expensive to ship there, sometimes it costs us even over $1000.
If you have a carrier or some company you know, please email us, send us the information and we will gladly change the shipping fee to charge you as little as we can!
On other items such as racks, smaller accessories, we charge different shipping fees, but still, it'll be an additional cost, which might be expensive.
- Does Off Road Tents ship to PO Boxes or Military APO/FPO addresses?
At the moment, we don't ship to PO boxes, nor do we ship to Military APO/FPO addresses.
- What mail carriers does Off Road Tents use?
We use different carriers. When it comes to ground shipping or air, we use mostly UPS, FedEx and even USPS. When it comes to freight, we'll also use other carriers such as SAIA, ABF, Pilot Freight and such.
- When can I expect to receive my order?
We generally start processing your order the same day we receive it. It then takes us from 2 to 4 business days to get it out the door (please be patient as some of these items are big and bulky and require special boxing and shipment).
After that, lead times can vary depending on your location and where it ships from.
For a more detailed view of lead times, view our full Shipping & Returns Policy.
Also, if the order has a lead time, we will contact you to let you know when exactly you can expect to receive it.
- Why might my items be shipped using truck freight?
Great question. Well, items such as roof top tents, off-road trailers and even some platform racks are way too big to ship on traditional delivery trucks. That means, the ground shipping UPS or FedEx trucks you see around, they're not really able to carry a roof top tent.
Plus, the items are way too heavy to ship by air.
Therefore, some items, especially tents and trailers, will ship truck freight.
Some of them, such as trailers, can only be shipped to a freight center given hoe big they are, and you will have to go pick them up there.
If you have any questions about how your order will ship, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Will I need to sign for my order?
In some cases yes. If the order ships freight you will need to sign for it.
The truck driver will call you 48 to 24 hours ahead of the delivery date, to schedule a drop-off time. You will then need to be there to sign the package off, NOT BEFORE INSPECTING IT.
Please, if you have doubts on what to look for, take a look at How To Handle Your Order. It'll let you know in detail how to inspect a package before signing it off.
Other items that ship air or ground, will not require your signature, and will be left at your door.
Items that require signature:
- How can I get shipping insurance with my order?
We already insure your shipments for free. That's an additional service we offer. However, when we do so, if an items is damaged or lost, we need to go through the standard procedure of placing a claim, which can take up to 90 days to be resolved. Generally, they're solved before that, but it can take some time.
Also, our insurance will not cover you, if you sign off the package and accept it, only to later find the box is damaged.
Therefore, to fully cover your shipment from any damage, or if it's lost and stolen, you can purchase Route.
Route is a package protection company and service that is not affiliated to us, but you can purchase with your order and further protect it. We recommend you to do so, for the peace of mind, especially as they can refund you fully within 7 days in case an item is lost or stolen. So, although not necessary, we recommend it.
For more information on Route, click HERE
- Can I change my orders shipping designation after I placed my order?
After you placed your order, yes. After it shipped, no.
If you want to change the address, please email us to email@example.com IMMEDIATELY, and if you can call us to 844-200-3979 even better.
If the order has already shipped (and we have sent you the tracking number), then you cannot. We can try, but normally the cost of re-routing the package is quite expensive and not worth it. Still, if you want to do that, we can try and you'll have to pay the difference, but we cannot guarantee it.
- How do I track my order?
As soon as your order has shipped, we will send you an email with a tracking number. Click on the email and it'll open a page where it will show where the package is.
You can also click the tracking code on that same page, and it'll lead you to the carrier's website (whether that's UPS, FedEx, etc), where you can paste the tracking number and follow it.
- I never received my order and shows that it was delivered. What should I do?
First thing you must do is inform us. We will check and make sure it shows as delivered and that it's not a problem from the carrier's website.
The second thing is to contact the carrier. We will gladly help you with that. But pressure from both sides always leads to a faster solution.
The third thing to do is to file. a police report at your local precinct, it usually takes only 15 minutes, and it'll make sure we have evidence of a missing or stolen package, so we can win the claim against the carrier.
With those 3 steps, we can together decide on the best solution for you!
- Does Off Road Tents accept returns?
