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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 straight up with four gas springs, the HOPPER is hinged to the short/feet side with two gas springs
    • The KHOSI, has no gas springs but will fold out next to car
    • Material box: aerodynamic ABS, waterproof and double bottom
    • Box weight: varies per tent from 55-65 kg
    • Self-supporting bottom: easy to mount on roof racks
    • Material: polyester blend tent with 200-280 gr cotton fabric, waterproof and fire retardant
    • Per 2019: TEN CATE outdoor rooftop tent fabrics, 190 gr. fabric, entirely polyester, in anthracite grey
    • Ventilation: always open a window for fresh air, don't forget, it does remain a tent
    • The tent is equipped with doors with interior doors of very fine mesh against mosquitoes
    • Almost all windows or doors can be set up as fixed awnings
    • Mattress with cover of cotton and  zipper so that the cover can be washed
    • The tent has small  compartments for personal belongings
    • Recommended maximum speed with a roof tent on the car is 120 km/hour
    • Roof racks: static weight up to max. 300 kg. Dynamic weight max. 80 kg. The static roof load (still, during use of roof tent) is up to three to four times the dynamic roof load
    • For more information, in German but super thoroughly sorted out, you can check out 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 depend on roof racks ( 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 a trusted brand 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.


    If you want to do some research yourself, 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 to us.

    We 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.



    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 recommended, even  in cooler weather to make sure you have some ventilation
    • Unfortunately you can not escape condensation in your rtt, it is still a tent!
    • 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 'living 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
    • Consider buying a N
    • NIFTY as this blanket offers many advantages and keeps your sleeping bag dry when closing the wet tent by leaving the Nifty cotton side up in the tent (it will absorb the moist from the tent fabric after a night with rain)
    • Bring a small lamp or light with a hook so you can hang this in the tent on an available hook
By purchasing  at opjeautoslapen.nl and RTTCamping, you agree and accept the warranty and repair policies clearly stated below.

All repairs, other than zippers or stitching repairs, will be looked after by the owners of opjeautoslapen.nl or RRTCamping. The owners are capable of doing everything from assessing the issue to solving the problem within their power.

The date of purchase is considered as the first date of a warranty claim. This same date of purchase determines the 2 year guarantee on our products, excluding zippers and stitching of our products.
All sales are final. Unit replacement is not possible due to change of color or product model indesicion.

By renting a rooftop tent from opjeautoslapen.nl or RTTcamping an obligatory deductible excess applies for all rental tents,  of 500 euros, no matter the rental period. This is in addition to the agreed deposit of 400 euro as stated in the reservation agreement
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We, at opjeautoslapen.nl or RRTCamping, will not re-use, reissue, share or keep your personal information stated on your contract or invoice for any purposes in the future.