Few ways to Safely Store Your Roof Top Tent For Winter
But, if you don’t want to take your KoloCamp off for the winter, you don’t have to.
As the leaves fall and the temperature drops, many of us put away our camp gear for the season. If you’re a newly-minted KoloCamp owner entering your first winter with a roof top tent, you’re probably wondering where you should safely store your RTT for winter.
We always recommend that you keep your KoloCamp at least 10cm off the ground to prevent moisture from getting into your tent and causing rot or other potential damage. That’s why it’s important to find a safe, convenient place to store your roof top tent during the off-season so you can keep enjoying your tent for many years to come — without it taking over your whole garage.
Here are two creative options for safely storing your KoloCamp until you’re ready to camp again.
This solution is ideal if you don’t want to spend time and money installing a pully system-style storage device for keeping your KoloCamp off the ground during the winter:
1.The first step is to purchase a moving bag designed for mattresses. A queen size should work perfectly.
2.Wrap your KoloCamp in the bag, seal the end with duct tape, fold excess, and tape to side.
3.Once the KoloCamp is wrapped, take four 30cm long 2×4 sections and space them out evenly over the width of the tent on the ground against a wall.
4.Lean your KoloCamp against the wall on top of the supports. For added security, drill an eyehole screw a few inches into the wall on either side of the tent half way up and secure your KoloCamp to the wall with a cam strap or rope.
This is an easy solution if you’ve got a lot of extra storage room. Simply store your KoloCamp as if it were still on your car, but with a buffer between your tent and the ground.
1.Once you have your KoloCamp off of your car, store the mounting materials in your KoloCamp for safe keeping.
2.Like in “The Leaner”, we recommend using the same queen-sized mattress bag to keep your KoloCamp dust free and to keep any pesky bugs out.
3.Insert your KoloCamp into the mattress bag, seal, and then set on four 2×4 sections that are spaced out 50 inches apart.