Thule Tepui Kukenam Ruggedized 3 Person Roof Top Tent – Off Road Tents

Thule Tepui Kukenam Ruggedized 3 Person Roof Top Tent

Car Tents, Rooftop Tents


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Kukenam Ruggedized 3 Person Roof Top Tent - 2 Colors - by Thule Tepui Tents


One of the best rooftop tents in the market. Ruggedized Series means long-lasting quality tent, strong for 4-season camping.

Thule Tepui Tents is one of the best Roof Top Tent manufacturers in America, it is known for its variety of models and the high quality of its products. This Kukenam Ruggedized Car Top Tent version is made with the toughest materials. Constructed to withstand tough off-road trails, it is an excellent choice for 4x4 car trailers and hard-core off-road adventurers. 

Derived from its strong and tough characteristics, the Kukenam Ruggedized 3 Person Roof Top Tent is made with a durable diamond plate base, designed heavily to resist and withstand any external force that may come your way while on the rough roads.

Even the dual stitched fabric is 40% heavier and stronger than in standard models! It comes with a new anti-condensation 1/2" mat under the mattress, large internal pockets, gear anchor points and bedding straps. To top this amazing features, it has two built-in screened SKY panels that will let you see a fantastic view of the stars and surroundings. 

This 3-person Ruggedized car tent is a complete beast. Strong, resistant, best quality materials, heavy duty hinges, tie down anchor points and heavier gauge wrapped internal frame will make you feel equipped and secure in your camping experience.

It also comes with universal mounting brackets that allow easy mounting to most roof racks or after market roof bars. And includes a 8ft-6in telescoping ladder eliminating the need to purchase extensions for large or lifted vehicles. You will be amazed by the feel and quality of this Roof Tent!



Sleeping Capacity 3
Seasons 4 seasons
Size (Closed) 56" x 48" x 12" (W x L x H)
Size (Open) 56" x 96" x 52" (W x L x H)
Sleeping Footprint 56" x 96" (WxL)
Canopy Fabric 360g Polyester Cotton (canvas); 600D ripstop fabric with water resistant ventilate coating, dual stitched taped seams, UV and mold resistant
Mosquito screens no-see-up mesh
Rainfly Fabric 420D Polyester Oxford with taped seams and PU coated
Mattress High Density 2-1/2" foam mattress with removable cotton cover
Annex Material Annex Sold Separately
Annex Area Annex Sold separately
Travel Cover Material 1000D PVC
Weight 180 lbs without annex
Internal Frame 3/4" wrapped aluminum
Base Construction Heavy duty aluminum tube frame with diamond plate cap sheets
Ladder Construction 8ft-6in Telescoping

Tepui Rooftop Tent Setup Video:

Order Confirmation:

The moment you place your order you will receive order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.

As soon as we receive your order we automatically check to confirm that your order is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail or phone to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days) we will process the charges and get to work preparing your order for shipment.

Order Shipment:

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card it will ship within seven business days from the date of your order.

We will send you shipping confirmation within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.

From brand to brand shipping times may vary. However, you order will most likely be at your place between 5 to 14 days after you placed it.

If you do not receive shipping confirmation from us within six business days of your order feel free to follow up with us at


What To Do Before Accepting Shipment?

If your order has shipped please note that the tracking number may not be active until it reaches a freight terminal. This could take 1 to 2 business days from the date of this email.

Please inspect your package for damage prior to signing for it.

Off Road Tents takes pride in its products and packaging. Every tent that we ship out is properly classified, packaged, marked and labeled. Also each package is in the proper condition for transportation according to applicable regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation and/or international agencies.

Once your order is signed for at the delivery point, the package becomes your property and thus, our liability ends as far as shipping damage is concerned. Help protect yourself from loss or damage, or an uncomfortably painful claims process by:

1. Before Signing for your order, inspect the box or boxes for freight loss or damage. Red flags are punctures or any sign of forklift damage.

2. If any of the product(s) appear to be damaged or crushed do not accept delivery. Refuse the shipment and it will be sent back for processing.

