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SUV Tents

July 15, 2010

Kelty Car Tarp SUV Tent


Taking shelter from the hot sun or a downpour of rain has never been easier, thanks to the Kelty Car Tarp SUV Tent. Offering the perfect amount of protection, the Car Tarp fits to your vehicle hassle-free. Made from polyester taffeta fabric, this Kelty SUV tent won't sag when wet, and since it’s so versatile, it can be attached to other structures as well. Other features include Includes guyout points, two DAC DA17 poles and Nite Ize Figure 9 guyline adjusters for a secure setup. Get sheltered for $109.95. Kelty.

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March 4, 2010

Rightline CampRight SUV Tent


Set your tent up on higher ground with the Rightline CampRight SUV Tent. Connecting to the back of your SUV, minivan, or pick-up truck with cap, the CampRight lets you take advantage of all the room in your vehicle for sleeping or for storage. If you want to leave the tent behind while you go out for a drive, no problem – this Rightline SUV tent disconnects from the vehicle and stays behind. Other features include an attached screen room, alligator clamping sleeve, sky view vent, 3 gear pockets, gear loft, large doors and windows with no-see-um mesh and storm covers and glow in the dark zipper pulls. Rightline.

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February 17, 2010

Endeavor Sportz 80000 SUV/Minivan Tent


For flexibility and versatility while camping, take shelter in the Endeavor Sportz 80000 SUV/Minivan Tent. The 80000 is designed to fit most minivans and SUVs, and wraps around the cargo area of your vehicle, allowing you to sleep 4 to 5 people comfortably. Equipped with four aluminum poles, this Endeavor Sportz SUV tent offers plenty of interior space and boasts 7 feet of head room. Made from a strong, high-quality polyester, the 80000 offers protection for the elements, and its double coated polyethylene floor with rip stop technology is tough and durable. Other features include a 6’x6’ rain fly awning, 2 large entrance doors, 3 large no-see-em mesh windows, 2 skylights, inside pockets, lantern holder and gear loft. Pick one up for $319.95. Endeavor Sportz.

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July 24, 2009

DAC Explorer 2 SUV Tent


A perfect fit for SUVs, minivans, and similar vehicles with rear liftgates or hatchbacks, the DAC Explorer 2 SUV Tent lets you enjoy camping off the ground. Comfortable and convenient, the Explorer 2 is easy to set up, thanks to bungee cords equipped with plastic coated hooks that attached to your vehicles underframe. There’s no worry of bugs getting in and ruining your sleep – this DAC SUV tent’s shock cord ensures it is snug against the vehicle, and it also has a no-see-un insect screen. Other features include fold up outer door panels, two way zippers and carrying bag. Strap one to your SUV for $109. DAC Inc.


July 21, 2008

Texsport Lodge Square Dome SUV Tent


Camping doesn’t necessarily mean roughing it – especially if you’re doing it in the Texsport Lodge Square Dome SUV Tent. The Lodge Square Dome tent has a unique design that allows it to stand alone or attach easily to the back of most sport utility vehicles for additional sleeping space. It comes with a bunch of handy features, including a rainfly with an extended awning, two mesh side windows with zippered storm flaps, and durable speed clips to secure the frame to the tent. It’ll fit five of your favourite camping buddies. Sells for around $138. Texsport.

July 4, 2008

Kelty Carport Deluxe M SUV Tent


Turn your car into a camping haven with the Kelty Carport Deluxe M SUV Tent. A covered shelter that attaches to the side or rear of a roof rack, the Carport Deluxe M fits sedans and station wagons and makes a great basecamp. Large enough to sleep three people, this three-season SUV tent boasts clip-sleeve construction and taped seams. Full-coverage retractable side panels and large, closable mesh window allow air to circulate, as does closable side windows. Retails for $270. Kelty.

May 20, 2008

2008 Napier Sportz SUV 83000 Tent


The 2008 Napier Sportz SUV 83000 tent transforms your vehicle into a home away from home, no matter where the trails take you. The Sportz SUV 83000 tent wraps around your vehicle’s rear end, creating a shelter large enough to accommodate two campers in the cargo area and another six in the 10-by-10-ft. tent area, with plenty of room left over for storage. A seven-by-six-ft. detachable screen room lets you enjoy meals al fresco without the worry of uninvited winged or legged guests. Two large entrance doors, three No-See-Um mesh windows and two skylights provide ventilation. Come rain, the fully tape seamed rain fly is handy. Come shine, you’ll be relaxing in the cool shade of the six-by-six-ft. awning. Remove the sleeve to turn the Sportz SUV 83000 truck tent into a standalone tent. Buy the Sportz SUV 83000 tent for MSRP $329.95 US. Napier.

