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Camping in the Jimny. Roof Top Tent and kit tried

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03 Aug 2019 19:34 #211788 by GeordieJimny
I’m sure there’s a way to position the aerial between the Thule bars, basket and awning. The rear awnings are pretty cool and especially with the nice flat rear area of the Jimny.

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04 Aug 2019 21:32 #211826 by wjamieson
Extract below is from the official Suzuki Gen 4 Jimny accesories. Any accesories related to the roof reference the 30 kg weight limit. Google any of the part numbers. see one link below.
www.suzuki-shop.co.uk/Multi-Roof-Rack

Jimny Travel & Leisure 78901-78R10-000 Multi roof rack Fits to standard roof gutters. Weight
6.3kg. Maximum roof load capacity 30kg

Jimny Travel & Leisure 9917B-78R00-000 Lockable bicycle module
Suitable for universal frame 25-80mm.
Must be used in conjunction with multiroof rack 78901-78R10-000. Maximum
roof load capacity 30kg

Jimny Travel & Leisure 99177-78R00-000 Roof load basket
Aluminium construction. Must be used in
conjunction with multi-roof rack 78901-
78R10-000, weight 8kg. Maximum roof
load capacity 30kg
etc etc.

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04 Aug 2019 22:16 #211827 by Bill Portland
Yep, anything that uses the suzuki brand roof bars is restricted to 30kgs cos that's the limit of those bars.

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04 Aug 2019 22:57 #211829 by wjamieson
I hope you are correct but where does it say the roof bars are rated at 30 kgs? This would compare to 100 kgs for Thule square bars.
I see maximum roof load capacity not roof bars.

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05 Aug 2019 07:02 #211834 by kirkynut
There were 2 issues with the Gen 3 Jimny in respect of roof load. The first was that the roof bars were mounted to the roof by plastic bits that could snap off under load and the other was the fear of rolling it over.

With the Gen 4 it looks like it bolts to the gutter, so I'd imagine that is the first issue sorted.

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05 Aug 2019 09:10 #211840 by Bill Portland

wjamieson wrote: I hope you are correct but where does it say the roof bars are rated at 30 kgs? This would compare to 100 kgs for Thule square bars.
I see maximum roof load capacity not roof bars.

For gen4, everywhere that the suzuki roofbars are mentioned, 30kg is also mentioned. But not anywhere else.

Aftermarket roof bars always mention 30kg for earlier jimnys but not for gen4 as here:-
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05 Aug 2019 11:18 #211843 by GeordieJimny
From experience with my gen 4 as long as I have the roof weight evening distributed (fairly easy with a tent) I don't feel like the car drives any worse with 60kg on the roof. There's a slight difference in driving manners with 73kg dynamic load now I have additional weight of the Slimline rack and quick release mounts. However I think that will be reduced by changing my tent brackets to lower the tent down 30mm and remove big gap between rack and the tent.

Static load we've had over 200kg and no issue with the rain gutter strength. The front runner 3/4 rack is rock solid compared to the Thule bars we used to use but even with 3 of those the tent and 150kg occupants was fine.

Certainly not saying doing this is without risk. Works for us and I'm doing thorough checks of the bars, feet and rain gutters at every opportunity. No sign of any movement, sag or damage.

I don't do challenging off-roading, it's just enough to reach a decent camp in the woods or easy road access.

So far the only noticeable hit is fuel economy.

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05 Aug 2019 11:24 #211844 by Daniel30
200kg on the roof gutters blimey, I think your pushing lady luck :woohoo:

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05 Aug 2019 12:16 #211847 by GeordieJimny
With two adults and a roof tent 200 kg is about average unless you're little. The gutters don't budge :)

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05 Aug 2019 13:44 #211849 by Daniel30

GeordieJimny wrote: With two adults and a roof tent 200 kg is about average unless you're little. The gutters don't budge :)


Yeah I suppose it soon mounts up :) you don't realise really love the set up.
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06 Aug 2019 02:12 #211867 by crash486
If you have a spare 2000 Euros or so you can get a 25kg RTT.
gentletent.com/en/shop/gt-roof-inflatable-roof-top-tent/

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06 Aug 2019 21:52 #211897 by kirkynut
The thing to think about when exceeding the 30kg limit is insurance. If you did crash by putting it on its side etc, your insurance company will not be paying out!

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