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johnnyd



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Roofnest Roof Tents

Any good? Anyone here got one?

JD

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Post #738044 1st Nov 2018 5:46pm
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leeds



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Have not heard of this company and can not easily find them listed on company house. They appear to be an American company.

Now a quick read on website shows

Quote:


We have a shipment arriving in the UK mid-August – it contains a limited number of Sparrow Xs, Sparrow EYEs, and several New Sparrows and New Eagles. To reserve one of these Roofnests so it’s yours when it arrives, you can place a £725 deposit.

Once you’re deposit is placed, we will put your name on the very next available tent in your selected model and color and as soon as it arrives we will collect the balance due and either ship it right out to you or make it available for pickup.

Please note that due to our inventory management system, this deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. However, if your tent has not arrived within 45 days of placing your deposit, we will refund your deposit in full.





I would urge caution, check if they have stock in the UK before parting with money.

Any payment pay with a credit card


Now this part of the quote above

However, if your tent has not arrived within 45 days of placing your deposit, we will refund your deposit in full.

That says to me that they are taking deposits of about 50% of orders then getting items made wherever and then shipped to the UK.

Have just placed a tent in the shopping cart for a tent which is apparently in stock and then got message

Non-refundable Reservation Deposit for Future Shipment - Eagle, Black shell $950.00


Why if buying from a 'UK" company is actual payment will be in USD? That means you do not know actual price and what about UK VAT?


Personally I would urge caution and ALL payment via a CREDIT CARD


Hope I am not being too pessimistic!


Brendan

Post #738055 1st Nov 2018 7:17pm
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johnnyd



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Points noted........

But it also does say you can pick up your tent from the shop in Dorchester, given what you have disclosed, that would be my option, I was more interested in what people thought of them as a tent compared to the other roof tents, but maybe its a very new company I have just fallen on and no one has one.

JD

Edit.....forgot to say, it does say IN STOCK for the new release tents

JD 2008 TDCi 2.4 XS CSW

Post #738056 1st Nov 2018 7:23pm
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leeds



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If you can go and see the tents in Dorchester, please do so before parting with money. Just because a website says items are in stock I know that there can be a big difference between a website and what is physically on someone's shelf

Some friends of ours paid for a roof tent, was told it was about 6 weeks delivery, landed up being 6 months. Have heard stories that another company took 12 months to fulfil a paid for order for a roof tent. Those are the reason why I was urging caution.

We ordered some kit in May, was told delivery late June or July. Current delivery date is December, luckily we have not paid for them.


The designs look very similar to the Italian made Autohome range of roof tents. We are aware of a new hard shell tent made in Germany which will be available early next year.

Please go and have a good look at them and report back.



Brendan

Post #738077 1st Nov 2018 8:48pm
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johnnyd



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To be honest, if I was selling an imported product these days, I would be quoting in native currency also, given the downtrend of the pound currently why would you quote in pounds......it’s a losing currency until we stop this madness ...........at least selling in native currency protects the seller......

JD 2008 TDCi 2.4 XS CSW

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Badger110



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They get mentioned a lot on expedition portal, nothing bad seen so far, US made I believe.

Post #738238 2nd Nov 2018 8:22pm
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LittleFoot



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Had a good look at one last week on a customers Cruiser... Not terrible but nothing great either...Fabric looked a bit cheap and general finish was very much budget end. Lower shell is a little flimsy too.

However customer seemed to like it Thumbs Up

Badger - definately not made in USA Whistle

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johnnyd



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Was it one of the new releases with ‘improved materials’ out of interest?

JD 2008 TDCi 2.4 XS CSW

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LittleFoot wrote:


Badger - definately not made in USA Whistle


South of the border? Mr. Green

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leeds



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More like a few thousand miles west to be honest.

I could have a good guess at the manufacturer who exports 70% of their production to the USA.


Brendan

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LittleFoot



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JD customer had bought very recently assume new model? He had just come back from a trip to Morocco and told me he loved the tent but had to take a hotel room due to the tent getting flooded in a storm🤣

Post #738482 3rd Nov 2018 11:10pm
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