3. It is extremely important that you inspect the box and tent (in case the item purchased is a tent) for damage BEFORE you sign to receive the tent. Please take photos of the box on the pallet exactly as it arrives. Please note, the driver will not help with damage inspection. IF you even suspect there could be damage to your item, please take pictures of the damage and REFUSE the delivery. That way the carrier will send it back to us and we'll process a new shipment.

4. Get a copy of the signed delivery receipt that shows the freight loss or damage notation, and send it to us:

5. Contact Off Road Tents immediately at 1.844.200.3979

If you accept a damaged delivery, and/or there is freight loss and/or the damage is not noted at the time of delivery, Off Road Tents cannot be held liable for any replacement costs related to the shipment. Protect yourself from this by examining before you sign. Refusing delivery when damaged helps Off Road Tents win the case against the carrier, and replacing your item.

Shipping Protection With Route+:

Off Road Tents is proud to partner with Route, the leader in package protection and tracking solutions. By selecting Route+ at checkout your order will be protected from damage, loss*, or theft.

In the unfortunate case that your order never comes or is broken upon arrival, you can easily file a claim with Route and receive a replacement or be fully reimbursed. We are excited to offer this service to you and we highly recommend you use Route+ package protection at checkout.

*Claims for packages marked "delivered" yet not received and where there is no evidence of “porch piracy” must be made 5 days after “delivery date” but no longer than 15 days to ensure it was not misdelivered or easily found around the premises." Claims for packages presumed to be lost (where the status is not "delivered") must be filed after 7 days (20 days for international) and within 30 days from the last checkpoint.

Have more questions about Route+, click HERE to see the FAQS.

Why Shop With Us

We understand you've got alot of choice when it comes to Roof Top Tents and overlanding retailers online. But here's why we think you should shop with us at Off Road Tents

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Step-By-Step Guide On How To Mount A Roof Top Tent:

  1. All tents have a similar installation process, but they might vary a little, that is why we recommend you reading carefully THROUGH EACH PRODUCT MANUAL, as well as watching their videos (most are online, or you can ask us to send them to you).

  1. Tools needed: A Phillips head screwdriver, a box cutter, a second 13 mmm ratcheting wrench, a 10mm ratcheting wrench and a heck saw.

  1. Before mounting them onto a roof rack, flat rack or crossbar, the first step is removing your newly bought RTT from the box, as well as all the bits and pieces included (all RTTs WILL include all the necessary installation parts and a manual).

  1. Take the tent out of the box and place it on a clean surface with the straps faced DOWN. Set aside the mounting racks. Remove the protective plastic from the tent with the box cutter. Undo the straps from the sides of the tent and across the base.

  2. Open the tent, and take from inside of it all the contents. Most brands will include a tent cover, rainfly, ladder, mattress, and a pouch with the hardware, tools and parts.

  1. Most RTTs will include the following tools and hardware (see Image as an example): 2 bungees, 2 ladder brackets, 8 aluminum channel sliders with bolts and nuts, 4 end caps, four steel mounting plates, the needed wrenches, and four medium sized bolts with washers.

    tools included inside roof top tents
  1. Then, time for the action. Grab the mounting tracks of the RTT; place them on the tent base parallel to the hinges, aligning the holes in the tracks with the holes in the base.

  2. Grab the nuts, remove them from the four medium sized bolts and slide them into the mounting channels, as to align them to the holes in the base.

  3. Then take the bolts each with two washers, and slide them between the mattress and the tent base.

  4. Screw them into the pre drilled holes and the nuts you just put in the tracks.

  5. Once the tracks are on, you need turn/flip the tent over to install the ladder.

  6. Grab the Ladder Brackets and unscrew the bolts on each bracket, so that you can position over the pre-drilled holes at the edge of the tent base.

  7. Take the longer bolts each with the washer, and slide them between the mattress and the tent base, into the pre-drilled holes and up through the ladder bracket.

  1. Attach each one with a nut and leave them loose.

  1. Then grab the ladder and through the holes at the end of it, join it to the by passing the remaining length of the bolt through the holes in the ladder end. Then add another nut and tighten it on both sides.

