If your Front Runner rack is 48” x 84” / 1220mm x 2134mm or larger you can set up the Rev Rack Tent for transport and sleeping directly to the rack. No steel platform needed. The rack itself provides all the support necessary. This saves on weight and cost. There is no reason to put a metal platform on a metal platform to support a roof top tent if your rack is large enough. The Rev Rack Tent includes the necessary mounting kit.
If your Front Runner rack is smaller, you will need the Rev Roof Top Tent to sleep on the vehicle.
If you’re familiar with traditional roof top tents, the Rev Roof Top Tent uses a similar platform tracks and clamps.
To mount the Rev Roof Top Tent on a Front Runner Slimline II rack, you may need the Front Runner Tent Mount kit (SKU TBMK001). The Tent mount kit raises the Rev Platform a few centimeters so when it is open it can clear the raised lip of the rack.
If you have any Front Runner Expedition Rails installed on the Slimline II tray, they may block the Rev Roof Top Tent from opening. You will need clearance. But lucky for you, because the Expedition Rail kits are modular, you can easily remove the Expedition Rail section where you need the Rev Platform to open.
PRO HACK: Flip the Slimline II tray over so the raised lip faces down and you can attach the Rev Roof Top Tent without the need to purchase the Front Runner Tent Mount Kit. If you’re not using any Front Runner side mount accessories and don’t need the nut channel on the edge to be facing up, why not? It does not change the performance of the rack and it looks the same. (You can carefully remove and flip the Front Runner stickers for the new orientation).
To quickly remove the entire Rev Roof Top Tent platform to convert your vehicle back to a daily driver, consider purchasing the Front Runner Quick Release Tent mount Kit. These clever brackets replace the regular Front Runner Tent Mount kit and allow for quick and smooth installation and removal of the Rev Platform, no tools needed.