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How safe are roof top tents?

Rooftop tents are very safe and are perfect travel companions when taking a road trip. Its high lift offers additional animal safety benefits and water accumulation. Like everything else, I can't say that a rooftop tent is 100% safe. But, when it comes down to that, they're a very safe innovation for outdoor enthusiasts.

The things you'll want to pay attention to are having help setting up your new tent, being careful getting in and out, and practicing proper wildlife precautions. As we mentioned briefly above, roof tents are very safe. Some camp goers feel that rooftop tents are safer than traditional tents due to limited entry points. Bears, snakes, cougars, and any other outdoor animal are less likely to bother you or threaten your safety in a rooftop tent.

Most cars weren't originally designed to support the extra weight of a rooftop tent. It's heavy and installing it will likely scratch the ceiling. Fuel consumption will increase, the suspension system will have a higher load (possibly unbalanced), and the car's center of gravity will rise, making it less stable. Rooftop tents aren't safe spaces during thunderstorms.

They don't offer protection from lightning, tornadoes, winds, flash floods, or hail that accompanies a storm. In fact, being above ground, rooftop tents could leave you more vulnerable to being hit by light. If you're camping outdoors in your rooftop tent when you hear thunder, you should get in your car, as it's the closest shelter to you. Many people prefer the safety and comfort of being on top of their vehicle when sleeping in a tent, but this can affect their car or truck.

So you've done all your research, you're ready to take the plunge and buy your new roof top tent. To mount your roof top tent, you need to get a suitable mounting bracket that fits both your car roof and the tent. The only safe space during a thunderstorm is indoors, and tents don't count as lightning-proof shelters. In fact, if you use your car regularly to get to work, you'll probably want to put the roof top tent on a car that's used less frequently.

This is because roof tents can weigh between 100 and 200 pounds, which can cause significant potential damage if mounted on a vehicle unsuitable to support it. While the convenience of a car-mounted home may seem appealing, rooftop tents have some serious drawbacks. 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 aren't safe during thunderstorms, as they don't provide protection from lightning, wind, flash floods, and hail.

Camping in a rooftop tent is a fun way to go out to camp or camp in a scattered car without sleeping on the ground.

Ebony Degeare
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