i have been interested in RTT's for years but cant bring myself to spend upwards of $1000 on a tent. so last summer i decided to build one with a budget of $400, i borrowed an old 1980 RTT from someone i know and started copying parts of his and getting materials together. i have the base, the tent frame, the hinges, and the roofracks all assembled and have now decided that its gonna be closer to $700 but im committed now.
all i have left to do is the canvas, ladder and a mattress. the canvas is the part i have been having a really hard time sourcing out at a reasonable price. i want to use a thick treated canvas rather than a polyester tent fabric, does anyone know where i can find canvas? i need roughly 30' x 60".
has anyone else made their own RTT and have any suggestions?
i basically have until next hunting season to finish it.
i'll post some pictures up when i get a chance.