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33 Responses to Rightline Gear Tips, Information and News

  1. Great post. This topics are very helpful.

  2. Absolutely love the storage options you guys offer for Wranglers. Hoping to see more great designs soon!!

  3. John Murphy says:

    I would like to know if a Sport 2 would fit my vehicle. My vehicle is not listed on your site. It is a 2015 Kia Sorento. Thanks!!

  4. Loran Evans says:

    Yes, John, the Sport 2 would fit on a Kia Sorento without any difficulty.

  5. Steve Lockhart says:

    I am going to be buying a teardrop trailer & was wondering if anyone had attached one to the side of the camper?

  6. admin says:

    Hello. We have had some individuals use our SUV Tent on the side of Teardrop Trailers with some slight modifications.

  7. HI,
    I have a 2014 mini cooper countryman without roof racks and a double sunroof so I was wondering if the Cargo Saddlebag is too big for my car. I am trying to figure out a way to carry stuff for for a trip with 5 people without the expense of a roof rack at this time.

  8. admin says:

    Hello. The Cargo Saddlebag features a design which is universal and can be installed on many vehicles. Customers have installed it on a Toyota Prius before! While we have not first hand installed the bag on a Countryman ourselves, the flat hatch design of your Countryman would most likely fit the Cargo Saddlebag well. Please give us a call at 888.685.GEAR for more detailed questions about the bag’s fitment to your Countryman.

  9. Dan says:

    What is the largest size car top carrier I can use on a Subaru Crosstrek?

  10. admin says:

    Hello. To determine the largest size Car Top Carrier that will fit your Crosstrek we recommend measuring the footprint of your vehicle’s useable room space, and comparing this dimension to our Car Top Carrier sizes. You can find this helpful information at these two links: http://rightlinegear.com/carrier-fit-guide.html & http://rightlinegear.com/car-top-carrier-comparison.html

  11. bert says:

    do you sell anything for a 2013 honda rigeline truck

  12. admin says:

    Hello. We no longer offer a tent which fits the older Honda Ridgeline. We did make a tent which fit this truck in the past. You can reach out to any of our dealers from our “Where to Buy” page and inquire with them if they possibly have a Ridgeline Truck Tent any longer: http://rightlinegear.com/where-to-buy.html

  13. james gladden says:

    Do you not sell replacement straps for the car top carrier?
    I see you sell the clip but don’t see the strap?

  14. admin says:

    Hi James. Yes, we sell replacement straps for our Car Top Carriers. We have both our new and old strap styles available. Please give our customer service team a call at 888.685.GEAR and we are happy to help get you some replacement straps.

  15. Bob says:

    I just bought a 2019 Ford Ranger. Do you have a tent that will fit this truck? I believe it is a 5 ft bed not sure of the width.

  16. admin says:

    Hello Bob. We can confirm that our part number 110766 Mid Size Short Bed Truck Tent (5′) – Tall Bed truck tent will fit the new Ford Ranger 5′ bed. We are working to update all our info for this new truck. One thing to note, the (2) corner straps (“C” in the setup guide) will need to be connected to the bed’s wheel wells, not the outside lip. We are working to detail this in a blog article. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 888.685.GEAR.

  17. Bob says:

    Thanks alot for the info since my wife and I really like the looks of your tents and wanted to get the right fit.

  18. Herman says:

    Good Afternoon,
    I have a 2019 Chevy Malibu and I need to use the door hooks type straps but it looks like there is not enough door frame for the hooks to grab on to, have you dealt with this new model to know if the door hooks will work or not.

    Thanks! Have a Great Day! Herman

  19. admin says:

    Hello Herman. We are confident the Car Clips will fit your Malibu. The Car Clips attach to your vehicle’s rubber weatherstripping, and the door closing around them is what gives them their strength. If you can please contact our product development team at 888.685.GEAR we are happy to work more directly with you regarding the attachment of the Car Clips.

  20. Campbell says:

    Hello. We have a soft topper on our truck, will the SUV tent work on this although it doesn’t have a ‘hatch or window’?

  21. admin says:

    Hello. The SUV Tent fits best to vehicles that have a hatch. However, because of its universal design we are confident that you can still get it to attach to your truck with a soft topper. For more detailed questions please give us a call at 888.685.GEAR.

  22. Veronica says:

    We have had an a Rightline SUV Tent for three years and have enjoyed all of our camping trips with it. The size of it is perfect for our needs, setup and take down are easy, and the ample windows provide for lots of air flow on hot days. But we have a question – in almost all of the RV campgrounds where we have stayed, the campsites are designed for RVs which usually have the door on the passenger side. We are wondering if you would consider designing an SUV Tent with the door opening on the passenger side of the vehicle instead of on the driver’s side?

  23. admin says:

    Hello Veronica. 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. We will consider your feedback for any future designs of the SUV Tent.

  24. Amanda Stein says:

    What would be best cargo top of 2016 Chevy trax? Would 12cubic be good?

  25. admin says:

    Hi Amanda. We would recommend a Car Top Carrier no larger than the 12 cu/ft size. Our Sport 1 or any of our Jr sized carriers would fit your Trax well. For additional questions please feel free to give us a call at 888.685.GEAR.

  26. Trent says:

    Greetings 🙂
    We have a 2017 Ram 1500 and are looking to rig it for truck bed camping. We see the 110730 is the right model for us. My question is can we use the RLG110907 as an expansion unit. Not looking for an airtight seal but will it strap up nicely with the 110730. Truck is not lifted so standard height. Just looking for a connected private room for changing or visiting the “facilities” during the night and using it as an open air sitting area during the day. Please advise. Thanks bunches

  27. admin says:

    Hi Trent. Awesome to hear you are interested in our vehicle tents! The SUV Tent can be attached to a Truck Tent, and we’ve detailed a blog article about doing so here: http://rightlinegear.com/blog/truck-tent-tips/rightline-gear-truck-tent-and-suv-tent-combo/

  28. Michelle juliano says:

    Hi guys need some help.
    I have a 2006 scion xb. Need something that will fit my car. I really like the looks of your product. I hope you have something that fits securely.

  29. admin says:

    Hi Michelle. Your Scion features quite a large, flat roof. Our Sport, Range, or Ace Car Top Carriers will work well with your Scion. You can read more about these models on our website here: http://rightlinegear.com/car-top-carrier.html Also, for the sizing, please measure the usable footprint of your vehicle’s roof and compare it to the sizes of the different carriers. Our Car Top Carrier Comparison page is helpful for this info: http://rightlinegear.com/car-top-carrier-comparison.html If you still have questions and would like to speak to someone please give us a call at 888.685.GEAR.

  30. Lenore Torres says:

    We are looking at the sport 2 or 3 cargo carrier. We have a van with with sliding doors on each side of the van. (without luggage racks on top). We would need to use the car side clips. Can this unit be used with sliding doors?

  31. admin says:

    Hi Lenore. We don’t recommend using our Car Top Carriers on vehicles without roof racks that have sliding doors. The included Car Clips can impede the doors. But, rest assured, our product the Car Back Carrier is the solution for vehicles with sliding doors and no roof rack: http://rightlinegear.com/car-back-carriers.html

  32. Geoffrey Frasz says:

    Will one of the SUV tents fit on the back of a Subaru Outback? Plus, I heard (from the wife) that leaving the trunk open will drain the battery? True?

  33. admin says:

    Hello Geoffrey. We have first hand experience fitting the SUV Tent to the Outback. We haven’t encountered the battery being drained, but we recommend checking with Subaru to see if that is a concern for your specific model year and trim.

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