The Overland Vehicle Systems TMBK Roof Top Tent with Rain Fly can fit up to three people and is the best folding roof top tent on the market that provides shelter and protection from the outback and wilderness weather.
The used market is nuts and even a lot of the new market is nuts with price markups due to low inventory. Sometimes you'll find some good deals in the for sale section here on the forums as well, but at $1,000 or less for an RTT you'll probably have to take what you can get (and the RTT I linked won't be in stock until next month).
I’m considering a RTT. I like the low profile of a hard shell. But they tend to take up the entire rack. I have an Apex Overland Frontrunner rack. Soft shell, hard shell or ground tent like a gazelle? Opinions?
Rooftop Tent Camping - has several opinions on RTT, ground tents, why, etc:
In this video I brought up three major reasons why we chose to install a Roof Top Tent on our 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The tent is a Tepui Ayer. Small but perfect for this size of vehicle. For most of my entire life I have camped on the ground and still would to this day. The biggest reason we wanted...
Michael submitted an Article on the main site! Roof Top Tent or Ground Tent? [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][FONT=georgia]We’ve all seen epic pictures of Rooftop Tents out in the wild and thought, “Man, that looks awesome.” But how do you know if a RTT is right for... Continue reading...
Nine pages of Rooftop Tent, Yay or Nay. OP asks who switched from RTT to ground tent, or vice versa, why, and if RTT are just gimmicks:
Have you switched from a RTT to a ground tent? Started out with a ground tent, went to a RTT, found out you didn’t like it and went back to the ground? Or, the other way around? Do you regret buying one? Are they mostly just a gimmicky thing? It’s okay, you can tell us the truth. Sometimes...
Ten pages of "What is your preferred shelter? Rooftop Tent vs Ground Tent vs etc...
I'm new to the overlanding scene, and I'm trying to make some decisions about my rig/gear. I'll normally be by myself. My girlfriend may potentially tag along, but she'd prefer to take the camper (Coachmen Clipper 17FQ) if she's coming with me. So with all of the experience/knowledge in the OB...
You will also get better response when you post questions like this in the different sub-forums instead of "New Members Start Here." There are subforums for all sorts of things; Gear, Rigs, and Q&A subforums on all sorts of things, too.
Good luck, hope you find just the right one at just the right price.