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Hyundai Santa Fe roof rack tent

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The Hyundai Santa Fe is a great vehicle for the city but also for your next camping trip. With the Hyundai Santa Fe, you have enough space inside to take your whole family with you. You can also explore off-the-beaten-track campgrounds with the Santa Fe.

When you go camping with the Hyundai Santa Fe, you don’t need a heavy camping trailer or even an expensive RV. You can also do without the uncomfortable ground tent.

A rooftop tent has many advantages over a ground tent or even a camping trailer or RV. With a rooftop tent, you are very mobile and can also spontaneously go camping. A rooftop tent can be set up and taken down very quickly and easily. So you can change the campground more often. You can also discover campgrounds that you could never reach with a camping trailer or an RV. Wherever your vehicle goes, you can also stay overnight.

A rooftop tent also offers protection from small and large animals due to its elevated position on the vehicle roof. The position on the roof of the vehicle also protects you from the cold at night or even rain or water that could collect on the ground.

All you need to mount a rooftop tent on the vehicle roof of the Hyundai Santa Fe are the appropriate roof crossbars. The roof crossbars are mounted on the factory roof rails of the Hyundai Santa Fe. This gives you a stable basis for assembling the rooftop tent.

Most Hyundai Santa Fe models have factory roof rails. If your model does not have factory roof rails, you can easily retrofit the roof rails. The Santa Fe has factory mounting spots on the roof for roof rails. You can also easily retrofit roof rails there.

Rooftop tents are attached to four mounting spots on the crossbars. In this way, the rooftop tent is securely and stably connected to the vehicle. Some rooftop tent models are also screwed directly to the roof rails. This always depends on the respective rooftop tent model.

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

The Hyundai Santa Fe offers enough space on the vehicle roof to mount a large six-person rooftop tent.

Although the registered permissible roof load of the Hyundai Santa Fe is relatively low, this only applies to the vehicle in motion. This is important if you are transporting a roof box or other loads on the vehicle roof, for example. But as soon as the vehicle is stationary, the permissible roof load increases many times over. You can easily set up a six-person rooftop tent and up to six people can stay or sleep on the vehicle roof in the rooftop tent.

When buying a rooftop tent, you should only make sure that the rooftop tent is not wider than the vehicle when folded.

For example, you can buy a hard-shell or soft-shell rooftop tent. A hard-shell rooftop tent usually offers less space and features inside but is easier to set up and take down.

You can also buy a rooftop tent, which has an awning. A built-in awning offers the advantage that you have a safe, additional space that protects you from wind, cold, or rain.

Further down on this page, you will find a small overview of the most popular rooftop tents for the Hyundai Santa Fe.

However, you should note that installing the rooftop tent on the vehicle roof increases fuel consumption and thus reduces the maximum range of the vehicle. The driving dynamics can also deteriorate because the vehicle’s center of gravity shifts further upwards through the rooftop tent. So you should always drive very carefully with a rooftop tent on the vehicle roof and think about the increased fuel consumption. If you don’t need the rooftop tent, you should also dismantle the rooftop tent and store it safely in your garage.

If you are looking for more information about rooftop tents and camping, you will find many other interesting and helpful articles on this website. Just take a look around this website!

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Here are the biggest pluses of a roof rack tent:

  1. Roof rack tents are easy to setup.
  2. Roof rack tents are very cozy.
  3. Roof rack tents last a long time.
  4. Roof rack tents can be taken along when changing vehicles.
  5. Roof rack tents will become more and more popular in the years to come.
  6. Roof rack tents turn your vehicle into a fully-fledged camping vehicle.
  7. Roof Rack Tents are easy to clean and maintain.
  8. Roof rack tents keep the cold off the floor at night.
  9. Roof Rack Tents can easily be stowed in your garage or basement when you don’t need them.
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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

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