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DAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent

Item #: 20747

Our Price: $139.95

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A great way to convert your vehicle into a complete camping unit. Easy set up! Just place the tent over the rear portion of the vehicle, hook the shockcord into the wheelwell, unzip the doors, reach inside tent and raise the liftgate. Features great ventilation with 2 no-see-um mesh windows behind the doors.

  • Fits most SUVs and Minivans, vehicles that have a rear liftgate; that is, a complete rear panel that raises up.
  • Fits Minivans And SUVs with a rear liftgate rear panel less than 67 inches.
  • Fits over carrier rack or airfoil.
  • Does not fit vehicles with an external rear mounted spare tire.
  • Easy set up - shockcord with plastic coated hooks attach to the wheel well and the shockcords hold the tent snug to the truck.
  • Outer door panels fold up and tie back for maximum ventilation or zip and tie at bottom corners for privacy.
  • Inverted 'T' layout on no-see-um screens and 2 way zippers provide easy entry to the rear of the vehicle.
  • No-see-um screening provides excellent ventilation and visibility.
  • Carry bag included.
  • Roof and walls are coated poyester.
  • Color - Tan roof, Blue walls.
  • Packed Size - 11"x11"x6".
  • Weight - 5 lbs.
  • Fire retardant.
  • Import.

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Dac Inc.-Vehicle TentsDAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent
 
3.9

(based on 37 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (28)
  • Easy to set up (26)
  • Waterproof (14)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Durable (12)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (4)
  • Leaky (3)
  • Poor fly design (3)

Best Uses

  • Car camping (34)
  • Beach (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (33), Avid adventurer (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (18), Survivalist / minimalist (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

Reviewed by 37 customers

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5.0

DAC Explorer 2 suv tent

By ms

from Toronto, Ontario

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fly Works Well
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • One Size Fits All

Best Uses

  • Car Camping

Comments about Dac Inc.-Vehicle Tents DAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent:

followed recommendation to bring magnets. Magnets were used to hold down the dart on either side of tent. Remained water proof overnight. Easy to put up even in the dark by myself

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this review

 
4.0

tried it on, not tested yet. Looks great

By Susan's adventure

from Tacoma, WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not sure yet
  • Not Tight Enough

Best Uses

  • Beach
  • Car Camping
  • Catastrophe
  • Catastrophe H

Comments about Dac Inc.-Vehicle Tents DAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent:

I will use it to see if I like to camp without a huge investment.
I love that it opens up the space.
it doesn't fit a tight a I'd like. I'll get some magnets to seal it better to keep bugs out.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Minimalist
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Served its purpose

By SandyNH

from New Hampshire

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Leaky

Best Uses

  • Beach
  • Car Camping

Comments about Dac Inc.-Vehicle Tents DAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent:

Used this as an adjunct sleeping space for 3 nights parked near a tow behind camper. With Coleman SUV mattress I am sure it was better than sleeping on camper floor. Side gussets are not one-size-fits all however and do not hug the sides of my 4Runner. Clothes pins were all I had to take in extra fabric. It did however endure 36hrs of tropical blowing rain with water collecting in the fabric under the back bumper. I did not get wet. DAC should put another bungy system in the hems of the side panels which I believe will help keep out the stray couple of mosquitoes but I don't think it make it water-tight. It would need another fly system for that.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this review

 
4.0

Minivan camping tent

By Tina

from Northern Colorado

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fly Works Well
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Had To Make Modification

Best Uses

  • Car Camping

Comments about Dac Inc.-Vehicle Tents DAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent:

Used this tent on my 1999 honda odyssey minivan. It was easy to assemble. I had to take some "tucks" in the side panels to make it fit tightly. I also attached some additional tabs for bungee cords to stretch the tent more securely around the back bumper. We had two adults sleep in the minivan, on an air mattress. They were happy with the privacy and ventilation the tent provided.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Not wind or water tested yet.

By JP

from Kalamazoo MI

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Difficult To Set Up
  • Poor Fly Design

Best Uses

  • Car Camping

Comments about Dac Inc.-Vehicle Tents DAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent:

I could not get the side flaps secure (tight) with the bungee cords and instructions provided.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Minimalist
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

One size fits some better than others...

By Overnighters

from Rockport, MA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Performs As Advertized
  • Simple
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Sides Loose Impreza
  • Sides Loose On Impreza

Best Uses

  • Car Camping

Comments about Dac Inc.-Vehicle Tents DAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent:

The top and bottom of the unit fit our Impreza WRX Sti nice and snug. There is, however, a large gap on each side flap that lets in bugs. We needed to modify the sides to make it tighter. Thought the bungees would pull it tight, but the way it is fabricated leaves about 6" of loose fabric at the sides for such a small car. Would fit right out of the box on a taller vehicle. No complaints, really, since we can now spend the occasional overnight in a cool car instead of owning a less exciting large vehicle on the off chance we want to camp.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Product was not stiched properly

By JB

from Florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof

Cons

  • Lack Of Quality Control
  • Stitching Done Wrong

Best Uses

  • Car Camping
  • Florida Camping

Comments about Dac Inc.-Vehicle Tents DAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent:

Great product but needs better quality control. I received the tent and found the stitching to be overlapped so the zipper did not work. I had to fix the product myself in order to be able to use the tent on my trip.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Comfort Driven
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gave us the ventilation we needed!

