Rooftop tents are quickly becoming a staple in North America for outdoor adventurers and camping enthusiasts. They offer convenience and ease for road trips and camping without having to haul extra gear inside your vehicle’s cabin. With a rooftop tent, you also won’t need to worry about finding an available campground to stay.

If you need a little more convincing about purchasing a Tepui rooftop tent, we list some of our favourite benefits here. If you’re already set on acquiring a rooftop tent, you might be doing some research on a roof rack that can hold up your new tent. You’ve come to the right place – keep reading to learn more!

The type of roof rack you need for a rooftop tent

The type of roof rack you need for a rooftop tent

Will any roof rack support my Tepui rooftop tent?

Generally speaking, rooftop tents can be installed on flat racks, crossbars, or a canopy. While Tepui rooftop tents can be fitted onto any roof rack system, you’ll need to make sure that your racks have a Dynamic Weight Capacity (DWC) of the weight of the tent.

The DWC is the weight that the rack can carry while the vehicle is in motion. For example, if the rooftop tent weighs 120lbs, the racks must have at least the same or more DWC.

Why choose a Thule roof rack?

Depending on the model and capacity, Tepui rooftop tents weigh between 100 and 220 pounds. One of the advantages of choosing a Thule rack system is that they typically have a higher DWC than most factory roof racks and come with premium features not offered elsewhere.

For example, Thule roof racks are easy to remove and refit, they are almost completely silent when you drive, and they are engineered to withstand high speeds and resistance. Although they come with a higher price tag, Thule products are designed with cutting edge innovation and quality materials and you’re guaranteed they will last for a very long time.

Bear in mind, however, that adding a roof rack to your vehicle can impact its performance, which we talk more about in this article.

Tepui rooftop tent installation

In 2018, Thule acquired Tepui Outdoors Inc., making the combination of Thule’s industry-leading rack systems and Tepui rooftop tents a reliable and durable choice. Rooftop tents are generally easy to install and assemble, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed, our team at Calgary Hitch Shop can help.

At Calgary Hitch Shop, we assist our customers with choosing the right roof rack system for your specific vehicle, recommend a rooftop tent model that will fit your needs and budget, and help you with a smooth installation.