It depends. We do accept returns before 30 days have gone past since the item was delivered. You have 30 days to send back your product to either get a refund or an exchange.
We don't accept returns after 30 days.
We don't accept returns for products that have been used, installed, unboxed, or damaged by you.
We don't accept returns on items made on order, such as rock sliders, bumpers, or any CBI and Gobi product.
In order for you to return an item these criteria must be met:
If the item has a manufacturing defect, it's covered by warranty, or was refused by you when delivered, we do accept returns, free of charge, and we will take care of it.
- Does Off Road Tents charge restocking fees?
There will be a 20% restocking fee plus the cost of shipping the item back to the warehouse it shipped from. Invoices for shipping costs can be provided to the customer if necessary.At Off Road Tents we would love not to charge these fees, but once an order is placed, we get charged paying processing fees as well as fraud insurance fees, that once a customer decides to cancel, we lose that money. Therefore, we are forced to charge these cancellation fees.
Some of our products are made on order and have lead times that go from 4 to 28 weeks until they are delivered once the order is placed. Please read VERY carefully the product description, as well as the lead time email we send you, or ask our team, we will be happy to clarify any doubt regarding the lead time to receive your product.
If the case is you order a product with a lead time of 4 to 28 weeks, we will ask for your written confirmation and consent to proceed with the order. If you change your mind and decide to cancel after 48 hours (2 days) of placing the order, we will charge a 3.5% cancellation fee.
If you decide to cancel any of these orders after more than 15 days have passed since placing the order, we will have to charge a 10% cancellation fee.
If you order a Gobi rack, the cancellation fee will be of $550. ALL Gobi racks are made on order, which means order are generally final. Lead times can be long, and there might be delays of 1-8 weeks on their orders (rare, but it has happened). Therefore, after placing the order, if you decide to cancel after 48 hours from placing it, the cancellation fee is of $550.
- Where do I return my item(s)?
Before you return any item, we need to send you the exact address of the warehouse it'll be returned to. We ship from different warehouses around the country, so it will depend on the item or your location where you should send it to.
Before you send it back, you need approval from us, and we will also give you a Return Authorization Number (RMA) for you to label the package with.
- What are the shipping charges for returning an order?
If you want to return your order for any problem other than a manufacturing defect or warranty, then you will have to fully cover the costs of shipping it back to the warehouse.
The exact cost depends on the rates of the carrier you want to use.
On top of that, we may charge you a restocking fee, which is generally of 20%.
- Why do I need a return authorization number (RMA)?
You need an RMA because the warehouse guys need to know what an item is and what is related to when it comes in. Also, we need to know exactly which is your package when it gets sent back, so we can inspect it.
If it gets sent without an RMA, it makes it harder for us to identify your package, and it can lead to waiting longer before you get refunded.
- Am I liable for the return shipping charges?
Yes, you must cover the shipping costs, and you will be liable if the item gets damaged when returned to us.
- What is the reason I might need to provide pictures of the product prior to shipping?
Take as many pictures as you can of the item you are returning, the box and making sure it's in a good shape. Then, take pictures before you ship it. That way, if damaged, you have grounds for a claim with the carrier.
- I can't print my return label. What should I do?
If you want to return an item for a manufacturing defect or a warranty problem, we will send you a return label. You can print it at home, or if you don't have a printer, you can print it at the local FedEx or UPS center.
If you are the one covering the return costs, and therefore it's you who are buying the label, we recommend you print it at your local FedEx or UPS center.
- How soon can I get a replacement or exchange?
If you send an item back to exchange it, it can take up to 30 days for you to get it back if the item is in stock. We first need to receive the original order, inspect it, and once approved for a return, we can exchange it.
If it's not in stock, we will let you know and you will be made aware of the lead time before you even return yours.
If it has a manufacturing defect, or covered by warranty, we will send you a replacement, the moment you send back the original defective item (and we'll cover the shipping costs on those).
- How long will it take to receive my refund?
To receive a refund, we must have your item at the warehouse, and inspect it to make sure it's in great condition. Once the return has been accepted, we'll issue a refund minus the restocking fee.
