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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
 
4.0

(based on 31 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (22)
  • Easy to set up (21)
  • Waterproof (13)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (3)

Best Uses

  • Car camping (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (27), Avid adventurer (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (15), Comfort driven (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

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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

Comment on this review

(4 of 4 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

    (1 of 1 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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Time Saver

        By Marian the Librarian

        from Columbus, Ohio

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fly Works Well
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Had To Use Magnets
        • It Didn't Fit Snug

        Best Uses

        • Car Camping

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

        This was so easy and quick to set up. We loved it. We had to purchase a few magnets to hold a couple of places more secure and tight, but other than that, we are vert satisfied.

        • 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

        Enjoyed this tent for 12 Years!

        By Camper Lady

        from Merrimack, NH

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Car Camping

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

          I bought this tent 12 years and 2 mini vans ago. It it easy to set up. I can be up and ready in less than 10 minutes doing it by myself, even in the rain. I extend the top bungee cords on to the top roof rack and the bottom under the frame to achieve a snug fit while providing access through the side sliding doors. The design keeps me dry inside while letting in air and light. I can drop the outer flaps for privacy if I need to. I've even run my tent through my washing machine gentle detergent and cycle when it got dirty. If it gets wet, I just spread it out in the back of my van to dry.
          I always feel save because I can hop into the front seat and drive away with the tent intact, if I ever needed to.
          I had a tent maker sew in plastic over the window to so I can look up at the stars at night and trees and sky in the morning. This is one of the best investments I have made. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
          Sadly it was misplaced and I have to get a new one. Otherwise, I would be looking forward to another 10 or more years with it.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          the best tent we own!

          By joan

          from trenton, nj

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Camping Sleepers
          • Easy To Set Up
          • In 45 Years--they Turn
          • Lightweight
          • Our Minivans Into Super
          • Sturdy
          • This Is Our Third "boot"
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

          • Bottom Edge Collects Rain
          • We Solve By Adding Drain

          Best Uses

          • Car Camping

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

          This is our 3rd "boot" in @ 45 years of camping--they turn our minivans into wonderful sleeping areas-off the ground, dry in all weather (and we've seen some!). Only problem is the design collects rain water on edge under bumper. We've solved this by adding drain holes.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Needs Magnets

          By Don

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great View
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Needs Magnets On Sides
          • Not bug proof

          Best Uses

          • Car Camping

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

          Awkward for one person to set up. Much better with two people.
          Better than a tent:
          - off ground
          - easier to get up in morning
          - less time/work to set up/take down
          Not as easy as expected:
          - requires a lot of prep inside the minivan
          - moving seats (we don't have stow+go)
          - moving gear to front seats
          Probably too hot in high summer/too cold in deep winter.
          Slightly overpriced for convenience and function.
          Really needs magnets sewn into sides to keep bugs out. Or magnet strips the user can attach during set-up.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          Could Be Soooo Perfect

          By EasyCamper

          from Seattle, Washington

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Car Camping

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

            When I want to get away for a weekend camping trip I just want to go. I've got all my kits pre packed and I just take my bike and hiking boots. I don't want to mess with big tents and/or RVs. I thought this SUV tent would be perfect and it could be BUT the main purpose of it is to keep the mosquitos out but the netting is of the cheapest quality. It needs to be a high quality no see-um mesh. Otherwise the thing is pretty cool. It is easy to put on and fit my Subaru Forester easily and well. Follow the directions in the steps listed and you would not have any trouble getting this on snugly. The hatch will not be fully open. You car's hatch door will be level with the top of the car. I returned it because I did not think the poor quality of the mosquito netting justified the price. I did not test it in rain and or heavy wind but the over all construction and tent fabric seems like a good quality. I'll stick to my ground tent for now.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Makes SUV sleeping oh so comfortable.

            By FestGirl

            from New Hope, Pa

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Car Camping

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

              Perfect with the addition of bungee cords securing the sides of the tent to the suv.

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

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              • 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
              • Q:

                Will it fit my 2009 Subaru Forester that has a trailer hitch on the back?
                Asked on 4/22/2013 by Richard from San Francisco, CA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The Explorer 2 Dac tent is the proper choice for a Subaru Forester.

                  Answered on 4/23/2013 by Steve from Campmor
              • Q:

                Will this tent fit a Subaru Crosstrek and can it be set up by one person?
                Asked on 4/2/2013 by chris

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The Explorer 2 is the correct car tent to use for a Crosstrek. 1 person can pitch this tent.

                  Answered on 4/2/2013 by Steve from Campmor
              • Q:

                Is this Dac Explorer 2 the correct size for a MAZDA 5 MINIVAN?
                Asked on 3/19/2013 by joa from trenton, NJ

                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 Mazda.

                  Answered on 3/19/2013 by Matt from Campmor
              • Q:

                Will this tent work on a 1999 Chevy Tahoe.
                Asked on 9/26/2012 by MrsL from Oklahoma

                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 Tahoe.

                  Answered on 9/27/2012 by Betty
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