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Are roof top tents safe in wind?

Yes, a roof top tent is quite capable of withstanding high winds. The advantage of a roof top tent is that it is often mounted on a car or trailer. The biggest concern campers have is falling out of their rooftop tent. If you haven't experienced this fear, it may seem irrational.

But because most people think of soft-sided tents that tip over in the wind or rain, it's a common concern. The wind resistance for a roof tent is higher than without it. This wind resistance depends on how strong the wind blows and in which direction it blows. If the wind blows in the opposite direction to the car, it will trap the tent and create more resistance, using more gas.

If the wind blows with the vehicle, it won't have much resistance, using less gasoline. As long as you've made sure to research and understand what your car can handle, and that you properly secure your tent to the roof of your car, you won't have any problems. The advantage of a roof top tent is its features of comfort, durability, safety and ease of use, while offering greater mobility and affordability compared to trailers for motorhomes, travel trailers and recreational vehicles. Once you have your roof rack installed, it will only take an hour or two with the help of a friend to lift the tent over the vehicle and secure and level it stably with the right tools.

What a great invention, not having to sleep in a tent on the ground, but somewhere higher on the roof of your vehicle. If your roof top tent is light, averaging 100 to 150 pounds, your vehicle is likely to consume less gas. Sleeping on top of your car keeps you off the ground and from potential floods, snow accumulations, and other weather elements. Be sure to use only the mounting brackets supplied with the tent when attaching it to the roof rack and follow the instructions given.

Many brands may look a bit alike, but the quality of materials, craftsmanship and durability of roof tents vary greatly from brand to brand. A rooftop tent is definitely for the adventurous type or for those who enjoy camping but don't want to sleep on the ground. This is usually not a problem, as your car is built to withstand a rollover and the heaviest roof tents are in the 200-pound range. Rooftop tents are just as safe as ground tents, since they are the right size and vehicle mounted and are not overloaded with people or equipment.

After installing the tent according to the manufacturer's specifications, the installation should only take 1 to 15 minutes. Thin rooftop tents are often too tight to store much more than a sheet and a thin blanket, while others allow for thick blankets, pillows, and even a mattress topper. Putting a tent on the roof of your car may seem like a silly solution to avoiding dangerous animals while exploring their habitats, but it's a practical and convenient way to camp. Rooftop tents and ground tents don't offer lightning protection, and there's little you can do to reduce the risk of lightning strikes if you're outside in the middle of a thunderstorm.

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