Thule Acquires ‘Tepui’ Roof Top Tents

We are very excited to announce that Tepui Roof Top Tents have been acquired by the THULE Group!

In typical THULE fashion you will see some changes to the line. Look for more accessories, more seamless integration with aftermarket roof racks and more stylish, yet subtle colourways.

We can’t wait to see what the future has in store now that THULE as well as YAKIMA are both now in the overland market! Talk about fierce.

The Tepui line offers up the Explorer and the Ruggedized series of Roof Top Tent, in Canada – one is a more cost-effective line and the other is designed for off-road use, using heavier duty materials and has a higher end price tag.

They come in a 2, 3 or 4 person capacity so there is something for everyone.

They also have a Lo-Pro version, which is light weight and great for garage clearance.

The most unique tent they have is called the ‘Hybox.’ It gives you a 23 cubic foot cargo box that pops up and converts into a hard shelled tent.

YAKIMA has been in the Roof Top Tent business since 2017 and is introducing the SkyRise HD this upcoming year to give the consumer a higher end, more rugged tent. They are still offering up the SkyRise in a fresh new solid green, for the 3 season camper as well.

Guidelines & Tips

  • Your vehicle and roof rack must have a minimum dynamic (driving) weight carrying capacity of 165 lbs.
  • Your vehicle and roof rack weight carrying capacity needs to be equal to or greater than the tent weight.
  • Call the pros if you’re not sure what it is or where to find this information.
  • Static (stationary) weight capacity can exceed the dynamic weight capacity providing your load is dispersed throughout the tent and the weight is partially supported by the ladder.
  • As a general rule, no more than 3 times the stated roof rack capacity can be used in static mode (roof rack and tent included.)
  • Your tent will also have a weight capacity to adhere to – in Tepui’s case, no more than 650 lbs.
  • Examples of roof racks that are not good for tents – any door jamb – clamp style application, as the high static weight will likely cause damage to the vehicle or failure of the roof rack entirely. Factory crossbars are also insufficient for any roof top tent.
  • Vehicles with raised rails aren’t a guarantee you’re good to go for a Roof Top Tent. They should also have a support brace, mid-rail.

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