Best rooftop tent for 2021 Ford Explorer

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Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 3 Extended Rooftop Tent RTT - Dark Gray Base with Green Rain Fly & Black Travel Cover Universal
Smittybilt Overlander Tent
Thule Tepui Kukenam Rooftop Tent
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Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 3 Extended Rooftop Tent RTT - Dark Gray Base with Green Rain Fly & Black Travel Cover Universal
Smittybilt Overlander Tent
Thule Tepui Kukenam Rooftop Tent
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$1,104.99
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Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 3 Extended Rooftop Tent RTT - Dark Gray Base with Green Rain Fly & Black Travel Cover Universal
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Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 3 Extended Rooftop Tent RTT - Dark Gray Base with Green Rain Fly & Black Travel Cover Universal
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$1,549.98
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Smittybilt Overlander Tent
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Smittybilt Overlander Tent
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$1,104.99
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Thule Tepui Kukenam Rooftop Tent
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Thule Tepui Kukenam Rooftop Tent
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Last update on 2021-09-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

The 2021 Ford Explorer is a great SUV. It is a perfect vehicle for long-range trips and especially for going camping alone or with a group of people.

But when we are speaking of camping, the first thing that we need is a tent whether it’s a grand ordinary tent or a roof tent.

If you choose to have a roof tent on your 2021 Ford Explorer, then this guide is what you need right now.

We reviewed what exists on the market and we chose the most suitable and the best roof tents for the 21 Ford Explorer right now.

We judged each tent to check if it is waterproof, suitable for camping the entire year, and checking its cost to the value proposition.

TMBK 3 Person Roof Top Tent for 2021 Ford Explorer

TMBK 3 Person Roof Top Tent with Rain Fly Tan Base & Green Rainfly
  • Features: Marine Grade 600D Rip-Stop Polyester Water Proof Body, 420D Polyester Oxford Waterproof Rain Fly, 110g Fade-less Gaze Breathable Windows, High Density Foam Mattress with Cover, Insulated Base, Stainless Steel Hardware, 550g Transportation Cover and Telescoping Ladder.
  • What’s Included: Insulated Base With Stainless Hinges and Anodized Aluminum Poles, Khaki Tent Body, Coffee Rain Fly, Foam Mattress With Cotton Cover, Window Rods, Adjustable Ladder 81”, Aluminum Crossbars To Mount To Rack, Stainless Steel Hardware, Tie Downs and Transportation Cover.
  • Fitment: Anything with a factory or aftermarket roof rack. Please confirm rack weight capacity prior if you’re unsure.
  • Installation: Requires no drilling or modification to your vehicle if equipped with factory or aftermarket roof rack.

Last update on 2021-09-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

The OVS TMBK rooftop tent fits 3 people. It is a strong, lightweight tent with a long life span.

This tent has a double grid ripstop design that is significantly stronger than alternative designs. That is the main reason we included this rooftop tent on this guide of the best roof tents for the 2021 Ford explorer.

The TMBK features a waterproof rainfly that is made from the 420D polyester Oxford waterproof material while its main body uses 600D ripstop polyester mixed with cotton canvas.

If it’s not raining outside, you can use the 110G window that blocks mosquitoes and let air in the tent circulate to minimize moisture and regulate heat.

For transport reasons, you can cover the stents with the 1000g PVC travel cover while transporting it on the top of your 2021 Ford Explorer. it comes with the tent and it is extremely useful to keep the tent clean in the long run.

In case you need additional storage space, the TMBK comes with four storage pouches that are great to keep your items organized and leave the space inside clear so you don’t feel cramped with every item thrown around.

An 860 mm high-density mattress comes with this tent. This mattress is like the ones on other high-end roof tents and comes with its own cover that can be taken apart and washed.

And of course, it comes with every tool needed is included with it, so we don’t need any specialized materials to install the TMBK roof tent on your 2021 Ford explorer.

And to get in the tent’s inside, you can use the 81in telescopic ladder that is made specifically for this roof tent.

