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How are you hauling your Gazelle T4 tent?

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I have been strapping it to the roof rack in the bag but I'm considering getting a hard case carrier to get it out of the weather and sun. Anyone else using one or have a recommendation?

I'm thinking something like this. It would also give me a place to store other lightweight items.

 

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In the past I had a roof box like that it flexed more than I liked and sounded like a had a drum on the roof in some situations.
 
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I bought the upgraded water resistant bag and then gave it a good waterproofing spray can treatment. Waxed the zipper as well. Should do well up on the rack. (Hasn't rained on the new bag yet)
That’s exactly how we carry ours as well
 

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I carry mine either in the bed or on top of the tonneau cover strapped to my bedrack. It's my secondary tent for guests so I don't often take it.
 

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I have a 15 passenger Ford E350 van. The T4 fits neatly behind the last passenger bench seat. For longer trips, I store it in my Thule Atlantis cargo box.
 

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I'm actually struggling with this as well, the orange bag that it came it got pretty destroyed by 75 mph highway speeds for 20 hrs of driving while on my LC roof rack. I'm considering getting a large diameter thin wall PVC pipe or something, mounting that to my roof rack, and sliding the tent in and out of that for protection. Right now I'm wrapping the whole bag in an extra tarp and letting that tarp get beat up, not a great solution, very time consuming when packing up.
 

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I'm actually struggling with this as well, the orange bag that it came it got pretty destroyed by 75 mph highway speeds for 20 hrs of driving while on my LC roof rack. I'm considering getting a large diameter thin wall PVC pipe or something, mounting that to my roof rack, and sliding the tent in and out of that for protection. Right now I'm wrapping the whole bag in an extra tarp and letting that tarp get beat up, not a great solution, very time consuming when packing up.
I like the PVC idea. Think that would work well.
 

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I'm actually struggling with this as well, the orange bag that it came it got pretty destroyed by 75 mph highway speeds for 20 hrs of driving while on my LC roof rack. I'm considering getting a large diameter thin wall PVC pipe or something, mounting that to my roof rack, and sliding the tent in and out of that for protection. Right now I'm wrapping the whole bag in an extra tarp and letting that tarp get beat up, not a great solution, very time consuming when packing up.
You can purchase another bag from Gazelle. I believe it is much more heavy duty material they use in the replacement bag.
 

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I'm actually struggling with this as well, the orange bag that it came it got pretty destroyed by 75 mph highway speeds for 20 hrs of driving while on my LC roof rack. I'm considering getting a large diameter thin wall PVC pipe or something, mounting that to my roof rack, and sliding the tent in and out of that for protection. Right now I'm wrapping the whole bag in an extra tarp and letting that tarp get beat up, not a great solution, very time consuming when packing up.
Good idea. I'd be tempted to throw some fishing poles in there as well.
 
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Turns out 12" or 14" diameter PVC is very very expensive. I'll try getting another bag from Gazelle first.
 

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I'm about to get an acid test of the T4+ riding on the roof rack in rain for an extended drive. I haven't done any water proofing or wax on the zipper at this point either unfortunately. I was debating on trying to cover it with a tarp before I strap it down, but that just never seems to work well.