The base for the high-quality double bed (190cm x 135cm) foam mattress is strong, lightweight plywood, with galvanised steel and aluminium supporting the canvas tent on an alloy roof bow system.
When packed, the Rooftopper measures a compact 200cm (L) x 135cm (W) x 18cm (H), with a PVC travel cover included. Bushcamper says the 50kg unladen weight means it can be fitted to smaller SUVs (eg. Suzuki Vitara), using the vehicle manufacturer's standard roof bar and rails.
Setting up the Rooftopper takes under 10 minutes, with pack up is just as quick and simple. All the canvas folds neatly inside, with the one-piece access ladder stowed inside (in its own carry bag), too.
Options include an alloy bed rail, full mesh sunroom and totally enclosed canvas annexe with a ground floor area measuring 2 x 2 metres.
At time of the JUST 4x4s Summer Gear Guide (issue #284), the full-length Rooftopper was on sale, too, so contact Bushcamper Canvas & Camping for further details.
From $2,490 (pricing correct at time of posting - 21/9/13)
Bushcamper Canvas & Camping, NSW
Ph: (02) 6551 2531