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I’d like to use a Roofnest Sparrow roof top tent on the Maverick. Two of the options I see for naked roofs are from Thule and Yakima, plus the one on the newly released Ford accessory site. The Thule site specifically says roof top tents should not be used with their naked roof unit. I see where Leitner announced they will make their bed system for the Maverick but you can’t use a bed cover with it and I want that to cover and protect gear.

I’m looking for any suggestions, racks that you know that work or aftermarket resources for installing roof rails on the truck

thank you!
 

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I'm nearing 60 and the idea of climbing on top of the cab to sleep is disheartening. What's wrong with a bed camper tent. Just throw the other stuff in the back seat area.
 

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I’d like to use a Roofnest Sparrow roof top tent on the Maverick. Two of the options I see for naked roofs are from Thule and Yakima, plus the one on the newly released Ford accessory site. The Thule site specifically says roof top tents should not be used with their naked roof unit. I see where Leitner announced they will make their bed system for the Maverick but you can’t use a bed cover with it and I want that to cover and protect gear.

I’m looking for any suggestions, racks that you know that work or aftermarket resources for installing roof rails on the truck

thank you!
BAK makes a Hard Folding Tonneau Cover with Rack System which would work for the roof top tents. They haven’t released it for the Maverick yet but I’m sure it will soon be coming. RetraxOne XR with tonneau cover is also an option and already available. Definitely pricey by the time that you add the rack or crossbars but it’s also compatible with many accessories so that’s nice.
 

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You do realize that having such a big thing above the roof is likely to cause all kinds of noise going the road?
yes, I’m familiar with how they perform. The tent I’m considering is contained in a very aerodynamic case. cant be more noise than when we travel with kayaks on another vehicle we have. Thanks
 

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BAK makes a Hard Folding Tonneau Cover with Rack System which would work for the roof top tents. They haven’t released it for the Maverick yet but I’m sure it will soon be coming. RetraxOne XR with tonneau cover is also an option and already available. Definitely pricey by the time that you add the rack or crossbars but it’s also compatible with many accessories so that’s nice.
Looked at videos on the Retrax using the Yakima towers and hd bars. Exactly what i was looking for. Thank you very much!
 

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I'm nearing 60 and the idea of climbing on top of the cab to sleep is disheartening. What's wrong with a bed camper tent. Just throw the other stuff in the back seat area.
To quote what I was told at 57 , "you're still a puppy". I have two tent types. 1. iKamper which is a solid fabric and warmer then a regular tent material and holds up well to weather and strong winds. The ladder is solid and steps are wide enough. Added inside switched LED lights makes it easy enough to enter and exit for those midnight runs. My other tent that I used on my F150 short bed - Riteline tent - Truck Tents | Truck Bed Camping | Rightline Gear | Rightline Gear. This is more a tent topper. I opted for this model with no floor. A floor sewn in model requires you to move the gear out to set up. It functions in material and ventilation like most ground tents. I find it a bit cooler and has more condensation then the iKamper. Low cost! Easy to carry and sets up like a ground tent. I am going to try it on the Maverick. If sleeping two, will add a removable platform (plywood) over the wheel wells as sleeping two requires 50 inch width for a double air mattress. Also, will need to extend the platform two feet (as a DIY slide out) so the floor goes from 4.5 feet to 6.5 feet. Hope this helps!
 
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