Roof Top Tents, commonly referred to as an “RTT”, are becoming increasingly popular for cars, trucks, Jeeps and SUV’s. More than just a cool looking accessory mounted to your roof rack, truck bed rack, or adventure trailer, an RTT is sure to transform your next camping adventure. Some of the benefits are:
When using an RTT on your next camping adventure you can say good-bye to the challenges of setting up a traditional ground tent. There’s no need to hammer tent pegs into the ground (if you haven’t lost them already), or worry about the challenges of setting up camp in the dark or inclement weather. Simply level out your vehicle as best as possible, remove the cover, open the tent, extend the ladder, and you’re ready for a good night’s sleep!
RTT’s have a built-in mattress on the floor, and are typically constructed of thicker and more insulated materials than ground tents, providing a more comfortable sleeping setup. Large side windows and roof skylights also make temperature control easy and condensation build-up a thing of the past.
Besides the cool factor of feeling like your sleeping in a tree fort, RTT’s keep you off the ground and away from the curiosity of critters and bigger animals that may want to visit you in the night.
As mentioned above, the durable and insulated materials used in most RTT’s help to keep the elements out, while side window and entrance overhangs protect you further from rain, sleet and snow (if you’re daring enough to go winter camping!). You also won’t need to worry about bailing water from the tent floor, should heavy rainfall interrupt your camping experience.
FREE UP CARGO SPACE
Having your RTT stored outside of the vehicle, means you no longer need to take up valuable cargo space inside. Sleeping bags, pajamas, and even thin pillows can stay inside your folded up RTT.
Check out our selection of RTT’s from Tepui Tent, ARB and Smittybilt and start planning your next adventure today!
Written by: Steve Hagopian (Raven Truck Accessories Managing Partner)