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The Audi A8 is a very luxurious sedan that accompanies you reliably in the city. But did you know that you can also spend the weekend in nature with the Audi A8? Yes, you also have the opportunity to experience a great camping adventure with the A8. You don’t need a heavy camping trailer or an expensive RV. Also, you no longer have to sleep in a ground-based tent on the hard and cold forest floor.

You can set up a rooftop tent on the roof of the Audi A8 and spend a comfortable camping trip at a safe height. A rooftop tent has many advantages over a camping trailer, ground tent, or even an RV.

Due to the elevated position on the roof of the vehicle, you are safe from small and large animals. You are also safe from water or rain that collects on the ground. Also, it is much warmer on the roof of your vehicle.

With a rooftop tent, you are also very mobile and can sleep in a different place every night if you wish. Since a rooftop tent is relatively quick to set up and fold up, you are very mobile.

The Audi A8 offers enough space on the roof to mount a two to three-person rooftop tent. So you can take your whole family with you on a camping trip.

All you need to mount a rooftop tent on the roof of the Audi A8 are the appropriate roof rails and roof crossbars. The roof rails are bolted to the roof. The Audi A8 already has factory mounting spots on the roof. Then all you have to do is attach the crossbars to the roof rails to create a secure base for the rooftop tent.

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The rooftop tent is then simply screwed to four mounting spots on the crossbars. Every rooftop tent has the same mounting spots, so you don’t have to pay attention to the mounting spots when buying a rooftop tent.

The weight of the rooftop tent and the people in the roof tent is safely transferred to the vehicle body via the crossbars and the roof rails. This means that the vehicle is not damaged by the additional weight, even with higher loads.

The registered permissible roof load of the Audi A8 is relatively low, but this always refers to the vehicle in motion. You only have to take this into account if you are transporting a roof box or other loads on the vehicle, for example.

As soon as the vehicle is stationary, the permissible roof load increases many times over and you can use the rooftop tent with several people without any problems, without damaging the roof or the vehicle.

For example, you can mount a hard-shell or a soft-shell rooftop tent on the Audi A8. A hard-shell rooftop tent is quicker to set up, but usually offers less interior space than a soft-shell rooftop tent. A soft-shell rooftop tent usually offers more features inside. Further down on this page, you will also find a small overview of the most popular rooftop tents.

However, you must note that fuel consumption increases with a mounted rooftop tent since the rooftop tent has a negative effect on the aerodynamics of the A8. The driving behavior can also change negatively, as the vehicle’s center of gravity shifts further upwards. So always drive very carefully when you are driving the rooftop tent. If possible, you should always dismantle the rooftop tent and store it in the garage when you don’t need it.

If you are looking for more information about camping with a rooftop tent, you will find many more informative and helpful articles on this website!

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Here we have listed the best roof top tents to make it easier for you to make the right purchase decision.

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

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″
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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.

Since I got a roof rack tent, I have been out in nature a lot more and go camping very often. It's just great to be able to pitch your tent so easily and anywhere!

Tom W. Happy Customer
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I sold my RV and bought a jeep with a roof rack tent mounted on it. That was the best decision i ever made. I can pitch my tent anywhere in the desert with my jeep and spend the night there. I would never have come to these places with my RV.

Mark S. Happy Customer

My friend and I bought a roof tent for our car and now drive it almost every weekend into the wilderness and pitch our tent where it suits us. We're just excited about our new roof rack tent and never want to go camping without a roof tent again.

Samanta K. Happy Customer