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Date Registered: 12-2004
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As per the X-Trail Owners Manual on page 2-14:

“The fashion rail is designed to carry loads (luggage plus crossbars) below 100kg (221lb). Overloading may cause damage to the vehicle.”

So looks like one light weight adult only emoticon

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NPC73 wrote:
So looks like one light weight adult only emoticon



I can live with that.

Wife and kids on the second floor and me on the first floor inside the exy LOL emoticon

Ground floor will be designated for pets. hehehe



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Hi All, just to bring up an old discussion from this forum on this topic, Is it possible or advisable to use a rooftop tent on an xtrail without the risk of damaging the car. Plenty of suppliers of rooftop tent recon "yep go for it". but again some more suggestions and discussions on this would be highly appreciated. Pictures would be awesome.

look forward to some conversation ,

Paul
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Hi Paul,
Just as long as you keep the weight below that of the roof racks load limit, you should be fine.

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Thanks for the response, I just want to clarify that the weight is limited to the roof bars/rack, correct??
If so then what if have seen sofar on roof bars for the xtrail is that the weight limit is around 65kg although I have seen some racks advertised as being able to carry 100kg max.
This still looks very low to me especially when these roof tents come with a weight of themselves of an average of 65 kg, add the weight of 2 people when stationary and you are quickly exceeding all of the limits suggested.

I apologize in advance for the somewhat simplistic thinking on this matter but want to make sure that when I put the relatives in one of these tents when they come over from Europe they are hassle free and have a trip of a lifetime.

Cheers Paul

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Depends on your exy model (helpful to have your exy model in your signature to avoid getting asked about this every time) and the type of rails, my OE Nissan sports/aero rails says 80kg is the limit. It was stamped on top of one of the rails which I didn't see before because I didn't climb up that high.

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This still looks very low to me especially when these roof tents come with a weight of themselves of an average of 65 kg, add the weight of 2 people when stationary and you are quickly exceeding all of the limits suggested.




The weight limit applies to being mobile. Not stationary. No roof has a mobile load rating that would carry a roof tent and two heavy adults.

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Yep. As per todd's comment, it says thats the maximum 'carrying' load - i.e. dynamic weight limit (to reduce chance of rollover or roof damage. The static weight is usually 3 to 4 times the maximum dynamic weight.

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Date Registered: 07-2013
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Thanks for the replies, so I should be able to set something up with the right load bars or even rack(aluminum).
Any suggestions on what brand of tent to go for, keeping it light and low profile when packed closed is what I would like to aim for.
Discussing it with the missus, the option of adding a skirt (privacy) or awning would also need to be considered.
Thanks again and look forward to the replies,

Cheers Paul
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If If you want low-profile you'll need to look at the rtt's with a fiberglass shell instead of of canvas. Most fiberglass tents are the type that wind up and down, with the fiberglass shell being the floor/roof with canvas walls. Whereas canvas rtt's usually have a bulky aluminum frame that folds out when set up. I personally have a canvas rtt and can't speak highly enough of it, although its' lack of a low profile does affect fuel economy. Canvas varies from $700-$2000. I'm yet to see a fiberglass-type tent for less than $2000, but its been a while since I researched prices.

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