Hitch Tent™ is a hitch-mounted platform designed to boost the convenience, versatility, and comfort of a rooftop tent system. Remaining vertical during transport, Hitch Tent™ is quickly and easily deployed on almost any terrain thanks to the four fully adjustable legs and feet. With just under 12 inches of height adjustment, the Hitch Tent Standard Edition accommodates hitch receiver heights from 16.5-28 inches, a range typical for trucks and SUV's.
The rear-mounted design frees up valuable roof space, dramatically reduces wind resistance and most importantly; provides a detachable basecamp for unrestricted adventure.
Made proudly in the USA and designed for the most brutal overlanding conditions, Hitch Tent™ is fabricated from ultra-tough, hot rolled A36 steel and CNC machined 6061-T6 Aluminum. Hitch Tent™ will accommodate most two and three-person canvas-style rooftop tents, and mounts seamlessly to a 2” hitch.
Hitch Tent isn’t just for trucks anymore! Do you have a Subaru Outback? A Volkswagen Tiguan? A Polaris General? With our new, double telescoping “Shorty” legged Hitch Tent, we can accommodate a hitch receiver height as low as 10 inches from the ground! Same high-quality CNC machined 6061-T6 Aluminum, just built to accommodate a wide array of vehicles with a lower ride height. With this unique design, each corner of Hitch Tent still enjoys just under 12 inches of adjustability to level your tent on any terrain!
Although Hitch Tent Shorty Edition is built just as strong and with the same deployed weight rating of 600lbs like our Standard Addition Hitch Tent, we do recommend the use of smaller RTTs. Purely for usability behind this expanded segment of smaller vehicles, we recommend a compact RTT, like the Hutch Tents Prospector 2 (48”x 42” in travel configuration.) We also urge you to measure the distance between your taillights. If the distance between your tail light lenses is less than 48”, we recommend the purchase of our auxiliary lighting kit.
The anodizing color selections are applied only to the machined components. This includes the central brackets, the hinged brackets connected to the legs and the feet. The legs and horizontal rails cannot be anodized at this time.
Included with all Hitch Tent's is the Silent Hitch Pin® which removes shock loads by taking the movement out of the connection between the vehicle towing system and the device being towed. The result is quiet and stable, motionless towing. Locking version sold seperately.
Note: Hitch Tent™ is the platform system only and does not include a rooftop tent.
The Hitch Tent™ platform measures 48”x48”x8”.
Yes, Hitch Tent™ only mounts to a 2” hitch which must be at least a class 2 hitch.
The weight capacity of the platform is 600lbs (270 kg).
Yes, orders can be picked up for free from our workshop in Sacramento.
REP offers a 1 year warranty for any defects of our products. In the case of a warranty issue, replacement parts/unit will be provided. For non-REP products, refer to the manufacturer warranty information.
The pivot mechanism should get a touch of grease on occasion to keep the movement smooth. As with anything with steel components subject to abuse and the elements, rust can develop over time. While all steel components are coated to prevent rust, it may be necessary to touch up spots with a rust preventative paint. These are readily available at any local automotive store. The Hitch Tent responds well to being used often, be sure to not let it sit unattended for too long!
In the case of any parts needing replacement for REP products, all parts can be ordered individually. Contact us directly to make sure we get you everything you need. Please note: we do not stock parts for other brands, but we will happily help you find what you need.
Unused products can be returned within 90 days. Shipping charges will not be refunded.
Only California residents are required to pay sales tax at this time.
The initial model Hitch Tent™ will support up to a 62" tent. Instead of opening to the side, tents of this size will likely require a rear opening orientation which allows for a lower, more stable position during transport.
|Brand||Rubicon Expedition Products|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
|Minimum Hitch Height (to Bottom, Inches)||10.5" (shorty) / 16.5" (standard)|
|Hitch Class Requirement||Minimum 2" Class II (for tents under 140lbs), 2" Class III Otherwise|
|Frame Material||6061- T6 Aluminum|
|RubiConX Material||A36 Hot Rolled Steel|
|Center Column Material||2" Sq. x .12" A500 Hot Rolled Extruded Welded Steel Tube|
|Anodizing Type||Type II (mil-A-8625)|
|Max Tent Dimensions||62" X 62"|
|Max Weight (lbs.)||600Lbs|