With so many camping alternatives on the market we want to share some of the variety of truck tents available. These tents fit a variety of vehicle sizes, from pickup trucks, to SUV's, cars, etc. Over the next couple of weeks we will give you an overview of what your options are.
The CampRight Truck Tents and SUV Tents allow you to experience camping wherever your vehicle can take you.A truck bed tent installs over the bed of the pickup truck to create an instant camper for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. SUV Tents have a sleeve that surrounds the rear hatch of the vehicle.
Truck Tent Features:
Use our Truck Tent Sizing Guide to find the tent to fit your pickup bed.
SUV Tent Features
The tents for SUVs connect to the back of your SUV, minivan, crossover, wagon, or pick-up truck with cap, providing access to the inside of your vehicle for extra storage or sleeping locations. The “alligator clamping sleeve” easily disconnects from your vehicle, allowing you to leave the SUV tent behind as you go about the day’s adventures.
The adjustable nature of the "alligator clamping sleeve" allows the CampRight SUV Tent to fit all size SUVs, minivans, wagons, crossovers, and trucks with caps. The tent will attach to vehicles with or without roof rack cross bars.
Boxes or Racks
As you can see, you have many choices where to pack your gear, but only one right one for you. Please contact us if you need assistance in determining which solution is right for you.
Posted in Travel Tips on December 02, 2011 by Dawn Dalto
Holiday Time for a lot of us means a trip "Over The River And Thru The Woods To Grandma's House". With all your luggage and the load of presents you are probably wondering "How will I fit it all in!" At Lakeland Gear, we've been helping travelers pack since 1997. We're here to help you get started on picking the right Cargo Carrier to give that extra room.
Today we are going to share some information on carrying your gear on the roof top of your vehicle.
Vehicle Gear Management Accessories
Do you have a factory luggage rack on the roof? Racks are a big asset to help you haul cargo. If you don't have a luggage rack, you may consider adding one by visiting your local car dealer or by adding an aftermarket version. If you have roof rack side rails on your car, you can add Roof Rack Cross Bars from our site. Remember that all PackRight car top cargo bags can be used without a luggage rack: learn more at Car Clip Strap Set.
Hauling Gear On A Roof Rack
Understand that you and your crew are going to have to lift duffel bags, tents, bicycles, or other gear up to the roof level. Usually, this doesn't present a problem for most people, but it is still an important consideration. You can stand on the door frame, the tailgate, the bumper or even on the spare tire and have people hand your gear up to you if necessary. Light weight wheel steps are available to assist with roof loading as well.
Aerodynamic Roof Cargo Carriers
Car top carriers come in all shapes and sizes. Car top boxes and car top cargo bags will reduce your gas mileage - sometimes up to 5 mpg. Some of these bags and boxes are designed with aerodynamic shapes to slice the wind. They will not affect your mileage quite as much. If you have gear that must go on yoru trip or is necessary to make your vacation fun, by all means pack it, the minor difference in fuel costs shouldn't ruin your fun. Another option is Cargo Saddlebag Car Back Carriers or Hitch Mounted Cargo Boxes. We'll talk about them in a future post.
Roof Top Cargo Bags or Hard Shell Cargo Boxes...Which one is best for you?
Hurricane experts at Colorado State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict hurricane activity during the 2011 season to be higher than average. Although hurricane season officially started on June 1st, the worst is yet to come. Hurricane activity typically peaks from August to October, bringing violent, deadly storms to Florida and the entire Southeast. When the big storm hits, will you and your family be prepared?
First off, make sure that your hurricane kit is fully stocked with essential survival items such as food, water, and clothing. FEMA and NOAA recommend stocking up on at least one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation. For a family of five, that’s at least fifteen gallons of water that you should have on hand in case of emergency. Additionally, you should have enough food to last for at least three days. Suggested emergency food items include non-perishable packaged or canned food. Blankets/pillows, clothing, prescriptions/ medications, and toiletries should also be included in any survival kit.
Because it's already too late once a hurricane has been forecasted, finding important supplies for your survival supply early is absolutely crucial. Within the 48 hour period before hurricane landfall, important items such as LED lanterns, generators, and camp showers vanish from store shelves, leaving your family without important supplies. Our advice is to stock up now so you’ll be prepared when storm hits. Most of these items won’t cost you over $25 and will make surviving post-hurricane power outages a lot safer and more comfortable.
