In addition to weight requirements, the crossbars must be at least 30″ / 76 cm apart from each other to evenly support the weight of a roof top tent and its occupants. The exception to this length requirement is the Skycamp Mini, whose minimum crossbar distance is 22″ / 55cm.
Can my vehicle support a roof top tent?
Yes! Most roof top tents fit on most vehicles, whether it be jeep, truck, or SUV.
How do you support a roof top tent?
Roof top tents are supported by a roof rack system that sits on top of your vehicle. The roof rack system must have crossbars in order to have the tent securely mounted to it.
How much weight can a roof top tent support?
Generally, a rooftop tent can hold a total weight capacity of between 400 and 900 lbs.
Do you need special roof rack for roof top tent?
Yes, a roof rack is required to affix your roof top tent to your vehicle. This can be as simple as aftermarket cross bars mounted on factory roof rails, or as involved as a heavy duty, permanently mounted custom rack.
How much weight can my car roof hold?
So, how much weight can a car roof support? The weight which your car, SUV, or truck can hold with or without crossbars or roof racks ranges between 100 to 160 pounds.
Are roof top tents too heavy?
Weight is an issue you want to consider for your rooftop tent. A lot of them weigh more or less 50 kilos. Heavier tents can cause pressure in your vehicle resulting in a decrease in fuel efficiency, car system pressure, and hard driving on the road.
How much does a Kings roof top tent weight?
Weight. The weight is a definite positive of the Kings roof top tent. At just 57kg, it is far lighter than its competitors and can be carried by 2 strong adults.
Can you mount a roof top tent on roof bars?
Generally, rooftop tents can be fitted to bars that use fixed point, vehicle specific track, or gutter mount legs but we do NOT recommend using clamp-style fitments or non-specific vehicle tracks.
How much weight can a pop up camper roof hold?
“The roof can handle up to 200 lbs. of weight but it does need to be distributed to the out edge of the roof as that is where the framework of the roof is at. As long as you are fastening at the edge of the roof and not exceeding that weight limit then you shouldn’t have any problems.”
How strong are car roof rails?
The universal cap for a roof rack is rough ~165 additional lbs. This means that the best roof racks out there will be able to hold around that amount of weight. In fact, most heavy-duty roof racks, such as the Thule Complete Crossroad System or the Thule Evo WingBar, will hold up to 165 lbs.