(1) Benefits of roof tents
·Easy to install: Designed for quick setup. After entering the camp, you can loosen a few straps, pop them out and unfold the poles and ladders.
·Sturdy structure: Generally, the floor, tent fabric and pole materials are particularly strong and can withstand stormy weather.
·Comfort: Most are equipped with ultra-luxury foam mattresses.
·Campsites anywhere: No matter where you are, you can set up in campsites, parking lots, and remote dirt roads. Although it is flat, it does not require a clean tent mat.
(2) The disadvantages of roof tents (Yes, there are some)
·Cost: definitely much more expensive than camping tents (but cheaper than RVs)
Stay on the roof: Although it can be set quickly, secondary disadvantages include greater air resistance on the highway and the fact that you cannot maintain the settings when you drive away from a long-term camp. You also need to consider whether to bother to remove it outside of the camping trip.
- How to know which tent is suitable for your vehicle
Most roof tents weigh more than 50kg, so you need to make sure that the roof rack is capable of this task. If you don’t have a roof rack, you need to consider the weight of the tent when buying a roof rack as the basis for a roof tent. It is not always easy to find the required specifications, so you may need to contact the seller of the roof rack to obtain the required information to determine the required specifications.
To check whether the roof tent can be installed on your vehicle, please check the following information:
(1) The total weight of the tent: it should be in the product specifications of the tent.
(2) Dynamic weight capacity of cars and shelves: This function can measure your ability to support the weight of the tent while driving. You need to verify this specification for both the vehicle and the luggage rack. Therefore, if you want to put the tent on a separately purchased roof rack, you must check the vehicle’s manual about the roof’s dynamic weight capability and the roof rack for the same specifications.
(3) Roof rack compatibility: Check the product description or consult the seller to ensure that your roof rack can be used with the roof tent.
(4) Static weight capacity: The ability of the roof rack (and roof) to support its designated number of sleepers and its equipment is usually not a problem. Most car roofs have been designed to withstand the loads associated with rollover accidents. Add in the load distribution provided by the sturdy tent floor platform and the extra support provided by the ladder, and you will have a very strong structure. But to be on the safe side, you still need to confirm that the static weight capacity of the vehicle and roof rack will support the weight of the tent and everyone in the tent and their sleeping equipment.
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