Shippshape Roof Top Tents
BASIC TENT SPECIFICATIONS
|Height Packed Down||250mm|
|Height Set Up||1500mm|
|Standard Mounting Height||1950mm|
- Standard foam mattress inclusion – 2100 x 1400 x 120mm
- Bed / sleeping area is enclosed with zip open canvas walls with large mesh window.
- All bedding can be left in the tent when packed away.
- Standard mounting height is 1950mm but will fit up or down by 100mm. Any vehicle height outside this standard dimension we will make custom height walls.
- No fly is required over the tent for waterproofing – quality Australian canvas is used.
- All 4 walls of tent automatically open vertically as standard to provide more sleeping space.
- Tent opens to passenger side of vehicle.
- Zips for front and rear awning are sewn in place during manufacture so awnings can be purchase at a later date if needed.
- Ladder, poles and pegs included in pricing.
- Extra walls, rooms and awnings come in there own carry bags.
- Bush Hut walls can be left attached when folding the tent away, but the Homestead room would make the job too hard to pack away so is best removed first.
- Tent easily fits to either three cross bars or a flat canopy roof.
- Fitting rails under bed base allow tent to be easily fitted to almost any vehicle or trailer regardless of rail spacing.
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.
The ShippShape Shack package is ideal for people on the move. It’s incredibly fast and easy to set up and pack away by one person.
There are no poles or pegs to set the main tent up, making the ShippShape the fastest and easiest roof top tent to erect and pack away bar none.
The travel cover is a water and dust proof zip-on PVC unit with 6 compression anti flap straps (3 each side) to help prevent the cover from flapping while driving regardless of how much (or little) is stored under the cover. All your bedding and extra canvas walls can be easily stored under the cover during transit.
This cover unzips on three sides (left, right and rear) and remains attached to the front of the tent bed base and simply folds over the vehicle windscreen (or the draw bar if fitted to a trailer) while the tent is set up.
The side of the opened tent features an attached awning / wall that is 2.1m long (same as tent bed base) and drops 1.9m (standard) to the ground for an instant privacy and weather shelter.
This awning / wall can also be propped up on 2 poles to act as an incredibly handy awning, that is 2.1m long (along the vehicle) by 3.3m (out from the vehicle) for shade from sun and rain.
Under this awning / wall is where the Bush Hut walls and Homestead room are attached.
As standard, a 2.8m long zip is attached to the front and rear of the tent to allow the optional front and rear awnings to be attached. These awnings then cover the rear of of your vehicle or trailer and the front of your vehicle or trailer making a perfect spot for retreating from the weather.
Shippshape Bush Hut
The ShippShape Bush Hut package is ideal for those quick setups and pack-downs with the added convenience of four (4) individual canvas walls to create a 2.100 x 1.400 living room for meals and privacy for changing, plus an awning to the side at 2.1 x 1.9.
The package simply adds the walls to The Shack (package 1 above) to allow for a medium sized enclosed room while retaining the side awning – an incredibly versatile package that can be purchased and added to the base tent at any time as all zippers and attachment points are in place at time of manufacture.
Standard mounting and wall height is 1950mm but will fit up or down by approximately 100mm. Any vehicle height outside this standard dimension we will make custom height walls at no extra charge.
A separate floor is available if required from our options list and easily fits into position.
All walls have either a large window or a door – all of which have canvas and mesh screens, so are perfect for allowing the breeze to flow through.
Each wall is individually added; so you can use just one, two, three or all four walls. This package has been tailored to suit the tourer or traveller for extremely fast setup and pack down, plus has the added advantage of adding the walls one at a time as required to act as privacy screens or wind / sun blocks.
The standard awning / wall still provides an additional awning as per The Shack, so you’ll have an enclosed room of 2.1m by 1.4m and an awning of 2.1m by 1.9m that can be quickly and easily set up and packed away by one person.
All extra walls and floor options can be stored under the travel cover during transit.
Front and Rear Awnings
Front awning is identical to the rear awning and zips onto canvas tent over full width of opened tent – 2.80 long X 2.4 wide and includes 5 poles, pegs and guy ropes.
This awning makes a large 2.80 long X 2.4 wide covered area at the front of your vehicle (partially over the bonnet) but is best suited when the tent is fitted to a trailer, so then covers the draw bar and front area of the tent and trailer. A perfect place for additional coverage from rain and sun and also extends sleeping area for swags. This awning also helps cover the front storage box on the draw bar of your trailer.
NOTE: The standard tent (The Shack) comes standard with zippers for attaching the awning. Awnings can be purchased at the same time as the tent or at a later date.
Rear awning zips onto canvas tent over full width of opened tent –
2.80 long X 2.4 wide and includes 5 poles, pegs and guy ropes.
This awning makes a large 2.80 long X 2.4 wide covered area at the rear of your vehicle (or trailer) and is the perfect place for retreating from the sun or rain as you have immediate access to the rear of your vehicle which is generally where your fridge is mounted. A great place to have your table and chairs under cover. You could even sleep extra people in swags under this awning.
NOTE: The standard tent (The Shack) comes standard with zippers for attaching the awning. Awning can be purchased at the same time as the tent or at a later date.