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Lookin for some insight on how this works!

So, bought on one these....


and im trying to see how they sit in the bed. mine seems to sit rather low, as in it isnt sitting on the sides like i thought it would. might have to figure out how to "make it fit" lol



anybody got one of these? (ford oem one) if so can i get a copy of the setup directions?

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What do you mean low? I have one but haven't used it yet. Wouldn't you want it to hang over the edges so no water gets between the tent and the bed?
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What do you mean low? I have one but haven't used it yet. Wouldn't you want it to hang over the edges so no water gets between the tent and the bed?
Look at the door, its not sitting right.

Although I am not familiar with these and have no help. I just see its wrong.
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Oh, could that be because of the fenders? Maybe you have it pulled down too hard, are you able to loosen up a little and see if that changes anything?

Get ahold of Scott (Dixie) he posted pics of it set up and he might remember how it strapped down before he sold it to me.
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Oh, could that be because of the fenders? Maybe you have it pulled down too hard, are you able to loosen up a little and see if that changes anything?
Yeah after looking further I think you have the rear straps too tight. See in the factory photo how the tent stops at the top of the bed whereas yours goes all the way down past the taillights. Try and adjust that.
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Also after looking at the pics, I am undecided if I will leave it attached or tear it down each day while at silver lake...

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I always wanted one of those.... looks really nice.
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ok guys thanks for the info. im going to try and set it up when i get back from florida, its freezing today and im on a plane tomorrow afternoon. You may be right on the straps, i dont remember how tight i had them. Only way to tell is set it up again.
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In the OEM pic it looks like the tent corners are resting inside the four tie-down points on the truck bed. The middle point pulls the tent outward allowing rain to roll down the truck bed outside. I don't have one of these, just my observations. Best of luck.
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Tent is laying more towards the right side! Put down this all and setup this again ! I thinks you got the experience in 1st time! Good Luck
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Looks like if the front was tightened and rear loosened it would sit right.
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The stock photo seems to have a diff arch then yours?
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i want one of those! probably so expensive though for an OEM one
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i want one of those! probably so expensive though
3xx i has one but cant zip it up im too tall FML
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lol. ill get a price tomorrow
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Mine cost me $75-$80. Nate it looks like from your pics you have it strapped down too hard. The rear arch pole above the door looks like its missing in your pic. Whereas with Scott it's there and helping keep structure.
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i dont have a door arch pole with this tent.
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hold the phone, 80bucks? where did you get it?
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i dont have a door arch pole with this tent.
That's probably why, it looks like that is the rear support.

I bought it used.

EDIT: I don't have the ford one, mine is aftermarket and Scott's old one. I haven't looked yet but I am certain I have that rear support pole. Yours looks like I mentioned about being too tight.
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well this tent doesnt have a door support. im gonna give it another go sunday and see.
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