Alan Singer Posted December 4, 2022 Share Posted December 4, 2022 (edited) Good morning/Evening Fellow Vellfire/Alphard fans! I am hoping that someone else in the English speaking world has tried to explore the possibility of putting a rooftop tent on their Vellfire. I need to know what is the DYNAMIC ROOF LOAD rating for a 2008 Vellfire. I do not have a Vellfire owners manual in English, which would normally be the place one would look to find out the dynamic roof load rating I am thinking of putting a hardshell rooftop tent on the roof of our 2008 Vellfire. These tents can weigh anything between 65 kg and 99 kgs and even more. As I understand the concept of roof load rating, every vehicle has a specification of what the heaviest mass is that can be SAFELY attached to the roof whilst the car is in motion. i understand this is referred to as the DYNAMIC roof load limit. If the roof load rating is 100kg, it means the roof can support a total weight of 100kg and happily drive - corner and brake, with the roof and it's support being strong enough to withstand any damage from the momentum forces placed on the roof by extra weight (65kg to 90kg) which add significant additional stress to the supporting components of the roof during the cornering or braking of the vehicle. I think of the degree of the rigidity that the roof has relative to the body of the car. I am really hoping to be able to mount a 75Kg hardshell roof tent Is there anyone who has experience in mounting a roof top tent ? Or anyone with any knowledge that could assist such as a confirmed source to categorically state the Toyota official dynamic roof load rating? Edited December 5, 2022 by Alan Singer correction Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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