Raptor Voyager Rooftop Tent for 2021 Ford Explorer

Raptor Series 100000-126800 Offgrid Voyager Truck SUV Camping Rooftop Tent with Ladder
  • Standard size tent (sleeps 2) with high-density 78 by 48 inch foam double/full mattress and 750 pound max load. 140 pound roof or truck bed rack required. Installs on parallel or cross bars.
  • Sets up and closes in seconds. Unique design eliminates need for additional setup. Heavy duty telescoping 8 foot aluminum ladder
  • Aerodynamically engineered to withstand heavy winds and shed rainwater. Heavy duty cover keeps the tent dry and protected when tent is stowed away. 2 hanging shoe and storage pockets that roll up and store with ease. Built in air vents with quick adjust control feature. Interior features a spacious living area and plenty of places to hang your gear
  • Net door rolls from the top down allowing air flow in while protecting you from the elements. Built in awning creates a natural panoramic view
  • Warning: This LTL freight shipment requires a good contact phone number to schedule delivery. An Amazon message request is sent when tracking is added to your order. Please reply to allow the seller enough time to update the carrier. Signature is required for delivery

Last update on 2021-09-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

The raptor series Voyager rooftop tent is an obvious choice for the 2021 Ford Explorer for many reasons.

This tent uses polyester and aluminum as its primary materials. Using polyester means that it is completely waterproof, and the use of aluminum means that it is rust-resistant and lightweight.

Speaking of weight, the raptor Voyager rooftop tent weighs 159 lb, and its dimensions are 86 by 54 by 11 in.

This weight and dimensions make it easy to transport, set up, and use.

This 2021 Ford Explorer roof tent is smaller than the previous tent; this one can only host two people.

It also has its own high-density full-size mattress; you can clean this mattress anytime you can also replace it if you like.

We must put an emphasis on the point that you need to have a roof rack on your SUV in order to use this tent, otherwise, you can use it as a ground tent, but you lose one of the major advantages of using a roof tent.

Smittybilt Overlander Tent for 2021 Ford Explorer

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Smittybilt Overlander Tent
  • Standard size tent (sleeps 2-3) with high-density 92" x 55" foam double/full mattress and 661 lb. max load
  • 600D heavy-duty waterproof top and rain fly; sunroof; side windows with mosquito netting; anodized aluminum tent frame poles; telescopic ladder; interior LED strips and many more features
  • Easy to set up and take down; heavy duty PVC cover keeps tent dry and free from UV rays when not in use
  • Smittybilt Tent Annex (sold separately #2788) with removeable floor can be attached with heavy duty zippers for privacy
  • Tent also available in Size XL (sleeps 3-4 #2773). Ladder extension also available (#2785).Ladder capacity:265 lbs
  • Mounting brackets included

Last update on 2021-09-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

The Smittybilt Overlander is a versatile roof tent for the 2021 Ford Explorer that is one of the most used roof tents right now, even if it is not the cheapest.

This roof tent is extremely durable and can work for all four seasons thanks to the materials that Smittybilt used to build it.

They compose the base of the tent from 2.5 cm of aluminum and polyurethane with a total carrying capacity of 300 kg.

It uses the famous 600D heavy-duty polyester that is completely waterproof while they build its poles using anodized aluminum in combination with stainless steel hinges.

Like the previous two roof tents, the Smittybilt has its own mattress that we consider the best right now.

The interior of this 2021 Ford Explorer roof tent has its own LED stripe that is safe to use instead of lamps that can heat the inside and, in the worst case, burn the tent’s fabric.

It can withstand heavy rain and wind and we tested it with a maximum of 1500 millimeters of water and still work after that.

But the best feature about this tent is its high compatibility with a lot of roof racks, including the ones of the 2021 Ford explorer. The Smittybilt Overlander has a dual aluminum track with its own clamps that can fit various types and sizes of roof rats.

Thule Tepui Explorer Ayer 2 Rooftop Tent for 2021 Ford Explorer

Last update on 2021-09-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

The explorer Ayer is the combination of many years of experience from both Thule and Tepui.

They made the Explorer Ayer from a fabric that is resistant to UV rays and also waterproof, which makes the stands the perfect choice for camping during all four seasons.

Conclusion

In this guide, we listed the best rooftop tents that are available for the 2021 Ford Explorer. We will definitely update this tent when new tents drop out. We might add new tents or remove the ones that are below users’ expectations.

Thank you for taking the time and reading our guide. If you have questions about this guide or you like to know which tent is more suited to your particular SUV, you can check our other guides on our website at tents101.com.