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AUDI Q3 roof rack tent

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The AUDI Q3 is a great all-around SUV with which you not only cut a good figure in the city but also make good progress on unpaved paths. With the AUDI Q3, you no longer need a camping trailer or an expensive RV. You can take your whole family camping and then sleep comfortably on the vehicle roof in the rooftop tent.

The AUDI Q3 is particularly suitable for mounting a rooftop tent because it is very stable and also offers space for a large four-person rooftop tent.

With the AUDI Q3, you can also discover campgrounds that you could never reach with a camping trailer or an RV. Wherever the vehicle goes, you can also stay overnight. A rooftop tent is ideal for people who don’t want to stay in one place all the time but want to fold up the roof tent quickly and sleep in a different place the next night.

However, a rooftop tent also has a major advantage over a ground tent. Due to the elevated position on the vehicle roof, you are safe from small and large animals. But you are also safe from water or rain, which may collect on the ground. It is also warmer on the vehicle roof at night than sleeping directly on the floor.

All you need to mount a rooftop tent on the roof of the AUDI Q3 are roof rails and roof crossbars. Some models of the AUDI Q3 already have factory roof rails, so of course you don’t have to install any additional roof rails.

Now you have to connect the roof crossbars to the roof rails to create a stable base for assembling the rooftop tent. The rooftop tent is then connected to the crossbars at four mounting spots. In this way, the roof tent is securely and stably connected to the vehicle.

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The weight of the rooftop tent and the people in the roof tent is optimally transferred to the vehicle body via the crossbars and the roof rails. This means that neither the roof nor the body of the Audi is damaged by the weight.

The registered permissible roof load of the AUDI Q3 is relatively low, but this only applies to the vehicle in motion. This is important if, for example, you are installing a roof box or want to transport other loads on the roof. But as soon as the vehicle is stationary, the possible roof load increases many times over. You can even mount a large four-person rooftop tent on the roof and stay in the roof tent with up to four adults.

You can either buy a hard-shell rooftop tent or a soft-shell rooftop tent. Both versions fit on the roof of the Q3. When buying a rooftop tent, just make sure that the roof tent is not wider than the vehicle when folded.

A hard-shell rooftop tent is easier and quicker to set up but offers less interior space. A soft-shell rooftop tent takes a little longer to set up but offers more space and usually more features inside the rooftop tent.

Of course, you can always add other features later. Just make sure that these features are always removable and do not damage the rooftop tent when folding it up.

But there are also rooftop tents that already have an awning (annex). So you have an extra space that can also protect you in the rain or strong wind.

You also have to keep in mind that fuel consumption increases and the maximum range of the vehicle decrease. Since the mounted rooftop tent negatively affects the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The roof tent can also have a negative effect on driving dynamics, as the vehicle’s center of gravity shifts further upwards. So always be very careful when driving with the rooftop tent mounted and also think about the higher fuel consumption.

Further down on this page, you will also find a small overview of the most popular rooftop tents for the AUDI Q3.

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

Happy Camping 🙂

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

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.

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