3 Camping Items to Store on a Roof Rack for a Fun Trip

BY Thomas S.

The summer may be winding down, but if you’re looking for one last adventure to close out the season, a weekend at the campgrounds may be in your future. Fortunately, your rig’s already equipped with a roof rack and other accessories for long weekends with the family. But, if you’re looking to take your versatility even further, we’re here to help by breaking down three camping items that you can store on a roof rack for an even more enjoyable trip.



Nothing can sour a camping trip faster than falling victim to the sun’s punishing rays. Whether it’s a painful sun burn, debilitating heatstroke or a simple case of sun-faded paint, there’s no end to the damage the glare-bear can inflict. With that in mind, investing in some sun protection is always a good idea, and awnings are a great way to comfortably enjoy the great outdoors. With a wide selection of awnings like the ARB Awning Wind Break, Rhino-Rack Foxwing Awning and the Smittybilt Overlander Awning, AutoAnything is your one-stop shop if you want to take a shaded break from all the hiking, cycling and kayaking.



Biking isn’t just an excellent form of exercise – it also helps you experience the beauty of the trails surrounding your favorite campsite. And, roof racks make it even easier to bring your off-road bike with you the next time you want to hit the trails with a vengeance. At AutoAnything, we offer a broad range of roof-mounted bike racks, like the Rhino-Rack Roof Mount Hybrid Bike Rack, RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Bike Rack and Yakima Raptor Aero Bike Rack. You’re sure to find one to give you plenty of topside room for your bike and camping gear.



If you prefer to spend your camping trips by the water, then maybe kayaking is more your speed. When you’re looking to hit the water, it’s likely that you don’t have room to haul your kayak – but on the bright side, this does free up space for the rest of your camping equipment. Fortunately, at AutoAnything, we carry a plethora of kayak carriers that can turn your next camping trip into your own personal high-seas adventure. With a lineup that includes carriers like the INNO Dual Kayak Rack, Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier, Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier and more, we make it easy for you to find the gear you need to take your next camping trip to the water.

Now that you know you can do more with your roof for your next camping trip than just setting up a rooftop tent, you’re ready to hit the ground running and end your summer with a bang! Do you have any other ideas for camping items to store on a roof rack? Let us know and leave a comment below!

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