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The Acura TLX is an ideal vehicle for the city but also for an extended trip. The TLX offers enough space inside to take your whole family or friends with you. But that’s not all… did you know that the Acura TLX is also ideal for spending a camping weekend?

You have the option of mounting a rooftop tent on the vehicle roof of the Acura TLX. A rooftop tent has many advantages over a traditional ground-based tent. With a rooftop tent, you also have many advantages over a large camping trailer or an RV.

Since you have mounted the tent on the roof, you are very flexible and can also reach places that you would otherwise never be able to reach with a heavy camping trailer or RV/motorhome. Wherever your vehicle goes, you can also stay overnight, even off the beaten track.

Due to the elevated position on the vehicle roof, you are safe from small and large animals, for example. You are also safe from water or rain that forms on the ground. A rooftop tent is also warmer than a ground tent because it does not stand directly on the cold floor and because it has thicker walls.

All you need to mount a rooftop tent on your Acura TLX are the appropriate roof rails and roof crossbars. The roof rails are bolted directly to the roof. In addition, the Acura TLX has factory threads for mounting the roof rails. The roof crossbars are then attached to the roof rails and form a stable base for assembling the rooftop tent. Some rooftop tents are also attached directly to the roof rails, this varies depending on the rooftop tent model. Otherwise, the rooftop tent is attached to four mounting spots on the crossbars.

The weight of the roof tent and the people staying in the roof tent is transferred to the vehicle body via the roof rails. So neither the roof nor the body of the Acura TLX is damaged.

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The Acura TLX offers enough space to mount a large four-person rooftop tent on the vehicle roof. For example, you can mount a hard-shell or a soft-shell rooftop tent on the vehicle roof.

When buying a new rooftop tent for the TLX, however, note that the rooftop tent is not wider than the vehicle when folded.

Further down on this page, you will find a small overview of the most popular rooftop tents.

You must also note that installing a rooftop tent on the vehicle roof increases fuel consumption and thus reduces the maximum range. It is also possible that driving behavior deteriorates because the vehicle’s center of gravity is shifted further upwards. So you should always drive very carefully with a rooftop tent and also think about the increased fuel consumption.

If you are looking for more information about rooftop tents and camping, you will find many other interesting and helpful articles on this website!

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Thule Tepui Explorer Ayer 2 Rooftop Tent

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  • Can accommodate up to two people
  • Constructed from coated 600 denier and a 260g poly-cotton blend made to withstand the elements of any season
  • Tent fabric is UV resistant and withstands the elements of any season
  • Mesh panels offer plenty of ventilation and open for more airflow
  • Four, large internal pockets for storing gear and camping accessories
  • Includes a high-density foam mattress for added comfort
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Smittybilt Overlander Tent

  • Standard size tent (sleeps 2-3) with high-density 92″ x 55″ foam double/full mattress and 661 lb. max load
  • 600D heavy-duty waterproof top and rain fly; sunroof; side windows with mosquito netting; anodized aluminum tent frame poles; telescopic ladder; interior LED strips and many more features
  • Easy to set up and take down; heavy duty PVC cover keeps tent dry and free from UV rays when not in use
  • Smittybilt Tent Annex (sold separately #2788) with removeable floor can be attached with heavy duty zippers for privacy
  • Tent also available in Size XL (sleeps 3-4 #2773). Ladder extension also available (#2785).Ladder capacity:265 lbs
  • Mounting brackets included

Thule Tepui Low-Pro Rooftop Tent

  • Can accommodate up to two people
  • Ultra low profile design folds down to 7″ / 18 cm for better aerodynamics and vehicle fit
  • Tent base is constructed of thermoplastic materials that are both durable and 100% recyclable
  • Dome canopy is lightweight while still providing all-season protection
  • Patented ZipperGimp easily attaches the canopy to the base of the tent

Thule Tepui Autana Rooftop Tent with Annex

  • Can accommodate up to three people
  • Includes an extended private canopy entrance with removable annex
  • Diamond plate base for added protection and durability
  • Constructed from high-quality 360g stitched fabric
  • Includes an anti-condensation mat to keep moisture from building up under the mattress

Thule Tepui Autana Rooftop Tent with Annex

  • Can accommodate up to four people
  • Includes an extended private canopy entrance with removable annex
  • Constructed from coated 600 denier and a 260g poly-cotton blend made to withstand the elements of any season
  • Tent fabric is UV resistant and withstands the elements of any season
  • Mesh panels offer plenty of ventilation and open for more airflow
  • Four, large internal pockets for storing gear and camping accessories
  • Includes a high-density foam mattress for added comfort
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TMB Beige Pop Up Roof Overlanding Tent

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  • Fits most vehicles equipped with cross bars and roof rails, make your camping and overlanding adventures more comfortable and convenient
  • 6-Month Warranty against Manufacturer defects
  • Closes via snap straps, bungee net roof storage with side pouches, inner and outer zippers for easy closure
  • Easy to open with shock assisted arms, stays securely open once fully extended, memory foam mattress pre-installed
  • Includes: Ladder, extra storage bag, Closed Dimensions: 84″ x 49″ x 13″

Is it difficult to install a roof rack tent?

No! On the contrary, with most models you only have to screw the underside of the tent floor to the roof rack of your vehicle. The best way to do this is with two people, as the roof rack tent is relatively heavy. After you have tightened all the screws properly, you can put full load on the tent.

Is it difficult to clean the tent?

No, you can easily clean the outside of the tent with water and a little detergent. The inside of the tent is also best cleaned with soap and water. Make sure that the inside of the tent is completely dry before you fold it up and store it. Otherwise it could happen that mold could form in the tent due to the high humidity.

How many people can sleep on the roof of the car in the tent?

It all depends on the size of the tent. You can also sleep with three people in a two-person tent. The weight does not play such a big role here, as the tent is not supported on the roof of the car, but on the supporting pillars (A-pillar & C-pillar) of the car or truck. This means that the weight is always evenly distributed over the entire vehicle.

Everything there for assembly?

The Roof Rack Tents are mounted on the Roof Rack Crossbar of your car. You need these brackets for your car roof. If you don't have a roof retention system yet, you can find one with us! Just click HERE.