• rooftentUtopia

    The UK Home for Rooftop Tents

  • Overview

    The Who, What, Why...

    Our Mission:

    Sales & Rental of one of the UK's largest ranges of Roof top tents, sourced from reliable, distinctive European suppliers and available at our Workshop & Showroom Situated in West Sussex. Coming soon in 2021 (COVID restrictions permitting) a satellite centre located in Corby Northamptonshire will also be available by appointment for Sales, Mounting, Handovers and Demonstrations.


    Your leisure time is priceless. It's your ticket to explore the world around you, as a couple, family or even just solo on a sunny evening watching the sunset. A Rooftop tent is a great addition to almost any vehicle and transforms vehicles large and small into a capable camper.


    At our base Specialist Motorcaravan Services, we'll do all we can to make this dream a reality, keeping you equipped and ready to hit the road, whether it's for a summer exploring the back roads of Europe, an overland adventure, surf trip, festival or that you are just living for the weekend getaway!

    Independence, Sustainability:

    We are passionate about what we do, and continually look for ways to develop our products and services to responsibly meet the changing needs of our customers and modern #vanlife.

    Who we are:

    We have been owners and dwellers in both classic and modern campers and motorhomes for the past 24 years, we've had adventures with and without our rooftents, we've traveled in Europe, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, using campsites, aires, car parks and friends driveways! We draw from a vast array of experience and contacts to fuel our passion to deliver the best possible products, tailored to meet our customers needs.

  • Femkes For 2021

    Specialist Motorcaravan Services is delighted to be partnering with Femkes rooftop tents as the UK centre for Sales & Rental.

    Who am I?

    Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Femke, a Dutch fan of the outdoors and traveler in heart and soul. Femke's rooftop tents are super easy roof top tents for people who want to explore beautiful places quickly, easily and comfortably with any passenger car, large or small.




    Ready to join us on top?


    Has the thought of sleeping on top of your car ever crossed your mind? It's fun and really easy to do, consider this:


    Just put your pillow and blanket in the rooftop tent and off you go.


    Let the adventure begin.


    And yes, this tent fits on every car with crossbars, even really small cars.


    The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the wind is blowing gently through the tent, your mind wanders off to life outdoors............cycling, climbing, hiking.



    Link to Femkes website.

    Which Tent for You?

    Rent or Buy ?

    All tents are equipped with mosquito netting, mattress, fixed canopies, a mounting kit and a ladder that can be extended if desired. Under the mattress is an anti-condensation mat (3D mesh) or a Froli system.

    The MILES, HOPPER and KHOSI are available both for sale and to rent. If you don't have any storage, consider renting a tent, however once you own a rooftop tent, you will use it more often than you think.


    If you do have a garage or storage area then we would recommend you buy one. You can then mount the RTT on your roof any time the Sun breaks through and head off to enjoy the great outdoors!


    Femke's Philosophy:

    It is my ambition to be able to supply a roof tent that is 100% sustainable. This is currently unfeasible. It requires a lot more research & development. But for now the first step has been made: the 'shell' of the tents is made of ABS. This, unlike polyester /fiberglass, is 100% recyclable.

    Next on the list is a canvas which uses as little chemicals treatment as possible, yet still performs in bad weather.


    Strong & smart


    · The rooftop tents are strong, solid and cleverly put together with handy gadgets & extras, such as ventilation grilles, drip rails and a sturdy ladder.

    - Everything can be replaced so no waste when something breaks or tears.

  • Sheepie For 2021

    We are the UK centre for Sheepie Sales & Rental .

    link to sheepie website

    Sheepie® rooftop tents, our story

    It all started in 1999, deep in the Australian Outback, where the founders of Sheepie® camped under harsh conditions. The equipment used did not meet their needs! The rough surroundings (warm during the day and cold at night) inspired them to develop an alternative way of camping. The result? Sheepie®, one of the standards in rooftop tents all over the world.

    You don’t achieve this by sitting still, but by continuous development such as new models, amongst other things, for recreational applications. Nowadays, the Sheepie® rooftop tent has become the standard both for the seasoned 4×4 enthusiasts and for families with children with a rooftop tent on their passenger cars. In addition to the various models of rooftop tents, we also have an extensive line of accessories that make (camping) life even more attractive.

    Sheepie® Become part of our passion and explore like never before.




    link to sheepie Yuna page

    Sheepie Yuna

    An innovative rooftop tent with a unique design, your room with a magnificent view. It is easy to open and close your roof tent, remove the cover, extend the ladder, and open the roof tent in one movement. The Yuna is available in three different sizes, 140, 160 and Family (250). The smallest size offers a spacious roof tent for two persons and the Family edition offers sleeping space for four persons.

    The tent frame poles are positioned on the outside of the roof tent, to create more living space inside.

    The tent fabrics are very durable, high UV resistant, and waterproof. The Yuna roof tent has been airflow designed to prevent condensation. All openings have mosquito protection and several storage side bags are installed.

    The integrated aluminum telescopic ladder provides easy access.

