How It Works

Everything you need to know to get started with TentBox

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If you’re ready, click below to compare our TentBox Models, or scroll down for more detailed information on how it works.

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STEP 1 - Getting roof bars for your vehicle

There are 3 types of vehicle roof types, as shown below. Your vehicle will have one of these.

Plain Roof

A completely plain roof with no obvious fixing location.

Fixing Point

A plain looking roof with two or more discrete fixing locations.

Side Rails

The most obvious one! Side rails can be flush, or elevated.

Where can I get roof bars from?

The three suppliers we recommend are Atera.de , rameder.eu and Germansell.de

All three of these companies have a great online service for finding the right bars for your vehicle, and great customer service if you would prefer to call them.

Need more help?

No problem, just contact us and we'll find them for you!

STEP 2 - Understanding your vehicle roof load

You can find your vehicle roof load capacity in your vehicle manual, or by contacting our team.

The roof load capacity of your vehicle must be greater than the weight of the TentBox you’re putting on top.

Lite: 50kg

Your roof load capacity must be 50kg or more.

Classic: 65kg

Your roof load capacity must be 65kg or more.

Cargo: 74kg

Your roof load capacity must be 74kg or more.

By the way… a common misconception around roof loads:

Your listed vehicle roof load limit is for a dynamic load, which means the maximum recommended roof load whilst the vehicle is being driven. When your vehicle is stationary, your vehicle can take 5x more load weight - this is called the static load.

In other words, there is no need to worry about the added weight of people inside your TentBox, as they will only be inside when your vehicle is stationary!

There are a lot more forces applied on a vehicle whilst it’s being driven (breaking, turning, hitting bumps in the road), which is why there is such a big difference between the dynamic and static loads.

Contact us if you would like help with your vehicle roof load.

STEP 3 - Choosing your TentBox

With three models to choose from, working out which TentBox is right for you can be a little confusing. That's why we put together our handy comparison table to show all features side by side.

Contact us if you would like help understanding the differences between each model.

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Other FAQs

Can I mount a TentBox on trailer?

Yes! Click here to see our article about mounting a TentBox on a trailer.

Can I mount a TentBox on Roof Rack?

Yes! Click here to see our article about mounting a TentBox on a roof rack.

Can I mount a TentBox on Pickup?

Yes! Click here to see our article about mounting a TentBox Lite on the bed of a truck. You can also mount it to the cab with the right roof bars or rack. Contact us if you need help with this.