A diehard camper who likes to get far away from everyone is going to need a sturdy off-road vehicle to get there. In the case of a Jeep Rubicon, you will have limited space to carry cargo. Your tent is often the largest space hog you have to contend with. Why not install a rooftop tent on your Rubicon to take care of the problem?
Yes, you can stow any tent on the top of your Jeep, but do all of those tents simple unfold and set themselves up? How many of those tents automatically offer you ground clearance when you are in an area where wild animals have no fear of humans or heavy rain is a possibility? The last thing you want to do is find a curious rattle snake or an inch of water in your tent in the middle of the night.
In order to set up a rooftop tent all you have to do is remove the cover, flip a couple of straps and pull the ladder down. As the ladder is pulled down, it erects the tent. Install a few flexible rods and your rain fly and windows are open and you are ready to climb in out of the elements.
These tents are designed to withstand winds gusting up to 60 mph and have been tested in the Arctic Circle. The PVC fabric and wax impregnation shed snow like a champ. Since you are elevated, you do not have to worry about melting snow or pooling water when it rains.
If your goal is to get off-road and away from people, cell phones, or just commune with nature for a few days, a rooftop tent is your best companion. Easy setup, durable construction, and space saving. What else could you ask for other than a Jeep Rubicon that is at least 12 inches longer in the cargo area?
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