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Old 06-20-2010, 02:55 PM   #1
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Built my Sleeping Platform.

I finally got tired of just sleeping on a mat in the bed of my truck camping so I built a sleeping platform. I built it 70x42.5 inches. I used ply wood, some foam used as a mattress topper, a 2x4, some liquid nails, screws, staple gun, and some carpet from lowes. It took me about an hour to complete. I think it is going to work out just fine for all of my camping trips and it was all built for under 50 bucks. What do you guys think?





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Old 06-20-2010, 03:26 PM   #2
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Looks good! How does it feel compared to an air mattress?
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Looks good! How does it feel compared to an air mattress?
Its really not bad and its not hard to move around on like an air mattress. I have my two dogs in the back with me all the time so they would pop an air mattress.
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Looks ghetto!

I mean that with all due respect, as I have a piece of plywood in my garage destined for a similar fate. Nicely executed.

Perhaps one suggestion? A strip of wood down the middle of the board; I could see the plywood sagging after a few uses.
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Look like you did a good job!
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Perhaps one suggestion? A strip of wood down the middle of the board; I could see the plywood sagging after a few uses.
I was thinking the same thing. Other than that it looks like it'll serve its purpose perfectly.
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Plywood wouldn't sag but that OSB might , a middle support would be a good idea for the long term . Looks good though , nice job .
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Looks ghetto!

I mean that with all due respect, as I have a piece of plywood in my garage destined for a similar fate. Nicely executed.

Perhaps one suggestion? A strip of wood down the middle of the board; I could see the plywood sagging after a few uses.
Its there thats what the 2x4 was used for I used small sections of it in each corner and one diagonal in the middle for the sagging reason and also for when it rains I wont get soaked. Wait for live to catch up and I upload the pic.
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You may want to put some extra padding for those moments when extra padding is wanted
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:40 PM   #10
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You may want to put some extra padding for those moments when extra padding is wanted
I hear ya, but if you have meet my GF she is not much for campng. I have gotten her out once and she hated it but is willing to go again(we are polar opposites). But I still have my sleeping bag mats to put on top of the platform.
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The HIP Sleeping Platform

http://s941.photobucket.com/albums/a...ng%20platform/

I posted this on ExPo in 2010 (Easy Sleeping Platform) and last year in 1st Gen on this site (Sleeping Platform & Dog) and so far, everybody seems to like it.

Its fast, sturdy and best of all CHEAP!

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The HIP Sleeping Platform

http://s941.photobucket.com/albums/a...ng%20platform/

I posted this on ExPo in 2010 (Easy Sleeping Platform) and last year in 1st Gen on this site (Sleeping Platform & Dog) and so far, everybody seems to like it.

Its fast, sturdy and best of all CHEAP!

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Now THAT, is a pretty quality sleeping platform.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:56 AM   #13
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This thread is 3 vehicles old for me.
I built mine like I did because above the wheel wells gives you hardly any sleeping room and mine cost like $20. And I still loaded my dirt bikes in mine with the topper folded and platform in. Get to where I was going, unload dirt bikes, put topper up and still be able to do you know what with the lady friend.
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Truck tent w/ air mattress

I'm looking to turn my tacoma into a mobile campsite as I get to spend some real time with my son over the summer. Anyone have any connects on where to get some decent used camping equipment that will work w/ my 2007 Pre runner?
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