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Do you know what is a rooftop tent?

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Do you know what is a rooftop tent?

For friends who like to drive by themselves, rooftop tents do have many inherent advantages, such as being higher than ordinary outdoor tents and living more comfortably (no need to worry about wet ground, reptiles, rooftop tents on rainy days) living higher, with good views, and relatively safer. Can I install a rooftop tent in my car? How to choose a rooftop tent? What troubles does the rooftop tent have in actual use? The following will explain in detail the knowledge about the rooftop tent for everyone.


Here is the content list:

1. What is a roof tent?

2. What car can install a roof tent and how to install it?

3. How to choose a roof tent?


What is a roof tent?

The rooftop tent, also known as the "home" on the roof, has a history of 50 to 60 years in the surrounding industries that have developed along with the automobile manufacturing industry. With the increase in car ownership in China, self-driving tours are gradually heating up, and rooftop tents are one of the optional equipment for outdoor self-driving tours.

With the development of rooftop tents in the past few years, more and more new products have appeared in everyone's field of vision, and there have been significant improvements from the streamlined appearance to the weight reduction. This effectively increases the convenience of travel.

The rooftop tent is simple and quick to install, adapts to a variety of models, and complements off-road vehicles and SUVs. The rooftop tent is hailed as the home on the roof, which truly realizes the artistic conception of building a home outdoors and taking peace of mind.


What car can install a roof tent/how to install it?

In European and American societies where the camping culture is mature, almost all cars can be installed with rooftop tents, and the installation methods are almost the same. Naturally, like SUV models, I have seen players who arrange roof tents on hatchbacks/sedans. The first prerequisite for installing a rooftop tent is that your car must have a roof rack (the original factory is the best), and it must be bolted to the roof of the car. Don't choose the one that sticks to the roof. It is important to know that the most common rooftop tent also weighs 40-60 kg, and the dynamic quality of driving when installed on the roof is even more amazing. When passing through bumpy roads or even accelerating and emergency braking, the pressure on the luggage rack is very large, so it must be strong.

The second step is to choose the crossbar. The rooftop tent is not directly fixed to the longitudinal roof rack. You need to install the matching crossbar before fixing the rooftop tent. Of course, some hard-core off-road vehicles will modify the roof frame or flat roof frame, which saves the step of separately installing the crossbar. In the end, of course, the rooftop tent is installed. This is a laborious task. It is difficult to put on the roof safely without two or three adult men.


How to choose a roof tent?

Roof tents can be divided into two categories: hardtop and soft top. Hardtop tents usually have a metal or hard material shell. The thickness of the rooftop tent can be better controlled by pneumatic tappets, and the wind noise can be controlled during driving. It’s also better, but it’s usually not pretty in shape and the price is higher.

Similar to the soft-top rooftop tent is still the choice of most people. The entry price of soft-top rooftop tents is relatively low, and soft-top rooftop tents are also divided into folding and non-folding styles. In addition, a lot of electric car rooftop tents have been released recently. I do not recommend them. Reliability is a big problem. If you cannot open or close in the wild, you will be very broken. In contrast, it is not troublesome to build a rooftop tent manually, and it can add some fun to your camping life.


Trustmade Co., Ltd. has developed a variety of different rooftop tents such as small rooftop tents,auto rooftop tents, and so on, and conducted a large number of tests before leaving the factory to ensure the quality. If you are in the rooftop tent business, you can consider using our cost-effective products.




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