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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey
Ikamper Skycamp Roof Tent

This popped up on the wife's FB feed and I thought it looked really good. Especially like the roofbox look closed and how quick to set up. Like the idea of this and an ostrich wing on a rack for quick getaways.

Does anyone have any experience with them?

http://www.ikamper.com


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Please excuse the Jeeps Embarassed James
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Post #587076 22nd Dec 2016 9:45pm
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L110CDL



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Just watched the video on it, looks a great bit of kit and all in the roof box, great find James Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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cartoonhead



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I see you got yours now James - mine arrives on Thursday.

How you getting on with it?

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JOW240725



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I love it! It is so easy to set up and put away. The tent itself takes 30secs, even with the annex its only 5-10minutes. I haven't played with it much yet but will be interesting to see how much bedding can be left in it. I suspect we'll also improve the mattress. It seems the addition a memory foam mattress topper is a popular improvement.

I'll be interested to see how you get fitting it. The fixing channels on the tent run front to back, the same as the Hannibal rack. Unfortunately for me, the spacings don't work out. If the Skycamp channel falls between rack slats it will be fine, you can just clamp to the cross bars. On the Hannibal the channels sit on top of the slats with the fixing bolts right on the edge. You can in fact just about fit the bolt at the back but the channel isn't parallel so it clashes at the front. Being right on the edge also means you can't drill thru the slat. For the time being, I've just used roof bars.

The Defender roof being so high you might need a step to open and close, but it's easy enough. I suspect the annex has been designed for a lower roof but it still works on the Defender and doesn't look too bad.

Eventually, I'll probably mount it on our camping trailer so we can drop, set up camp and still drive away. But want the option to easily fit on the Defender for quick overnight trips.

There is a sequence of things you need to remember when putting it away, remove strut clamps, open windows (lets air billow out), hold on to the closing strap, it's easy enough but I've yet managed to remember it all!

I look forward to seeing yours mounted and being used!


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 James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

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JOW240725



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Are you collecting from Felixstowe? If so, you can call in for a cupper on your way past! James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

Post #701704 18th Apr 2018 2:32pm
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Good to hear - thanks for the pics as well Smile I’ve got the annex room same as you, and I’ll have the fox wing awning on the other side.

The mattress seems to be a common complaint, hoping like you I’ll be able to fit in a topper as well as my bedding.

I’m getting mine delivered to my house tomorrow - the only collection I was offered was from Scotland and I couldn’t be bothered!

I’m sure there’s a way to make it fit, i’ll let you know, my rack isn’t Hannibal but very similar. I’ll be at adventure overland with it next weekend if you’re going?

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JOW240725



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Ah you must be getting it from Andy Warder, that's good. As you probably read I got one 2nd hand but saw Andy at the Camping and Caravanning Show and he was very helpful.

There will be a way of fixing it to the Hannibal, I just haven't investigated too far yet. I'm also keen to keep it as low as possible so trying to avoid the obvious option of another cross rail on top of the rack.

You'll see how it fits with your Tempo slats. It will fit it just depends how easy! Can't wait to see photos!

The previous owner installed carpet tiles to the base to reduce condensation, made a really good job of it.

I'll be interested to hear how you get on with the annex. The spike of the pole goes thru the inner canvas but not the flysheet and it seems to me as if it will eventually make holes in the fly (already got a small tear), we've put caps on the ends of the spikes at the moment. I might punch an eyelet in the flysheet so it goes thru both, that way it will locate a lot better.

I want to get some extra poles to hold up the doors for additional undercover.

I'm still saving for a Fox wing, it'll be the perfect match with the Skycamp on the driver's side. The trouble is I like the look of the self-supporting ones which are mucho money. Shocked

Unfortunately I don't think I'm going ot make to to the Overland Show. Have a great day. James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

Post #701720 18th Apr 2018 4:18pm
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cartoonhead



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Well it’s arrived and it’s on the roof.. I fully understand your predicament now with regards to the horizontal slats! Neutral

I will ponder this issue over a few beers Laughing

Post #701994 20th Apr 2018 7:27pm
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No prices on the website, how much for the roof tent & annexe?

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cartoonhead



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There are prices on the website - try here https://ikamper.uk.com/collections/shop

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JOW240725



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Typical! Does it sit on top of the slats?

Can you just drill thru the slat? I considered relocating the runners on the Skycamp, it only bolts thru the honeycomb base, but I was worried about weakening the base.

The obvious thing is to bolt a cross rail to the runners then clamp that to the rack, but I wanted to keep it as low as possible.

I'll be watching with interest. Thumbs Up James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

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That's on my shopping list!! Thumbs Up 
DINGO - '99 Discovery 2 V8 with 300Tdi transplant, chawton white. Repatriated from Australia and expedition prepped.
**FOR SALE**
SHARKY - '06 Discovery 3 HSE Auto, bonatti grey. SOLD.
GEORGE - '99 Discovery 1 300Tdi Auto, willow green. Daily driver, travel companion, part of the family! SOLD.
PINGU - '96 Defender 110 300Tdi station wagon. SOLD.


Dream LR - 130 pop top station wagon camper.

Post #702131 21st Apr 2018 8:05am
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cartoonhead wrote:
Good to hear - thanks for the pics as well Smile I’ve got the annex room same as you, and I’ll have the fox wing awning on the other side.

I’m sure there’s a way to make it fit, i’ll let you know, my rack isn’t Hannibal but very similar. I’ll be at adventure overland with it next weekend if you’re going?


Cartoonhead, I'm hoping to do a day trip to the AO show on the Sunday. Mind if I look you up?

We must have similar taste because a 130 with hard top and an Ikamper is the set up I have planned for my wife and I with 2 young adventurous sons!!! Just need to sell my beloved 300Tdi converted Disco 2 first Big Cry Big Cry 
DINGO - '99 Discovery 2 V8 with 300Tdi transplant, chawton white. Repatriated from Australia and expedition prepped.
**FOR SALE**
SHARKY - '06 Discovery 3 HSE Auto, bonatti grey. SOLD.
GEORGE - '99 Discovery 1 300Tdi Auto, willow green. Daily driver, travel companion, part of the family! SOLD.
PINGU - '96 Defender 110 300Tdi station wagon. SOLD.


Dream LR - 130 pop top station wagon camper.

Post #702132 21st Apr 2018 8:50am
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cartoonhead



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I'd love to meet up but I'm only there on the Saturday Sad

You're only round the corner anyway - you can come take a look at the 130 and tent some time?

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cartoonhead



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Tent is fitted Very Happy

In the end I took the two rails off the bottom, cut them in half with a hacksaw and remounted them width-ways, then used the standard mounts provided. I reused the existing holes for the middle two slats but had to drill new ones for the top and bottom slats as there are a few nuts and things that get in the way otherwise.

Slats:

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Fitted:

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And with annex room:

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There's a few more pics over on my 130 thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic60113-45.html

The tent is now a permanent part of the car as far as I'm concerned, fitting it was an absolute nightmare and I'm never doing it again Rolling with laughter

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