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How to Choose a Car Roof Tent? Here's What You Want to Know

Apr. 28, 2022

The weight of the roof?

The choice of luggage rack?

Which roof tent is suitable for my car model?

These three questions are the most frequently asked by friends who buy roof tents, in order to better maintain the market, for the majority of customers and friends to solve the confusion, we specially recorded the above video for your reference.

 

1. The weight of the roof?

Car in the design and production process, each country on the roof of the static load is a strict requirement, such as China's national standards, the roof of the static load is 1.5 times the weight of the vehicle itself, equivalent to the roof stand 27 150 pounds of adults. The U.S. standard is 3 times, equivalent to the roof standing full of 54 150 pounds of adults. That is to say, the vehicles on the market, their roof static load bearing, at least 1.5 times or more, the image is to turn the car upside down, the roof and the entire frame will not be deformed. The United States has a highway safety insurance association (IIHS), they are professional test vehicle safety, one of them is to test the roof load-bearing strength. 


How to Choose a Car Roof Tent? Here's What You Want to KnowHow to Choose a Car Roof Tent? Here's What You Want to Know

 

The models are divided into load-bearing and non-load-bearing, their biggest difference, load-bearing is the chassis without beams, generally used in cars or urban SUVs and other models, the weight of the roof are at least 1.5 times the weight of the body. Non-bearing type is the chassis with a beam, generally used in hard-core off-road vehicles, such as Mercedes-Benz G, Great Wall H9, Ford Everest

And so on, this type of car roof bearing strength is higher, some up to 4-5 times more.

General sedan or city SUV weight in about 1 ton, and hardcore off-road vehicles nearly 2 tons or so, 1 ton equal to 1000 kg. And autumn wilderness roof tent light only 40 kg, heavy keep in about 80 kg, do an extreme calculation, looking for a roof tent can accommodate 4 people, tent count 80 kg, 4 people count 80 kg per person on average, 4 people a total of 320 kg, plus the roof tent, it is only 400 kg. Normal use of the roof tent camping, but also two people or a small family of three, after all, but also about comfort. So you can rest assured that the roof load-bearing strength problem. Can you install the core of the roof tent, not the roof can withstand, but, there is no special car separable heavy luggage rack.

 

2. The choice of luggage rack?

We divide the luggage rack into two states, one is the original car comes with the longitudinal separation type, and the other is the optional horizontal separation type behind. No matter longitudinal or transverse luggage rack, it must be a heavy-duty special separating type, here are several key words.

2.1 The car that can bear heavy weight: in the vehicle stationary state, the single crossbar can bear more than 100 kg, in the vehicle driving state, the single crossbar can bear more than 70 kg.

2.2 Special car: luggage rack consists of two parts, a horizontal bar, a tripod, because the roof structure of each car is different, choose a special luggage tripod more stable and solid.

2.3 Separate type: It means that the luggage rack and the roof should have a gap, and the gap distance should be more than 3cm.


How to Choose a Car Roof Tent? Here's What You Want to Know

 

Meet the requirements just now horizontal separation of the luggage rack, you can directly install the roof tent according to the model, if the longitudinal separation of the luggage rack, to first adjust the two rails of the roof tent, from vertical to horizontal, support rail adjustment roof tent only Noah, Normandy series. If you want to install other roof tents, you can only add a set of our company rail installation components or add a heavy-duty special car-specific separated horizontal luggage rack.

 

3. Which roof tents are suitable for my car model?

According to the size, weight and structure of the model, the current series of roof tents are: Normandy with "Z" light weight, Sand Boat which can carry cargo, Noah which is the classic with the highest market retention, Land Cruiser with wider width, Z tent of Z series, Zorro, Seika and other 7 roof tents.

If you do not know what level your model is, you can refer to the following classification.

① cars, including medium-sized, medium-large, large cars and small SUVs, can be installed: Normandy.

② compact SUV,can be installed Normandy, sand boat, Noah.

③ medium-large and full-size SUV or non-load-bearing off-road vehicles and trailers and pickup trucks, you can install the full range of autumn wilderness roof tent.

 

 How to Choose a Car Roof Tent? Here's What You Want to Know


How to Choose a Car Roof Tent? Here's What You Want to Know

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