Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to your questions below. You might also want to check out the Technical Specifications.

Why should I buy a TentBox?

At TentBox, we produce car roof tents at an affordable price, without compromising on quality. TentBox is designed in the UK, has full CE safety certification and is delivered straight to your door. If you change your mind within 45 days of purchasing, we’ll pay the delivery to return your TentBox as long as it’s still unboxed and unused. Get one and adventure more.

Can my car roof/roof bars take the weight of a TentBox?

TentBox weighs 65kg. Check with your vehicle and roof bar manual that they can take loads of this weight. In almost all cases, this weight is well within the limits.

Remember, MINI produces a car roof tent for their vehicles, and we all know how small MINI’s are!

Can my car roof / roof bars take the weight of a TentBox with two people inside it, even though this weight is above the recommended maximum?
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 65kg 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?

As long as you have cross bars which are between 850mm and 1200mm apart, TentBox will fit on your vehicle. Always check your vehicle / roof bar manual to make sure it can take the 65kg load of a TentBox. Click here for full specifications.

Can I set up my TentBox on my own?

Installing a TentBox takes two people, as you need to lift it onto the roof of your vehicle. However, once it’s installed, it only takes one person to open and close it, ready for a great nights sleep!

I would like to fit my TentBox to a 4x4 vehicle, are there any special requirements?

Due to the extra forces exerted on the TentBox when taking a vehicle off-road, we recommend using three cross bars instead of the usual two.

What are the dimensions of TentBox?

When open, the internal dimensions of TentBox are 210cm x 122cm x 95cm (L x W x H). The external dimensions are 214cm x 125cm x 100cm (L x W x H). Click here for the full specifications.

How many people fit in a TentBox?

TentBox comfortably fits two adults. The interior is about 210cm x 122cm, so the same size as your average 2-man tent.

What is the maximum speed I can travel with a TentBox on my vehicle?

We recommend a maximum speed of 70mph when driving with a TentBox. Remember, you must always adhere to the legal speed limit too.

Can I lock my TentBox to my roof?

It is not possible to lock a TentBox to your roof, however we have sold many tents and this have never had any reports of thefts. It is not an easy thing to remove from a vehicle, and is even harder to transport.