BMW 7-Series roof rack tent

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The BMW 7-Series is a very luxurious vehicle, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t spend your weekends on the campground with the BMW 7-Series. The BMW 7-Series has plenty of interior space to take your whole family with you. The BMW 7-Series also offers plenty of space on the vehicle roof to mount a rooftop tent.

If you go camping with a rooftop tent, this has many advantages over a camping trailer or even a large RV. With a rooftop tent, you are very mobile and can camp wherever your vehicle can go.

Modern rooftop tents are now also very comfortable and offer many practical features. Therefore, the roof tent also has many advantages over a ground tent.

If you have mounted a rooftop tent on the vehicle roof, you are safe from small and larger animals due to the elevated position. You are also safe from water or rain that could collect on the ground. A roof tent also has the advantage that it does not stand on the ground like a normal ground tent and thus does not get cold due to the possible nightly cold that comes from the ground.

All you need to mount a rooftop tent on the BMW 7-Series are roof rails and roof crossbars. The roof rails are bolted to the vehicle at the factory mounting spots. Then the crossbars are attached to the roof rails, creating a stable base on to mount the rooftop tent on the roof.

The rooftop tent is connected to the crossbars at four mounting spots on the underside. Each rooftop tent is connected to the vehicle in this way, so all rooftop tents are universal. The additional weight from the roof tent and the people staying in the roof tent is optimally transferred to the entire vehicle body via the roof rails. In this way, the roof or the body of the vehicle is not damaged.

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The registered maximum load of the BMW 7-Series is relatively low, but this always refers to the vehicle in motion (this is only relevant if you are transporting a roof box on the vehicle roof, for example). As soon as the vehicle is stationary, the maximum permissible roof load increases many times over.

It is possible to mount a four-person rooftop tent on the roof of the BMW 7-Series. So you can go camping with your whole family. When buying a rooftop tent for the BMW 7-Series, just make sure that the rooftop tent is not wider than the vehicle when folded (further down on this page you will find the most popular rooftop tents for the BMW 7-Series).

You can of course make your rooftop tent camping trip even more comfortable by taking various camping equipment with you. You can also, for example, mount a solar panel on the rooftop tent and take a solar power generator with you to generate your own electricity away from civilization. The possibilities to make the camping trip comfortable are almost endless… you will also find many other interesting articles on the subject of rooftop tents and camping on this website. Just take a look around on my website!

But also make sure that the installed rooftop tent increases the fuel consumption of the BMW 7-Series and thus reduces the maximum range. It is also possible that the driving behavior of the BMW 7-Series will deteriorate. A mounted rooftop tent on the vehicle roof worsens the aerodynamics of a vehicle and the center of gravity of the vehicle is shifted further up. So always be particularly careful when driving with the rooftop tent installed and also consider the increased fuel consumption.

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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

 

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