Smittybilt GEN2 Overlander Tent XL - 2683

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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B2683
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Sleep Capacity:4
  • Tent / Accessory:Tent


The all new Generation 2 Smittybilt Overlander Rooftop Tent is designed for the serious travelling adventurer, with just the right combination of ease, comfort, convenience, and durability. The tent sets up in minutes, and gives secure, spacious above-ground sleeping quarters. The tent is completely self-contained, and all bedding and accessories are stored inside the tent during the trip, freeing up critical storage space and providing quick and easy tear down and packing. When you're looking for the ultimate in convenience, security, and comfort, look no further than the Smittybilt Overlander Rooftop Tent!

Customer Reviews

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5.0 Awesome!

I love it! Easy to put up. So Much room for activities ;)

from Salt Lake City |
5.0 Gen 2 tent

Very nice quality very impressed easy to set up can’t wait to use it

from Sandy Oregon |
Gen 2 xl tent
5.0 First impression ( 30 day cross country trip)

Excellent tent overall. The only minus is that you must be stationary and not the stay in. Different place every night type of camper. If so, setting up and taking down will be a huge hassle. The tent itself is very sturdy and roomy, I was pleasantly surprised. Instructions are terrible so I suggest looking on YouTube for real time advice from other tent owners. Overall, we love the tent as you are off the ground and don’t have to worry about critters, cold from the ground or larger animals waking you up in the middle of the night. Wherever your vehicle can go.. you can camp.

4.0 Overall pleased, time will tell quality

Fairly tough to set up. Once you do it, it’s easier the next time. Directions are terrible. No instructions for putting cover on. It’s not too hard to figure out, but it would be nice for it to be included on instructions. The box was destroyed when I picked it up at the store. No damage really to tent luckily. It’s heavy. So be ready with some help.

5.0 Fantastic family tent!

This is fantastic!!! We’ve spent more weekends camping this summer then we ever have with regular tents!!!! It’s easy to set up and take form.

from Astoria OR |
5.0 Great tent for price (before price increase)

Bought this tent before the price went up (bought for $1250). Mounted on a modest 4x8 utility trailer. So far so good, good in temps 40 degrees, good in temps 80 degrees at night. Slept through downpour all night dry. Contacted customer service at Smittybilt for minor issue, they were great. 4WP customer service also great. Unfortunately the recent price increase does not seem worth it. I am happy with my $1250+tax+shipping purchase ($1500 or so) would not see the value in $1600+tax+shipping. (My estimates put it now at $1850 total). TOO MUCH

from Upstate New York |
5.0 Super satisfied customer.

Haven't had a chance to use it camping yet. But after setting it up on my trailer I am impressed with the construction and easy setup.

from oregon Grove Cottage |
5.0 Smittybilt Gen2 Overlander Tent XL

Very impressed with all aspects of this purchase. The shipping was quick and affordable, especially for a freighted item. The packaging was great too. Between the cardboard, foam, and fiberboard all items were well protected. The XL tent itself is massive. It is very well built and looks to be pretty rugged. There’s nothing that comes close on price either for this much space, Wasn’t super excited about the additional poles needed to deploy the canopy (or at least an option to not use), but it has grown on me after getting used to setting it up. The annex is what brings this whole monstrosity together and makes the canopy worth it. You have some serious space to use. As others have said the lower part of the door on the annex does not secure, but I’m sure can be remedied with some Velcro. Not that I’d want to, but you could camp 8+ people with the full setup. It is also 100% kid approved. Mine love it.

from Wentzville Mo |


Question & Answers

99 Answered questions

Q: Received my XL Gen 2 RTT and opened the instruction manual and it reads this: "XL tents require a minimum of 3 crossbars to mount" Ugh... super disappointing. Can it really not be mounted on 2 bars? A 3rd bar costs a lot of $$$ Answer this question

A: My instructions didn't mention anything about a Third crossbar? My tent is mounted by 2 Crossbars and in my opinion is plenty sturdy to support the tent.

