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Old 05-08-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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home made truck tent?

I've been invited to a big camp out with a bunch of friends and kinda looked at getting a truck tent... then I saw the prices. I can't afford to pay $169 (cheapest i saw) for a truck tent that I may use a few times. so I thought about constructing my own! shouldn't be to hard. I have an idea for pvc and one of those cheap blue rain tarps. I can build a bare skeleton out of pvc and tie down the tarp over it. (really just to protect me from any kind of rain it may do that weekend) and I can then lay my air mattress in the back and sleep dry. Has anyone built their own "truck tent" if so post some pictures and any speed bumps you had along the way and how well did it work? thank you
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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Why not just get a small tent from Walmart and set it up on the back of your truck?
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:54 AM   #3
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:54 AM   #4
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sleep under the stars, tents are for pussies.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:07 AM   #5
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My old truck setup

^This. I've slept in a truck with a setup like that a few times and it works in a pinch. Just bring some bungees and some twine or cord of some sort and you're set.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:09 AM   #6
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Lmfao . I know someone who sleeps on the desert ground in clothes . Nothing else . Sure it was only 55 degrees .
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:15 AM   #7
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Tarp it up! if it leaks just spray some derp on it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:20 AM   #8
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Here you go OP, $70.00.



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Old 05-09-2012, 01:32 AM   #9
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^^^^^
thats pretty damn cool imo, i dont need one but kinda wana buy on now lol
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The OP would have to buy the additional rain fly in order to keep himself dry. I think that's the whole gist of his thread.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:30 AM   #11
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Why not just get a regular tent and set it up on the ground?

I have a big 8 person tent that I bought at Target for $60. Sleeping on the ground isn't a big deal, especially since you have an air mattress. Man up!
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Why not just get a regular tent and set it up on the ground?

I have a big 8 person tent that I bought at Target for $60. Sleeping on the ground isn't a big deal, especially since you have an air mattress. Man up!
I've always used a ground tent, never had any problems sleeping and you have more room.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #13
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yeah pretty sure im just going to buy a cheap walmart tent. found one for $25. but now ive been looking at those really cool softopper campers. yeah like i can afford that!
ONE DAY! one day ill have a super awesome high paying job and ill buy all these cool things like everybody else on here.
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Drink enough beer and you can sleep anywhere haha
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ONE DAY! one day ill have a super awesome high paying job and ill buy all these cool things like everybody else on here.
I'm pretty sure we're not all doctors and lawyers on TW. Learn to put some time into picking the things you need with the money you have.. and remember that sometimes you have to wait a bit and save up, while never spending money you'll regret parting with.
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Lmfao . I know someone who sleeps on the desert ground in clothes . Nothing else . Sure it was only 55 degrees .
This is ridiculous! He must be crazy, I slept in a tent and just a sleeping bag one night and I turned into an 80 year old man who had fallen down a flight of stairs when I woke up. My back was killing me

Edit: beat you ^^ haha
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This is ridiculous! He must be crazy, I slept in a tent and just a sleeping bag one night and I turned into an 80 year old man who had fallen down a flight of stairs when I woke up. My back was killing me

Edit: beat you ^^ haha
Besides... sleeping in the desert, on the ground, is never smart.

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