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Roof & Roof Rack Requirements for Installing Yakima Skyrise Roof Tent Y07406

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Hi, what towers and other hardware is required to attach the Yakima SkyriseRooftop Tent to the Yakima Rack on the back of the Tab320 Boondock. This is for towing. Part 2 will be figuring out how to move it to a horizontal, stable set up for use The dealer said the rack is rated 250lbs, the tent is 115 I know it would require special set up to be used. And has to be a minimum of 45 off the ground. Yakima What Are The Roof Racks That Come With The Nucamp Boondock Tab 320s Travel Trailer Called?

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Thank you for the photo of your NuCamp [email protected] 320 Boondock trailer that appears to be fitted with a Yakima track-type roof rack on its rear surface. If this is how your trailer is set up you are all ready to mount the tent for transport.

The Yakima SkyRise HD Tent # Y07437 does indeed weigh 115-lbs as you stated. The SkyRise fits on all crossbar shapes, including the round bars like # Y00409 used by Yakima, the square bars used by Thule as well as elliptical and aero-style bars.

The tent does require that the two crossbars have a center-to-center spread between 26- and 36-inches. It also requires that the combined trailer roof/roof rack have at least a 165-lb rating; both the trailer roof and the roof rack mounted on it need to have this capacity. The linked diagram shows the maximum spacing from the roof rack foot to the tent mounting clamp, which is 1-inch. The rack height cannot exceed 98-inches above ground.

I am not sure about mounting the tent on the Boondock's curved roof. Naturally in order for the tent to be occupied it would have to be mounted on a level surface that meets the specs noted above and I do not see how this would be possible with the Boondock. If your tow vehicle has a compatible roof rack and weight rating then you could transport the tent on the trailer and mount it on the vehicle once at your destination.

We do offer other tents like the Rightline Gear 4-Person SUV Tent with Rainfly # RL110907 which can be attached to a vehicle and used as a free-standing tent when the vehicle is needed. Please check out the linked video for more details on this item. All tents appear on the linked page.

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