Answered by OlderLander from Sacramento on 04/13/2021

A: I mounted mine on two cross bars at each end and with the weight of two people in it after 1 trip/use you can slightly see a bow. I would recommend 3 cross bars

Answered by Azlander from Az on 04/01/2021

A: That all depends on your vehicle and rack setup. If your racks are capable of holding the empty weight of the tent while in motion, you should be okay. The main thing to look at is the static and dynamic load capacities of your vehicle roof (if using an SUV) or roof rack when using a truck. The tent weighs roughly 140 pounds empty. So your dynamic load rating should be at least that much (and more is always better). Then add the weight of people for the static load rating.

Answered by Jordan from Minnesota on 03/31/2021

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Q: Does it use the ladder for support, or can you pull the ladder up once you’re in the tent?  Answer this question

A: Its not a fort. Sorry Caleb

Answered by Anonymous from ca on 02/25/2021

A: The ladder is required for support, given the way the ladder is mounted beneath the tent and telescopes with gravity I don't think you could pull it up and secure it even if it weren't required to support the tent.

Answered by MKVIII from Weld County, Colorado on 10/06/2020

A: You need the ladder for support. 

Answered by SoCalF150 from California on 10/05/2020

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Q: I have the Gen 1 overlander XL with the small ladder extension to help it reach the ground. Is the telescoping ladder on the Gen 2 long enough in comparison to compensate for that? Answer this question

A: Yes, I have a jk 4” lifted, Ladder is long enough

Answered by Hiram off road y aventura from Georgia on 09/09/2021

A: Long enough for what? I have it on a bugout 1946 Ben Hur trailer, at about 6ft with a couple slides to spare. It should fit suburban or expedition, but maybe not the gulf scream at adventure islands.

Answered by Bill from Fl on 09/06/2021

A: The telescoping ladder is 90.5” at it’s tallest.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 09/03/2021

Q: I have a 2016 F-150 XLT. With a 5.5 bed size, Would this fit my truck,? Answer this question

A: Good day i have a 2018 XLT and i have the XL tent. It will over hang your tailgate maybe 8-10 inches but not bad. I have it on a mid rack and it is well out of my way.

Answered by Anonymous from los alamitos california on 08/21/2021

A: The Smittybilt GEN2 Overlander Tent XL is 76" long, so if you wanted it over you 5.5ft / 66" long bed it would overhang 10". The Smittybilt GEN2 Overlander Tent is 56" long and would fit comfortably over the bed of your truck.

Answered by MKVIII from Weld County, Colorado on 08/20/2021

A: Absolutely. I have a 2017 with the 5.5' bed coupled with the XL version of the Gen2. It fits over the cab, or bed nicely.

Answered by Maui_Boy808 from San Francisco on 08/20/2021

Q: I have a Mazda CX-5 2015 and it has the rails on top can the Gen 2 XL mount on the rails without crossbars? And on the internet I can find that the Mazda roof rack is rated for 165 does anyone know if this is accurate?  Answer this question

A: Looks like you will be about the max weight for the factory rack. When you add people too it. You are sure to exceed your weight limit. I would think of a upgraded roof rack if I where you. 

Answered by Shawn from Texas on 03/12/2021

A: It cannot be mounted without crossbars. It sits on and bolts to the crossbars. In addition, the tent is pretty heavy so you need to make sure the roof rack can handle the dynamic and static load. 

Answered by slgriner from Atlanta, GA on 03/12/2021

A: The cross rails are required for the tent to mount to the rack of the vehicle. I can’t speak to the weight capacity of you vehicle. However, Smittybilt suggests only racks designed to support heavy loads should be used for the XL tent. Thus being Jeep Wrangler full cab rack systems, and truck bed racks. The gross weight rating of the XL tent is over 600 pounds so that’s a factor that has to be taken into account as well. Most manufacturers rate the roof racks for a dynamic load (which is the weight while on the road moving), but you should also get the static load rating (maximum load the roof can take parked). 

Answered by Jordan from Minnesota on 03/06/2021


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