Winter Storage

As the leaves fall and the temperature drops we know  most people have decided that camping season is over. Time to swap out the Roofnest for a ski rack, unless you have a Sparrow X of course… Now the question arises, how and where are you going to store your Roofnest safely for the winter? There are a few options to store your Roofnest if you don’t want to camp all winter long.

 

If you do want to camp all winter long, get your Roofnest today!


The Leaner

The first is an easy solution if you are limited on space and do not want to spend time and money installing a pully system style storage device. We always recommend that you keep your Roofnest at least 2” off the ground in case of any moisture. The first step is to purchase a moving bag designed for mattresses, a queen size should work perfectly. Wrap your Roofnest in the bag, seal the end with duct tape, fold excess, and tape to side. Once the Roofnest is wrapped, take four 12” long 2×4 sections and space them out evenly over the width of the tent on the ground against a wall. Now take your Roofnest, and lean it against the wall on top of the supports. For added security drill an eyehole screw a few inches into the wall on either side of the tent half way up and secure your Roofnest to the wall with a cam strap or rope.

 

Flat Stanley

Another easy solution for Roofnest storage if you have the room, is to store it flat as if it were still on your car. We still recommend using the mattress bag mentioned above to keep your Roofnest dust free and to keep any pesky bugs out. Once you have your Roofnest off of your car store mounting materials in Roofnest for safe keeping. Insert Roofnest into bag, seal, and then set on four 2×4 sections spaced out 20 inches apart.

 

The Houdini

This is a great solution if you plan on taking your Roofnest on an off all year long. It requires a lot more work but is a great way to have the ability to detach and install your Roofnest alone if needed. This is built from two bike pully racks and webbing, these are listed below and available on Amazon.

Pully Rack

Webbing 

Place each pully from one set across from each other horizontally on the ceiling of your garage, spaced approximately 51”-59” apart depending on your Roofnest model. Mount the second set of pullies 40″ away from the first in the same fashion (51″-59″ apart) so when you hoist your Roofnest there is approximately 20” on either side of the pullies. Lastly, create a basic webbing loop from hook to hook that can slide under your Roofnest and hoist it up to your garage roof!

 

4 Season Camper

If you don’t want to take your Roofnest off for the winter, you don’t have to. With our ABS-Fiberglass shell paired with walls that received a waterproof rating of 3000mm (3x a typical tent), you’re Roofnest is safe on your roof all winter long, no matter what Mother Nature throws at it.

 

 

Keep your Roofnest safe all winter long using any of these options and be sure that it will be ready to enjoy for many years to come. If you have any further questions regarding storage  or anything else, always feel free to reach out to us at support@roofnest.com

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