Rooftop Tent Camping Tips

Who said your next adventure had to be in a tent or a glorified RV? You can have a wonderful camping experience by camping on your vehicle's roof. Rooftop camping has become increasingly popular among adventurers who want somewhere to sleep without the expense of an RV and something different than a traditional tent. There are, however, some things you should know before going rooftop camping. You can learn more with the following rooftop tent camping tips. 

Rooftop Camping Best Practices 

First and foremost, you need a high-quality rooftop tent that fits your vehicle properly. We're proud to stock extremely durable rooftop tents from The Bush Company. Our tents are equipped with safety features to ensure your vehicle isn't damaged and you remain safe while resting.  

Another important rooftop tent camping tip is to not close the tent when it's wet, if possible. Trapping moisture can create mold and mildew, and you'll need to clean the mold and mildew before sleeping in the tent; otherwise, you could end up getting sick. If there's no sign of the rain slowing, use a towel to dry as much of the tent as you can. Once you're in a dry area, let the tent air-dry to prevent mold and mildew buildup.  

Chances are you don't want to sleep with your shoes on or have them in your bed with you. Tie a bag to the ladder you use to get in your rooftop tent and place your shoes there, alternatively, slip your shoes in between the space between the tent and roof of the car if your roof rack allows it. This is especially helpful after a long day of adventure and hiking where your shoes may have a healthy coating of mud on them (and nobody wants a muddy bed). 

You should also do your best to park on a level surface. While the Black Series Max rooftop tent from The Bush Company is secure, you're going to be much more comfortable on level ground.  

Who We Are 

Lynx Outdoor USA is proud to serve adventurers in the lower 48 states. Just like you, we want a positive outdoor experience, and our rooftop tents are a great way to have just that. Rooftop camping is becoming the new van life, so now that you know these important rooftop tent camping tips, what are you waiting for? Get your tent today!