Rightline Gear SUV Tent On Truck Caps

Truck caps, toppers, camper shells… whatever you call them, Rightline Gear SUV Tents have always been able to fit around them. We have never taken photos to show this setup before now (for some crazy reason?). The SUV Tent is a natural for this type of camping.

The vehicle sleeve of the SUV Tent goes around the rear of the Truck just like it goes around the rear of an SUV, minivan, crossover, wagon, etc.

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The rear window of the topper raises up, the lower sleeve straps over it, and the upper sleeve is supported. The rear window functions just like the rear hatch door with the other vehicles.

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The (2) longer orange straps that normally extend into the SUV will extend into the truck bed. It is easiest to attach them to the rear corner cleats of the truck bed, however, there are other places available for them to attach as well. The center orange strap attaches on or close to the rear license plate. The black outer straps attach to the same locations as they do on the other vehicles.

The most surprising thing about this set up is that the tailgate extends just a short distance into the tent itself. It will not get in your way.

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Now, you can sleep in the comfort of your truck bed, hopefully with a truck bed air mattress, and still have room to stand up when putting on your jeans in the morning. The extra space can also be used to sleep additional campers. Add the SUV Tent’s rainfly and you will be protected against the elements.

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The universal fit of the SUV Tent will allow it to work with any size pickup truck, F150 or Tacoma. Lifted trucks are not a problem. The SUV Tent can be left standing while you detach your truck and go about the days adventures.


Please contact us if you have any questions about this set up.

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34 Responses to Rightline Gear SUV Tent On Truck Caps

  1. Roland says:

    I am looking for a camper shell boot tent as shown here. How do I get this and how much does it cost? Also, when the truck shell window is open how do you protect the tent from not getting torn by the corners of it? Thanks

  2. admin says:

    Our SUV Tent retails for $259.95 and you can purchase from any one of our online retailers or local dealers listed on our ‘Where to Buy’ page – http://rightlinegear.com/where-to-buy.html

    As far as protection against the corners of the truck shell window, our product team did not experience any tearing issues when it was tested for this article. However, if you wanted to be extra precautious, we could certainly suggest applying foam to the corners of the window. Please give us a call if you need any further assistance with this.

  3. Frew says:

    Exactly what kind of truck is in your example of using the SUV tent with a Truck with a Leer camper? Please!

  4. admin says:

    Hello. The truck pictured with a cap attached to our SUV Tent is a Chevy Silverado. Most any make and model of truck and cap will work with our SUV Tent.

  5. Aleah says:

    I would like to order one of these lol please get me via email on price. Thank you!

  6. admin says:

    Hi Aleah. You can find a dealer to purchase our products from our dealer locator here: http://rightlinegear.com/where-to-buy.html

  7. Dale says:

    I got a 2012 F150 4×4 FX4 with ARE camper shell,
    Is there a problem with how high the trucks are?
    How good is it seal around the camper shell and truck bed?

  8. admin says:

    Hello. The SUV Tent will work with most stock trucks and camper shells. For more specific questions please contact our customer service team. For reference, the truck pictured in our photos is a Chevy Silverado. The seal around the truck and camper shell is quite good, and keeps out rain and bugs well.

  9. tim brownmiller says:

    I’m interested in purchasing your product but my concern is that I have a 25oo Dodge 4×4 with a topper, if the tent did not fit do to the height of my truck what is your policy for returning.

  10. admin says:

    Hello. We have tested the SUV Tent on several trucks with toppers, and they have fit the trucks well. You can view the SUV Tent installed to a truck with a topper here: http://www.rightlinegear.com/suv-tent-truck-with-cap.html In the event that you need to return the tent we recommend inquiring with the retailer you purchased the tent through regarding their return policy. As we do not sell direct to customers, we rely on our retailers to facilitate returns. Please visit our “Where to Buy” page to see a list of retailers that carry our products: http://www.rightlinegear.com/where-to-buy.html

  11. Sue M says:

    We have a F250 4×4 with Leer top 122- from ground to top of cap is 7 feet 10 inches. Our retailer called your company, forgot to tell him this measurement. Will the suv tent work?

  12. admin says:

    Hello Sue. Please give our product team a call at 888.685.GEAR and we can better discuss the fitment of the SUV Tent to your F-250.

  13. Tony Heidbreder says:

    Hello interested in this tent for my 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 that has 20″ wheels and a Ranch Supreme Hi Rise Cap. I saw on some other sites about a maximum diameter that the vehicle can be was 24′ around. What is the max your tent can fit?

  14. admin says:

    Hi Tony. Please give our customer service team a call at 888.685.GEAR and we can discuss the SUV Tent fitting to your Dodge with a tall cap.

