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29 August, 2018 - Updated Last updated on
13 November, 2021

Posted by Spaceships Crew

Camping is a favourite pastime for many adventurers across the globe. Having a rooftop camper takes the whole campervan experience to the next level.

The rooftop camper is designed to sit snugly and securely on the top of the vehicle. And in the case of our campervans it's the Beta (standard) campervan that has been transformed into the Beta 4-berth made for rooftop camping. It can sleep up to 4 people, but it's also perfect for travelling couples that want to have better views. And nothing beats the panoramic view from the top. 

Here are a few more reasons a campervan with a rooftop tent may be the best choice for you

1. Better views

As we've seen, the rooftop camper is designed to sit on top of the vehicle giving it a near treehouse feel. From a higher vantage point, you can enjoy amazing scenery both day and night and will enjoy a new perspective you simply can't get from a ground tent or cabin. You'll literally have a 360-degree panoramic view over the amazing Australian landscape. It's like having a penthouse on top of your campervan.

2. They're spacious

These contraptions are spacious and can comfortably sleep two people without an issue. The bed in the rooftop tent of the Beta 4-berth rooftop camping van measures 1.62m wide x 1.98m long. Now you can travel with up to 4 people, 2 can sleep inside the vehicle and 2 can sleep in the pentose aka rooftop tent on top of the campervan.

This fact not only makes for a comfortable weekend but it also significantly reduces trip expenses for families or couples camping in pairs. This is as good as it gets when it comes to camping!

Comfortbably rooftop camping in the Beta 4-berth campervan

Comfortably rooftop camping in the Beta 4-berth campervan

3. Avoids the critters

Spending an extended period of time in the wilderness can be relaxing, but it can also bear a few annoyances. Bugs and other creepy critters (channel spiders, mosquitoes, racoons) thrive in this environment and are drawn to campers in tents for various reasons. The elevated positioning of the rooftop tent helps minimize the chances these critters come crawling and offers a sense of security and comfort you won't find with ground floor lodging.

4. Convenience factor

The rooftop tent is also extremely convenient and intuitive when it comes to set-up. The rooftop tent takes a very minimal two to five minutes to set up. It comes with a built-in mattress that requires little to no setup or maintenance. These features make this camper tent effective for anyone even someone camping alone.

Secondly, this tent differs from a traditional tent in that the rooftop option does not require finding the "perfect spot" for set-up. Anxious campers have one and only one choice when it comes to setup: the car's rooftop. The rooftop surface is flat and comfortable and makes for a quick and easy stakeout. Lastly, breaking down the tent is just as simple as the setup process. You'll be on the road again in no time!

5. High quality

The rooftop tent is extremely durable and of high quality. The rooftop tent on the Beta 4-berth is a top-quality, resilient and dependable rooftop tent made in Europe by James Baroud. The tent is made with durable fabric that is known to keep campers dry in almost any weather. It offers additional luxuries like windows, mosquito netting, and a storage pocket for storing keys, wallets, headlamps, or clothing.

Living the high-life

Rooftop tents offer so many advantages. We're stoked that we now have the Beta 4-berth rooftop camping van with quality rooftop tents from James Baroud. Now up to 4 people can explore Australia by Spaceship. All in all, rooftop tents are definitely trending and something to try on your next camping exploration. 

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