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There is a lot of “fad” factor when it comes to roof top tents or RTT’s. They obviously look cool and they are growing in popularity more and more each day. I love camping. I always have. Whether it be in scouts growing up or staying out in the Anza Borrego Desert in southern California for a weekend of dirt biking. When I returned from my deployment from Afghanistan, I had a lot of money saved up and we ended up buying a toy hauler style camper. It worked great and had all the comforts we wanted as a growing family. However, we noticed very quickly after purchasing it, that camping became a chore and we just were not getting out as much as we wanted to. There was a lot of prep work that went into going camping. Between maintenance on the camper, keeping it clean, packing clothes and toiletries, and then food. There was a lot of work that had to go into a simple weekend getaway trip. We also found that being back in east Idaho, there were a lot of places we wanted to go that we couldn’t take the camper. There’s so much beautiful backcountry in east Idaho that we really wanted to see and stay at, but didn’t want to risk damaging the camper in the process to get there. When we got to the point of only going camping a couple times a year, we decided it was time to sell the camper. It just wasn’t being used.
The camper sold and we immediately began researching RTTs. This was the answer! Something that is small enough that we can camp wherever we can get our vehicle to, yet large enough for our family of 4, kept us up off the ground, and saved us a ton on fuel mileage. The RTT we bought had a mattress in it the size of a California King bed. Plenty of room for the 4 of us without feeling cramped. It also has an annex for additional storage/sleeping area. This was a game changer for our family and we’ve never looked back. We now have the capability to pack our clothes/toiletries, stop at a grocery store for food, and be on our way. No checking battery levels, filling water/propane tanks, etc. While RTT’s are more primitive than having a camper, the simplicity of it really took us back to the camping days growing up. Sure, we don’t have a heated bathroom and running water, but there’s a lot of fun in that. Many of the places we’ve taken our RTT, are rugged roads that in no way, a truck towing a camper could have made it up. We’ve traveled all over the western states. We’ve been to Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and of course all over Idaho. Now on average, we go camping at least once a month year round.
We loved our RTT so much that we bough a second one of a different style that enabled us to do even more, and stay out longer. Having a roof top tent has helped us grow closer together as family and make many new friends who also enjoy being outdoors, along the way. As I mentioned previously, we’ve never looked back on “downgrading” from a camper to an RTT.