What is the correct placement of roof bars for a roof tent?

Neill Shurville
Last update by Neill
May 23, 2023


Getting the right distance between your roof bars / cross bars is simple, as long as you follow the information on this guide.

  • Correct roof bar distance
  • Tolerance

If you have any questions about proper placement of roof bars / cross bars, or installation of your TentBox in general, please contact us for advice. It's very important that your TentBox is installed correctly.

Correct roof bar distance

To ensure the safety of you and and your TentBox, we recommend the following distance between your two cross bars:

TentBox Lite - 50cm-100cm

TentBox Lite XL - 70cm-120cm

TentBox Classic - 70cm-120cm

TentBox Cargo - 70cm-120cm


A few centimetres on either side of these ranges is acceptable, but it's always important to place your TentBox as centrally as possible onto your crossbars.

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