Roof Top Tents for Trucks, Station Wagons or
'Well Backed' Vehicles
Can a tent be fitted to the rear of a
4WD, truck, ute or sedan ?
There are tents designed for crew cab trucks,
utes, trailers, pick-up trucks or ‘well backed’
vehicles, SUV’s and tray back vehicles.
Basically the tent is located or erected in the
rear or ‘well’ of the vehicle. The design
provides for the edges of the tent to slide over
the vehicle’s side rails to prevent water
getting into the bed of the truck.
There is also a design of tent for campervans
and station wagons and these are sometimes
called hatch tents. Basically they are
tent-like sleepers that clip over the tailgate
or cargo areas of the rear of vehicles like
station wagons, 4WD’s, SUV’s and campervans
turning it into sleeping quarters.
Other designs are made to wrap around the cargo
area but allow the tent to remain on site if you
want to drive the vehicle away.
If you want a tent you can put
‘up in a jiffy’ try Jiffy Outdoors, located at
Doncaster East in Victoria, Australia
manufacture RVT 4x4 and 4x4L tents made from
heavyweight Rip Stop Poly Cotton that attach to
the rear of your 4WD. The beauty of this
removable Vehicle Sleeve is it gives you access
to the back of your 4WD without being exposed to
the weather. The Jiffy Outdoors tents have dual
entry doors with awnings suitable for left hand
or right hand opening doors on the rear of your
4WD. The heavy duty tub floor keeps the water
out and the inside of the tent dry.
Some manufacturer’s/brand names are
Jiffy Outdoors, Cabela,
Napier, DAC Inc., Conestoga Truck Tent and
Safari Softshell Inc.