Hitch Tent – Free Your Roof, Hitch Mount Your Tent

Hitch Tent – Free Your Roof, Hitch Mount Your Tent


Perry Mack here SEMA 2019 and we are in
the brand new performance pavilion overland experience and I’m here with Andrew Clark he’s with Rubicon Expedition products and he’s got the hitch tent Andrew so talk to me about the Hitch Tent thanks a lot I appreciate it so our Hitch Tent is something that we answered a question that people didn’t know they had So we’ve made a hitch based solution for
rooftop tents. All the benefits of all the rooftop tents just brought down to a
level where more people can enjoy them. So what you have first of all before we put it down we’ll show you the four infinitely adjustable legs so they’ve got a ton of travel you can set those up on any varying terrain as you can we’ve got our independently movable feet so it’ll level when it’s down so when you get parked, you’re at camp you go ahead and undo the clasp we’re gonna open the legs up set the tension just holds them open as a safety and we’re gonna open the door on our RubiConX hitch hub and then all we need to do is just back this down so we’ve got our feet deployed when it’s on that ball you can level no
matter the terrain we happen to have it set up pretty well here because it’s flat you take the bag off your rooftop tent and you fold open camp so just that easy you’ve got your RTT deployed and you’re ready to relax or go adventure or whatever you need to do. How high does it come off the ground? So we’ve got varying
ranges depending on your hitch height. So currently right now you know it’s got a
pretty broad range for most the standard hitch heights. We’re working on some
lower models to deal with like some of the smaller SUVs like Subaru Crosstrek or Outback things like that. What kind of a hitch to I have to have in order to make this work? You need a two inch class 2 or
better hitch receiver So which is pretty standard that’s most anybody who’s got a two inch hitch receiver okay and of course then I’m gonna ask what’s the weight of the hitch tent and your typical rooftop tents on top of that? Yeah so our hitch tent product weighs about 60 pounds and the rooftop tents range anywhere from 90 to 150 pounds So you’re still sub 200 pounds in this configuration this tent from 23-0 is about 125 pounds Alright so basically i’ve got a 300 pound limit on my hitch I could run this We’re well within that and then our hitch town once
it deployed matches all the roof weights for the tents its 600 pound capacity Sounds good so now you said you had some feedback from people that this was something that they wanted to see What kind of questions were you getting or where did you get the idea from? Really it’s the owners of the company our big go overlanders, outdoor guys and they just saw a need to do this because some people still want their roof space. they’ve got kayaks or SUPs or any large implement that they want their roof space and there’s some people we
found that just don’t want to climb to the roof. So whether you’ve got dogs or
kids or disabilities this brings it down to a level that you’re off the ground but you’re getting all the benefits of a nice mattress and some weather resistance cover and a quick and easy setup that all the rooftop tents allow you. Now and I also asked you about weight have you tried this with like a yakima swing away so that I can get into the back of my SUV? We have tried this with several swing aways there’s several on the markets that are great rig the Yakima the Kuat I have a swing away at home personally and so yeah mounted is to swing away fold it off to the side and get in the back of the vehicle deploy it over there we also have a tool list disconnect so once you do deploy base camp you can very quickly
with no tools leave base camp set up and you can drive away and go explore for
the day to camp all set up something you cannot do when your tents on your roof This is our hitch hub we call it RubiConX so this is something that allows you to toollessly disconnect the hitch tent from your vehicle whether you’re deploying it out in camp and you want to go adventure for the day or when you get home and you’re not gonna be using it for the next week or so while you go to work every day this allows you toollessly
disconnect and get your rooftop tent off of your vehicle easily and conveniently
with one person. I like toollessly toollessly is good it’s a word I’m going with
it so this is what you do open the main door here this would be where your tent is so this comes down it’s captured by this hitch ball and it allows you to level off of our four adjustable legs no matter what your vehicle is doing you
can level your tent right once you get your tent level you flip over on our
capture latch at the back here open the door and it disconnects just like that you can drive away go explore lean this up in the garage whatever you have to do same thing we do put it back together you’re not trying to line up a two-inch
hitch receiver you just get this close it self centers on the door get the first capture in put the tent up close the door tighten this down away you go nice just that easy So Andrew let’s say I decide I’m gonna
I’m gonna buy this hitch tent mhm accessory right now and then I’m gonna
go buy my rooftop tent how do I know which rooftop tent is gonna fit on the Hitch Tent? So this hook accommodated a variety of sizes so a maximum of 62 inches and most the smallest RTTs are gonna be around 48 inches okay All of them will mount there you can clock them in a couple different directions depending on what your needs are which side you want it to deploy at or off the back So double, queen-size maybe two to three people maybe four.. Yeah depending on the dimensions and how big your family is or how many dogs you want in there with you Okay So that’s the Hitch Tent from
Rubicon Expedition Products and Andrew want to thank you for taking the time Thanks Perry appreciate it If people want more info you got a website, a phone number, a personal cell that they can call? The best way to get a hold of us is at our website or any of our social media which is at RubiconEP.com so Rubicon Expedition Products, RubiconEP.com If you have any other questions that you don’t want to call him on because you won’t give us our cell phone number leave a comment down below If you enjoyed this video share it smash that like button and if you want
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6 Comments on "Hitch Tent – Free Your Roof, Hitch Mount Your Tent"


  1. This was interesting, but, I'm unsubscribing because I though a 4wd channel would be about driving 4wd's! There's no off roading, just a bunch of new truck test drives and product placement…but bye, I'll be on one of the actual 4×4 channels like 4wd action or lror. Actual off road action!

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  2. Was searching for a HT and must congratulate you! Looking for something like A flat hitch tent that you can configure a basket on top of it, just smaller. Any stock? This new idea must surely take off! Great!

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