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Camping in the Jimny. Roof Top Tent and kit tried

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20 Aug 2019 03:26 #212337 by Lambert
It is going to be interesting to see what happens in the unfortunate event of someone needing to claim on their insurance when they have had an overweight roof load even if it is a none fault claim. We all know that the first thing an insurance company will do is look for a way out of paying regardless of what is declared on the policy

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20 Aug 2019 07:01 - 20 Aug 2019 07:04 #212345 by Scimike
As I said on page one, it's a can of worms.
We are just going to have to wait for a Jimny to fall over of its own accord with 4 tons on the roof to find out what the insurance will do. Don't think it's happened yet, I personally don't believe it ever will.
Each to their own interpretation of an unwritten specification, I say do what you want and enjoy.
Great roof tent write up by the way.

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20 Aug 2019 17:39 #212403 by Keithy

Bill Portland wrote: Why haven't they put that on any of their specifications, sales literature, manual? Do you have it in writing and specifically referring to the Gen4. If that roof can only take a 30kg load, I don't want to be in it when it turns over!

Suzuki have also said that underbody sealing will 1) invalidate their warranty and 2) not invalidate their warranty.

I had 200KG on my genIII roof again last week....interesting driving as always....A thought occurred to me (not interested in anyone giving me a weight limit btw) the GenIV roof racks mount on the gutter? so what's the weld density of the gutter.....lot's of good spots or....not?

All the GenIV's I see are moving so I've not had chance to lick.....er look at one yet......just thoughts.

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20 Aug 2019 17:46 #212406 by Lambert
Wouldn't that be horrible, you have a well loaded roof basket on the top and some clown drives into the back of you and next thing you're in s convertible as the rack and roof skitter down the road because the glue failed.

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21 Aug 2019 12:20 #212446 by Andy2640
Looks like "Roam overlanding" has had a change of heart on the weighty roof tent.

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21 Aug 2019 16:59 #212459 by Gadget
...but is adding loads of extra weight with fuel and water! :pinch:

I wonder how much money he'll spend before realising he should have bought a bigger car? :huh:

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21 Aug 2019 17:20 - 21 Aug 2019 17:21 #212460 by Andy2640
He could carry that tent if he eased off on the subways :whistle: :whistle:

Says an over weight Andy :cheer:
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