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What is it I have mounted on my roof, and does it really fit?
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Cross bars, the most essential of all
No bars no rooftop tent
No rooftop tent no adventures
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.
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.
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