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SKYRISE ROOFTOP TENT GUIDELINES & BEST PRACTICES

There are loads of different adventure-mobiles out there and no matter what you drive, we want you to travel safe. We have assessed the SkyRise on many popular vehicles and designated them as “Certified” or “Not Recommended”.

If we have not yet tested your vehicle, use the guidelines below to evaluate whether your vehicle and rack system may be used with a SkyRise tent.

  WARNING: Use the list below to evaluate your own vehicle and rack for use with the SkyRise tent.
Any installation of a SkyRise tent to a vehicle and rack not listed as a Yakima Certified Fit is
at the sole risk and responsibility of the owner / installer.
  1. Vehicle AND roof rack system must have a minimum of 165 LB load carrying capacity. Check fitlookup.com or your vehicle owner’s manual to find your vehicle’s maximum carrying capacity.
  2. The following Yakima towers can potentially be used:
    1. Timberline
    2. SkyLine
    3. RidgeLine
    4. RailGrab (with Medium or Large claws) (Figure 1)
    5. Control Tower
    6. LowRider
    7. 1A RainGutter
    8. BedRock
    9. OutDoorsman 300
  3. The following Yakima towers ARE NOT to be used:
    1. Q Tower
    2. BaseLine Tower
    3. RailGrab Tower (with Small Claw or Pin Adapter) See Figure 1railgrab-tower-claws1aFigure 1
  4. DO NOT use SkyRise with any clamp-type or clip-style towers, unless specified by Yakima.
  5. Use of the SkyRise tent on other brands of roof racks is at your own risk. Please contact your roof rack manufacturer for their recommendation on carrying roof top tents.
  6. DO NOT use SkyRise if your vehicle’s roof deforms or dents when heavy loads are applied.
  7. For vehicles with raised rails, the crossbars must be positioned as close as possible to the side or center rail supports.
  8. DO NOT install SkyRise on weak raised side rails of the “unsupported” type, as shown in Figure 2.supportedsiderail-01
  9. DO NOT use SkyRise with factory crossbars; they are too flexible.
  10. Vehicle’s crossbar spread (M4) must be between 26″ and 40.5″ when mounting the tent to open to the side of the vehicle; and must be between 26″ and 34.5″ when mounting the tent to open to the rear of the vehicle. (see figure 3)
  11. The roof rack bars must have a minimum of 26″ between the towers (M1 & M3). If not, there must be at least 3.75″ of crossbar extending outside the tower (see Figure 3), and do not position mounting hardware more than 1″ away from the outside of the tower.
  12. The maximum distance from top of crossbar to ground: SkyRise Small = 86″, SkyRise Medium = 98″m-measurements1
 WARNING: Use the list above to evaluate your own vehicle and rack for use with the SkyRise tent.
Any installation of a SkyRise tent to a vehicle and rack not listed as a Yakima Certified Fit is
at the sole risk and responsibility of the owner / installer.

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