in Roofnest Tips & Features / by Roofnest Team

Roofnest makes some of the best and most affordable roof top tents on the market, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t a big investment. We understand it can be difficult for some people to justify spending that kind of cash. 


Well, what if we told you there was a way you could use your Roofnest tent to make some money? What if we told you that you could test and try out a rooftop tent? What if we told you these were the same things? 


You can rent out rooftop tents if you know where to look. Yes, you can basically AirBnb a RTT. Here is how and why you might want to give it a shot. 

How to rent you roof top tent 

The first step in renting out a roof top tent is figuring out where you can even do such a thing. Thankfully, in our modern and connected world, there are multiple places you can do this — with more options coming in the future. 

1. Outdoorsy

If you want the biggest selection of available tents and people looking to rent, you have to start with Outdoorsy. Outdoorsy is a marketplace where regular people can rent out their RVs and campers. While it started out focusing on RVs, Outdoorsy has expanded to include all manner of towable and driveable camping rigs including tear drops and rooftop tents. They are even expanding into traditional tent camping  and camping locations if that’s your thing. 


With a customer list more than one-million strong at this point, this is the place to start your search. There are no membership fees to be involved, and Outdoorsy keeps track of all renters and rentees to ensure a safe and easy experience, and of course everything is insured. 

2. Turo

While Turo started as a rental car company, they are expanding into something more. Recently the brand has expanded by allowing rental customers and rental owners to provide more specific services and equipment. You can now search specifically for cars that come with car seats, towing capability, roof racks and more. 


While the company currently doesn’t offer the ability to search directly for rooftop tents, Turo is quickly becoming a destination for renters looking for off-road and camping vehicles for their vacation adventures. 


This means you have a perfect opportunity to get in early and become one of the top renters in the rooftop tent segment before things get crowded. 

Why you should rent your roof top tent

So now you know some services you can use to rent roof top tents, but why should you even bother in the first place? Here are some of the reasons we think that renting an RTT could be one of the best decisions you ever make. 

1. Make that money!

This is the obvious one. A Roofnest tent is a big investment. You probably won’t be camping every weekend, so use those off hours to turn your tent into a money maker. Even if you only rent your rig out for one week a month, your Roofnest tent could pay for itself in as little as a year. The only thing that sounds better than owning a Roofnest tent is getting paid to own a Roofnest. 

2. Try out a rooftop tent for the first time

We get it. You can’t just take our word for it that roof top tents are amazing. You want to give it a shot for yourself. Taking a weekend camping trip to try it out could be just what you need before taking the leap. 

3. Try out a different size or model

You love your Roofnest Condor, but you are thinking about buying a new, larger SUV and you wonder how it would be to upgrade to a Condor XL. Why not rent one like this F-150 with a Condor XL we found in Vegas? Maybe you have an overlanding rig with a Falcon Pro, but you are thinking about getting a Meadowlark for your partner’s commuter SUV so you have something smaller for quick weekend camping trips? You can try out this Rivian R1T in Asheville and test out the Meadowlark and what it’s like to live with an EV pickup truck at the same time. 

4. Help someone else live their best life

Finally, what we think is the best reason you should rent out your RTT. Think of every memory you have made with your Roofnest tent. There are tons of people out there who just don’t have the means to invest in a camping rig and a Roofnest tent to park on top of it. 


Why not do a little something to bring that magic into other people’s lives? Provide the opportunity to someone a little less fortunate than you to experience the magic and joy that comes with a weekend of camping with a Roofnest tent. You lose nothing by making the world a better place. 

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