Tailgate tent buying guide

Tailgate Tent Buying Guide

Looking to extend your space, add a privacy room, install a shower or increase the storage space in your campervan? If so, it’s likely you have come across a tailgate tent or awning. If not, you should be looking at them! In our tailgate tent buying guide, we’ll try to answer any questions you may have.

Read more as we delve into different models, features & more importantly, the best fit for your camper.

What is a tailgate tent or awning?

A tailgate tent or awning is a tent like structure that will attach or pull over the tailgate of your vehicle. It is designed to extend the space to your camper and can be used as an extra room. 

What can I use a tailgate tent for?

There are several uses including:
  • Privacy Room/Shower
  • Storage Space
  • Tailgate Awning & Sun Canopy
  • Dressing Room
  • Pet Sleeping Area

They also offer protection from the sun, rain, wind, and insects, making them ideal for camping, picnics, and tailgating events.

How do I know which tent will fit my vehicle?

Measure the dimensions of your van and compare with the product dimensions of the tent to see which tent will fit. You can find the dimensions of each tent on the listings.

All our listings should state in the title which vehicle it fits. Of course, there are more than a few campervan models. So, if it doesn’t say in the title and you are not sure, simply measure to check. 

Can I set up a tailgate tent by myself?

Most tailgate tents are designed to be set up by one person, but it may be easier with two people. Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully, and practice setting up the tent before heading out.

Tailgate Tent Buying Guide- Range Overview

Reimo Upgrade 2 Cabin Tailgate Tent for VW T4, T5 & T6 or Upgrade Premium

Reimo Upgrade

The upgrade is designed to fit a VW T4/T5/T6 and offers weather protection with no frame. So, there's little hassle or packing space required. 

The Reimo upgrade tent is designed to be easy to set up, with color-coded poles and intuitive instructions. It is made of high quality rip stop material and has improved ventilation from other models thanks to the mesh windows. The Reimo upgrade tent is also compatible with a range of vehicles, including trucks, SUVs, and vans.

Dimensions W:200cm x D:195cm x H:208cm
Water Column 3000mm
Packed Size 63cm x 33cm x 31cm
Material PU-Coated Rip Stop Polyester
Weight 4.4kg
Delivery Contents 1 x Upgrade 2 Tent, Guy Lines, 2 x Poles, Tent Pegs & Carry Bag


Vango Tailgate AirHub or Tailgate Hub Low Drive Away Awning

Vango tailgate tent

The Vango Tailgate AirHub or Hub tent is a popular and innovative tailgate tent that offers several unique features including the ability to be pitched to both barn door & tailgate version vehicle doors.

Here are some of the key features of the Vango Tailgate AirHub tent:

- Inflatable or Poled version
- Versatile design
- Waterproof and durable
- Multiple entry points
- Mesh windows and skylights

Dimensions W:250cm x D:250cm x H:215cm
Water Column 3000mm
Packed Size L:75cm x H:33cm x W:33cm
Material PU-Coated Rip Stop Polyester
Weight 11kg
Delivery Contents 1x Tent body, ent pegs, guy ropes, air pump (inflatable version), Carry bag, Instruction manual

Reimo Update Cabin Tailgate Tent For Mercedes Vito

Vito tailgate tent

The Update is designed to fit a Mercedes Vito V-Class, Year 2015+ and offers full weather protection. It easily fits over the tailgate and there is room for a camp bed, bike, storage/living area or simply just to get more fresh air in the vehicle.

Dimensions W:200cm x D:195cm x H:208cm
Colour Light Grey
Water Column 3000mm
Packed Size 63cm x 33cm x 31cm
Material 100% PU-Coated Ripstop Polyester
Weight 4.4kg
Delivery Contents Tent, Guyline, Tent Pegs, 2 x Set Up Bars & Storage Bag

Reimo Trapez Cabin Tailgate Tent for Trafic, Transit & Vivaro

Trapex for Vivaro

Designed to fit a Renault Trafic, Ford Transit Custom, Vauxhall/Opel Vivaro, Fiat Talento or Nissan NV300 campervans. This Reimo tailgate cabin tent offers weather protection and easily fits over the tailgate to create extra space at the rear of your campervan. It is spacious with multiple uses, for example a living/cooking area or garage/storage area for cots, bicycles, portable toilet, etc.

Dimensions W:220cm x D:230cm x H:210cm
Water Column 2000mm
Packed Size 55cm x 30cm x 16cm
Material Rip Stop Polyester 190T
Weight 3.5kg
Delivery Contents 1 x Reimo Trapez Tent, Guy Lines, Tent Pegs & Carry Bag

Reimo Trapez Cabin Tailgate Tent For Mini Campers

Reimo Trapez for mini campers

Popular tent for Mini Campers including the following models:
  • Renault Kangoo (Type W) Model 2008+
  • Mercedes Citan Model 10/2012+
  • Citroen Berlingo II (B9 Type)
  • Peugeot Partner Tepee Model 5/2008+
  • Fiat Doblo II (263 Type) Model 2010+
  • Vauxhall Comb D Model 10/2011+
Dimensions W:208cm x D:178cm x H:203/170cm
Water Column 2000mm
Packed Size 60cm x 17cm
Material 100% PU-Coated Ripstop-Polyester
Weight 2.4kg
Delivery Contents 1x Tent, Pegs, Velcro Fastener & Storage Bag

Other similar tailgate tents: Reimo Vertic Cabin Tailgate Tent For Mini Campers Reimo Vertic Cabin Tailgate Tent For Renault Kangoo II


We are Reimo & Vango Retailers

Reimo & Vango are one of Europe's leading campervan manufacturers and accessories traders. We source these direct, so that you can guarantee your tailgate tent will be both practical & of a high quality. For any further questions, simply email our dedicated customer service team and we'll be happy to help.