We need 5 business days after receiving the returned item to inspect it, then a refund will be issued, and it will take from 3 to 5 business days for your bank to issue the refund to your account.
We will send you a confirmation email once the refund has been made form our end.
If 5 days have gone by and you haven't gotten the refund, call your bank.
- The product was a gift. How do I return it?
Simple, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the item you have and when it was gifted to you. We will then see what order number it was and we will help you handle it!
- How long do I have to return an item?
30 days. After 30 days we won't accept any returns.
For items made on order, such as bumpers or rock sliders, as well as Gobi or CBI products, we don't accept returns.
- Why can't I return some items that were custom made?
We offer some customized orders, or items made on order, for example: bumpers and rock sliders.
These are items that need around 10 weeks to be made, and are only made on order. Therefore, we have a strict no returns policy, all sales are final.
As to items from brands such as CBI and Gobi, these are also made on order, so, once again, sales are final and no returns are accepted.
- My order got damaged during shipping. What should I do?
Please read first How To Handle Your Order, so you know how to deal with a damaged shipment or package.
If you see the tent, rack or package is CLEARLY damaged, do NOT sign it, do NOT accept it, and REFUSE delivery. You will have to note to the driver you are refusing it for clear and noticeable damages, and we will replace it immediately.
If it was dropped at your doorstep, and it's damaged, do NOT open the box, send us pictures immediately, and we will handle it.
If after opening it, you find a damage, then send us pictures, and we will file a claim.Please, understand that if a package is damaged during shipping, it is NOT our responsibility, but the carrier's. If you accept the delivery, and it's damaged, we will file a claim and help you, but, it takes time to win the claim and we will not be able to replace the item(s) or refund you, until the claim is resolved. That is, if we win the claim, which is not guaranteed. To help us win the claim, take as many pictures as you can and be PATIENT.
Shipping Insurance with Route, can be a good idea to quickly solve damaged product issues.
For more information on Route, click HERE.
- Shipping Protection with Route: What is it?
Route is a Shipping Insurance and Protection Service that you can purchase at checkout to protect your order from:
Thanks to their service (which has nothing to do with us), you can file a claim for a refund due to a damage or a lost or stolen order.
To read more about Route, click HERE.
- What payment options do you offer?
We have quite a few different payment options:
- Is my card information safe with you?
Absolutely. We use an SSL Certificate, which means we DON'T store your credit card or financial information. As a matter of fact, we never see it.
It is 100% safe. You can read more about it HERE.
- Do you offer financing?
Yes we do. We have three financing options:
You will be able to check if you're eligible for financing at the product page, no need to go to checkout. Simply, as shown on the image below, click next or below the product image where it says: "As low as".
Then as seen on the image below, it'll bring up a pop-up, offering different installments. You can there check the financing options available, and see if you qualify.
If you do, you can go and choose Bread at checkout.
If you want financing with PayPal, then you must select to checkout with PayPal, and choose the option to get financing WITH THEM.
If you want to get financing from Pay Tomorrow, choose them at checkout.
If you are not eligible with Bread, or Pay Tomorrow, and you don't have PayPal, email us, we can send you a special link so you can try to get financing through Klarna, another third party financing provider we partner with.
Please keep in mind all the financing options available are third parties.
- How do I choose financing at checkout?
If you choose PayPal, then once you're checking out through the PayPal portal, it'll give you the option to get financed by them.
If you email us because you want financing with Klarna, we'll send a special link, and you'll checkout there.
When it comes to Bread, it's quite simple, follow the normal checkout process, Add To Cart>Check Cart>Proceed to Checkout.
Then, fill the checkout page with your information, and at the final stage, instead of adding your payment information, choose the option to checkout with Bread, as shown below.
As shown on the steps above, you will choose Bread as checkout option, then click on "Complete Order". After that, a new page will load with the financing installment payment options, you'll click on "View Financing Options" and then start the process of filling out your information.
After you fill it out, Bread will tell you if you're approved, as well as letting you know what the options are!
When it comes to Pay Tomorrow, it's quite simple, follow the normal checkout process you had with Bread, but choose Pay Tomorrow. Then, they will contact you once they have reviewed your application to let you know. This process might take a few hours. For more information, READ HERE.
