Cradle Mounts by Tough Touring

Tough Touring have developed a new 'Cradle' mounting system for Bundutop tents that allows the tent to be 'clipped in' to the cradle and un-clipped again for easier removal and storage. As well as a unique adapter plate system for rail mount vehicles.

Easily remove your roof tent when not in use using a gantry or ceiling hoist. The Cradle consists of two long steel beams or a load bearing rack that the Roof top tent 'sits in'- with clip in over center latches locking the tent down. Remove the 4 latches and you can lift off the tent with the provided Eye to eye bolts taking the load. No tools required. Presently available for Bundutop Tents only. 

There are two types of Cradle for the Bundutop tent:

  • Non-load bearing 

  • Load bearing

Non-load bearing rooftop tent cradle for the Bundutop tent

The non-load bearing type can be used in addition to your existing flat touring rack or cross bar set up (it is not a roof rack). Two cradle sections simply bolt onto the rack or onto your roof rails and give the tent its solid 'male' blocking cradle and over centre latches at each end to clamp it down - see video here and images.


The Cradle mount also makes the Bundutop tent installation very simple, no need to get inside the tent to drill holes or through bolt the tent for mounting - just add the cradle to the roof at the correct width and fix off using the bolts provided.

Load bearing rooftop tent cradle mount for the Bundutop tent
The load bearing cradle mount is used in the event of no existing 'platform' to mount the above cradle too - or your existing rack/canopy is too short to give the required supporting foundation. 

The Load bearing roof top tent cradle mount is custom made to specs required - It replaces the need to also purchase a roof rack in the event of you not having purchased one already.

This set up can only be used if you have a solid flat touring rack measuring 2200 mm long x 1300 wide. Non-load bearing kit includes 4 eye bolts and all required bolts and latches.


Cost: $350 + freight 

Cradle mounts and vehicle manufacturers roofload limits.
The load bearing cradle should only be fitted to roof rails, gutter mounts or canopies that can lake the load of the tent. In the event of your vehicles roof not being rated to the required load rating - we would advise you exercise caution during use as hard driving can cause strain on roof rail through bolts - often leading to leaking vehicle roof issues. 


While we warrant our work (our cradle and the fitting of it) - Damage to your roof caused by excessive loads or hard driving are not covered by our warranty. User onus applies. 

Pricing on the cradle fitting are quoted per job and can usually be done within 2-3 weeks of measuring up. Fitting adds approx $400 in labour to the parts.