November 27, 2007

Nissan Pathfinder, Murano, X-TRAIL or QASHQAI SUV Tent


Nissan has released a cool SUV tent that transforms the rear of your Nissan Pathfinder, Murano, X-TRAIL or QASHQAI into a portable, comfortable and convenient camp site. The Nissan SUV tent is easily attached to your vehicle with adjustable straps and an elastic sleeve that stretches over the entire rear end. The SUV tent offers 96 sq. ft. of sheltered space, accommodating up to four adults. Add to this the room for two in your vehicle’s rear, and you've got a party on wheels. The dome’s peak height of 6.5 ft. provides lots of standing room, even for your tallest friends. The Nissan SUV tent features two large entrances, a 42-sq.-ft. canopy and two mesh windows. The Pathfinder, X-TRAIL, Murano or QASHQAI SUV tent retails for approximately $949 and is available at your Nissan dealer. Nissan
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November 19, 2007

Ursa Minor Vehicles Ecamper rooftop tent


Pop the top and get camping! The Ursa Minor Vehicles Ecamper rooftop tent makes is just that easy, with its design made to fit any Honda Element Four Wheel Drive model from 2003 to 2008 that’s outfitted with a removable skylight. The Ecamper rooftop tent takes the toil and trouble out of your camping experience with its super-easy set-up – simply release the latches, pop it up and climb in through your sunroof opening. This Honda Element rooftop tent modification features an integrated two-inch thick, 4-by-7-ft. mattress; LED lighting; and zippered, screened-in windows. The ultra-light Ecamper rooftop tent adds just five inches to the overall height of your vehicle when folded down. Turn your vehicle into a portable camping accommodation for just $4,300, and for a little more you can have the rooftop tent painted to match the finish of your vehicle. Ursa Minor Vehicles.

October 1, 2007

Car-Top-Tent Expedition Series roof top tent


The 2007 Car-Top-Tent Expedition Series roof top tent will help you reach a higher ground, literally. Mount the Expedition Series roof top tent to your roof bars or roof rack, and the new-and-improved mounting system allows the option to mount your tent with the opening to the rear, side or even the front of your vehicle. The aluminum frame adds stability to the structure, and the tent’s ripstop fabric and the polyester fly with PVC coating offers insulation and weather protection. Inside, a 2.5-inch foam mattress will bring the sweetest dreams. It all rests atop an aluminum sheet, and the aluminum telescopic ladder offers easy access. At 120 lbs., the Expedition Series roof top tent is worth it’s weight in gold, but you can buy it for approximately $899.99. Car-Top-Tent.

August 28, 2007

Kelty Carport Deluxe vehicle shelter


The Kelty Carport Deluxe vehicle shelter transforms your SUV or mini-van to the headquarters of all your outdoor excursions. It’s a great place to convene and plan the day; sit and get your gear together; or simply relax after a full day of hiking, biking, climbing, kayaking, or whatever else floats your boat. The Carport Deluxe is specifically made to fit mini-vans and SUVs. Simply attach it to the side or rear of the roof rack, and presto – your vehicle is now your base-camp. The 113-sq.-ft. shelter features retractable side panels, so roll them down to increase your privacy, roll them up for increased visibility and ventilation, or if you want both, there are three large mesh windows with shades. The Carport Deluxe vehicle shelter retails for approximately $300. Kelty.

July 10, 2007

Napier Sportz SUV Tent


Transform your SUV into a wilderness getaway with the Napier Sportz SUV Tent. Quickly and easily, the innovative Sportz SUV Tent wraps around the cargo area of the vehicle, creating the ideal sleeping area in the great outdoors. With enough room for six people, its roomy interior provides more than seven feet of headroom. This Napier SUV tent also comes with a removable sleeve, which can converted into a stand-alone ground tent, just in case you need to leave the tent behind while you drive off for supplies. MSRP is $299.95 US. Napier.

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