OVS Debuts $1,500 Hard Shell Rooftop Tent

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With no shortage of companies offering rooftop tents, competition is beginning to push prices come down on quality offerings, opening the door a bit wider for those on a budget to join the fun of overlanding.

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The latest entry is the LD TMON aluminum clamshell tent from California-based Overland Vehicle Systems, also known as OVS. The somewhat cryptically named LD TMON, which stands for Light Duty, The Middle Of Nowhere, retails for just $1,499 but doesn’t skimp on features or space.

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The 150-pound LD TMON utilizes a stainless steel subframe, an aluminum cap that raises easily on gas-charged struts, 600D ripstop fabric, large 46 x 79 inch sleeping area and three entry options. An 8.5-foot collapsible ladder with storage bag and a 2.25-inch high-density mattress are also included. The windows have both mesh screening for airflow and storm zips.

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Overland Vehicle Systems, rooftop tent, affordable rooftop tents, ripstop, OVS,

Photo by Overland Vehicle Systems

Overland Vehicle Systems, rooftop tent, affordable rooftop tents, ripstop, OVS,

Photo by Overland Vehicle Systems

Overland Vehicle Systems, rooftop tent, affordable rooftop tents, ripstop, OVS,

Photo by Overland Vehicle Systems

There are storage pockets inside on both sides and in the roof section, plus a 420D rainfly over the front entrance and options to expand the setup via T-Slot channels. When the LD TMON is packed up, it measures 50.5 inches wide, 84 inches long, and just seven inches tall. Fully open, it is 46 inches tall.

The LD TMON RTT will mount on most roof rails and includes marine-grade mounting hardware. It should work with most small SUVs, crossovers, and even minivans. Check with OVS for vehicle compatibility.

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