- If I wasn't approved for financing, what can be done?
Sometimes Bread or Pay Tomorrow won't approve you. It happens. Don't worry, we have a few backup options.
If you're not approved, let us know immediately. Email us at: email@example.com or call us at 844-200-3979.
We can either:
Send you a link to try and get financing with Klarna, another financing partner we have.
Or, we can split your order total into different invoices to be paid in different credit cards.
For example, if the product costs $3,000, we are happy to send you 3 invoices, so you can pay them with three different cards, or two with two cards and the third with Bread or Klarna, or one with PayPal, another one with a credit card, and the third with a financing provider.
Whatever works for you, we will do our best to help!
- If I was approved, when will I get charged?
If you're approved for financing, it depends on the options either Bread, PayPal or Klarna gave you. However, you will not start getting charged until the item SHIPS, or 30 days have gone by.
Therefore, once we fulfill your order, your financing provider will start charging you.
Alternatively, if 30 days have gone by since you placed it, and the item hasn't been shipped (perhaps it was a backorder), then you will start getting charged!
If you have any questions or doubts about the financing and payment terms, you will have to contact the financing provider yourself.
- Do we offer Military Discount?
Normally we don't. Why? We already offer you NO TAX on all states except Wyoming, plus we offer Free Shipping on all orders above $300, except trailers.
As a result, this eats a lot of our margins, and we cannot really offer as many discounts as we'd like to.
On top of that, there are certain brands that by contract, we cannot offer any discounts on. So, once again, we cannot offer Military Discounts store wide.
We do make exceptions different times of the year, so be on the lookout!
- Do you offer any Warranties?
Of course we do. But warranties vary from item to item, from brand to brand, and there are different scenarios. Therefore, if you have any warranty questions or issues, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please read more about Warranties HERE.
Will this work on a 2021 TRD Off-road with Prinsu Roof rack?
Yes, absolutely. This tent is compatible with a Prinsu roof rack!
Would I need a separate roof rack to install on a 5th gen 4runner or would the standard bars work? Also do I need to purchase a separate mounting kit or is that provided?
By standard bars, do you mean the side rails the 5th gen includes? Or the factory crossbars going from left to right? Our recommendaiton is that you aftermarket crossbars or a full roof rack, because they are much stronger and can handle much more weight. Here are some options: https://offroadtents.com/search?type=product&q=4runner+5th+gen+roof+rackYou do not need to purchase a separate mounting kit, the tent comes with brackets that can mount to almost any crossbar or roof rack.
I have a 4th gen 4runner would it fit with that?
Yes, it'll work just fine. Just make sure you need a roof rack. Here are some options: https://offroadtents.com/search?type=product&q=4runner+4th+gen+rack
Does it have the hole for the A/C unit?
It has space to put in a hose to cool the tent. But a specific hole for an A/C unit not really. Depending on the circumference of what you need, yes.
We have a ram 1500 short bed. How do I know what tent will fit my truck? Or is it based on the rack you buy to put on the top of the truck?
It's based a bit more on the rack. Well, if you want the tent on your bed, then one like this one will be perfect. It has the right dimensions to fit a short bed. Still, I recommend you look at racks at the same time. You can search on our site for Bed Racks for Ram 1500.
I have a 2019 tacoma trd pro. What rack would I need to get it to fit this tent without hitting the roof. It has a 5 foot bed.
I'm assuming you mean you'd like it to sit on the bed at mid height? In that case, I highly recommend this rack: https://offroadtents.com/collections/truck/products/rci-12-bed-rack-for-toyota-tacoma-2005-to-2020?_pos=1&_sid=0406f687d&_ss=r&variant=31502878113849
We have a 2017 Toyota tacoma TRD sport. Will the Guana Wanaka RTT work on this truck with a back bed rack? If so could you suggest one that would work
Yes, it'll work just fine. Any of these will work for your Tacoma: https://offroadtents.com/search?type=product&q=tacoma+bed+rack
Will the Guana Wanaka RTT work on a 2017 Tacoma TRD sport if I put on a bed rack. If so could you give me a suggestion on a brand
Yes it will work on a Tacoma 2017 bed rack. Amongst the many options, I recommend Front Runner, RCI, or Leitner. Here's a collection, all of these work: https://offroadtents.com/search?type=product&q=tacoma+bed+rack
I have a 2014 Toyota fj with a stock roof rack. Would it work with the Guana Wanaka RTT or should I purchase a different one?
