7 Best Roof Top Tents for Ford Explorer in 2024

    Ford Explorer Roof Top Tents for Sale

    Are you looking for a roof top tent for your Ford Explorer? Not sure where to start with all of the brands, sizes, roof racks, etc.? We've got you covered.

    A roof top tent is a great addition to any Ford Explorer because it gives you a comfortable, easy-to-use, heavy duty, high quality shelter wherever your Explorer goes. If you're used to ground tent camping, you're going to be blown away by roof top tents.

    But there are so many great options to choose from, that we know some people get overwhelmed. So in the sections below, we'll go through 7 of the best Ford Explorer roof top tents currently available, give some roof rack recommendations, and answer some common questions regarding Ford Explorer Roof Top Tents.

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    Top Ford Explorer Roof Top Tents

    The Ford Explorer Aspen V2 rooftop tent is a premium tent. It has Freespirit's signature tri-layer walls and low profile design. Plus, it includes a super comfortable aircore mattress that's great to sleep on and gives you lots of extra space to store gear.

    • ✔ Lightweight - only 134 lbs
    • ✔ Great inflatible mattress
    • ✔ High quality materials

    The Tuff Stuff Alpha is a durable hard shell tent with thick fabrics and extreme weather protection. Available in two sizes, it has a comfortable mattress and couldn't be simpler to set up and take down. Plus, add an annex for even more space.

    • ✔ Sleeps 2-4 people
    • ✔ Tough (Tuff) materials
    • ✔ Optional annex

    The Overland Junction Golden is a 2-person hard shell roof top tent that's a great option for Ford Explorers. With high quality tent fabric and waterproofing, a thick mattress, and the ability for truly 360-degree views, this tent delivers.

    • ✔ 360 degree views
    • ✔ 2.75" foam mattress
    • ✔ Extreme weather protection

    The Roofnest Condor 2 Roof Top Tent for Ford Explorer is our best hard shell roof top tent for a reason. Strong materials, comfortable mattress, lots of features, extra crossbars to carry gear, and an optional Awnex for even more space.

    • ✔ Heavy duty fabrics
    • ✔ Awning + Annex = Awnex
    • ✔ Features galore

    The OVS Bushveld Explorer Roof Top Tent is currently one of the best hard shell roof top tents on the market, thanks to its huge size and lightning-fast 60-second setup and take down. It also has the option of adding an annex room if more space is required.

    • ✔ Sleeps 4 people
    • ✔ 60 second setup
    • ✔ Skylight window

    With a large AND lightweight design in all of its sizes, the Overland Junction Labrador strikes the balance better than any other tent. It also has massive skylights, a super comfortable 2.75" high-density foam mattress, and an optional annex and insulation layer.

    • ✔ Massive skylights
    • ✔ Large footprint
    • ✔ Lightweight

    The TMBK Explorer Roof Tent from Overland Vehicle Systems is ideal for those on a tight budget. It comfortably sleeps 2-3 people and takes less than five minutes to set up and take down. Plus, it's lightweight (only 110 lbs), so it's easy to install.

    • ✔ Sleeps 2-3 people
    • ✔ Affordable
    • ✔ Lightweight
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    Best Ford Explorer Roof Racks

    You will need a roof rack with crossbars or stand-alone crossbars to mount a roof top tent on your Ford Explorer.

    If you already have either of those, simply check to make sure the weight capacity of the rack or crossbars is higher than the weight of the tent you're interested in, and you're good to go.

    If it isn't, or you don't have crossbars, you will want to get an aftermarket pair of crossbars or a full fledged roof rack.

    If you have raised side rails, the OVS Freedom Crossbars are a great option. Other stand-alone crossbars start around $150 and Ford Explorer roof racks go up to $1,000+.

    Reach out to us if you have any questions on this or need support.




    Ford Explorer Roof Top Tents FAQ

    What do I need to install a roof top tent on my Ford Explorer?
    To put a roof top tent on your Explorer, you'll need a roof rack that has crossbars (which go from one side of the car to the other) and that can handle the weight of the tent or standalone crossbars.

    Will a roof top tent lower the MPG (Miles per Gallon) of my Ford Exporer?
    When you place a roof top tent on your Ford Explorer, your MPG may drop by 1-3. The size and weight of your roof top tent will determine this. Your vehicle's MPG is barely impacted by most lightweight and hard shell roof top tents.

    Is a mattress included with these roof top tents, or do I need to purchase one separately?
    All of the roof top tents listed above include a comfortable mattress. If you're only used to ground tent camping, you're going to be blown away.

    How long does it take to set up these tents?
    These roof top tent can be set up and taken down in about 1 minute for hard shell tents and about 5 minutes for soft shells.

    Is there a warranty on these roof top tents?
    Yes, all of the roof top tents listed above come with a warranty.




    Why Purchase A Roof Top Tent for your Ford Explorer?

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    Camp Anywhere

    You don't have to look for clear ground to set up your roof top tent. With a roof tent on your Explorer, you can camp anywhere, from a muddy mountain to a rocky forest to a sandy beach!

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    Lightning Quick Setup

    Gone are the days of working hard to pitch a ground tent. The benefit of roof top tents is that they can be set up and taken down with little to no work, sometimes in under a minute.

    Roof top tent mattress with skylight window

    Extremely Comfortable

    There will be no more leaking tents or sleeping on the wet ground! All roof top tents come with an extremely comfortable mattress and a heavy duty rainfly to keep you warm and dry in all weather conditions.




    Have Other Questions About Ford Explorer Roof Top Tents?

    Overland Junction is here to help you find the perfect roof top tent for your Ford Explorer that matches your demands and fits within your budget. If you have any questions or would want to learn more about any of our roof top tents before making a purchase, please browse our website or contact us by text or phone at 833-205-7703 or by email at support@overlandjunction.com.

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