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G’day and thanks for visiting Shippshape roof top tents.


Are we one of the original roof top tent manufacturers in Australia?

Yep, you bet we are.


 Do we use quality Australian made canvas, components and labor?

Yep, you bet we do.


Have we made thousands of campers, tourers and 4wders happy since 1985?

Yep, you bet we have.


Have we been missing from the tracks for the last few years?

Yep, we’ve had a little rest.

 Will we be coming back, bigger and better than ever?

Yep; absolutely – we’ll be back on the tracks soon with the same tried and tested roof top tent, albeit with some ripper improvements thrown in to keep camping couples and families happy.


… and the question you’ve all been wanting to ask… will Shippshape tents still be more expensive than all those lightweight, throw away, fiddly-to-erect overseas imports?

Yep, that’s a guarantee… you know how the saying goes “you get what you pay for!”

But, unlike all those poor-quality, light material tents, our high quality Shippshape canvas tents will provide you many years of happy camping memories.

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Rest assured; we’ll remain a fair dinkum Aussie mob. All we need is your help.


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ShippShape Car Top Tents are the ideal accommodation for people on the move.

The original ShippShape Tent, designed by Doctor Shipp in 1985 has stood the test of time and thousands have been sold in Australia and overseas. 

The all Australian design provides a full double bed with a 125 mm thick foam mattress (with three optional level of comfort) mounted above your vehicle and away from the creepy crawlies and crocs. The walls on the bed area are all vertical (Australian Registered Design) and there is ample sitting head room. Six flyscreened windows provide great ventilation and optional rain awnings are available. The annex area provides instant protection from the weather and undercover access to the back seat of your vehicle. There is no need for a fly and the one piece ladder is strong, lightweight, safe and comfortable to use. The tent opens and closes in minutes. While the others are hammering their pegs, you will be cracking open your first cool one. 

ShippShapeTents are constructed using best available materials. The frame is welded alloy and 6mm waterproof plywood is used for the base. The tent is made from Australian Bradmill canvas and the zippers are all YKK. This construction will give you many years of trouble free adventures and if you can bear to part with your ShippShape you are assured of outstanding resale value.

ShippShape Tents are suited a wide range of vehicles including 4WDs, utes, station wagons and trailers. Anywhere you can take your vehicle you can take your ShippShape with you. There are an extensive range of accessories and options. Visit our web site for further information www.shippshape.com.au

 Twenty years of experience, dedication to customer service and a commitment to quality guarantees you complete satisfaction. Just ask a ShippShape owner………