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Car Top Carrier

Are The Car Top Carriers Waterproof?
We strive to design car top carriers with features that keep your gear dry. We offer car top carrier bags in three levels of weather protection.

100% Waterproof - The Sport Car Top Carriers are made from PVC Mesh and Hydrodtuff Material which are welded together to form a watertight seam. Any stitching through the Hydrotuff Material is backed by a welded waterproof patch. In addition, the ZipRight System positions a urethane coated zipper on the protective flap of the cargo bag. The Sport Car Top Carriers provide the best weather protection of any carrier on the market today.

Weatherproof - The Edge Car Top Carriers are made from PVC Mesh and constructed with welded seams. They feature a standard zipper with a Velcro-close zipper flap. It is remotely possible for water to enter the bag through the zipper.

Water Resistant - The Ace Car Top Carriers are made from Hydrotuff Material which is sewn together. The Ace Car Top Carriers feature a standard zipper with a zipper flap. It is possible for water to enter the carrier through the zipper or the seams.

How Do I Choose The Right Carrier?
Start with our Car Top Carrier Comparison Chart. It compares the sizes, materials, waterproof level, and other features of our roof top cargo bags. Decide which features are important to you.

Next, find out which cargo bags will fit on the roof of your vehicle. You can measure and compare the dimensions of your vehicle’s useable roof space to our car top carrier’s footprints.

Finally, determine which carrier of your available choices will hold the right amount of gear. You may want to consider the answer to "How Many Suitcases..." below.

Are The Car Top Carriers Made From Quality Materials?
The cargo bags are made from PVC Mesh, PVC Coated Mesh, or Hydrotuff Material. These great looking materials stand up extremely well to the abuse taken while riding on top of a vehicle. Both the nylon and polypropylene straps used to secure the PackRight carriers perform better and have a higher safety rating that the polypropylene straps that come with most other carriers.

Can I Use The Car Clips On My Vehicle?
The Car Clips attach to most vehicles under the weather molding that is around the door frame. Please read the Car Clips Directions page for more details. Most vehicles are able to utilize these clips.

What Is The Weight Limit For The Luggage Carriers?
Generally, the amount of weight you can put into our carriers is limited by your vehicle’s attachment point rating. Please check your owner’s manual or contact your local dealer to find this information. Most vehicles are rated at around 100 lbs.

How Many Suitcases Can Each Of Your Luggage Carriers Hold?
It is hard to say as this answer depends on the size of your suitcases. We recommend getting a tape measure and marking out an area on the floor the size of the car top carrier. Lay your suitcases over this area, checking the height as you go. You can visually gain a good feel for the capacity of the cargo bags using this method. You can also quickly check our Car Top Carrier Capacity Guide.

Can I Use The Car Top Duffle Bag When I Travel By Air?
The Car Top Duffle Bag may be used when traveling by air, but you may incur an oversize baggage fee. Size restrictions are determined by the weight, and in some cases, the linear dimension of a bag. To obtain the linear dimension of your bag add its Length, Width, and Height together. The maximum allowable linear dimension for a carry-on bag is around 45 inches. The maximum allowable linear dimension for a checked bag is around 62 inches. The dimensions of the Car Top Duffle Bag are 36" L x 16" W x 13" H, making its linear dimension 65". Bags with a linear dimension over the maximum allowable can be checked, but you may have to pay an oversized baggage charge. Please check with your airline before travelling.


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Car Back Luggage Carrier

What Is Necessary To Use The Cargo Saddlebag?
You can use the Cargo Saddlebag if you have a distance of 40" between your rear tail lights on vehicles WITH or WITHOUT a roof rack. The Saddlebag Car Clips (purchased separately) can be used to attach the Cargo Saddlebag to vehicles without a roof rack.

You will also want to check the distance between your bumper and the top of the rear window. The Cargo Saddlebag is 28"H. Make sure that you will be able to see out of the rear window with the cargo bag attached.

How Long Are The Straps That Attach The Cargo Saddlebag To The Back Of The Vehicle?
The long side straps measure 101"L from where they leave the bag to their ends. The short side straps measure 18"L from where they leave the bag to where they attach to the female buckles. So, the distance that the straps can extend above the cargo bag is just under 5’.

Some vehicles have roof racks that are mounted forward from the rear of the vehicle. In this case, the Cargo Saddlebag may need to be suspended above the bumper for its straps to reach the roof rack. This higher mounting does not present any problems as long as the driver’s rear view is not completely blocked by the carrier. If your vehicle’s roof rack is too far forward, you can use the Saddlebag Car Clips to attach the carrier to the gap between your rear hatch door and roof.

Do I Need Something Extra To Give The Bag Shape?
No. The bottom pole frame does a great job of providing the needed support. Whatever you place in the bag, however, will give the bag its overall shape. You need to plan your packing to completely fill the bag. We recommend that suitcases be placed in first, straddling both bottom poles. Place items with hard edges in the middle and pack softer items around them.

