Storage of a rtt

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Westaco

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Can these be taken off and leaned against the wall on thier side to store? I'm looking specifically at you, Smittybilt.
 

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I have a Tepui mounted on my trailer. At one time I took it off and leaned it against the wall in my garage for a month. It didn't seem to care. I did set the bottom against the wall so it was sitting on something solid.
Most of the RTT's out there are built very similar with the only real differences being quality. Mine not being a Smittybuilt, I would bet their similar enough.
As for taking it on and off, mine only sits 5 feet off the ground and its a pain to take off with two people. I actually considered making a hoist in my garage to remove it. Its a little over 100 pounds and awkward. Once on the ground I used small furniture dollies to scoot it around. If you had a hoist or made some kind of a ramp to slide it on, I guess it wouldn't be too bad.
 
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My Overland Vehicle Systems Tent has been sitting on my under car creeper board for a few weeks now while I've been prepping it for going on top of my RTT rack. I can roll it around and move it wherever I need to. I might get the Harbor Freight Dollys though for the larger wheels and I can customize them to hold the tent better.
 

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I set my ARB Simpson upright on two wooden dollies from Harbor Freight and push it against the wall. The tent sits squarely on the dollies and I can easily roll it away from the wall and around the shop when needed. The dollies are on sale at HF now, $7.99.

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You beat me to it! When I had an RTT this worked great!
 
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I just went to CVT in Chattanooga and they had everyone in their stock on their sides in the packaging. Probably over a hundred tents for no telling how long. Don’t really see a reason not too as long as you are careful with the aluminum structure.
 

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Picked up the harbor freight furniture dollys on sale and they worked great on the tent. It stood up perfectly on the dollys without having to modify them at all! Stayed there until last night when I put the tent up on my homemade RTT rack!