Originally Posted by AK Tundra
Hey folks - so I'm new here, and I also don't own a Tacoma - I hope that doesn't disqualify me from the forum. I do own a sweet '06 Tundra though that I'm planning on driving from Alaska to the east coast and then on to the west coast. I'll be sleeping in the bed on a platform under a topper - the platform here looks awesome. So my questions are...do I need to worry about condensation forming on the truck bed if I don't have a liner in it? I'll definitely be hitting colder weather and I don't want my gear to get soaked from any moisture that may build up. Also, without a liner, will dust and moisture make its way from the road into the bed? Has anyone had any trouble with condensation forming on the inside of a fiberglass topper without any roof liner? Many thanks and I must say - it's awesome to see so many folks so pysched about their Toyota's!
Yeah, you'll probably get a lot of condensation. Opening the windows a little will help, but you might get some pseudo-rain towards the early morning hours.
If the Tundra is anything like the Taco, there's probably some gaps near the tailgate that will let in dust. Also, make sure the weatherstripping on your topper is good to go.
Finally, head over to expeditionportal.com for lots of folks that have done similar. Great group, good ideas, and lots have done East Coast to AK trips, West Coast trips, etc. They can give you good tips on avoiding straight highway driving.