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Tailgate Tent from Speelberg

Expand the sleeping and living space in your campervan with a tailgate tent from Speelberg. In just a few minutes, you can create a comfortable seating area protected from the sun, wind, and rain. The windows can be opened to allow fresh air into the camper, while a mesh screen keeps insects out. A tailgate tent is essentially a compact version of an van tent.

What makes a tailgate tent so convenient is that it relies on the stability of the rear door of your campervan or car. Without the need for tent poles, it can be easily and quickly set up. Typically, you simply pull the tent over the tailgate and secure it with a clip. The groundsheet is then anchored with a few pegs, while guy lines provide additional stability, especially for freestanding tailgate tents. There are also models that can be fastened with a few snaps on the inside of the tailgate.

Optional accessories for the tent often include a tent carpet or groundsheet. These are useful, especially when you arrive at a campsite after a light rain shower, to keep the interior of your campervan clean and dry.

Freestanding Tailgate Tent

Some tailgate tents are designed to stand independently. In this case, the tent can be detached from the vehicle, allowing you to quickly run errands or visit nearby picturesque villages while leaving the tent behind. It maintains its stability either through a set of tent poles or by being inflatable. This way, you have a tent on your pitch where you can store items you don't currently need while you're out and about.

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Buying a Tailgate Tent

Before purchasing a tailgate tent, it's essential to familiarize yourself with this type of tent. This way, you'll know what to consider to avoid any surprises when unpacking the tent after a long journey to the sun.

  • What type of tailgate tent do you want? There are different types of tailgate tents. Some models are fastened with snaps to the tailgate, while others cover the entire rear of the vehicle. Additionally, there are freestanding tailgate tents that can be left behind when you need to use the vehicle.
  • What type of vehicle or campervan do you have? Not every tailgate tent is compatible with every type of campervan. This depends on the installation height. Therefore, it's important to ensure that the tent is suitable for your specific model.
  • In which climate will you be using the tailgate tent? Whether you plan to spend the entire summer on the Mediterranean coast or explore the forests of Sweden, you'll need a tent that offers good ventilation or sturdy waterproofing, respectively. Pay attention to the water column, number of windows, and doors when choosing a tailgate tent.
  • How spacious should the tailgate tent be? If you're traveling with the whole family in a campervan, you may want more space so that the kids can sleep in the inner tent of the tailgate tent. This requires considerably more space than a tailgate tent used solely for sitting, showering, or cooking.

Tailgate Tents Available for These Campervan Models

Fortunately, at Speelberg, we have a suitable tailgate tent for almost every type of campervan with a rear tailgate.

  • Volkswagen Caddy
  • Volkswagen T3
  • Volkswagen T4
  • Volkswagen T5
  • Volkswagen T6
  • Mercedes Benz Viano
  • Mercedes Benz Vito
  • Mercedes Benz Citan
  • Renault Trafic
  • Citroën Berlingo
  • Peugeot Partner
  • Fiat Doblo
  • Opel Combo