First, make sure the tent you’re considering is the correct size for your vehicle. Truck tents are made for particular bed sizes, so check this in advance. Some car tents might be geared toward SUVs or require a trunk that opens in a particular way, while others are made for sedans or any type of car. Make sure to check your product specifications based on the car or truck you’ll be camping with most.
Next, you’ll want to check the capacity of your tent. Most car and truck camping tents can sleep 2, 3, or 4 people. Tents are often labeled with a certain sleeping capacity, and this refers to the number of average-sized adults who can sleep relatively close together. If you’ll actually be camping with four people, a four-person tent might not be enough—unless you’re comfortable getting quite cozy!