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Why should I buy a TentBox?
TentBox is designed in the UK, has full CE safety certification and is delivered straight to your door. If you change your mind within 30 days of purchasing, you can return TentBox as long as it’s still unboxed and unused.
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Can my car roof / roof bars take the weight of a TentBox?
Just check with your roof bar / vehicle manual, to make sure you are ok to carry the weight of the TentBox. To find out about the weight of the people sleeping in it, read the next FAQ down!
Can my car roof / roof bars take the weight of a TentBox with two people inside it?
Generally, the maximum weight shown in your vehicle/roof bar manual refers to dynamic loads.
A dynamic load limit refers to the maximum weight allowed whilst your vehicle is moving, a vehicle can actually take much larger loads when it is stationary. This is because when moving, bends, acceleration and braking all exert lateral forces on the top of your vehicle, but when your vehicle is stationary only a downward force is being exerted into the car frame. Car frames are designed to withstand a force large enough to protect you in a crash, so can take a lot of weight.
As you won’t have people in your TentBox when you are moving, you only need to consider the weight of the TentBox when checking the dynamic load limit for your vehicle.
Remember, MINI produces a car roof tent for their vehicles, and we all know how small MINI’s are!
Will TentBox fit on my vehicle?
Can I set up my TentBox on my own?
I would like to fit my TentBox to a 4x4 vehicle, are there any special requirements?
What are the dimensions of TentBox?
How many people fit in a TentBox?
What is the maximum speed I can travel with a TentBox on my vehicle?
Can I lock my TentBox to my roof?
Understandably, a lot of customers are concerned about thieves.
The shear size and difficulty of removal is one deterrent for thieves, but if you want to further protect your TentBox from being unbolted from the roof of your vehicle, we would recommend using a set of T-Groove nuts. These nuts can only be removed with a special key (provided when you purchase the nuts), and not a traditional spanner. This makes it much more difficult for a thief to remove it. Make sure you add these bolts in addition to the existing bolts, which are provided with your TentBox, and NOT instead of them.
Here is an example of a T-Groove nut: http://www.losspreventionfasteners.com/store/products/t-groove/
If you are concerned about the contents within your TentBox, your best option is to use a locking strap around your TentBox, such as the ones available here: https://lockstraps.com/
Will a TentBox fit on a small car / hatchback?
How are TentBox products so much more affordable than other roof tents?
We also like keep our designs simple, so as not to unnecessarily increase the manufacturing costs – we don’t have fancy things like in-built fans for example!