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Bed Shade?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dgm, May 30, 2011.

  1. May 30, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    dgm

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    I'm looking for some sort of shade for over the bed of my 2010 Tacoma for when I take my motorcycle to the track. I don't really want to set up a full blown track side tent, but something easy over the bed would be perfect. So far, I'm not finding many options online. Any recommendations appreciated!

    thanks!
     
  2. May 30, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    +1 On an easy up. They fold down pretty decent and can fit over the bed or right next to the truck. And they are easy.
     
  3. May 31, 2011 at 5:28 AM
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    Is there a particular one you guys like?
     
  4. May 31, 2011 at 5:35 AM
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  5. May 31, 2011 at 5:36 AM
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    I saw those truckshades, and it's pretty much exactly what I want, BUT I don't see one listed for a Tacoma. I've emailed them for clarification.
     
  6. May 31, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    Don't forget the wind factor. Those truck shades don't look like they could take much of a breeze but I have never used one so could be wrong. I vote easy up as well. Coleman has a new one out that is supposed to be like a 1 or 2 minute set-up and legs look pretty sturdy also. Wind is of course a factor with those as well. I just fell victim about a month ago and it destroyed my easy-up.
     
  7. May 31, 2011 at 5:48 AM
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    yeah the wind is what I'm concerned about and also space. I just take my tacoma to the track with my bike and gear in the back. So, I don't have a ton of space. I also don't want to have to search for heavy things to weight down the 4 corners of something line an easy up, which is why something that attached to the truck seemed like it might be a good idea. Last Sunday at the track I saw multiple easy ups get destroyed in the wind and all those people scrambling, etc, when they should have been sitting and relaxing.
     
  8. May 31, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    The Foxwing awnings are awesome. I have a 6.5' ARB awning mounted to my Thule Xsporter rack and it works great.
     
  10. May 31, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    From experience there are not many things that are Going to hold up to even moderate wind if you don't want to use guy lines. Wind is always the x factor for temporary shelter.
     
  11. May 31, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    Get an easy up. They call them an easy up for a reason.

    I only paid about $80 for mine.
     
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