Using [Factory] Crossbars for Roof Top Tents

How can we estimate the capacity of our factory crossbars and then test it before wrecking our vehicle? Will factory crossbars work for a rooftop tent? It seems like a lot of people say factory crossbars are crap. But is that really true? Could the real problem be that manufacturers just don’t want to deal … Read more

Best Roof Top Tent for FJ Cruiser

In order to find the best roof top tent for the FJ Cruiser, we first have to talk about weight and racks. Once those are squared away we can talk about the best tents. Throwing a 200lb roof top tent on a vehicle that can only handle 165lbs might be a problem. You should know … Read more

Best Rooftop Tent for 4Runner

Maximum carrying weight for a 4Runner rooftop rack is only 120lbs. Apparently, that applies to on-road and off-road driving. That means you have a problem. If you are going to buy a rooftop tent you must pay attention to weight. This weight only applies while the vehicle is in motion – tent weight with no … Read more

CVT Rooftop Tents Installation Videos

Installation videos: CVT Mt. Shasta Rooftop Tent (Summit Line) Installation and Setup – YouTube CVT Mt. Shasta Rooftop Tent (Pioneer Series) Installation and Setup – YouTube CVT Installation Tutorial – YouTube

Rooftop Tent Moisture Control

Warm and moist air on the inside of your rooftop tent. Nice and cold air at night on the outside. Those two environments meet at the tent walls and floor. And it’s where you have a moisture control problem in the form of water condensation. You may need to address this problem. You are probably … Read more

Cheap Roof Top Tent

Two models fit the the cheap roof top tent category. One is the Smittybilt Overlander Rooftop Tent for $900 at Amazon.Com. The other one is the Raptor Series Offgrid Voyager Rooftop Tent for $850 at Amazon.Com. Smittybilt Overlander Rooftop Tent The best cheap roof top tent is the Smittybilt Overlander. It leads by far in … Read more

Price Tracking: Tepui Ayer & Kukenam, Rapter Voyager and Smittybilt Overlander

Below is a price tracking table that is updated daily. It covers the Tepui Ayer, Tepui Kukenam, Rapter Voyager and Smittybilt Overlander. Legend notes follow the table. My notes follow at the end. Note: Click the Date arrow to change the sort order. How to read the legend: 1. Ayer(A) = Tepui Explorer Ayer at … Read more

CVT Roof Top Tents – Price Tracking

Here is a table of daily prices for CVT rooftop tents : [Legend information is below the table.] Note: Click the little arrow next to the Date in order to reverse sort the column. Legend: 1. Batch = CVT Mt. Bachelor Roof Top Tent 2. Denal = CVT Mt. Denali Roof Top Tent 3. Rain … Read more

Yakima Skyrise Rooftop Tent

The Yakima SkyRise 3 (and SkyRise 2) is a light weight, super easy to install rooftop tent. It compares favorably to other tents like the Kukenam 3 and Smittybilt Overlander. There is one really big outstanding issue: price. The Smittybilt Overlander is much cheaper. That’s going to be difficult to overcome. In this first video, … Read more

Hard-Shell Roof Top Tents

There are several different kinds of hard-shell tents: 1. Pop-up – Hard-shell is the roof. 2. Pop-out – Hard-shell is one side/roof. 3. Pop-out expandable – Same as #2 but the soft side expands. Why would you want a hard-shell rooftop tent? A hard-shell tent provides more support in adverse weather. Strong winds which can … Read more