Tepui Roof Top Tent FAQ

TEPUI (pronounced /teh-poo-ee/) is a table-top mountain or mesa found in the Guiana Highlands of South America. The word tepui means "house of the gods" in the native tongue of the Pemo. Tepuis are known for their mystic, allure, and spectacular scenery.

Advantages Of A Roof Top Tent

  • Fast and easy to set up
  • Better wind and rain protection than a conventional tent
  • You are off the ground and away from any dangerous animals such as snakes, raccoons, spiders, etc.
  • Great for 4WD vehicles
  • Better view and ventilation than camping on the ground
  • A Roof Top Tent will not collect as much dirt or sand as suppose to a tent on the ground
  • A flat spot to set up your roof tent is not needed, rocks and mud are not a problem.
  • No extra cost for air mattress, the roof tent comes with a very comfortable foam mattress.
  • Less expensive than a caravan, trailer or motor home
  • More fuel efficient  than towing a trailer
  • You can leave the Tepui Roof Top tent on all year long so you will always have a campsite wherever and whenever you need one
  • Extra shade and/or privacy area with the vestibule
  • Less storage required at home compared to a caravan, trailer or motor home

Mounting The Roof Top Tent To A Vehicle

Mounting Hardware
Attaching To Vehicle
Mounting To Vehicle

Most conventional roof racks will support the tent if installed properly.  However, check your manufacturer’s roof rack system to ensure it will support the weight of the tent.  If you do not have a factory installed roof rack we recommend Thule and Yakima Roof Racks.  After market crossbars are much stronger for supporting the tent and are recommended for Tepui Roof Top Tents.  See our Roof Rack Systems for help.

The frame of your car is generally designed to support the car in a roll over. Thus it will be able to support the weight of the tent and occupants so your car should have no problem if the tent is installed correctly.

How Do Tepui Tents Hold Up?

Excellent!  Take a look.

60 Mile Per Hour Winds

Heavy Snows

The Other Guy's Tent
60 mph Winds And The Tent Is Solid As A Rock

Wet Heavy Snow After A Day Of Rain

Conventional Ground Tent

The first picture is in about 60mph winds. The tent is solid as a rock. The second picture is in wet heavy snow after a full day of rain. The tent is dry and holds up the heavy snow loads just fine.

Now the third picture is what happened to the poor guy that brought a conventional ground tent. That’s looks like a long night in the cold.

Here is a Tepui Tent in about 60mph winds.
The second picture is in wet heavy snow after a full day of rain.
the third picture is what happened to the poor guy that brought a conventional ground tent


1-year manufacture’s warranty on all material, craftsmanship, and parts.

Warranty not provided if the damage has been caused by improper use, cleaning, or storage.

General Maintenance Guidelines?

Every time that you come back from camping you should clean and dry your tent.

  • Open the tent fully and  brush / vacuum all dirt from inside of the roof tent
  • Use a mild detergent with warm water and a soft to medium brush to clean the fabric as needed.
  • Rinse fabric of all detergent prior to drying.
  • Let it dry under the sun with all windows open.  It is important that the tent is completely dry before storage or mildew and mold may occur.  This is especially necessary after camping in rain or wet conditions.
  • Using a small brush, remove dirt from the zippers. Also, use a silicon spray to keep them lubricated.
  • Also, wash the mattress and cover once in a while (only hang dry).

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