Rooftop Tent Fitting Kits

Modifying to your existing rack to fit your roof tent 

Tough Touring Manufactures strong roof racks for Roof top Tent mounting  designed for most common tent to vehicle combinations. 

Tough Touring manufactures specialist roof racks built to fit tents and awnings. Our mission is to keep your touring gear as low and strong as possible on your truck. There are three basic choices to make if you want to install a Rooftop tent and or poleless wing awning to your vehicle.

Need Roof Racks?

Option 1: Install your tent to a purpose-built rooftop tent rack (Tough Touring roof rack)

A Totally Fresh Install (New vehicle, bare Roof, buy and install a purpose built Rooftop tent rack). If your Tent and Awning combination weights exceeds your roof rack's roof load limits , or if your rack is not wide enough to fit up your tent - our advice is to get rid of the rack. Modifying it by adding bars etc is going to be a really bad solution that will add height and weight that is detrimental to your vehicle's handling. 

Most racks we build for vehicles can achieve roof top tent  installation at 35 mm or less off your vehicle's roof height.

Tough Touring racks are warranted against any failure in off-road conditions to loads of up to 150kg.

Option 2: Install your tent to your existing rack with modifications:

Build or buy modification components to make it possible to mount your rooftop tent.

If you already have a Front runner , Rhino or ARB Roof rack - In some cases you may be able to take off the basket and add a Tough Touring Roof rail adapter plate to marry up the tents mounting points directly to your existing roof rails. See Roof rail adapter plate information below. We would assume that the best place to then fit a poleless awning would be on the side of your tent.


If your running a vehicle that has gutters, We now manufacture low mount roof bars in convenient larger sizes, 1350, 1400, 1450, 1500, 1550 and 1600mm Our Low Mount roof bars add just 3mm to the height of the gutter rack foot - See them in our shop page here. 

 

If your running a vehicle that has roof rails, Backbone , We now manufacture low mount roof bars to suit roof rails these also  in convenient larger sizes, 1350, 1400, 1450, 1500, 1550 and 1600mm Our Low Mount roof bars add just 3mm to the height of the rail- See them in our shop page here.  

Option 3: Not recommended!

Throw the tent onto your existing unsuitable rack (potential problems include - destroying the rack, destroying the tent, have a rattling drive , excessive wind noise issues, adding a heavy tent to an already heavy rack (more weight) adding height to an already high vehicle (body roll). 

"Tough Touring Roof racks are specifically designed for Rooftop tents and Poleless wing awnings"

Vehicles have different types of mounts for roof racks these days. To Understand them better - have a look at this PDF.

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Tough Touring Rail mount adapter plate f
Extended Counterlevered roof bars design