Buying a SPACE Trailer for camping is one of the most popular reasons people get one! Not only can it fit your outdoor gear, but you can also put a rooftop tent on your trailer, too. When building your custom trailer, there are a lot of accessory options to choose from! So, we thought it would be helpful to lay out exactly what accessories you should get if you plan to make your trailer rooftop tent capable.
This one may be obvious, but you can’t put a rooftop tent on your trailer without SPACE Bars. Most customers get the 72” or 80” SPACE Bars if they plan on using a rooftop tent. This is an important factor when making your trailer rooftop tent capable.
Heavy Duty Gas Cylinders
Heavy Duty Gas Cylinders are extremely important if you plan on putting a rooftop tent on top of your trailer. They help to raise the canopy with up to 400lbs on top of it. Rooftop tents are not light!! They can be very heavy, so having this option is very important. It allows you to easily open your canopy to get whatever supplies or equipment you put in your trailer. Additionally, getting heavy duty gas cylinders right as you buy your trailer saves you trouble down the road. (It also saves you money, too)!
Rear jacks are little “kickstands” that are placed at the back of your trailer. You pull them out and down to the ground. This helps to give your trailer more support, making your trailer rooftop tent capable. So, if you are rolling around or moving in your rooftop tent, your trailer won’t move around as much. It gives extra stability even if you are putting items on top or taking items down from your trailer. It’s an accessory that is always good to have, even if you don’t think you’ll need it right away.
We recommend every single SPACE Trailer customer to get a wheel jack, even if you don’t plan to use a rooftop tent. Wheel jacks keep your trailer “upright.” If you don’t have a wheel jack and detach the trailer from your car, your tongue will rest on the ground, leaving your trailer at a down-slant. Wheel jacks help you to easily move your trailer without it being attached to your vehicle.
In conclusion, we always have your best interests in mind. If you even plan on using a rooftop tent down the road, you should get the accessories stated above. That way you won’t have to ship them to yourself in the future, or have to install them yourself, either. As always, if you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call!