  15. Patrick Kelley says:

    I would like to buy your product but I have yet to see an answer published when someone asks if it will fit the truck and topper I have. I have a 2006 GMC SIerra 4 wheel Drive that has a Leer 122 topper on it. I want to know if it will fit that specific heigth of truck and topper combination.

  16. admin says:

    Hello Patrick. Please contact our customer service team at 888.685.GEAR and we are happy to discuss the fitment of the SUV Tent with your GMC.

  17. Brendon Heathcote says:

    I have a 2017 Toyota hilux ute with a rear fibreglass canopy, and Iam interested in purc.
    hasing the rear SUV tent. I live near Whangarei in New Zealand and need to know the price plus postage etc.

    Brendon Heathcote

  18. admin says:

    Hi Brendon. If you are interested in an SUV Tent, please contact our New Zealand distributor, Mustard Outdoors: https://mustardoutdoors.nz/. They can help confirm what the price will be.

  19. Don says:

    most of the new Youtube videos and product videos from manufacturer show this has a single DRIVERS side tent access door. But one video we saw had a passenger side access (a 2015 video review, I believe) Is there an option? did it change? Is it only a single door – DRIVERS side accessible tent. Also, what actually is the interior dimensions of the tent including center height? Thanks

  20. admin says:

    Hello Don. Our SUV Tent is only available with a door on the driver’s side of the tent. We chose to put the door on the driver’s side since the Jeep Wrangler tailgate swings open towards the passenger side. The Wrangler’s tailgate would block access to the tent if the door was on the passenger side. The SUV Tent 8′ long by 8′ wide and is 7.2′ tall in the center. If you have any additional questions feel free to give us a call at 888.685.GEAR.

  21. Jim Ausmus says:

    have a 2007 full size 4×4 tundra with a cab high ARE truck cap. measurement is 85″ from ground to top or camper door when opened. will your suv tent on truck cap fit over my raised camper door. send me dimensions please. what is the price.

  22. admin says:

    Hello Jim. As your Tundra is not taller than the height of the SUV Tent we feel the SUV Tent will fit your truck and truck cap. The tent’s dimensions are 8′ L x 8′ W x 7.2′ H. The price is $289.95. For any additional questions please give us a call at 888.685.GEAR.

  23. Scott Shattuck says:

    Any experience using this with a Softtopper? There’s no hard lid or hatch in that case…wondering if there would be any issues with attaching the tent securely.

  24. admin says:

    Hi Scott. The SUV Tent works best with vehicles that have a hatch. The hatch provides support for the upper sleeve of the SUV Tent. However, the SUV Tent is very universal and can attach to just about anything with a little creativity. It can most likely be attached to a soft topper. Give us a call at 888.685.GEAR if you want to discuss with us more directly.

  25. Al Blake says:

    I have a Chevy Silverado like shown in you listing. mine is a 1500 but it has 18″ tires so will the tent go to the ground. I have a standard topper level with the cab from Leonard buildings.

  26. admin says:

    Hi Al. You should be fine to use the SUV Tent with your Silverado, but please give us a call at 888.685.GEAR and we can help you more directly. Please have the model of your topper handy and a measurement to the bottom of your bumper and top of your topper will be helpful as well.

  27. Sebastien faille says:

    Hi i have a ram 1500 short bed and i have the bed tent and i was wonderind if i can connect the bed tent and the groung tent together??

  28. admin says:

    Hi Sebastien. Yes, the Truck Tent and SUV Tent can be used together! You can view information about this attachment on another blog article of ours here: http://rightlinegear.com/blog/truck-tent-tips/rightline-gear-truck-tent-and-suv-tent-combo/

  29. FreddieOnElmSt says:

    I have a 2018 Ford F250 FX 4×4 with a A R E Truck Cap
    Do you have a Tent for it?

  30. admin says:

    Hi Freddie. Trucks with caps work well with our SUV Tent. Please give us a call at 888.685.GEAR and we are happy to help confirm the SUV Tent will work with your truck.

  31. James says:

    Hello I have the Rightline Gear truck bed tent which I use with my ’85 long bed chevy that is lifted 6″. Fabulous tent, I just wish for a vestibule and I wondered if this SUV tent could be used in conjunction with the bed tent. Has Rightline or anyone tried this? Or maybe something else to make a vestibule?

  32. Tenessa says:

    I have a 2014 Ram 1500 short bed with an ARE camper shell. Will this fit and what is the cost?

  33. admin says:

    Hello Tenessa. Yes, the SUV Tent will fit your Ram, but we recommend giving us a call at 888.685.GEAR to discuss the fitment. The retail price is $289.95.

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