BMW X2 roof rack tent

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The BMW X2 is one of the most popular SUVs nowadays. The BMW X2 is also ideal for spending a great weekend camping on the roof of the vehicle. With the X2 you don’t need an expensive camping trailer or a large RV to have a great camping trip. With a rooftop tent, you are much more flexible and can camp anywhere your vehicle can go.

This opens up many more possibilities for you. For example, you can discover new campgrounds in the nearest national park that you would otherwise never be able to reach. The rooftop tent also offers many advantages over a ground tent. A rooftop tent offers many more functions and comfort. You are also safe from small and large animals in a rooftop tent due to the elevated position. A roof tent also offers you protection from water or rain that collects on the ground.

A rooftop tent is set up very quickly. If you have set up your rooftop tent several times, you will not need more than five minutes to set it up, even with larger rooftop tents.

All you need to mount a rooftop tent on the BMW X2 are the appropriate roof rails and roof crossbars. The roof rails are bolted to the vehicle body at the factory mounting spots. The roof crossbars are then attached to the roof rails, providing a secure and stable base for mounting the rooftop tent on the roof of the X2.

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All rooftop tents are attached to the vehicle right away. The roof tent is connected to the crossbars at four mounting spots. You have the option of installing a large four-person rooftop tent on the roof of the BMW X2.

The additional weight from the roof tent and the people staying in the roof tent is safely dissipated via the roof rails to the entire vehicle body. In this way, the vehicle is not damaged, even if several people are in the roof tent or are sleeping.

The registered permissible roof load of the BMW X2 is relatively low, but this only applies to the vehicle in motion. As soon as the vehicle is stationary, the possible roof load increases many times over. The specified permissible roof load therefore always only refers to things that you transport on the roof while you are driving, such as a roof box. So you can also mount a larger four-person rooftop tent on the vehicle roof.

However, always note that fuel consumption increases with a mounted rooftop tent since the additional mass on the vehicle roof disturbs the aerodynamics of the vehicle. It is also possible that the driving behavior of the BMW X2 deteriorates with a roof tent, as the vehicle’s center of gravity shifts further upwards. So always drive very carefully with a mounted rooftop tent and think about the increased fuel consumption and the reduced range. So you should only assemble the rooftop tent when you really need it.

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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

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
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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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