Adding a rooftop tent to your vehicle instantly turns it into a house on wheels. Many of us dream of owning a converted van and road tripping across Canada and down south, but the reality is that this may not be the most practical. The solution? Buy a couple of crossbars for your vehicle, and mount a rooftop tent on!
Rooftop tents have been around for decades. They come in many shapes and sizes, but there are a few considerations to look out for before making a purchase. Some of the things you’ll want to consider; how many people will be sleeping in it? Does it need to be four season? How fast do I need to be able to open and close it? What’s my budget?
In terms of mounting it onto your vehicle, and wondering if your vehicle can handle the weight of the tent - the crossbars that you need only have to be able to hold the weight of the rooftop tent dynamically (aka moving). If the crossbars are rated for 150 lbs dynamic, then that means when the vehicle is parked, the static weight capacity is multiplied since the weight is evenly distributed. Once you have your crossbars, you’re ready to start shopping for a rooftop tent.
Go Overland Canada Inc. is a Canadian owned and operated rooftop tent brand based in Ontario. They specialize in making durable, four season rooftop tents that are made of honeycomb aluminum and that can mount onto any vehicle. Their most popular model is a wedge style tent, which takes a mere 30 seconds to open and set up, and less than 60 seconds to close down. This means getting to a campsite late at night isn’t such a hassle anymore. The model is called the Journey X.
Their largest rooftop tent is the Xpedition XL which can sleep 3 adults, or even 4. This is the most popular model for families, especially for parents with children. If you like to sleep in the complete dark, these tents are great for that since the canvas is black out once the windows are closed.
All Go Overland Canada rooftop tents include ladder, memory foam mattress, universal mounting hardware, anti condensation matt, shoe bag, detachable cold weather liner, and roof racks that mount on the top of the tent.
You may still be asking yourself, why a Rooftop tent? Being up, elevated from the elements creates a very comfortable place to sleep. The tents are also waterproof and can withstand the cold with the winter liner, versus a traditional ground tent. If you have any questions about their products, reach out to email@example.com