Yes, if the FJ Cruiser stock rack is the one that has two crossbars going horizontally over the roof, then yes!
Can it be folded up with bedding inside?
Yes you can fold it with some bedding inside, a couple of sheets or sleepingbags will be fine. Pillows probably won't fit.
How do the little awnings over the side windows get secured out? I can find anything in the directions not can I see anything that appears obvious.
Each of the little awnings comes tih two poles, so that they stand up, and they also have small ropes or guy lines (2 per awning), that can be tied down with stakes.
Would a Smittybilt SRC Roof Rack - 76717 be sufficient?
Yes, that would work perfectly well!
Does the annex have a door or window so you can get into the vehicle with out going outside.
Yes it does have a floor. Which can also be removed in case you don't want to use it.
My roof rack on my wrangler JKU is 83” high. Will th annex still be full width and length? This looks like it might be a good option for us. I would welcome suggestions for other models and brands. Im looking for a 3 person (so my wife and i can sleep comfortably up top) and an annex that will fit 2 folding cotts for my growing boys. As well as have the ladder inside the annex. Access to the ladder should not be impeded by the two cotts. I do want to limmit the foot print when folded so that I have room on my gobi stealth for other cargo; say less than 60 inches long?
Hello Paul, the Wanaka RTT setup definitely is one of the best options for your needs, it's XL annex will work very well for your boys because it will give some extra space that no other annex offers. It also has great ventilation since it has three full sized doors intead of one and two small windows like most annexes.When folded, the tent will just have a footprint of 56.3" W x 48" L which will leave enough free space in the Stealth rack to use for additional storage space or other. Now, the height of the annex on the new Wanakas (available in about a month or less), is 78". Athough it is a bit less than the height of the rack, it will work perfectly because ideally the floor should lift up a little bit from the ground (on it's extremes) to prevent dust, water or other elements from getting into the Annex. Other recommended brands with similar quality of soft shell tents would be Tepui (Autana model) or FSR (High Country 55" model, but the annex on this one is small). Hope this helps, please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Mounting dimensions , I would guess it has few options, so I need to know all those options.
Hello, the tent comes with 4 brackets that attach to 2 cross bars, any brand and any size. The cross bars can be separated up to 55” apart. The tent’s length when closed is 56.5”. Please let us know if you need any specific information.
Will this work on top a 2018 Subaru Forester with Thule Aero crossbars?
Hello! Yes, the tent can be mounted perfectly to the Thule Aero cross bars on your Subaru Forester.
Can you mount this tent over the truck bed, not the roof top?
Yes, absolutely!It'll depend on the dimensions of your truck bed, but this tent is 56" W x 48" L, so it should fit most beds.ALSO, really important to know that you DO NEED a truck bed rack or load bars, it CANNOT be mounted simply over the bed of the truck.
*This is a 7 month updated review.
As a BLM Park ranger, I literally lived in my trailer-mounted Guana 55' RTT and annex, in some remote mountainous locations throughout Western Colorado this year. The frame and materials successfully stood up to some harsh weather conditions and my daily use and abuse. The annex provided enough living space to cook food and move around even with a folding table, some stacked plastic totes, and a camping chair inside (I would recommend the larger 64" or 72" for more than 2 people). With the internal insulation layer and a small propane heater, I stayed warm when the temps dropped into the 20s. The annex funneled the heat upwards into the RTT and the insulation did a great job of keeping the warmth inside the tent. After 7 months of DAILY use and abuse, the only issues I encountered were with a couple of annex zippers for entry and exit (because I used them like you'd use the door into your house). BUT, the guys and gals at Off Road Tents remedied that. Their customer service has been EXCELLENT - better than that of some of the larger RTT/off road product companies I've dealt with in the past. Thank you!
I highly recommend The Guana RTT, and overall doing business with Off Road Tents!
