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Why You Need to Rent a Roof Top Tent Right Now

Roofnest Team

Feb 22, 2024

Why You Need to Rent a Roof Top Tent Right Now

Our roof top tents are the best way to get closer to the outdoors. There are so many reasons to own a Roofnest — from convenience and comfort to living the #vanlife without actually having to live in a van.

You might be wondering if there’s a way try a Roofnest roof top tent before you buy. Lucky for you, we've got a ton of rental partners who will let you do just that.

Here in Colorado, you can rent a Jeep or campervan with a Roofnest roof top tent installed right on top from our friends over at Overland Discovery in Denver, Colorado Overlander in Glenwood Springs, or Adventure Travel Sport Rentals in Wheatridge.

For more far-flung adventures, we've got rental partners everywhere from Alaska — Get Lost Travel Vans — to Hawaii — Camp Car — who will help you get outside and try a Roofnest for a weekend (or longer!).

Our rental partners allow you to experience elevated camping for yourself before deciding which tent is right for you. Most will even let you bring your dog along for the adventure, too!

If you’re on the fence about whether a Roofnest is the ideal way to camp, a Jeep camper rental may be the perfect way for you to try before you buy. We know that once you camp better with Roofnest, you’ll never want to sleep on the ground again.

Here are 5 reasons you should try out a roof top tent rental camping trip this summer.

1. You Get to Try Before You Buy

Your Roofnest is an investment — a worthwhile one that will support your outdoor lifestyle for years to come. If you’ve never slept in a roof top tent before, it makes sense to want to try before you buy.

Many of our rental partners' customers have never used a roof top tent before, which is exactly why they use Roofnest. Our tents have got the easiest and quickest set up of any roof top tent out there.

Plus, the hard shell roof top tent design, built-in mattress, and weatherproof construction make for a super comfy camping experience that suits everyone. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time camping or your millionth journey into the great outdoors.

2. You Can Figure Out the Features You Want

If you know you want a roof top tent but aren’t sure which model to choose, a Jeep camper rental is the perfect way to find out.

You can try out our roof top tents when you rent an overlanding vehicle from Overland Discovery and see which one is right for you. No matter which model you try, you can discover which roof top tent features you love, and which ones you’d leave.

When you try out a roof top tent, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does it have enough space for you?
  • Is it super easy to set up?
  • Does it have a built-in mattress?
  • Can you store your bedding right inside of it, even when closed?
  • Can you mount solar panels or gear mounts on top of it?
  • Is it easy to get in and out of?

Write down the features that are your favorite so you can find a Roofnest tent style that fits your needs when you’re ready to buy.

3. It's a Chance to Experience the Roofnest Lifestyle

You may try out the roof top tent experience for a weekend and love the convenience and comfort that it brings to your camping experience. But it’s also important to experience the RTT lifestyle.

With a Roofnest, camping can become a way of life. You can hit the open road at a moment’s notice, with your gear all ready to go.

You can find a place to camp last minute by pulling up and parking, and have your tent set up in under a minute. The next day, if you wake up and want to check out a different camping location, you can be packed up and back on the road in minutes.

A Roofnest allows you to live on the road for days, weeks, or even months at a time. It’s the endless possibilities and access to instant adventure that make a Roofnest truly special.

It’s not just a bedroom on wheels. It’s a portal to a new way of seeing the world.

And we’re confident you’ll be all about this lifestyle once you get a taste of it.

4. A Roof Top Tent is Cheaper (And More Fun) Than an RV

If an outdoorsy road trip is on your agenda this summer and you’ve been thinking about an RV, it’s time to open your eyes to the benefits of a Jeep excursion with a roof top tent.

Renting a Jeep with a roof top tent is a lot cheaper than renting an RV. And if the point of a summer road trip it to get away from your day-to-day life, an RV doesn’t quite live up to the moment — it’s nothing more than a house on wheels.

But a Jeep camper with a roof top tent bridges the gap between traditional and RV camping. You get the comfort and convenience of an RV without having to drive around a huge vehicle up and down winding mountain passes.

The Roofnest design invites everything that’s great about the outdoors into your experience — fresh air and amazing views —while keeping out everything that’s not so great — dirt, bugs, and a cold, bumpy ground.

With an RV, you’re stuck in a stuffy room. Not so fun.

5. It’s the Best Way to See it All

Traditional camping means spending a lot of time and energy setting up your ground tent. By the time your camp site is ready to go, you won’t feel like packing up and changing locations unless it’s time to go back home.

With a roof top tent, you can drive wherever you want and stop when you’re ready to set up camp for the night.

Here in Colorado, there’s a whole lot to see in a single camp trip:

    • There’s the iconic must-see landscapes in Rocky Mountain and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Parks.
    • Then there’s the otherworldly sand dunes and incredibly vibrant night sky in Great Sand Dunes National Park (not to mention sand boarding and sand sledding, which are exactly what they sound like and which yes, you absolutely have to try).
    • Don’t forget Maroon Bells, Garden of the Gods, the Flatirons, Bridal Veil Falls, and much much more.
    • And we haven’t even gotten to all the epic drives, like the under-appreciated route through Unaweep Canyon just west of Palisade, Colorado.
    • Or the more well-known Trail Ridge Road that traverses Rocky Mountain National Park, reaching an elevation of over 12,000 feet!
    • On top of all that, Colorado offers a ton of outdoor activities across the entire state. Hiking in Golden Gate Canyon, white water rafting in Buena Vista, cliff jumping in Paradise Cove, and rock climbing up Via Ferrata in Telluride are just a handful of the adventures that are accessible when you road trip with a roof top tent.

Discover the Roofnest Advantage

With tropical beach vacations, European adventures, and cruises off the table for summer 2020, there’s never been a better time to go on a camping trip. There are plenty of places to safely camp in Colorado during coronavirus.

A Roofnest is the best way to experience the outdoors. It’s cleaner, more comfortable, and more convenient than traditional camping, and more adventurous than RV camping.

And for those of you who haven’t had the chance to get your hands on your very own Roofnest yet, contact one of our many partners below to rent one for a long weekend:

Overland Discovery - Arvada, CO Colorado Overlander - Glenwood Springs, CO Camp Car - Kula, HI Get Lost Travel Vans - Girdwood, AK UT Overland - Salt Lake City, UT Adventure Travel Sport Rentals - Wheatridge, CO Road Trip Arizona - Glendale, Arizona Road Trip Oregon - Portland OR Sexton Off Road - Kamas, UT

In the meantime, check out our Tent Wizard tool to find out which Roofnest tent style might best suit your adventure needs >