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My wife and I have gotten to spend a few nights in the Alpha so far. Arriving late to a dark campsite the set up is a cinch, maybe 5 minutes tops. This version, unlike some of the earlier Alphas, has awnings that can be propped open over the side windows to block light rain or sun which is a really nice feature. The tent breaths really well with the windows and door flaps open and we’re big fans of the “moon roof” on the ceiling. Rain fly is really easy to set up or roll out of the way and stow on rain free nights. The lights inside the tent and under the platform on the outside are a brilliant touch. The “floor space” of the tent is huge. Seriously for only two adults there is so much room for gear and whatever else you might want and still plenty of space to sleep comfortably. We have two tiny complaints: setting up the ladder can be a bit finicky, but this may be a common problem for these types of extendable ladders (stowing it is simple though) and the mattress might be a bit firm for some people. All in all these two things are really minor. It’s a great tent and we can’t wait to use it on a two week trip from California to Utah, Wyoming, and Montana in a week. Thanks also to Rooftop Overland for the lightning quick responses to questions I had prior to purchasing.
So far we have 3 nights in the tent. Tool kit included with the tent is super nice! 2 people and 2 large dogs fit with plenty of extra room. We are able to store 2 pillows and a blanket and still close the tent with ease. LED lights are great but could be made better by allowing independent control of inside and outside lights. This feels very high quality so far.
We appreciate the review! Glad to hear you are loving the Tuff Stuff Alpha.
So far so good. Haven’t found any issues yet.
The fabric, shell structure, and packaging were way better than I expected. I have concerns with how tight the fabric is stretched in the corners when shell is opened. Don't expect it to last very long before it tears or breaks zipper. Ease of setup is nice, for me I bring a ladder at 5' 8" the ladder is a must. Your unable to drive in the rain with it on vehicle the front two corners are not sealed and it gets soak and wet inside.
Love it.....I got a 2019 Chevy LZT 6.2 with a Putco Rack and it fits just perfect. I cant wait to go camping soon.....
Is it waterproof when closed ? One review says the front corners aren’t sealed and that allowed water in. Just want to make sure I don’t have to worry about traveling in rain or having to remove.
Yes, this tent has a fiberglass hard shell that will keep the tent dry when closed.
Is it ok to mount on a camper shell of a truck?
Yes, assuming you have two cross bars or a roof rack to mount it to, and the shell is rated to hold the weight.
does it fit on the Garvin Expedition Full Rack 20074?
It should work with the crossbar kit. The tent requires two crossbars at least 50" apart to attach to.
When closed, how thick is the shell?
15" when closed
Is this universal fit for all cars including mini suv?
Yes, the Alpha needs to mount to two crossbars on your vehicle with their universal mounting brackets. See photo of brackets in product description.
Is the hard shell ABS or fiberglass?
It is a blend of both Fiberglass and ABS. Thank you - Roof Top Overland.