1-Minute SUV Cabin Tent Setup Instructions

Component List

Instant SUV Cabin Tent x1

Tent Bag x1

Rainfly x1

Wall Compartment & Gear Loft x1 set

Stakes & Guylines x1 set

Tent Assembly

Step 1: Unroll the tent & lay flat on the floor.

Stand the tent upright with the center mechanism at the top.

Unfold the legs from the center mechanism to lay the leg poles flat.

Step 2: Hold onto the roof poles & lift them.

Hold & spread 4 leg poles to form a house roof shape.

Leg poles will angle at the joints to partially stand up.

Step 3: Attach the rainfly.

Drape the rainfly over the tent, placing the "Reactive Outdoor" logo over the door.

Snap the rainfly's clip below the leg poles' orange locking buttons. Repeat for remaining leg poles.

Tighten the straps on the rainfly to secure it.

Attach the Velcro on the underside of the rainfly to the tent poles.

Step 4: Extend the leg poles at the joints.

Extend all leg poles until the orange locking button on the leg poles "click" & locks the poles into place.

Step 5: Attach tent to vehicle.

Unlock & open your vehicle's tailgate.

Attach the tent to your vehicle's tailgate by fully covering the whole tailgate/cargo area with the tent's car sleeve. Please ensure that the sleeve covers the hinge of the tailgate.

Secure the car sleeve by hooking the adjustable straps at the front grille or the hood & your vehicle's rear wheels on both sides.

Step 6: Stake all the tent legs & guylines.

Secure the tent by driving stakes 45° through the hole in the loop at the base of the leg poles.

Attach guylines to the rainfly & stake them 45° to the ground.

Tighten guylines as needed by adjusting the slider up the cord.

Stake ground vents on both sides of the tent.

Step 7: Attach the gear loft & wall compartment.

Hook all the sides of the gear loft to the inner tent's roof.

Hook all the sides of the wall compartment to the back of the inner tent wall.

Tent Disassembly

Step 1: Remove car sleeve, guylines, stakes & rainfly. Place it back into the small compartment in the tent bag.

Step 2: Roll & tie up the car sleeve & adjustable straps for a cleaner & smoother packing process.

Step 3: Push the locking buttons to release the leg poles.

Shorten the poles while pressing the orange locking button.

Step 4: Lay it on the floor.

Using one hand, grasp the roof pole close to the center mechanism lightly & the other hand will grasp the leg poles below the joint. With the hand holding onto the leg pole, push the leg pole inwards, bending the joint in to create an L-shape.

Repeat for all leg poles.

Leg poles will close back in & flatten.

Step 5: Fold all the leg poles.

Gather folded tent poles & car sleeve into the center mechanism. The tent right now should look like a pyramid shape.

While folding the tent poles, gather the center fabric to the center mechanism.

Step 6: Place the folded tent on the ground & pull the loose fabric towards the top mechanism to spread it evenly.

This ensures the tent fits back into the bag.

Step 7: Roll the loose tent fabric towards the center mechanism. Place the tent back into the tent bag & wrap the tent bag up.

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Happy Camping! :)