Should look at some offroad teardrops. We really considered doing this when we had the Trailblazer build before we moved onto fullsizes.Zlaayer wrote: ↑Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:03 amI don't think I want to run a rooftop tent on the rack. If I'm gonna RTT camp I think I'd rather have it attached to a trailer like the Patriot X1. That way I don't have to worry about where to store other camping stuff like a refrigerator, water tank, auxiliary power, etc. Leaves the truck free to play without the encumbrance. I'm sure the truck is still very capable with a RTT and if it was just myself I would be content with that. But gotta keep the woman happy and I don't think the RTT alone would be sufficient as far as creature comforts go. Plus it does increase the COG and clearance and it would probably reduce gas mileage and create some wind noise. Also, and this is probably the most important factor, the RTT doesn't allow me to mount kayaks.
A lot of cool ones out there, like this: http://www.oregontrailer.net/terradrop.html
A super cool thing I've seen too, you can put a RTT on these for later down the road if you have yourself some kiddos. They get the tent, dad and mom get the trailer.
And since you're not in a tent, you don't have to worry about hail/rain/bad weather as much. I've seen some fancy ones with fans/AC/heaters, water tanks, etc.
And I've always liked the dedicated kitchen.
These guys BTW, make and rent them: https://www.rentoffthegrid.com/ they have an outlet in Cali, Laguna Hills, although that is like 7hrs away from ya, lol. Jesus Cali is big.