Guana Equipment [****] Top Tent Setup With XL Annex
This is a very smart designed, well constructed product! After traveling/camping/daily use in the Wanaka 55" and annex, working as a park ranger in rural Colorado, I can say that my RTT has been thoroughly tested by the environment. It has stood up to 40 mph winds, extreme downpours, 100+ temperatures, and lots of bugs (freezing temps and snow to come...). I initially tested it for 3 weeks in Baja, and it did great with the strong Pacific winds, morning condensation, and occasional dust storms. The frame and material are both durable, the annex is roomy, and the "loft" for sleeping has been comfortable with lots of ventilation. Additionally, the customer service and support have exceeded my expectations. Excellent product and overall small business - I highly recommend!
Beautiful picture! We're glad you've had such a great experience with the Guana Equipment tent. It's a great roof top tent, and certainly can withstand tough weather conditions. We'd be happy to help you in the future!
Overall the quality of the tent is good, and when it is setup...it's great. The problems lie in the overall packaging, and some quality issues that leave me a little disappointed. 1) Biggest complaint is the the window awning prop posts. The holes for these where they stick into the tent frame a just very roughly drilled. The problem with that is the metal grabs the prop posts when you try and remove them. It is a royal pain for take down. 2) Getting the annex floor zipped to the annex was a nightmare. It took us forever. The zipper is YKK so should be quality, but it was not easy. 3) We have such a hard time getting the tent packed back up with the rain fly on, that I think we'll just never bring it. It just creates too much material to strap the tent down effectively. Overall just zipping up the tent is a challenge. 4) The feet of the ladder are going to do damage to the annex floor. They are sharp 5) The elastic straps on the inside of the tent that are designed to help pull in the sides when folding up the dent do not stay in place. Product improvement suggestions - 1) The velco straps that help hold the tent down when folded up are in the wrong place...there should be staps on the opening/closing side in order to sinch the tent down. 2) Ditch the plastic windows...I think all they do is make it harder to fold up the tent 3) Come up with a better way to hold the area above the annex open other than the bar that has to be manually removed and shoved inside the tent. This is a pain the butt. There has to be a better way.
Eric, we are sorry to hear you're disappointed with some of the features of the tent.
The holes for the springrods (metal bars that hold the the windows open), are the same in most tents in the world. I do agree they might be roughly drilled, but with time they'll get smoother and it won't be hard to put them in or pull out.
The annex floor is easier to put on or off if done when the annex isn't fully open. To explain: zip one side of the annex floor before trying to install the annex. Then, install the annex and attach it to the tent. After that, step 3 is to start zipping all sides, and then eventually attach the annex to the floor with the stakes. It's not the smoothest process, but it helps. This is not a flaw in quality, simply it's how annexes are designed (which can probably be improved).
The rainfly doesn't occupy that much space, I'd recommend you leave it on at all times. There are straps on the sides that help tighten the rainfly and bring it closer to the tent canvas. Pull them, so it's tighter and when you close the tent, do it slowly and perhaps have someone help on the other side of the vehicle to push the excess fabric coming out, inside. Another option is to leave the two main entrances of the tent open, and push the rainfly in. You'll see that helps. Once again, not a flaw from the tent, but it takes practice.
The annex floor is made of 1000 PVC Heavy Duty, it should be fine.
Send us pictures of how you're using these elastic straps to see if we can help! Just in case, they're not as necessary and the tent can still be perfectly folded without them.
As to the other concerns, closing any softshell rooftop tent has the same process. It requires some practice, but after time you'll see that it gets faster and easier. Things like the overhang U-Bar at the entrance, does have to be removed, because otherwise the tent when closed would be too bulky creating more noise. Therefore, there are some things that have to be done in such a way as to avoid other issues. In said case, it was preferred to reduce noise and bulkiness, paying the price on having to remove that U-Bar when closing it.
Originally ordered a tent that I didn't realize would take 8 weeks to arrive offroad tent got ahold of me very quickly and found a better model they could offer at the same price. Throughout the process, they consistently gave me updates and what to do if anything wasn't shipped right or damaged. Received my tent in perfect condition. THANKS, OFF-ROAD TENTS!!!
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