Flashlight and Batteries. A long life, LED lantern such as our truck tent lantern sheds light on a large interior spaces. These lanterns are a safe alternative to gas powered lamps, and provide a full 144 hours of burn time on their lowest setting. These led camping lanterns will last you in the days following a violent storm when the power has been cut.
Other essentials. Keep your family safe and comfortable with these other important items following a major storm. A first aid kit is crucial to care for minor injuries. Providing immediate medical attention to small wounds will avert serious infection and any associated medical complications. For staying clean in the aftermath of a major storm, a camp shower will help get you through extended power and water outages when showers are unavailable. Each portable showers kit comes in its own compact carrying case for easy storage with your hurricane survival supplies.
For additional preparedness, store all of your hurricane disaster survival items in a transportable container that you can attach to your car quickly once evacuation orders have been issued. Our car top carriers make the perfect emergency kit containers and easily attach to your car for a quick getaway. With a full 18 cubic feet of storage room, Rightline Gear's PackRight Sport 3 will accommodate your family’s survival essentials so you can be ready when a big storm hits.
|Car Top Carriers||First Aid Kits|
|Portable Showers||Camp Lanterns|
Tips to Save $ on Your Summer Roadtrip
Are you hitting the road this summer on a great North American Road Trip? If so, be prepared for a great time. A roadtrip is a great low cost alternative to expensive plane travel and offers a chance to see our great nation from the vantage point of a car. However, eating on the road, staying in hotels, and the cost of fuel can get expensive. Here are a few money saving tips from the travel experts at Lakeland Gear that will keep your summer road trip budget-friendly.
Eat Smart on the Road
On long car trips, eating at restaurants and over-snacking can threaten tight budgets. To save money, bring a cooler and a camp stove to mix eating out with cooking. Keep drinks and perishable items ice cold in a cooler. Make cheap dishes like pasta, chili, or soup within the vicinity of your car with a camp stove. For the inevitable snacking that occurs on long road trips, make sure you have pre-packaged, individually wrapped portions on hand to prevent over-snacking. This way, when snacks are in demand you and your kids will consume only a designated snack-sized portion rather than an entire bag or container. In-season fruits such as blueberries, oranges, nectarines, and peaches make great snacks and are healthy, cheap ways to get fresh food into your diet. Of course, during your hard-earned vacation, you can indulge in that fried chicken or chocolate dipped ice cream cone. But by mixing in store bought food with restaurant food you’ll save money and eat healthier while you travel.
Keep Gas Costs Low
Gas will be one of your biggest expenses on long cross-country road trips. To save major bucks at the pump, always drive with your car’s fuel economy in mind. Maintain a steady speed while traveling by utilizing your vehicle’s cruise control. Also, make sure your engine is properly tuned before embarking on your trip to improve your gas mileage by up to 4%. A roof rack or carrier is a great way to save room inside your car while toting all the extra gear and stuff you need. However, a roof rack can decrease your car’s fuel economy by up to 5%. To keep your road trip budget tight, reduce aerodynamic drag and save gas by using a hitch mounted cargo carrier or CampRight cargo saddlebag in place of a roof mounted cargo carrier. Placed in the rear of the vehicle, these carriers transport your gear safely and securely without that unwanted jump in fuel consumption that comes from a rooftop mounted cargo carrier. This way you can bring all that extra stuff for your vacation without compromising the interior space or fuel economy of your car.
Explore Other Lodging Options
At the end of the day, the entire family will need a comfortable place to rest up. To cut costs and get great sleep while traveling, mix in hotel stays with camping right out of your truck or SUV. Our CampRight Truck Tents are an awesome, family friendly way to cut costs and camp in total comfort. While sleeping in a truck tent with a truck tent mattress, you can get a great night’s sleep and wake up refreshed and ready for the next day’s activities. Find federally owned campgrounds at recreation.gov and make reservations for your money saving stay.
With a few smart switch ups on your summer road trip, you can have tons of fun and keep costs low. Save your cash for the stuff that really matters such as parks admissions and guided tours. Get everything you need for a great, budget-friendly road trip experience here at Lakeland Gear.
|CampRight Truck Tents||Hitch Mounted Cargo Carriers|
|Camping Accessories||Truck Bed Air Mattresses|
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