Smittybilt GEN2 Overlander Tent XL - 2683

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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B2683
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Sleep Capacity:4
  • Availability:In Stock
  • 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 Gen2 XL with Annex. Worth the Money.

First of all, I did not mount this on a vehicle. I mounted it on a 5’x10’ utility trailer that I use specifically for camping so it will stay mounted year round. All of the mounting hardware was included but it’s very generic. For my specific application I used some different hardware than what was supplied. If you don’t have access to equipment for lifting, like a fork truck, you’ll want at least one other person to help. The construction and quality of the components is very good. It’s not a difficult tent to set up but it is time consuming. I took my time and double checked bolts and what not the first couple of times. Now it takes me less than thirty minutes. The rain fly comes already attached but there are a bunch of straps to adjust before you’ll be happy with the fit and function. The tent is only water proof AFTER you follow the instructions for “seasoning” the stitching which I did several times. Mine had a couple of minor leaks at first which Smittybilt says is normal and expected. I also used some tent seam sealer in the spots I identified as “suspect”. It rained hard for several hours on our first night camping but we were bone dry. Seasoning and strap adjustment are just two reasons to set this tent up at home BEFORE you take it camping. I added a motion sensor light in the annex and made a simple hanger for a Buddy Heater that works out nice (don’t forget a carbon monoxide detector). The bed is pretty comfortable. I’m 5’10” & 215lbs. I sleep on my side so I like a little extra padding and added a 1.5” memory foam pad which does the trick. With the stock mattress, extra pad, sheet and comforter, I’m still able to fold the tent closed and secure it but I do have to take the pillows out or I can’t use the stock straps. I’ll probably swap over to some plain old ratchet straps like I’ve seen others do. The ladder and travel cover are really nice and work great. All and all I’m very satisfied. I would definitely recommend this tent but I wouldn’t recommend it for your first tent. If you’re new to camping, do yourself a favor and start with a much less expensive tent. This one and others like it are for committed, experienced campers who’ve already learned how much time, preparation, and expense are required to have an enjoyable camping experience and still do it on a regular basis anyway. Free advise so take it for what it’s worth.

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5.0 Smittybilt Xl RTT Gen 2

Easy to assemble, had decent instructions and you can find videos online to help. Used twice with zero issues. Good quality.

from Atl |
5.0 Giant tent

Amazing tent very happy with this purchase. And it's huge

from Salt lake city utah |
5.0 Smitty bilt xl gen 2 RTT

Quality is good. Spacious and comfortable. Cons instructions arent very good and anex part on front kinda hard to set up. All in all you get alot of tent tor the price. Id recomend it.

from Indiana |
5.0 Love it

Fits perfectly on my 1998 xj cherokee! It has enough room for two adults and 2 children! The Mattress is nice for me but others think they need more Cushions. I’m like a caveman I can fall asleep on rocks! The tent is a little loud in 20-30 mph winds especially if you don’t set the tent up completely! I Mainly use the tent in the Columbia River gorge where it is always windy!

5.0 Awesome Tent

It is a cool tent - nice to be off the ground and away from most of the bugs. The mattress is comfortable. 4WP are great - they helped me with bed stiffeners for Tacoma to avoid issues - they also were very helpful getting me the shoe bag that was missing. We have used the tent twice - the size is amazing - setup isn’t bad. The breakdown is little more intense than I was hoping but I am sure it will get better with practice - takes me about 15 minutes to break down and cover zipped.

from Va |
5.0 Great product

10/10 product. Exactly what I was expecting and more! Our dog even loves sleeping in it. We just took a trip and it worked perfectly at all camp grounds.

from Nebraska |
5.0 Great tent.

Great tent! Love it. But one of the straps that goes around the cover was slightly torn. But besides that works perfectly!



Question & Answers

140 Answered questions

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

A: Do any of you have your tent on a normal  Construction wood rack

Answered by #1Don from California on 02/08/2022

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

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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: Can this be mounted so it folds open over the tailgate? What are the stowed dimensions? Answer this question

A: This tent is 14” thick from bottom of mounting rails to top of ladder. Not the 11-12 as everyone has been listing. 4WP and Smittybilt need to provide accurate attributes about their products they manufacture and sell, as a vendor. I have been building my trailer for almost a year now. I now have to remove the tent, and do major fabrication to lower my rack, lift strut mounting points and then repaint. I find it hard to believe that smittybilt has heard nothing of this. Major set back and added work to my already busy life due to someone’s lack or double checking!

Answered by Roz! from Knoxville , TN. on 02/23/2022

A: Not sure about the smaller one. But definitely not the XL, the XL is as long as my long bed Tacoma which is 6ft.

Answered by Zach from California on 02/17/2021

A: I guess it would depend on your rack set up, it would be entirely to large though, the folded dimensions are 47"W 76"L and 11.5"H. I have it on my short bed silverado and it pretty much sits flush with the rear bumper and is about 2 to 3 inches away from the rear window.

Answered by Jayy from California on 02/17/2021

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Q: Does it come with a annex?  Answer this question

A: That is an additional cost I believe 

Answered by Tim J. from Atlanta, GA on 05/25/2023

A: It does not come with an annex, but it is available for an additional cost. 

Answered by BradleyS from Salt Lake City, Utah on 05/24/2023

A: No. The annex is sold separately but is a great addition. It provides a private space to change clothing if dirty and not have to do it in the tent itself getting everything dirty. 

Answered by Alex from Seattle on 05/22/2023

Q: Does this come with a mattress or do you need to get one, and does it come with the latter too or no? Answer this question

A: Yes, mattress and latter are included

Answered by arkarag from Orange County on 04/01/2022

A: Comes with a memory foam mattress and the telescoping ladder. 

Answered by Anisa from Astoria OR on 04/01/2022

A: Both the foam mattress and the ladder are included 

Answered by Jeller from Moravian Falls, NC on 04/01/2022


For 60 years Smittybilt has been fabricating aftermarket parts and today their products include Jeep tops, bumpers, lighting, winches and trail gear. Off-roaders count on the company's innovative parts like the original nerf bar side steps to equip their Jeeps for the trail and day-to-day driving. Pairing affordability without compromising quality is the hallmark of Smittybilt and the manufacturer's reputation carries over to products like its Overlander Series of tents, Adventure Boxes and SEMA award-winning magnetic trail skins for Jeeps. Smittybilt offers over 2,000 interior and exterior parts and accessories for 4x4s with multiple capabilities for jeepers of all levels. Shop Smittybilt Now


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