August 22, 2018

We love options. When it comes down to choosing a rooftop tent, Tepui offers three models that get the job done. Here's the breakdown:

The Baja Series is designed for warm/humid conditions (think Baja or the Gulf Coast). This tent is the lightest and most ventilated of our picks and comes with a detachable rainfly, but it's not ideal in high winds with blowing sand, or cold winter conditions.

The Explorer Series is a good, middle-of-the-road, 4-season tent that holds up well to average levels of abuse.

The Ruggedized Series is designed for 4-season adventures and withstanding severe levels of abuse. This tent is built tough with a fully wrapped 3/4-inch internal frame and aluminum diamond plate base.


In our experience living with different rooftop tents in cold, hot, windy, and rain condition, Tepui's Explorer Series tent is the just-right choice, and a solid choice for what most people need in a tent. The crew here at RIGd appreciates having a tent designed for any weather we may find ourselves in. Our Explorer has held up well in some pretty ridiculous weather so we think it's a good choice if you camp year-round or if you're heading into mountain areas, or anywhere you could encounter colder temps, thunderstorms, or light snow.

Something else to think about when choosing a RTT is weight. The Explorer weighs about 50-pounds less than their Ruggedized tent which is a win in our book and can make a difference in gas milage, how your vehicle handles, and ease of getting the tent on and off your rig.


Two, three, or four-person, Tepui Explorer Series tents come in three sizes.


Explorer Series Ayer 2

Sleeps 2

Weighs 95 lbs

Costs: $1050

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Explorer Series Kukenam 3

Sleeps 3

Weighs 130 lbs

Costs $1,425

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Explorer Series Autana 4

Sleeps 4

Weighs 150 lbs

Costs $2,300

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Call or email me with any questions about rooftop tents or setting up your rig: 949-424-3057 or

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