NOTICE: February 2018
Mr Swagman's current range of roof top tents are no longer available...
Mr Swagman has an exciting new range of roof top tents coming soon.
They will remain 100 percent Australian made, using Australian canvas.
Whether you own a heavy-duty full-size 4WD, a medium-size 4WD, a small light-duty
4WD, an AWD, 2WD, a ute with or without a canopy, or even a trailer, Mr Swagman's roof top tent can be adapted to suite your needs.
Mr Swagman's roof top tents are built to withstand the harshest environments. The combination of a rigid plywood base construction and quality Australian canvas is such that you will be able to carry your roof top tent safely to any destination - taking with you all the comforts of home.
Mr Swagman's roof top tents are a high-quality, affordable unit with simple, practical user-friendly designs that will last the distance on any road or track.
Read on through the roof top tent designs and features and feel free to contact Mr Swagman with any questions you may have.
The base of Mr Swagman's roof top tent is a coated marine ply board measuring 1.6m wide by 2.2 meters long, which allows a full size mattress to sleep on, as well as adequate room to store items along side the bed. The roof top tent weighs approximately 55kg.
When unfolded, the side of the tent provides a large covered ground area of 2.1 meters wide by 2.2 meters long, which offers a very usable area for protection from sun or rain. This covered area keeps you safe from the elements while changing and climbing the ladder into the upstairs bedroom.
To this large covered side area, zips Mr Swagman's optional side room, which is a fully enclosed canvas walled room. Two or three extra people can comfortably sleep in this side room and it can also be used for dinning in, away from flies and insects, or can be used as a change room for complete privacy.
To the rear of the standard roof top tent, zips a large awning measuring 3.7m wide and 2.4 meters deep - just perfect for covering the rear of your vehicle. This large covered area is ideal for shade and prevents rain from getting into the rear of your vehicle while unloading your camp gear.
Mr Swagman roof top tents are very fast and easy to set up and pack down. The main tent section can be put up by itself for quickest use, within a couple of minutes. The rear awning takes just a few minutes extra to provide useful protection from the elements. The side room can also be easily added to provide extra sleeping room, privacy or inside dining.
Both the rear awning and the side room can be used individually or together with the roof top tent. The choice is yours as to how much of the system you want to purchase or use.
Click on the image below for a slide show of a Mr Swagman roof top tent in action.
Multi-use Roof Tent
Mr Swagman can make your roof top tent to not only fit onto the racks of your 4WD or car, but also onto the racks of a trailer or ute back. All you need to provide is the height of the top of your racks so the ladder and walls of the side room ( if needed) can be made to suit.
If you intend making your own camper trailer or camper unit on the back of your ute, consider using Mr Swagman's roof top tent on top to finish the project - all you need is to provide the height from the top of your racks to the ground.
Side room canvas doors and window roll up neatly under the trim.
In keeping with quick and easy design criteria, Mr Swagman has chosen a tent layout that is ideal for hassle free camping. Ease of set-up/pack-down and maximum ventilation combined with excellent insect protection is all catered for in his specifications.
The main tent section can be erected in minutes for overnight or long term camping. Two easily-adjustable internal poles keep the whole tent section taught and provide maximum space.
The optional 2.4m X 3.7m zip-on rear awning takes just minutes to attach and provides a large, useful covered area to take shelter from the rain or sun - perfect for preparing food and relaxing under.
The optional, fully enclosed, soft-floored canvas side room, easily zips on to the side of the roof top tent and includes one full-sized side mesh window, plus a front and rear meshed door - all of which have canvas covers. It's large enough to sleep an extra 2 or 3 people, provides privacy for changing or can be used as a dinning area away from those pesky flies.
The side room has a sewn in floor and zippered wall to allow access to your vehicle.
The side wall can be fully unzipped to allow vehicle doors to be opened for access.
Mr Swagman uses only top quality 10 ounce Australian canvas in his roof top tent. It is a heavy-duty, 100% waterproof, rot and mildew resistant, fade resistant, durable and breathable canvas. Large sized, fine, durable mesh windows and doors allow excellent flow through ventilation while keeping insects out.
Queen sized, high density foam mattress. All bedding - mattress, pillows, sheets, blankets, sleeping bags, etc - can be left in place when the roof top tent is packed down, saving space in your vehicle. There is also a meshed vent at the top of the sleeping section to help keep the tent cool.
At the metal bow hinge points the poles have protection covers to prevent pinching of the canvas walls while packing up the tent.
Full-size, mesh windows allow panoramic views to your camp site and insect-free, flow-through ventilation.. Front and rear windows feature an outer plastic / mesh / inner canvas design. Both the outer plastic and the inner canvas section can be zipped open or closed to suit the weather conditions.
The side window has a built in awning, which allows the internal canvas window to be open in any weather.
External canvas window covers can be tied out as awnings. This allows windows to be open during rain.
A heavy duty PVC cover is fitted with an elastic cord, to keep water and dust out of the roof top tent while in transit.
The two-piece ladder comes with a protective canvas storage bag and is kept on top of the mattress while travelling.
Wide checker plate treads provide a safe, comfortable, non-slip surface.
The ladder safely hooks into position at the top. Internal mesh wall can be zipped open or closed or fully removed. This wall can be changed to a full canvas wall or part canvas and part mesh.
If you have interesting pictures of your Mr Swagman roof top tent from a holiday, feel free to email it to Mr Swagman for inclusion on this page.
Camping in long grass is not a problem with a Mr Swagman roof top tent.
You’ll still be able to tackle all your favorite 4WD tracks with a Mr Swagman roof top tent.
Even when towing a trailer, you can still have the comforts of a quality bed and tent with you at all times.
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Note: Minor changes in colour and design may occur from time to time, which does not constitute error or fault of any product. All dimensions are within applicable tolerances and may vary slightly.
Also NOTE: while we try to ensure Mr Swagman roof top tents will fit to your vehicle or trailer, unforeseen circumstances may require alterations to fit. This will be at the expense of the customer and Mr Swagman will in no way be liable for making such changes or alterations.