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Tepui Tents are designed to fit on most vehicles with roof racks. Many stock racks work fine, but generally aftermarket roof racks are sturdier, easier to mount to, and provide versatility for attaching your Tepui, awnings and other gear to your vehicle. Feel free to contact our partners directly on rack specific questions or reach out to one of us and we'll be glad to help you navigate the best rack for your rig!
The general rule of thumb is to make sure that whatever rack you mount the tent to has a Dynamic Weight Capacity of at least the weight of the tent. This is the weight that the rack can physically carry while the vehicle is in motion. When the tent is in use, the weight of the tent plus the weight of it's occupants is effectively dispersed over the entire frame of the vehicle, as well as the tent hinge and ladder, also known as the Static Weight Capacity. This is in theory much much greater, as the frame of the vehicle needs to be strong enough to protect the occupants in the case of an accident or rollover.
That being said, our tents weigh between 100 lbs and 220 lbs, so what model tent you decide on will depend on how much weight your roof rack can carry. Most aftermarket racks have systems that are specifically for most vehicle makes and models, and generally have a higher Dynamic Weight Capacity than most factory racks.
In regards to tent weight capacity, we average 200 lbs per occupant. In the case of the two person Ayer, the total weight capacity would be 400 lbs. Our three person tents, the Kukenam and Autana, have a capacity of 600 lbs, and our largest four person tents, the XL Autana Ruggedized and XL Kukenam Ruggedized, max out at 650 lbs. It is also worth noting that the ladder itself has a weight capacity of 320 lbs.
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