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Who's buying the Ridgeline tent?! :)

I just thought it was a pretty neat idea. They are trying hard to hit every functional aspect.
 

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Hey,

Who's buying the Ridgeline tent?! :)

I just thought it was a pretty neat idea. They are trying hard to hit every functional aspect.
Although it seems like a clever idea, it is very limited in actual function. Once you set it up, you are there. Setting up and packing up will be cumbersome unless you have another mode of transportation OR intend to stay where you are. If you are into rough camping, you will not want a truck with you.
But those are my feelings. You may love it.
 

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Although it seems like a clever idea, it is very limited in actual function. Once you set it up, you are there. Setting up and packing up will be cumbersome unless you have another mode of transportation OR intend to stay where you are. If you are into rough camping, you will not want a truck with you.
But those are my feelings. You may love it.
Coming from someone who owns a bed tent for the g1. It functions beautifully. And if attached correctly, can be driven at speeds under 15 ish miles an hr. And if you unstrap it from the sides of the truck. Can be lifted or dragged out of the bed and set on the ground if needed, very easily.

If you are into rough camping...you wont be interested in this tent..period....


Do some research and see if a un HONDA branded one is cheaper(EDIT: Just looked seems to be about a $80 difference,id stick with honda one)

The manufacturer is NAPIER. https://us.napieroutdoors.com/
 

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Yes sir! I'm hope to get it in this week. I ordered the tonneau cover, camping tent, and all season mats from Honda when I ordered my BE. I couldn't justify any other accessories.

I've got 8yo twins and taking mini-excursions with them would be awesome. I also have a side business where having the option of sleeping on site would be fantastic. I like that I'll be off the ground, protected on three sides, and with the cutout for the back window I'll have easy access to heat/air and a power supply. I assume that I can set the temp in the truck where I want it and if it I get hot or cold I can use the remote start/stop to easily get comfortable air flowing into the tent.

I just hope it's easy to setup, durable, and that the straps coming over the side dont wear on the paint.
 

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Coming from someone who owns a bed tent for the g1. It functions beautifully. And if attached correctly, can be driven at speeds under 15 ish miles an hr. And if you unstrap it from the sides of the truck. Can be lifted or dragged out of the bed and set on the ground if needed, very easily.

If you are into rough camping...you wont be interested in this tent..period....


Do some research and see if a un HONDA branded one is cheaper(EDIT: Just looked seems to be about a $80 difference,id stick with honda one)

The manufacturer is NAPIER. https://us.napieroutdoors.com/
Hey, which tent did you buy for the back of your gen1? Or, what did you do to modify a tent to fit back there?
 

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Yes sir! I'm hope to get it in this week. I ordered the tonneau cover, camping tent, and all season mats from Honda when I ordered my BE. I couldn't justify any other accessories.

I've got 8yo twins and taking mini-excursions with them would be awesome. I also have a side business where having the option of sleeping on site would be fantastic. I like that I'll be off the ground, protected on three sides, and with the cutout for the back window I'll have easy access to heat/air and a power supply. I assume that I can set the temp in the truck where I want it and if it I get hot or cold I can use the remote start/stop to easily get comfortable air flowing into the tent.

I just hope it's easy to setup, durable, and that the straps coming over the side dont wear on the paint.
Looking forward to an actual user with review on the tent, setup.

If it was me, I'd start planning on either some of the "clear bra" type of paint protection material or some "microfiber" DIY setup, because when I saw the tent in the "Camp Ridgeline" promotional stuff, that was my first concern.
 
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Yes sir! I'm hope to get it in this week. I ordered the tonneau cover, camping tent, and all season mats from Honda when I ordered my BE. I couldn't justify any other accessories.

I've got 8yo twins and taking mini-excursions with them would be awesome. I also have a side business where having the option of sleeping on site would be fantastic. I like that I'll be off the ground, protected on three sides, and with the cutout for the back window I'll have easy access to heat/air and a power supply. I assume that I can set the temp in the truck where I want it and if it I get hot or cold I can use the remote start/stop to easily get comfortable air flowing into the tent.

