SUV Tent Setup Guide - Rightline Gear

Package Contents

  • tent
  • (2) end poles
  • (1) top pole (with (2) plastic end caps)
  • (1) pole bag
  • (16) stakes
  • (4) guy lines
  • (1) stake bag
  • (2) extension straps
  • (1) rainfly
  • (1) carry bag with sewn-in set up guide

Set Up The SUV Tent

Lay out the SUV tent over a flat area that is free from rocks and sticks. Stake the (4) corners of the tent and the (2) loops on each side. Make sure the tent’s floor is pulled smooth. Thread the (2) end poles (long poles) through the end pole sleeves (Fig 1) until their leading ferrules reach the pole pins on the opposite side (Fig 2). Thread the top pole (short pole) through the top pole sleeve and the (2) awning pole sleeves (Fig 1).

Place one end of the top pole into one of the awning pole pockets (Fig 3). Bend the pole and place its opposite end into the other awning pole pocket.

Place the end poles’ leading ferrules over the pole pins Fig (4). Raise the tent by bending the end poles until their trailing ferrules can be placed over the pole pins (Fig 5).

Make sure to hold the end of the pole sleeves open as the poles slide through (Fig 6). Attach the pole clips to the end poles (Fig 7).

Attach The SUV Tent To A Vehicle

Back up the vehicle until its bumper touches the lower sleeve (Fig 8). Make sure the vehicle is centered to the tent. Place the lower sleeve under the vehicle’s bumper but above the vehicle’s muffler. Place the upper sleeve over the raised rear hatch door (Fig 9).

Buckle the upper sleeve’s (2) top straps around the vehicle’s roof rack rear cross bar (Fig 10). If the vehicle is without a cross bar, clip the (2) extension straps to the top straps (Fig 11) and attach the extension straps’ J-hooks to the vehicle’s windshield wipers (Fig 12 and Fig 13).

Lower the rear hatch door and buckle the lower sleeve’s E strap over it (Fig 14). Adjust the E strap so the lower sleeve is pulled tight when the rear hatch door is raised again. Attach the lower sleeve’s F and G straps to the inside of the vehicle’s cargo area (Fig 15).

Attach the A and B straps’J-hooks to the vehicle’s fenders and tighten (Fig 16 and 17).

Run the C straps under the rear bumper, clip them to the D straps, and tighten (Fig 16).

If experiencing windy conditions, tie the guy lines to the (4) corners of the tent (Fig 18) and stake them down (Fig 19).

To have use of the vehicle for the day, disconnect the tent’s upper and lower sleeves and close the vehicle opening. Move the vehicle away from the tent. Secure the upper and lower sleeves to the tent’s body with the dowel and loop fasteners (Fig 20).

Set Up The Rainfly

The use of the rainfly is optional, depending on weather conditions.

Position the rainfly over the tent with the curved side towards the vehicle (Fig 21). Connect the rainfly’s (2) male buckles to the awnings’ (2) female buckles (Fig 22).

Fasten the (2) hook-&-loop tabs around the end poles (Fig 23). Hook the (4) elastic tensioners to the corner rings (Fig 24).

Take Down The SUV Tent

Disconnect the upper and lower sleeves and move the vehicle away from the tent. Zip up all windows and doors, leaving a small opening for air to escape.Pull out all stakes and place them in the stake bag. Release the pole clips, lift the end poles from the pole pins, and lower the tent to the ground. Pull the top pole out of the awning pole pockets. Push all poles out of their pole sleeves and place them in the pole bag.Make the tent into a square shape on the ground.

Fold the sides of the tent in, leaving a 6-8’’ gap in the middle (Fig 25). Fold side A over side B. Fold the (2) ends of the tent in, leaving a gap in the middle (Fig 26).

Place the pole bag, stake bag, and rainfly on one of the folded ends (Fig 26). Roll the tent as tightly as possible and place it in the carry bag (Fig 27).