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Built my Sleeping Platform.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Hoyal, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Jun 20, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal [OP] Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    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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  2. Jun 20, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    Looks good! How does it feel compared to an air mattress?
     
  3. Jun 20, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Hoyal [OP] Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    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.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Look like you did a good job!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Other than that it looks like it'll serve its purpose perfectly.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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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 .
     
  8. Jun 20, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    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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  9. Jun 20, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    You may want to put some extra padding for those moments when extra padding is wanted ;)
     
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    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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    Now THAT, is a pretty quality sleeping platform. :thumbsup:
     
  13. Apr 9, 2014 at 10:56 AM
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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. :p
     
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    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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    I would also get a roll of 3/4" or 1/2" closed cell foam to put between the eggcrate and plywood.
    Its the stuff pool noodles are made of, its waterproof and durable. It will make a good firm middle layer of comfort!!
     
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