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BMW 4 Series roof rack tent

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The BMW 4 Series offers a lot of sportiness but also suitability for everyday use. Did you also know that the BMW 4 Series is also suitable for going on a camping trip? With the BMW 4 Series, you no longer need a heavy camping trailer or an expensive RV. Likewise, you no longer need to set up a complicated ground tent.

With the BMW 4 Series, you have the option of installing a rooftop tent on the roof and spending a very comfortable camping weekend with your whole family.

If you are traveling with the BMW, you can also discover completely new campgrounds or national parks that you would otherwise never reach with a large camping trailer or RV.

All you need to mount a rooftop tent on the vehicle roof of the BMW 4 Series are the appropriate roof rails and roof crossbars. The roof rails are screwed firmly to the roof. The BMW 4 Series has factory mounting points to which you can screw the roof rails. Then all you have to do is attach the crossbars to the roof rails to create a stable base for the rooftop tent.

The rooftop tent is screwed to four mounting spots on the crossbars. This creates a stable and secure connection to the vehicle body. All rooftop tents are fixed in the same way. Therefore you are free to choose which rooftop tent you want to buy. However, I recommend that you mount a maximum of a four-person rooftop tent on the roof of the BMW 4 Series. With a larger roof tent, there is a risk that the rooftop tent will be wider than the vehicle when folded.

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Setting up a rooftop tent is also very easy. Whether you want to buy a hard-shell or soft-shell rooftop tent, modern rooftop tents have a mechanism that makes assembly very easy. Setting up a rooftop tent on the roof of the BMW 4 Series takes no more than five minutes.

The weight of the rooftop tent and the weight of the people in the roof tent is safely transferred to the entire vehicle body via the roof rails. In this way, the roof or the body is not damaged.

The maximum permitted roof load of the BMW 4 Series is stated as relatively low, but this always applies to the vehicle in motion. This plays a role, for example, if you want to mount a roof box or transport other heavy loads on the vehicle roof.

However, as soon as the vehicle is stationary, the permissible roof load increases many times over and you can set up a large rooftop tent and up to four adults can stay or sleep in the rooftop tent.

Please note, however, that the rooftop tent increases fuel consumption and thus reduces the maximum range. It is also possible that the driving behavior of the BMW 4 Series deteriorates because the vehicle’s center of gravity shifts further upwards. You should always drive very carefully with a mounted rooftop tent and also think about the increased fuel consumption.

Further down on this page, you will find a few examples of the most popular rooftop tents for the BMW 4 Series. But you are free to choose which rooftop tent you want to buy, regardless of whether you decide on a hard-shell or soft-shell rooftop tent. Please note, however, that soft-shell rooftop tents usually offer more space and are more comfortable than hard-shell rooftop tents.

If you are looking for more information about rooftop tents or camping, you will find many interesting 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