We recently caught up with Dara from Tuff-Trek at the April Overland and Adventure show in the UK to have a closer look at the very recognisable BUNDUTOP Electric Rooftop Tent. As you approach this tent the first thing that comes to mind is how unique it looks in comparison to any roof top tent on the market and the closer you get to it, the more intrigued you become particularly when you see it being opened and closed simply by the push of a button. Taking less than 20 seconds to set-up, your comfortable bedroom for the night is just the press of a button away.
So how does it all work…a powerful electric motor lifts the BUNDUTOP using an innovative elevating mechanism, and automatically deploys the four-sided rain flaps at the same time, adding a useful gutter for wet weather. When it comes to packing away, simply leave your sleeping bags, pillows or duvet in place taking care that doesn’t disrupt the mechanism, press the down button and in less than 20 seconds later and after latching four clips, you’re ready to leave camp and hit the road.
The BUNDUTOP offers a very generous 100mm mattress guaranteeing a comfortable night’s sleep. Size wise the tent measures 2100mm long x 1350mm Wide x 300mm high when closed when opened it reaches 1030mm in height. The tent weighs approximately 73 kg and the ladder weighing 7kg.
The tent is handcrafted in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is made from durable but low weight aluminum, these roof tents have been built for tough African conditions. If you live in a hot climate the aluminum sheet on the roof ensures maximum heat reflection creating a cooler environment within your tent.
All four sides of the tent have fully zipped and mosquito/midge lined windows and doors, allowing you access from all four sides with the supplied folding ladder. The BUNDUTOP roof is also well insulated and lined, combined with built in LED lighting, a 12 fan and a useful internal powerpoint to charge your gadgets, you pretty much have all you need here.
As optional extras you can now also have your tent pre wired for attaching a solar panel. You can now also attach an annex to the tent offering you more privacy when camping.
Attaching the tent to you your vehicle is straight forward, the tent can be bolted directly to your load bars or roof rack.
– Full 12v Electric Operation (the only rooftop tent you can pitch with a sundowner in hand…)
– Automatically deployed Shade awning around all four sides of the tent
– Tent fully erect, with awnings in 20 seconds / fully closed, all sides & awnings folded away automatically in 20 seconds!
– 2100 Long x 1350 Wide x 300 High mm Closed / 2100 x 1350 x 1030 Opened
– Window covers zip open/closed from the inside
– Built in LED light and 12v accessory socket (charge phones etc)
– All aluminum construction, Insulated roof inside – no condensation
– 100mm High Density Foam Mattress
– Heavy Duty Sliding Aluminium ladder.
Tuff-Trek are the European distributors for the BUNDUTOP tents. The UK based Tuff-Trek also offer a range of quality 4×4 accessories & specialists Overland/Expedition 4×4 parts and equipment from a selection of top manufacturers that are suitable for most vehicle types and models. Some of these products cover vehicle storage solutions like the RSI Smart Canopy and the Tuff Trek designed and patented tailgate storage piece, Front Bumpers & Underbody Protection, GOBI-X Rear Bumpers with Swing Away Wheel Carriers etc, Rock Sliders for Hilux, Ranger, DMax, Land Cruiser etc, Camping Equipment Camping equipment Fridge Freezers Fridge Slides,Drop Slides and much much more.Tuff Trek also offer a wide spectrum of tents to suits all need from Soft top Style Roof Tents right through to a specialised and premium range of Manual and Electric Hard Shell Roof Top Tents, Alu-Cab Land Rover Defender Roof Conversions and vehicle mounted Awning systems.
Tuff-Trek are the exclusive European distributor for the Quick Pitch en-suite .The revolutionary South African designed Quick Pitch En-Suite is the ultimate solution for overland vehicles, camper vans and caravans that do not already come with an en-suite toilet or outside shower facility. Designed to be seriously Quick and Easy to open the Quick-En-Suite can be ready in less than 10 seconds, giving you a convenient and private cubicle for showering, toilet stops or getting changed at the beach! Ideal for families and couples. Also ideal for getting changed for bed if you have a hardtop tent with no annex room.