Shippshape roof top tents, the original and the best!

*Please note that we have made some slight changes to the design and functionality of our famous roof top tents for all tents

“ShippShape Car Top Tents are the ideal accommodation for people on the move” – a simple statement that has proved true since the original was designed and manufactured by Doctor Erik Shipp in 1985. ShippShape tents have stood the test of time like no others. Thousands have been sold in Australia and overseas. The all Australian design provides a full-size double bed with a thick, comfortable mattress mounted above your vehicle or trailer; away from the creepy crawlies and crocs. The walls on the bed area automatically open vertically, (Australian Registered Design) providing maximum use of available area. Fly screened windows provide great ventilation and awnings prevent rain entering the tent while still allowing maximum breeze when needed. The side awning area provides instant protection from the weather and undercover access to the side of your vehicle. There is no need for a fly as all ShippShape tents are manufactured from quality, long lasting, Australian canvas, creating a breathable, waterproof structure.

The tent is extremely easy and fast to set up and pack away. There are no fiddly tent-flys, bows, complicated or time consuming frames to erect. The bed frame is welded alloy and waterproof plywood. The canvas is from Wax Converter Textiles (WCT) which is the preferred canvas as used by the majority of camper trailer manufacturers in Australia. We have managed to make the tent set-up and pack-down even easier and faster, plus have included easier to attach walls and rooms, plus larger awnings for both the front and rear of the tent, making a ShippShape roof top tent ideal for fitting to almost any vehicle or trailer.Our new tent fitting kit will easily mount to almost any vehicle or trailer with three crossbars.

ShippShape Tents are suited a wide range of vehicles including 4WDs, utes, station wagons and trailers. Anywhere you can take your vehicle you can take your ShippShape with you. Shippshape roof top tents can be fitted to almost any vehicle or trailer and can be set up in minutes for comfortable sleeping and camping. Keep in mind though, our new range has slight design differences and offer improved use and ventilation.

Are we one of the original roof top tent manufacturers in Australia?
Yep, you bet we are.

Do we use quality Australian made canvas, components and labor?
Yep, you bet we do. It’s WCT Dynaproofed Billabong canvas

Have we made thousands of campers, tourers and 4wders happy since 1985?
Yep, you bet we have.

The question you’ve all been wanting to ask… are Shippshape tents more expensive than all those el cheapo lightweight, throw away, fiddly-to-erect overseas imports?

Yep, that’s a guarantee… you know how the saying goes “you get what you pay for!” But, unlike all those low-quality, lightweight material tents that claim to be made from canvas (yeah, pull the other one), our unique, patented design, high quality ShippShape Australian canvas tents will provide you many years of happy camping memories.Rest assured; we’re a fair dinkum Aussie mob. All we need is your help to stay that way.