I just hope it's easy to setup, durable, and that the straps coming over the side dont wear on the paint.
Using that sliding window for heat and AC is a great idea! I think the truck will only run for 10min on remote start though.
 

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Looking forward to an actual user with review on the tent, setup.

If it was me, I'd start planning on either some of the "clear bra" type of paint protection material or some "microfiber" DIY setup, because when I saw the tent in the "Camp Ridgeline" promotional stuff, that was my first concern.
Yeah, that's the first thing I saw too. I've waxed it and I bought a package of 32 microfiber clothes that I can use when I first try to put it on to see where it touches the paint. I figure I'll put it on first at the dealership so that they can help (if needed) and in case there is any defects. I'll post pictures or a video and a review when it comes in. My kids ask me every day about it, I'm glad they are excited to go camping...
 

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Using that sliding window for heat and AC is a great idea! I think the truck will only run for 10min on remote start though.
Yeah, but it can be extended by another 10 minutes with the remote. Here is what the manual says:

"Press the Lock button, then press and hold the Hold (start) button. Some exterior lights flash once. The engine runs for up to 10 minutes without you starting the vehicle. To extend the run time for another 10 minutes during the first run, press the Lock button, then press and hold the Start button. (Some exterior lights come back on three times, twice, if a 10-minute extension request was transmitted successfully)"​

I'm not sure if there is a max of 20 minutes or if you can repeat this process indefinitely. I would imagine that 10-20 minutes of run time would push enough heat or AC to make it comfortable for a while.
 

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A very good overview of setting up the tent. I will be using microfiber under the straps - just received my tent. I do all kinds of camping - mostly in a hammock these days and remote; however, I also like to bring my boat to a camp site and use a pop-up site and not have to move for a few days - the Ridgeline tent is perfect for that!


The Ridgeline tent is a Napier Sportz Series 57 - with a couple of bells and whistles thrown in specific to the Ridgeline.

Here's another review on the series 57 and it looks like the durability of the fiberglass poles might be suspect:

 

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Also on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Napier-Sportz-Strap-Protectors-Small/dp/B000PCY6Z8
thanks for the info

I got the tent when i got my E. I plan on using it when visiting the inlaws etc. So far i've been sleeping under the night sky with my head by the rear window and the tailgate down. Someday i will set up the tent... but after i get the fuzz for my paint.
 

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Just set up the Ridgeline Tent for the first time yesterday. As suspected, the fiberglass poles are not great. Luckily, I've got a bunch of older backpacking tents that have DAC Aluminum poles and I can replace some of the stock Ridgeline tent poles with aluminum. I also received the strap covers from Napier - makes me feel better to have them on the straps even though I don't think the straps would really hurt the paint. Notice I also used tarp clips on the fly to pull out the sides of the rain fly for better ventilation - there should be pull-outs in the design.
 

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Just set up the Ridgeline Tent for the first time yesterday. As suspected, the fiberglass poles are not great. Luckily, I've got a bunch of older backpacking tents that have DAC Aluminum poles and I can replace some of the stock Ridgeline tent poles with aluminum. I also received the strap covers from Napier - makes me feel better to have them on the straps even though I don't think the straps would really hurt the paint. Notice I also used tarp clips on the fly to pull out the sides of the rain fly for better ventilation - there should be pull-outs in the design.

I have a BE with an OEM tonneau cover and OEM tent. Q. Can you set up the tent without completely removing the OEM tonneau cover or can you simply fold it forward to the front then set up your tent?
 

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Maybe it's just the pix, but that looks like a complete PITA to set up. How long does it take to set up & tear down? Kinda sucks if you need to take your truck somewhere....after you just set it up. Seems like it would be kind of cramped as well. How's the room?

I think an RTT would be a better choice. Bigger, quicker up & down. Still have use of your truck bed with the tent up. I used a Featherlite RTT on my G1, and loved it. :smile:
 
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