    Tested under tough circumstances, with the Yuna roof tent, you can go camping in comfort and style. Travel wherever you like.


    Click on the photo to get more information.

    Link to Sheepie Jimba Jimba page

    Jimba Jimba

    The Sheepie® Jimba Jimba is the original Sheepie® rooftop tent. Lightweight and attractive design. The Jimba Jimba 2.0 is fitted with gas springs to automatically open the tent and a new ceiling with extra ventilation options.

    The patented roof tent construction is made from solid lightweight aluminum, and it fits almost every car; with roof bars, or installed directly to your existing roof rack.

    The roof tent fabrics are very durable, high UV, and waterproof. The inner tent is made of Polycotton, which is lightweight and absorbs less moisture, which ensures the tent dries quicker. The Jimba Jimba airflow is designed to avoid condensation. The fly is made of a Poly Oxford fabric with a Polyurethane coating; to be water-repellent and have great breathability at the same time. All openings have mosquito protection, and several storage side bags are installed.

    The aluminum telescopic ladder can be used for easy access.
    With the Jimba Jimba, you can go camping in comfort and style. Travel whenever you like.


    Click on the phot to get more information.

    link to Sheepie Bookara page

    Sheepie Bookara

    In 2020, a new model rooftop tent is added to the Sheepie® collection. The thinnest hardcover ever, only 15 cm thick. If you include the fitting rails, so measured from the roof bars, the height is 18 cm total. The patented roof tent construction is made from a hard aluminum shell. This solid hardcover fits smaller and bigger cars like stations, vans, and SUV’s. You only have to install two load bars, or it can be installed directly to your existing roof rack.

    The Bookara has an ultra-flat design. The airflow is specifically designed to reduce condensation. All openings have mosquito protection and several storage side bags are installed.

    The aluminum telescopic ladder (up to 230 cm) provides easy access.

    With the Bookara rooftop tent, you can go camping in comfort and style. A real eye-catcher.


    Click on the photo to get more information.

  • Dare to be Different Outdoor for 2021

    Rooftent Utopia the UK home for D2BD Outdoor Sales & Rental.

    About DTBD

    Dare To Be Different Outdoor is a company that sells high-quality outdoor products that remain affordably priced. Our focus is to produce a small range of well built equipment with great potential.



    Link to D2BD  Outdoor site

    How different are we?

    Frequently heard comments from customers are:

    • The tents are all the same
    • They're all from the same factory
    • I can order it myself via Aliexpress.

    To give clarity about how and why we are different, we must go back to our "vision" drawn up in 2012:


    "Dare to be Different Outdoor aims to enable our customers to enjoy the European continent in all its facets quickly and flexibly with all our products."


    Our rooftop tents have been modified and improved in many ways compared to a rooftop tent ordered directly from any factory. In addition, we continue to improve and adapt our rooftop tents through customer feedback, our own experience and improved production processes.


    To guarantee quality of production we visit our production facilities several times a year.

    Quite simply, Europe is different from America, Australia and Africa. Europeans have different habits and demands than people on other continents.

    Many rooftop tent brands take a standard rooftop tent made for those other markets change the colour and give it a name. In Europe the conditions are definitely different. And that is where the difference lies.


    Click on the photo to get more information.

    Link to D2BD  Outdoor site

    Range for 2021

    The directors engineering background is evidenced in all the tiny details that set these Roof tents, Awnings and Cook-boxes apart, please do call for further information.


    RTT Models:






    They also offer a range of robust awnings: Quad, Penta 180 & 270.


    Brand New and in stock now the 140S Lite, a distinctive, budget friendly roof tent for a great price!

  • NEW Range for 2021: Naitup Hussarde

    Great Quality Rooftents Made in France

    Hussarde DUO, Quatro & Family

    2-5 Person Rapid set up ABS Shell Rooftent

    The most recent addition to our range are Hussarde roof tents manufactured in France by Naitup and coming with a 5 year guarantee and options including a Cabanon 100% cotton fabric tent.


    RTT Models:

    The Duo sleeps 2, with its low profile ABS shell,


    The Quatro and Family share the same ABS shell as the Duo, with an additional platform assembly that can then accommodate upto 4-5 people.


    The company has a sound ethos and a desire to deliver quality sustainable products.


    Please contact us for more information, or click on the photo to be taken to their French website.

  • There's always more to come!

    We're actively searching for quality rooftent & equipment manufacturers to broaden the range.

    Coming soon:

    Other Leading European roof tent Manufactures

    Our aim is to have the UK's widest selection of quality roof tents in a single location. You can compare, contrast, inspect and even try before you buy. We can supply accessory equipment and assist with installation on your vehicle. Welcome to rooftent Utopia

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  • Got Questions?

    We've got answers, and coffee!

    Specialist Motorcaravan Services
    Unit 8, Littlemeads Business Centre
    Tangmere Road
    PO20 2EU
    Monday - Friday: 09:00-17:00
    Saturdays: By appointment
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