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This would be AWESOME... except I don't think the Baja has nearly enough roof space...

Edit: actually, come to think of it, the baja has full four doors...
how much roof space would you need for the overland kind?
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What brand of rooftop tent to people use on Foresters? I've always wanted to get one but didn't think there were any that would fit a foz so I never even investigated it.
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Autohome Columbus Variant (medium size). Pricey though!
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Kez and I got a second hand no-name brand unit that I believe was made in china. Goes well up the top and is a comfortable sleep.

The ladder could be better and it could be a half foot longer, the ladder will be thrown for a better setup at some stage. We're both very happy with it though.

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Hi Guys

I have a 2006 Forester X. Camping in Botswana and other places in Africa might lead to some encounters with big cats and things like hippos and stuff. Much better to be in a roof tent.
LoopSoosStroop, you and I have the same vehicle more or less. I mounted a Autohome Maggiolina GT on mine last September and let me tell you its been a fine move.

I left about 4 cm of surplus bar beyond the outside width of my shell and this means that when I'm up there I can haul the ladder up after myself and hang it outside the tent. Makes it difficult for anything to crawl up there behind me.



Foz on Engineer Pass by sanityfactory, on Flickr

Blackberry with the top by sanityfactory, on Flickr

First night in the Tent in ID by sanityfactory, on Flickr
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That looks brilliant and big enough to shade the whole roof.

Welcome too.
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G'day Saguache & to ORS.

Thats a nice set up you have there mate

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That looks brilliant and big enough to shade the whole roof.

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G'day Saguache & to ORS.

Thats a nice set up you have there mate
d_generate & mr turbo,

Thanks for the welcome!

The Maggiolina GT Med is wider than the top of the 2006 Forester, but not as wide as the vehicle down near the running boards. Since I mounted it I haven't had any run-ins with the cross bars or with the shell itself. This was a little bit of a concern when I bought it, but it turned out well. I don't think I would have gone with the large however.

The interior of my forester is black and tan and I've been thinking that I might paint the Maggiolina tan to match (black would be a block head move).
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Yeah i dont think black would be too good in summer lol. Wake up in a sweat...& not the good kind

Do you find the black car heats up much?

I kinda like the look of the white....looks tidy
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Maybe silver to match your wheels but I'd leave it white, tan would look like poo.
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