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Tuff Stuff® ALPHA II™ Hard Top Side Open Roof Top Tent 2 Person

The ALPHA II is small but mighty. Perfect for smaller SUVs or Subaru’s, this is the mini version of the ALPHA rooftop tent. Go off-grid and still enjoy comfort and quality.


Features and Benefits:

  • A hard-shell four-season tent with room for two people
  • Ultra-fast setup time takes less than two minutes
  • 78 x 53-inch mattress that is 2.5-inches thick
  • Manufactured from high-quality 280G poly-cotton windproof fabric
  • Heavy-duty YKK zippers with custom para-cord pull
  • Includes a 210D poly-oxford rainfly
  • Three windows with awnings and mesh screens for excellent ventilation and views
  • Built-in skylight for star gazing and additional light
  • Built-in internal and external LED light strips
  • All aluminum frame, ladder, and roof rack mounts
  • All necessary hardware for complete installation (including tools)

Inclusions:

  • Mounting hardware & brackets for installation (fits up to 3.25" cross bars)
  • Mattress
  • Shoe bag, 1 qty
  • Storage bag, 1 qty
  • Window rods, 6 qty
  • Window awnings (removable)
  • Rainfly
  • Moon roof 
  • Telescoping ladder with angled steps (will not bite into your arches!)
  • LED Lights for interior & exterior (requires power from a USB power pack, not included)
  • Patch kit & glue to perform repairs
  • Not included, but available, the Alpha II Annex Room.

Specifications:

  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Person
  • Open dimensions L/W/H:  59.75 X 79 X 46 inches
  • Closed dimensions L/W/H: 59.75 X 49.75 X 14 inches
  • Mattress L/W/H: 53 X 78 X 2.36 inches
  • Weight: 141 Lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 800 Lbs
  • Tent Material: 280 G Poly/Cotton Rip-Stop
  • Rainfly Material: 210D Polyester/Oxford PU coated 5000mm
  • Floor: Heavy-duty aluminum honeycomb
  • Shell: ABS 
  • Zippers: YKK with custom para-cord pulls (reduces annoying dinging in wind)
  • LED Light: Amber & White light (inside and outside)
  • Windows: 3 window openings w/ mesh screens & window rods
  • Skylight with mesh and solid panel
  • Window Awnings: 2 side window openings have removable (zip-off) rain awnings (included)
  • Installation brackets fit crossbars up to 3.25" wide
  • Steel cable locks w/ 2 pairs of keys
  • Ladder: Telescoping 7.5' tall w/angled steps (included)
  • Mounting hardware: Stainless steel (Included)
  • Not included, but available, the Alpha II Annex Room.

Click here for Alpha Manual

    NOTE: The ALPHA II™ tent is designed to open to the passenger side ONLY

    INSTALLATION NOTES:

    1. Your vehicle must have crossbars (left to right) that can accept 190+ lbs, and your crossbars should be at least 30" apart for proper support.
    2. Pickup trucks: We strongly recommend the use of a truck bed rack. It is not recommended for the Alpha tents to be placed on the roof of a truck.

    Required Maintenance

    The Clear coat on our Alpha shells is a clear layer of paint sprayed on the ABS shell to protect it from UV rays, rocks, and dirt kicked up from the road. The clear coat will wear off with time and can also be chipped off by salt, road debris, and nature. You can protect your clear coat by regular washing and waxing.

    Tips to protect your clear coat

    Keep out of the sun as much as possible
    Over time, the powerful UV rays in direct sunlight can wear down the clear coat.
    Hot sunlight can also open small “pores” in your clear coat, allowing more dirt and debris to get in. So, to protect the clear coat and lengthen its lifespan, park in a garage or in the shade whenever possible.

    Clear off bird and bug droppings immediately
    Bird droppings are highly acidic. If they’re left on the clear coat, they can erode and destroy the layer of clear coat. If you spot any bird or bug droppings, rinse them off immediately with water from a hose.

    Protect your clear coat from salty air
    Salt will corrode the clear coat. So, if you live in a salty coastal climate, keep in mind that you will need to wash off/rinse your shell the same as you would a surfboard. Salty air and spray are some of the biggest nemeses of clear coating.

    Avoid getting tree sap on your vehicle
    For most, the risk of getting tree sap on your car is much lower than the risk of encountering bird droppings or salty air. However, tree sap is a double threat: the sap can soak into your clear coat and damage it directly, or it can attract dust and dirt and force these materials into your clear coat.

    Hand wash and apply wax regularly
    Washing will remove dust and dirt that stick to the clear coat over the course of driving. Dirt will quickly wear down your clear coat, so removing the dirt frequently will protect the clear coat and lengthen its lifespan.

    Many automotive companies sell special clear-coat protection products that seal and protect your clear coat. To apply the product, simply rub it into the clear coat with a microfiber cloth. Follow the directions printed on the bottle and apply the clear-coat protection roughly as often as you wash your vehicle. You can purchase clear-coat protection products at any large automotive-supply store or online.

    • Cracked Shell (Life Happens)Repair
    • Clean area with soap, water, and plastic cleaner.
    • Grind damaged area, then repair with a PlastiFix® Rigid Plastic Repair Kit or similar product.
    • Prime.
    • Paint.

    PlastiFix® is an optimal repair method. Weld repairs may be backed with epoxy for extra strength.

    Clean Surface

    In order to maximize the strength of any repair, thoroughly clean contaminants from the surface in the damaged area.

    Clean both sides with soap and water. Dry with a clean cloth or compressed air.
    Spray Plastic Cleaner onto the surface and wipe off while wet with a clean, lint-free cloth. Wipe in one direction to avoid spreading contaminants back over the clean area.
    Align Damage and Deformation

    If the plastic is distorted, heat with a heat gun and reshape the distorted area. When heating plastic, it is important that the plastic be heated all the way through. Hold the heat gun on the area until the opposite side of the plastic is uncomfortable to the touch. Once heated, force the plastic back into position with a small roller or another appropriate tool, then cool the area with a damp cloth. Stretched areas can be shrunk with the shell cold. Keep working until smooth, then sand overall with 80 grit to help identify remaining low spots. Push out remaining low spots and repeat the process.

    If the damaged area is cut or torn to the edge, align the cosmetic surface with Aluminum Body Tape and begin the repair process on the back. By aligning the outer surface, you minimize the amount of filler required to restore the proper profile to the part.

    PlastiFix Rigid Plastic Repair Kit

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