Mounting Requirements


Dynamic vs Static Weight

Dynamic weight refers to the weight supported by your vehicle when it is in motion and your rooftop tent is closed, while static weight refers to the weight supported by your vehicle when it is stopped and the tent is deployed. The dynamic weight requirements for your vehicle and cross bars / rack system to accommodate our rooftop tents is essentially equal to the weight of the tent itself. The dynamic weight capacity takes into account various forces at play when your vehicle is in motion (acceleration,  terrain, turning, etc.). We recommend after-market cross bars / rack systems as they have a higher dynamic weight capacity than stock cross bars.


The static weight capacity of your vehicle is much higher than the dynamic weight capacity because the weight of your rooftop tent is dispersed over the entire frame of the vehicle and supported by the ladder. In addition, when your vehicle is parked and your tent is deployed, our rooftop tents can hold about 900 lbs.


Mounting Requirements

Thanks to our universal mounting system, iKamper rooftop tents fit on most vehicles.

They are designed to be mounted on two normal cross bars (not directly on the roof of the car), such as ones from Front Runner, Rhino Rack, Thule, or any other after-market cross bars (same bars you would attach your bike or Kayak to). Our tents come with Mounting Brackets 2.0, which are compatible with a max cross bar height of 1.2" (3cm) and a width of 3.5" (9cm). For higher cross bars, Mounting Brackets 1.0 should be used. 

  • Check your vehicle's manual or contact manufacturer to know your roof's dynamic weight limit. Dynamic weight refers to the weight supported by your vehicle when it is in motion, while static weight refers to the weight supported by your vehicle when it is stopped. 

  • Make sure your roof rack or cross bars have a dynamic weight load of 165 lbs (75 kg) or more for the Skycamp 2.0 (4X), or a dynamic weight load of 125 lbs (57 kg) or more for the Skycamp 2X, Skycamp Mini, and the X-Cover.

iKamper RTTs have two rails underneath the main panel, and are mounted on your cross bars with adjustable mounting brackets. Check the spacing of each model's mounting rails below to make sure it fits your rack. The rails are 1.77" / 4.5cm wide and 0.98" / 2.5cm tall.

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