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I opted to pull mine on a trailer - but I did acquire the Necessary roof crossbars to place it on the roof. This is the trailer now , I’m currently waiting on the parts to arrive to lift it and put bigger tires on it . Springs , 3500lb axle , larger wheels/tires.
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Cool trailer! Looks like gobs of storage capacity. And you can drive away from camp without packing up - love it.

Mine is a Cascadia Vehicle Tents Mt. Rainier, 72"x48" stowed, 72"x96" mattress, plus covered ladder area. Ample space for two of us. Need to add a trailer for more than two.

160lbs, winch-hoisted and stored (but on top of the Ascent pretty much year-round). Old style Thule load bars and feet. The Ascent barely notices the weight; I don't sense any extra leaning, but I imagine there is some if turning aggressively. Highway gas mileage does get nailed however.

I have not tried the zip-on annex, as it kind of violates my personal purpose for a roof top tent (nothing touching the ground, no hosing off the floor mat of scorpions). But it would add some space, maybe for an extra cot under the ladder.

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They look great!

We picked up an Overlander XL a few months ago and are excited to put it on and use it soon. Question to you guys about the cross bars: whereabouts did you mount them and how much spacing between? Did you center it on the roof rack? Thoughts about shifting it all the way back to limit how much it blocks the sunroof?

The Overlander XL is 76" long - did you divide that in to thirds for the cross bar spacing or ?

Ill post a pic once we get out in it.
 
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