If car camping means sleeping in the back of your mid-size SUV or wagon, extend your shelter with the Kelty Tailgater IPA Shelter. The fully-taped fly material shades you from the mid-day sun and shrugs of afternoon thundershowers while the three pole design and color-coded clips make setup a breeze.
- Designed for mid-sized wagons and SUVs
- Compatible with any style of roof rack
- Fully taped seams and tough polyester fabrics keep you protected from rain and sun
- Three DAC Pressfit poles and color coded clips make for fast and easy set-up
- Multiple guyline points increase performance in windy and rainy weather
- Internal storage pockets keep gear and supplies close at hand
- Noiseless-zipper pulls won't disturb wildlife or other sleeping campers
- Guylines and stakes included; does not include sandbags for setup in parking lots
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When using this with an SUV will it still...
When using this with an SUV will it still stand with the hatchback closed? I'm thinking if we use it while car camping then at night you would want to close the car up.. is that possible or does the whole thing have to be taken down every night? Thanks!
Looking at the photos and videos of it it looks like you could make it stay up even with the hatch closed but the car side will get a bit saggy. That is to say it won't collapse but it will lose some of its rigidity. That being said I suppose you can just deal with that for the night and then have the thing regain its form the next morning when you pop the hatch. That being said, if it is a really windy night I would likely take it down as it may get torn or otherwise messed up without the added support and rigidity of the hatch.
Will the IPA Shelter stand without a vehicle...
Will the IPA Shelter stand without a vehicle in case you wanted to drive away for an outing and then come back. Thanks!!
Eh, it's not exactly what I would call "freestanding". The car side relies on the tailgate being up and guy-lines, but there is no pole support. Without any wind, you might be able to honk the opposite guy-lines at the entrance to the shelter and keep it reasonably upright and secure, but that, in my opinion, would be sketchy.
Kelty does have a video on their website of the set up, and here's the link:
Works with a Truck with a Camper shell
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
We have a 2013 Tacoma with a camper shell and wanted something to extend our 'living' space that was quick to set up. Although the description said for SUV's we found it to fit perfect and gives us enough room to have a couple of chairs and has enough stand-up height to cook on the tailgate. There are side zipper windows for when you need a little more breeze or visibility. The only wish is that it had a door to keep the rain out from the end. A plus,plus to this shelter is that 1 person can set it up.