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This $20,000 carbon-fiber rooftop camper powered by solar energy can sleep 2 adults — take a closer look

This $20,000 carbon-fiber rooftop camper powered by solar energy can sleep 2 adults — take a closer look
  • Redtail Overland has unveiled its flagship carbon fiber roof top camper tents.
  • There are two versions: the Redtail 90 that can fit two adults, and the Redtail 110 that can fit two adults and two children.
  • The Redtail 90 starts at $20,000, and the Redtail 110 is an extra $5,000.
  • The tents are available for preorder now.
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Redtail Overland has unveiled its flagship carbon-fiber rooftop camper tent that can turn a vehicle into a camper.

The "hard-sided" rooftop tents, or RTCs for short, includes several features that can often be found in a traditional camper van, such as outlets and light fixtures, without needing an actual converted van base. And unlike traditional camping tents that take time to set up, the RTC — which are available in two sizes — can be assembled and taken apart in 30 seconds with the help of its foldable, hinged walls.

All of the tents, which are currently available for preorder, will be hand built to order in Colorado by Redtail Overlander, which was founded by former EarthRoamer executives husband and wife Ty and Annie Tatro. The large Redtail 110 and its smaller counterpart, the Redtail 90, tents are both expected to be produced in August with the intent of being on the market by October.

The Redtail 110 is listed for $25,000, while the Redtail 90 is slightly cheaper at $20,000.

Rooftop tents and pop-top campers aren't a new concept. For example, Fjordsen is producing inflatable tents that can be mounted on the roof rack of almost any car, while many camper van conversion companies have already started including pop tops in their van builds.

However, Redtail Overlander sets itself apart from soft roof top tents and pop top vans with its interior features, carbon fiber tent shell, and power systems.

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The tents' lightweight carbon fiber body are insulated on all sides.

The tents' lightweight carbon fiber body are insulated on all sides.
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This allows the four-seasons capable, weatherproof RTC to retain a warm interior even at altitudes up to 11,000 feet ...

This allows the four-seasons capable, weatherproof RTC to retain a warm interior even at altitudes up to 11,000 feet ...
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… with the help of the tent’s diesel heater and variable speed fan.

… with the help of the tent’s diesel heater and variable speed fan.
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Because the unit comes with a floor hatch, passengers in the tent can directly access the car through the vehicle's sunroof.

Because the unit comes with a floor hatch, passengers in the tent can directly access the car through the vehicle's sunroof.
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There are two tent options available for preorder: the Redtail 90 and the Redtail 110.

There are two tent options available for preorder: the Redtail 90 and the Redtail 110.
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The Redtail 90 is smaller and has enough room for two adults.

The Redtail 90 is smaller and has enough room for two adults.
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The interior space of the 190-pound tent sits at 82 inches by 53 inches by 57 inches ...

The interior space of the 190-pound tent sits at 82 inches by 53 inches by 57 inches ...
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... and can be mounted on mid-size SUVS or larger.

... and can be mounted on mid-size SUVS or larger.
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The larger Redtail 110 sits at 250 pounds with an interior space of 101 inches by 57 inches by 62 inches, creating enough room for two adults and two children.

The larger Redtail 110 sits at 250 pounds with an interior space of 101 inches by 57 inches by 62 inches, creating enough room for two adults and two children.
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Its makers recommend mounting the larger tent on trucks, vans, or trailers.

Its makers recommend mounting the larger tent on trucks, vans, or trailers.
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Both RTC options include a three inch-thick mattress that comes in two pieces to make accessing the floor hatch easier.

Both RTC options include a three inch-thick mattress that comes in two pieces to make accessing the floor hatch easier.
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A telescoping ladder also comes with the tent.

A telescoping ladder also comes with the tent.
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The tent units have dual pane polycarbonate windows that can bring natural light into the camper tent.

The tent units have dual pane polycarbonate windows that can bring natural light into the camper tent.
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Its windows and doors are lockable, and the windows come with retractable screens and blackout shades.

Its windows and doors are lockable, and the windows come with retractable screens and blackout shades.
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Besides natural light from the windows, the interior is lined with recessed warm white and red dimmable LED lights, while the exterior has dimmable lights and an optional light bar.

Besides natural light from the windows, the interior is lined with recessed warm white and red dimmable LED lights, while the exterior has dimmable lights and an optional light bar.
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For charging electronics while out on the road, the RTCs have USB and 110-volt outlets.

For charging electronics while out on the road, the RTCs have USB and 110-volt outlets.
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All of these amenities are powered by the tent's independent energy sources, including a 250-watt inverter.

All of these amenities are powered by the tent's independent energy sources, including a 250-watt inverter.
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The Redtail 90 specifically has 210-watt solar panels and a 40-amp hour lithium battery bank ...

The Redtail 90 specifically has 210-watt solar panels and a 40-amp hour lithium battery bank ...
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... while its larger sibling comes with 330-watt solar panels and a 60-amp hour lithium battery system.

... while its larger sibling comes with 330-watt solar panels and a 60-amp hour lithium battery system.
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There are also display screens and touch pads in both models that allow campers to control the lights and check the battery.

There are also display screens and touch pads in both models that allow campers to control the lights and check the battery.
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