By The Buz and his Chick

from Portland, OR

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fly Works Well
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car Camping

    Comments about Dac Inc.-Vehicle Tents DAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent:

    It was wonderful to have fresh, cool sleeping air, rather than being in a closed up vehicle! The only suggestion would be the addition of stretchy rope in the side hems, as it didn't fit our SUV as snugly as we would have liked. We ended up duct taping a "pleat" to the car on each side to keep the bugs out.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A GREAT IDEA

    By JOANER

    from TRENTON,NJ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Sturdy
    • Waterproof
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Car Camping

      Comments about Dac Inc.-Vehicle Tents DAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent:

      THIS TENT TURNS OUR MAZDA 5 MINIVAN INTO A ROOMY, COMFORTABLE, OUT OF THE WEATHER RETREAT. I MADE FOAM THAT FITS THE FLOOR AND ADDED MAGNETIC SCREENS. I LOVE BEING OFF THE GROUND AND THE FACT THAT YOU CAN GET IN AND OUT SO EASILY (AND QUIETLY). IT IS ALWAYS ADMIRED IN CAMPGROUNDS COAST TO COAST.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Perfect for my need

      By Hank

      from Little River, SC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fly Works Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Car Camping

        Comments about Dac Inc.-Vehicle Tents DAC Explorer 2 - Minivan and Sport Utility Vehicle Tent:

        Works great

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

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        • Q:

          Will this fit an Acura MDX 2008?
          Asked on 7/22/2014 by taerriesnsce from Beaverton, OR

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            As long as the lift hatch is less than 67 inches this will fit.

            Answered on 7/23/2014 by Steve from Campmor
        • Q:

          Are the rear sliding doors of a minivan unusable with this "tent" installed or can it be attached so that one is accessible for entrance? Alternatively, is their a door under the lift gate for entrance? Basically, I'm wondering if there is access other than climbing over the front seats for minivans with rear sliding doors?
          Asked on 7/14/2014 by Kastog from Monona WI

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Rear sliding doors would not work because there is a need for a hatch back to make the back of the tent supported. A though are you able to remove the rear seats. Some minivans have a way to remove the rear seats.

            Answered on 7/15/2014 by Steve from Campmor
        • Q:

          Does this fit a 2009good Subie Outback?
          Thank you
          ;-)
          Asked on 5/13/2014 by Jo from Seattle

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This tent will fit a Subaru Outback.

            Answered on 5/15/2014 by Matt from Campmor
        • Q:

          Does this material, listed as 'coated polyester', resemble coated waterproof nylon that most tents are made of, or is it like the material that a cheap tarp is made from?
          Asked on 4/29/2014 by Kayyak from United States

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Coated polyester is like coated nylon.

            Answered on 4/30/2014 by Steve from Campmor
        • Q:

          Will it work with an 2003 Safari van with dutch doors.
          Asked on 10/30/2013 by Lyn from Canada

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Fits Minivans And SUVs with a rear liftgate rear panel less than 67 inches. You would have to measure the tailgate of the Ford Expedition.

            Answered on 10/31/2013 by Matt from Campmor
        • Q:

          Will the dac explorer work with a drop tailgate suv
          Asked on 10/27/2013 by carboy from nc

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This fits Minivans And SUVs with a rear liftgate rear panel less than 67 inches. You would have to measure the tailgate of the Ford Expedition.

            Answered on 10/28/2013 by Matt from Campmor
        • Q:

          Will this fit a Jeep Cherokee Sport?
          Asked on 9/6/2013 by Fishbreath from Virginia

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This fits Minivans And SUVs with a rear liftgate rear panel less than 67 inches. You would have to measure
            the rear liftgate; that is, a complete rear panel that raises up.

            Answered on 9/6/2013 by Matt from Campmor
        • Q:

          Will this fit a Kia 2013 SportageR?
          Asked on 7/28/2013 by jjoy7200 from jjoy7200

          1 answer

        • Q:

          will it fit on a 2013 subaru forester
          Asked on 6/27/2013 by question

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Fits Minivans And SUVs with a rear liftgate rear panel less than 67 inches. You would have to measure the tailgate of the Subaru.

            Answered on 6/27/2013 by Matt from Campmor
        • Q:

          will this fit ford expedition
          Asked on 5/21/2013 by bobo

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Fits Minivans And SUVs with a rear liftgate rear panel less than 67 inches. You would have to measure the tailgate of the Ford Expedition.

            Answered on 5/21/2013 by Matt from Campmor
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