• Facts, tips & tricks of the MILES & HOPPER

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    What is it I have mounted on my roof, and does it really fit?

    A sneak peek in our kitchen:

    • The MILES goes right up high with four gas springs, 
    • the HOPPER hinges on the short / feet side with two gas springs 
    • Format closed: 210x124x32 cm Size opened / inner size: 204x120x92 cm. (MILES) 
    • Or 204x120x150 cm (HOPPER) So you can easily sit on your knees.
    •  And yes, this is a bit narrow, but also cozy so that the tent also fits (just) on small cars 
    • Material box: aerodynamic ABS, waterproof and double bottom 
    • Weight box: max. 65-67 kg Self-supporting bottom: easy to mount on roof racks 
    • Material tent: Polyester blend with cotton 280 gr. cloth, waterproof and fire retardant 
    • By 2019: TEN CATE outdoor fabrics roof tents, 190 gr. canvas, entirely polyester, in anthracite gray 
    • Ventilation: under the mattress there is a semi-permeable base, ventilation grilles in the windows at the head and foot end 
    • The tent is equipped with two doors with an inner door of very fine mesh against mosquitoes and two windows at head and feet end, also provided with mosquito netting. 
    • The tent is therefore equipped with two or four gas springs, depending on the type
    •  On both sides, the doors, can be set up as a fixed awning 
    • As of 2019 there are awnings on four sides (MILES) and three, one of which is very large (HOPPER) 
    • Double mattress with cotton cover, fitted with a zipper for the cover to be washed 
    • Hooks, storage compartments and a net on the roof for personal belongings 
    • Recommended maximum speed with a roof tent on the car is 120 km / hour 
    • Roof carriers: static weight up to max. 300 kg. When driving max. 80 kg
    • The static roof load (stationary, during use of the roof tent) is a maximum of three to four times the dynamic roof load:
    •  For more information, in German, but super thoroughly researched, you can look up  http://dachzeltnomaden.com/2017/11/20/dachzelte-und-die-zulaessige-dachlast/

    Cross bars, the most essential of all

    No bars no rooftop tent

    No rooftop tent no adventures

    Roof racks:

    Mounting our rooftop tents stands or falls with roof racks (and especially width or cross bars or carriers).

    They are of great importance, because without the right cross bars the rooftop tent can not be fitted.

    Roof carriers/cross bars come in many shapes and sizes, but we prefer the roof bars of the Thule brand; Swedish solidity and trusted for us.

    You can buy, borrow or rent the cross bars yourself from your own dealer.

    Or check out topspace.nl You can buy or rent any type of rack/carriers from them.

    You only have to contact them a day or three in advance and they will take care of the rest.

    If you want to do some research yourself in the meantime, please check the website https://www.thule.com/en-nl/nl/roof-rack/car-racks?q=hjVizDXjw

    Here you can find within a few minutes which system you need for your (smaller) car.

    Topspace is fast and can easily help you on your way. Hop, and off you go!.

     

    Please note that the distance from the roof of the car to the top of the crossbars is at least 8 cm. We need to be able to put our hands in between the roof and the rooftop tent safely to install the rooftop tent.

    The roof racks must also be about 70 cm apart, but also no further than 140 cm. If in doubt, please contact us well in advance.

    Certainly if you use carriers from the car manufacturer it is useful to pass on this information.

    I can then follow up and check if there is enough mounting space between the roof of your car and the bottom of the rooftop tent or if the width of the carriers is not too wide, the bolts are long enough to fit the tent etc etc.

     

    Once again: 

    Static weight for the roof of an average car is maximum 300 kg. When driving the maximum weight averages about 80 kg, depending on the type of car.

    The static roof load (stationary, during use of the roof tent) is a maximum of three to four times the dynamic roof load.

    For more information, in German, but super thoroughly researched, you can check:

    http://dachzeltnomaden.com/2017/11/20/dachzelte-und-die-zulaessige-dachlast/

     

    Tips

    A hand full of ideas

    • When travelling we recommend  to occasionally tighten the  bolts, hand-tight, during a gas-stop for example
    • Make sure you park your car, overnight,  on a flat piece of land ;-) 
    • Ventilate well, even at night
    • A crack in your window or door is also recommended, even  in cooler weather to make sure you have some ventilation
    • Unfortunately you can not escape condensation in your rtt
    • Cold when leaving a window open? No, this can be solved by a very good sleeping bag
    • Ventilate your mattress occasionally if you make multi-day trips, this promotes longevity
    • Put a fleece blanket or something similar along your hips, against the mosquito netting, this way you can leave the door open at night, even if it is cooler. When you wake up can see the sun rise ;-) 
    • The cargo net can also be hung by two hooks at the foot end, this way the netting doesn't hang too close to you when you sleep
    • If you often camp by yourself or place the rooftop tent on a very high bus / car, we recommend the HOPPER 
    • Simply because it is easier to close by yourself without any help
    • Consider the use of a canopy/awning, this gives you more privacy but also more 'iving room' comfort  next to or behind the car 
    • Take a look at the SKADU, for example
    • In order to escape the noice of fabric flapping around  with a lot of wind, mount the diagonal elastics between the doors, the rooftop tent is tighter this way and you can sleep without this noice
    • Always keep the cover of the ladder dry in your car, this way it can be placed in the rooftop tent despite a dirty wet ladder when you set off
    •  Do not forget to store the elastics properly and consistently in one of the compartments by your head, this way you don't loose them
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