Common Benefits of Traveling with a Rooftop Tent
Rooftop tents in Arizona are becoming more common, but not everyone is yet in the know. Typically, only hard-core campers and big-truck owners know about these fantastic tents. Yet even casual campers and other drivers can benefit from rooftop tents.
Just like their name suggests, these tents are set up on the roof of your vehicle. You don’t have to drive a truck to have a rooftop tent, but you do have to have a vehicle that can accommodate the weight. Here are some of the common benefits of traveling with a rooftop tent:
It’s More Comfortable
What happens just about every time you go camping? Chances are good that no matter how careful you are, you’ll discover that there’s a stick or a rock right in your back after you’ve set it up. By then, you can’t really take out the intruding object unless you want to take the whole tent down and start from scratch. If you’re lucky enough to avoid such a scenario, changes are good that you find the tent is on some kind of a slope – one that you didn’t notice when setting it up but that you definitely notice when you’re constantly sliding toward the corner while sleeping.
With a rooftop tent, you don’t have to worry about any of these scenarios. You will set the tent up on a smooth and flat surface, ensuring that you have a comfortable and level sleeping surface. Nothing will poke you in your sleep, and you won’t be slipping into a cramped corner.
It’s More Secure
Have you ever woken up with a snake in your sleeping bag when you were camping? If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. Trust us – it’s no fun waking up to find any kind of critter in your tent, whether slithery or cuddly. Yet bears, racoons, snakes, squirrels, and all kinds of bugs and other pests are real threats when you are camping.
Putting your tent on the roof of your vehicle isn’t going to save you from bears, but it will definitely keep you free of snakes, racoons, and a lot of other pests. You can sleep soundly knowing that you are free of disturbances.
It Will Keep You Dry
Smart campers always set up their tents on a platform. But how many people want to build a platform while they’re camping or bring along all the supplies to do so. Most people just set it up on the ground and move on. However, with a rooftop tent, you can easily set up the tent off the ground, and you don’t have to worry about rain leaking into the tent. Set up will be fast and painless, and you will enjoy a dry and comfortable night’s rest.
There Will be More Room on the Drive
A tent and other camping gear takes up a lot of room in your vehicle while you’re traveling. The last thing you want on a long drive is to be cramped in close quarters. By using a rooftop tent, you’ll free up a lot of space in your vehicle and have room to stretch out. Everything will be on the roof, and your passengers can have more room to get comfortable.
Sleeping outside is roughing it enough when you’re camping. You don’t have to make the situation more challenging on yourself by dealing with a traditional tent that’s a pain to set up and that will inevitably end up on some rock or stick and will become flooded with rain or invaded by pests. Get a rooftop tent and enjoy a safe, dry, and comfortable sleep wherever you decide to camp.
Gold Dog Tents sells a wide variety of high-quality and affordable rooftop tents for many types of vehicles. You can shop for intimate tents or for large, extended tents that can fit your whole family comfortably. Our tents all have a diamond-plate aluminum bottom that is also insulated to increase comfort. Tents are designed to withstand any type of weather or climate, and they have multiple accessories, such as condensation mats and mattresses. Explore our online catalog to find the perfect rooftop tent for you. Your next camping trip will be amazing!
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I like that you said that camping in a vehicle rooftop tent is more secure because you wouldn’t have to worry about snakes and other bugs and pests entering your tent. My boyfriend and I plan to go camping with some of our friends soon. I’ll share this article with him and suggest we buy a vehicle rooftop tent soon. Thanks for this!