You may find product reviews on our dealer’s sites that refer to the older version of our Cargo Saddlebag which did not include a bottom pole frame.

Will The Cargo Saddlebag Scratch The Paint On The Rear Of My Vehicle?
No. The Saddlebag is held tightly in place by its straps. The cargo bag does not move around on the back of the vehicle and will not mark the paint. The straps that go to the roof of the vehicle ride on pads that are designed to keep the straps from rubbing on the corner of the roof. The Rightline Gear Non-Skid Roof Pad can be placed between the Cargo Saddlebag and the vehicle as an extra precaution.

Do I Need A Trailer Hitch To Attach The Lower Straps?
No. The lower straps can be attached around, below or behind the vehicle’s bumper. Usually, the part of the vehicle’s frame that extends to the bumper is a great place to attach the straps.


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Car Top Golf Travel Bag

What Size Clubs Can The Car Top Golf Travel Bag Hold?
The bag can hold the longest size regulation drivers, 47.5".

What Size Golf Bags Can The Car Top Golf Travel Bag Hold?
The Travel Bag is designed to hold cart and stand bags. Most staff bags are too large for the Travel Bag.

Is The Car Top Travel Bag Airline Approved?
Yes. The Travel Bag can be checked on any major airline. Please check with your airline for checked baggage fees.

How Many Car Top Golf Travel Bags Can Fit On My Vehicle?
The Travel Bag measures 15" W at its widest point. Any 4-door vehicle can hold up to (2) Travel Bags. Some larger SUVs and minivans can hold (3) Travel Bags. Measure the width of your bare roof or the width between your roof rack side rails to determine the number of bags you can fit. A width of 45" or above will hold (3) Travel Bags.

The Travel Bag is 51" L. On smaller 4-door sedans, please make sure that you have 51" front to back on your roof. If roof top antennas take up valuable roof space, they can carefully be positioned between (2) of the bags. The rear end of the Travel Bag can also be suspended over an angled rear window.


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Truck Tent

How Do I Pick The Correct Truck Tent For My Truck?
Measure the inside length of your truck bed with the tailgate up. You will notice that each of the truck tents reference a truck bed length. Then, double-check your result by using our Truck Tent Sizing Guide to find your truck. Be careful as some truck models have changed tent sizing from year to year and some truck models are available in different lengths within the same model year. Please contact us with any questions on sizing that you may have.

I Can’t Find My Truck On The Sizing Guide. Is There A Truck Tent For It?
We are sorry, but all models of trucks will not have a tent for truck. If you do not see your model listed, chances are there is no truck tent available. Please feel free to contact our customer service if you are unsure.

How Difficult Is It To Set Up A Rightline Gear Truck Tent?
With the color coded poles and pole pockets and the directions sewn into the stuff sack (with lots of pictures), most people have a pretty easy time setting up the truck tent. The first time out it may take as long as 30 minutes, but after that it should be around 15 minutes. Please feel free to contact our customer service if you have any questions concerning your set up.

Will The Truck Tent Keep Me Dry?
Absolutely. The tent is designed so that all surfaces go around the outside of the truck bed, therefore, it is impossible for water to run inside the bed. All fabric is rated at pu 2000mm PU and the tent is constructed with tape sealed seams. A rain fly is included as well.

Is The Truck Tent Fireproof?
The tent meets the fire resistant requirements of CPAI84, the industry standard for tents. Our truck tent also meets Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Program's Hazardous Products (Tents) Regulations.

Is The Truck Tent UV Treated?
Yes. All tent materials and the rain fly have been treated with a UV protectant (UPF 50).

Will The Truck Tent Damage My Truck’s Paint Job?
No, the tent straps and buckles are made from materials that do not scratch the truck’s finish under normal use. The tent for truck is designed with the minimum number of straps to secure the tent over the bed. There are no exposed metal parts in the truck tent design.

Will The Truck Tent Fit Around My Truck Accessories?
Bed Liner-Yes. Bed liners are easy to clean and don't interfere with a Rightline Gear Truck Tent set up in any way.

Tool Box-Truck tents will not fit over tool boxes that extend over the truck bed walls. Tool boxes that fit in between the truck bed walls do not present any problem. Sometimes, a crew cab tent will fit a standard size truck with a tool box, etc. The front lip of the truck tent will overlap the top of the tool box. The rain will run down the tent onto the top of the tool box and off the front or sides. Subtract the width of your tool box from the overall bed length with the tailgate up to see if there is a truck tent size that will work for you.

Railings-Truck tents will fit on trucks with side railings up to 3" high. If the railings are over 3" high, they will lift the base of the truck tent too far away from the top of the bed walls, allowing the potential for wind or water to come inside the tent.

Rollbars-Truck tents usually won't fit over roll bars, especially if they interfere with the truck bed walls. If your roll bar is low in height and does not extend over the walls of the truck bed, please contact us with your specs and we will try to let you know if a truck tent will work.

