If you are looking for a way to camp in your vehicle without losing important cargo space you might want to consider a roof top tent. While this may seem a little strange, it is quickly gaining in popularity with all types of camping enthusiasts. Not only does roof top camping ensure that you are definitely sleeping off of the ground, in many cases it is actually more comfortable than sleeping inside your vehicle. Here are a few things you should know about roof top tents, and maybe this will help you decide if “lifting up” your camping trip is something that you should consider.
Lift up your camping trip with a roof top tent
One of the first things you should be aware of is that roof top tents are available in several sizes that can range from a cosy 2 person model, all the way up to one large enough to sleep up to 6 people relatively comfortably. Your vehicle will determine the tent’s size, and it is recommended that you ensure that everything is a perfect fit before you make a final decision. The last thing you want is to realize that the tent won’t safely fit on top of your vehicle once you are at the camp site.
The shape of the tent can also vary and should be considered. If you need the maximum amount of space that your vehicle will allow a tent with standard vertical walls will probably be the best choice for you. If you know that you are going to be camping in windy conditions you will want the stability you get from a dome shaped tent. These tents are also quieter when the wind is blowing making it easier for you to fall asleep at night.
Roof top tents ( along with a good bed tent) can also come with a variety of features, and this will depend on your budget. If you are planning to be gone for awhile you might want to choose a tent that comes with a privacy divider. This also makes it easier to save space for your gear, so you don’t have to constantly climb back down every time you realize you need something else. Mesh windows are another convenient feature that most campers must have, and you can find these in most roof top tents.
Almost everything that comes with a traditional ground tent can now be found in one designed to be set up on the roof of your vehicle. These tents give you the freedom to camp comfortably almost anywhere your off road vehicle can go, and will keep you safely off the ground away from anything that might be creeping or crawling nearby. With several top quality makes and models to choose from, you might soon find yourself joining the legions of others that are taking their camping trips to new heights.