  1. Then rotate the ladder a few times, before tightening the bolts of the brackets to the base.

  1. Then secure the ladder with the straps (most tents should have them), and then reattach the side straps of the tent to secure it. 

  1. Once all the parts have been installed, make sure you put the travel cover on top of the tent. It is a very easy process that barely needs explanation; just make sure you close the zippers carefully to prevent the tent fabric catching to the zipper.

  1. Time to place the tent on top of the vehicle. Since they weigh over 120 lbs, you will want the help of someone to do it. 

  1. Mounting the tent mounting tracks depends on whether you have side rails or cross bars, and if you want the tent to open towards the side of the car or towards the back. In this step-by-step guide we will use a side mounting as an example on top of cross bars.

  1. Place the mounting racks in the base of the tent, PERPENDICULAR to your roof rack bars.

  1. Then, fit two aluminum channel sliders and bolts into each end of the mounting track, so that there is a bolt on either side of the roof rack bar. Repeat this process at each of the 4 points where the racks and mounting racks cross.

  1. Once this is done, fit a steel mounting plate on the bolts and under the roof rack bar, and secure them with nuts and tighten them with a wrench.

  1. Insert the rubber end caps into the end of the mounting tracks to avoid water or other materials going in there. You might need to hammer them in, but don’t be too aggressive.

  1. It is INSTALLED!

How To Open The Roof Top Tent:

  1. Now, to open it, release the side straps, pull back the ladder until it locks out and use it as leverage to open the tent.


  1. Make sure all rungs of the ladder are locked into the edge.


  1. Before getting into the tent, make sure the hinges are properly engaged.


  1. Then unclasp the awnings and find the predrilled holes for the rainfly rods.


  1. Insert at a 45-degree angle and hook through the grommet.


  1. You are READY!

Thule Tepui Kukenam Ruggedized 3 Person Roof Top Tent Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Amazing service

Ordered a tent from here on Saturday and it was here literally just 4 days later! Couldn’t be happier to with the tent it’s amazing! Went camping in 15 degree weather and the tent for sure kept us warm we actually woke up hot. We love our tent!

Customer Service on Point

I went with Off Road Tents because these guys know their stuff. The customer service was Fantastic. I had a lot of questions, they answered everything, they even took time on the weekend to clear a few doubts and honestly, I want to buy from a company that is there for me. As to the tent, used it last weekend and it was great. Comfortable, easy to set up and I can't be more excited having it! Wife enjoyed it too.

Looks great on my rig

This tent is gnarly. It looks great on top of my rig Got it in the Expedition Orange cool, just like the pictures, and it's just special. Very comfortable, seems to hold up well, but I still have to test it more. It arrived before expected, and I I didn't pay for the shipping, which is the best deal i found anywhere. These guys at Off Road Tents know what they're doing. Kudos to Tepui for building such a cool RTT!


Ask a Question
  • I’m looking at this RTT for my 03 Outback. As of now I have the factory roof rack and know I’ll have to upgrade it. What hardware will I need?

    Hi, this is a great tent you're after! As to the racks, yes, upgrading is our recommendation. You don't need anything fancy or expensive, but functional and reliable. We'd recommend these:

  • You show a Toyota Tacoma in the picture with the rack over the bed of the truck, how do I get that and what does it cost?

    You can purchase it from us if you want! We have a couple of amazing options:
    Check them out and let us know your thoughts. Both of these options will work perfectly fine with a RTT. 

  • Hi! I'm looking at this tent for a 2018 F-150 and would like to mount it over the bed rather than on top of the roof, only because the roof has a panoramic sunroof situation. I'm unsure which rack would fit our truck, but also wanted to ask which rack you'd recommend? We have a short-bed truck.

    Hi, thanks for reaching out! We're actually not rack experts, but what we can tell you is that the only thing you need are two cross bars to mount the RTT on, and we usually recommend brands like Thule, Rhino Rack and Yakima. That being said, I would also recommend you to call or visit your local car shop and ask which cross bars can be fitted to your truck bed and go with what they say. Hope this works! Oh, and don't forget to compare the closed footprint of the RTT with the size of the space on top of the truck bed! Just to make sure the tent will fit ;) 

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