Homemade DIY Ute (Truck) canopy camper with buit in rooftop tent

A tour around a Ute canopy I’ve made at home with a built in rooftop tent that folds out of the canopy roof.
I made this so we would have something quick and easy to take camping.
I encourage having a go and doing these sort of things yourself, even if it doesn’t turn out to look professional you will learn heaps!

31 Comments

  1. Calvin Hikes on September 16, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I love things which fold out! Great work. So tidy and functional.

  2. Camper & Overland on September 16, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Very good job. Congrats

  3. Bunga Bening on September 16, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Like it! Similar to a Flippac. What type of hinge do you use to allow the roof to swing over and become the floor of the sleeping compartment? It will have the weight of two adults and one child in it yet it seems to hang over the cab with no support. The Flippac uses a torsion bar to achieve that effect. How did you do it?

  4. Joseph DuPont on September 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I think that you can soften aluminum by putting soot on it and then heating it enough to burn off the soot.

  5. nathan koroush on September 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Love it very simple, no loads of bs

  6. Ony Quiñones on September 16, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Outstanding job! I like your design. You have a beautiful family. Greetings from the Caribbean.

  7. Babyfarts Megezacks on September 16, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    From one dad to another make sher those Matt’s aren’t the poison recalled cancer causing kids Matt’s that I had for my kid!

  8. Noblebird02 on September 16, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    How does the tent go in tropical conditions/heavy rain?

  9. Michal Micic on September 16, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Hey man, good on you it looks super light and airy and easy to open and pack. Impressed!

  10. Pawan Murari on September 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    i want to know the equipments used in drop down tv in detail pls boss

  11. Cruising with MT on September 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Wonderful job done it was ur first time but still its better than a Chinese product keep learning and let others learn from ur work

  12. ivey ivey12 on September 16, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    very talented

  13. Joseph DuPont on September 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Very very interesting.. I wanted to make a streamline sloping down bed cover but now I realize, thanks to you that I can flip that over the cab with maybe support poles on the front bumper… Thank you for neat unit.

  14. Dwi Widianto on September 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Awesome and inspiring

  15. Jay mind ya business on September 16, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    That is absolutely genius!

  16. Peter H on September 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Nice job mate and your little bloke is a champ!

  17. Tom Henson on September 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Epic, well done

  18. Rumrunner Adventures on September 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Amazing work

  19. Sonny Christyan Imanuel on September 16, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    What a adorable baby..great job my friend

  20. Bossy Bill on September 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Nicely done and I don’t mean to take anything away from that, it has certainly been nicely put together, but the design…
    Whilst you’ve got lots of ‘living space’ you’re very limited on ‘storage space’. Like, where do you store the mattress, or where’s the kitchen? Because you need to climb into the alum box, the use of that floor space must be kept clear when the top is popped and used.

  21. George Lee on September 16, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Good job, you shoud start your own business. Love the toddler.

  22. Little Spider on September 16, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Very creative.

  23. Joseph DuPont on September 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Putting a clear plastic hatch to the cabin from the bed would really make it cool. what does it weigh

  24. Love or hate me It's up 2 you on September 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Hey Ben JOHANSON I think you did a marvelous job hooking up that mobile tent , plus you have a beautiful family together share that tent with and I wish you millions of miles. If I had a truck like yours I’d copy your invention lol thank you for sharing your video . I’m a new subscriber and I’ll be following you so keep sharing videos. Oh yeah and I’m from America ,NYC the Bronx. Peace, love and respect to you and your family.

  25. Josh Weaver on September 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Man this thing turned out great good job my friend.

  26. angela nadeau on September 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Nicely done 👍

  27. Sainbayar Battur on September 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    great job

  28. Abby Babby on September 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Genius. Supper job.

  29. Liam Carter on September 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Absolutely fantastic man. This is an amazing idea!

  30. Old Bum On A Bike on September 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    What an awesome job. 👌👍

  31. KERYN WOODS on September 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Cheers matey, great set up, you’re an inspiring uveitis that’s for sure

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