Tonneau Covers-Truck tents won't work with tonneau covers that extend over the bed rails. A truck tent can work with a tonneau cover if the cover can roll or fold back and fit between the truck bed side walls. If the cover extends over the side walls of the bed when rolled back, but has a low height, it may still be possible to use with a truck tent. Send us a photo of your truck bed/tonneau cover if you have any questions.

Can You Drive With A Truck Tent Set Up?
Not on public roads. Maybe around your campsite a short distance-5 mph max. If the truck’s muffler gets hot, you can definitely run into a safety issue.


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SUV Tent

Will The SUV Tent Fit My Vehicle?
The Rightline Gear SUV Tent’s vehicle sleeve features separate lower and upper halves that come together in a clamping action. The sleeve is not a circle with a set circumference. This design allows the tent's vehicle sleeve to conform to the rear of many different sized vehicles.

What If I Have Barn Doors On The Back Of My Vehicle?
No problem. The vehicle’s door will extend into the main tent room. You will have to watch your head when getting up in the middle of the night. The SUV tent’s vehicle sleeve will strap to the roof rack of the vehicle. If no roof rack, use the extension straps to attach the vehicle sleeve to the vehicle’s wind shield wipers.

Can The SUV Tent Be Used As A Stand Alone Tent?
Yes, simply zip the door that leads to the vehicle closed and secure the vehicle sleeve to the side of the tent using the dowel and loop fasteners. You have the flexibility to use your vehicle during the day and then connect it to the SUV tent in the evening.

How Many People Does It Take To Set Up The SUV Tent?
The Rightline Gear SUV Tent can definitely be set up by one person. We recommend two, however, considering that you need to back up a vehicle into the tent before connecting the vehicle sleeve - a spotter always helps. A second set of hands helps with the large size of the tent as well.

Is The SUV Tent Water Resistant?
Yes, the SUV Tent has been designed with many features to keep water out. First, the tent fabric itself is treated to be water resistant, 2000mm PU. The wall and floor seams are tape sealed and the tent’s PE bathtub floor wraps up around the sides. The zippers have fabric zipper covers. A rainfly is provided for an additional level of water protection.

Is The SUV Tent Fireproof?
The tent meets the fire resistant requirements of CPAI84, the industry standard for tents. Our SUV tent also meets Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program’s Hazardous Products (Tents) Regulations.

Is The SUV Tent UV Treated?
Yes. All tent materials have been treated with a UV protectant (UPF 50).

What Are The Material Specs Of The SUV Tent?
The bathtub floor is 120G/m² PE.
The wall material is 68D polyester.
The rainfly material is 68D polyester.
The top and side poles are fiberglass, 11mm and 12.5mm diameter.


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Pop Up Tent

Is the Rightline Gear Pop Up Tent Just Like Other Camping Tents?
Yes, unlike many other tents of this type, our Pop Up Tent is not a toy. It can be used on real camping expeditions and will keep you dry. There is plenty of room inside for two adults or multiple children.

Can I Figure Out How To Fold Down The Pop Up Tent?
Yes, our set up guide is sewn right into the stuff sack of the pop up tent so that you will never lose it. It includes many color photos to give you a step by step walk through the process. We also have a Pop Up Tent Video if you would like to see the take down in person..

Does The Pop Up Tent Need A Rainfly?
No, the pop up tent has been designed with many features to keep water out. First, the tent fabric itself is treated to be water resistant, pu 2000mm (just like rainfly material). The seams are tape sealed and the tent features a PE floor so that a ground tarp is un-necessary. The zippers have fabric zipper covers and are tape sealed on the backside.

Is The Pop Up Tent Fireproof?
The tent meets the fire resistant requirements of CPAI84, the industry standard for tents. Our pop up tent also meets Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program’s Hazardous Products (Tents) Regulations.

Is The Pop Up UV Treated?
Yes. The dark gray and light gray materials have been treated with a UV protectant (UPF 50).

What Are The Material Specs Of The Pop Up Tent?
The floor is 120G/m² PE material.
The dark gray and light gray upper portion of the tent is 68D polyester.
The inner frame structure is fiberglass.


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General

Where Can I Purchase RightlineGear Products?
Please click on our where to buy link. You will find available on line dealers and retail locations that are close to your area.

Do You Have A Warranty For Your Products?
Yes, please click on our warranty link to read the Rightline Gear one year limited manufacturer's warranty.

Where Are Your Photos Taken?
Our company is located in beautiful Asheville, NC. All of our photos are shot in our own backyard. Special thanks to Biltmore Lake Neighborhood, Southcliff Neighborhood, Asheville School and Lewis Memorial Park for the great views. Additional thanks to Deal Volkswagon, Sam & Dave's Auto Sales, Anderson Nissan, Asheville Ford, Skyland Auto Group, and Prestige Subaru for providing some great vehicles.


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