adventure tent FAQ
Q. whAT are the dimensions of the adventure tent?
A. 86" long, 52" wide. 13" tall when closed and 62" tall when open.
Q. Do any accesories come with the purchase of a tent?
A. Tents come with a quick-release 8-ft telescopic ladder, a zippered mattress cover and pad, four awning poles, and four carriage bolt attachments.
Q. WILL THE ADVENTURE TENT FIT ON THE ROOF OF MY CAR?
A. Yes! There are of course exceptions to the rule, but the Adventure Tents can fit on vehicles as compact as a Honda Fit or Toyota Prius. If you are concerned about the fit on your specific vehicle, you can give us a call to discuss your concerns or if you're in the neighborhood come by one of our "Fit Your Tent" events.
Q. HOW DOES IT ATTACH TO A ROOF?
A. The Adventure Tent attaches by universal mounting hardware that attaches to a vehicles roof rack. The roof rack must have a minimum of two bars for support with a minimum distance between them of 42". The mounting hardware works with most roof racks and the two nut per attachment point is easy to install using a ratcheting wrench.
Q. CAN YOU INSTALL THE TENT ON MY CAR?
A. No, we do not offer installation, but can consult with you on proper installation procedures. We do not install rack systems or cross bars at this time, but we are available in person and over the phone to give recommendations on roof racks that are compatible with the Adventure Tent and troubleshoot the installation process.
Q. HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SLEEP IN THE TENT?
A. Well it depends on how little your friends are, but we find up to two adults (maximum height of 6'2") and one small child comfortably sleep inside the tent at one time.
Q. DOES THE TENT COME WITH A WARRANTY?
A. We provide a one year warranty to the original purchaser against manufacturer defects covering workmanship, parts, and materials which fail under normal use.
For the first year of ownership, we will correct the issue at no cost to you. Solimar Adventure Co. will not cover issues that arise due to user error, neglect, or acts of God. We will, however, work with you to get replacement parts and help with repair where possible.
Q. CAN I STACK THINGS ON THE TOP OF THE TENT WHEN ITS CLOSED?
A. We do not recommend stacking gear on top of the tent.
Q. IS THE TENT WATERPROOF?
A. Yes, the tent features a nylon ripstop fabric coated with a non-hydrolyzing PU to 1,500mm hydrostatic resistance for waterproofness.
Q. DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE TENT OFF MY CAR IF NOT IN USE?
A. This is up to your personal preference, but the tent does not have to be removed between uses. Because of its low profile of just 13" when closed, the tent does not have a large footprint. In fact, we encourage you to keep it on your car to get the most use out of it. Not only is it perfect for your camping experience, it can be used as a interesting mobile office, kid hangout, or place to watch the waves while your partake in some In-N-Out.
Q. Can you ship the tent to me?
A. We can ship the tent to you, but you will have to contact us to get an accurate quote. We encourage you to pick up your tent in person at our Ventura, CA. location if possible.
van rental faq
Q. what gear should i bring?
A. That is really up to you, but we do provide some of the basics. A list of what we provide is below:
cooking : Kitchen Accessories:
- Coleman two-burner stove - Lighter
- One saucepan - Aluminum Foil
- One saute pan - Hot Pad
- Spatula, flipper, and large spoon - Dish Towels
- Sponge - Flashlight
- Bio-degradable dish soap - Matches
-Bamboo dish brush - Bug Spray
- Wash Bin - Hatchet
Q. how many people does it seat?
A. The van has legal seating for four passengers while in transit.
Q. What type of fuel does it use?
A. The van takes gasoline. Although we do love diesel rigs, the choice of gasoline was based on the ease of use for our renters.
Q. Does it have a kitchen?
A. The Surf Van comes equipped with a RTIC 45 cooler that serves as your refrigerator. Not only does this act as a space saver, it doesn't rely on battery usage to stay cool. Upon our testing we determined that in most scenarios, cooking outside is preferred.
Keeping that in mind, we have built out the back of the van to house dining tables, a Coleman two-burner stove, cooking equipment and utensils.
Q. Does it come with bedding?
A. Bedding is not provided. The pop top tent does not include bedding but does include a mattress inside for comfort.
Q. Is it easy to drive?
A. Yes! You'll be surprised at how easy it is to drive. A back up camera, large windows, and oversized mirrors allow for easy maneuvering.
Q. how do i reserve it?
A. You can rent our vans directly on Outdoorsy.com or you can call us at 805-330-0562 and we can process the reservation over the phone.
Q. can i buy the van?
A. We are glad you asked! Yes, we are able to work with you to design a custom build in a similar footprint of our California Surf Van. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and pricing.