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Camping Idea Help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoman101, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    tacoman101

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    I just was looking at a thread about someone with a second gen with a camper shell and a nice looking camping setup inside. I really want a camper cap thing, but they cost to much, so im just waiting for a deal to pop up on craigslist or something. In the meantime I want to build a little bed type thing with storage areas and stuff. I guess what I need to see is peoples camping arrangments and how they made them...thanks
     
  2. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    exminnesotaboy

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    build one - it's not as hard as it may look...

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  3. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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  4. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    tacoman101

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    that thing is sick, i'd love something like that
     
  5. Dec 5, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    exminnesotaboy

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    thanks! I dig your Tacoma, I looked high and low for a green first gen, but no luck
     
  6. Dec 6, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    kingston73

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    Probably the quiest/easiest way to go would be buying a tent that fits in the bed.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    BaysMtnTaco

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  8. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    the price was right, I only paid 4000 for it!!
     
  9. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    Scott, shit, there's always a few each week around me on craigslist. Some are really nice for under $300.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    yea, but out in vt, its a differnt story, there ain't much and when I do find one, its like $600:mad: But i'll keep looking, what I might get is a bestop Supertop type idea, even though its $586. Another hard thing is to find the right color for my truck
     
  11. Dec 6, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    Yeah, I love those soft Bestop Supertop ones. They're pricey, but I love the way they look. Plus, I don't like caps on truck and would only use it when needed. Another reason for the Bestop....;)

    Here's some PIC's from the very first weekend I had my truck, so I wasn't "setup" yet. We camp 4 to 6 weekends a year. That Bestop would be the ticket...;) But, I need to haul the canoe....:(

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  12. Dec 6, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    ^^^ That looks fun
     
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    I love my cap. I have a bed anywhere, anytime always a roof over my head. Ive parked in parking lots and neighborhoods in pebble beach sleeping in the back of my truck like a ninja.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    i put rubber mats in the bed and sleep there. if it rains i go under the truck or in the cab... but im working with a college budget here and i prefer to sleep under the stars. and as a bonus the rubber mat keeps deer from sliding all over the place when i gotta drive em out of the woods
     
  16. Feb 17, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    I want to do the same, I found a great deal on CL for a camper top. Now i'm just waiting on the weather to warm to start perfecting my truck camping arrangement


    I don't mean to bring up an old thread, but check this site out! This guy shows you how to camp out of a Taco, plus many other cool mods.

    http://bajataco.com/bajataco.html <-- Click on the camper link...

    This guy shows you step by step how to make a sweet bed arrangement. Its not to hard or expensive! Also, he has great steps on all his mods. It's also a 1st gen taco!
     
  17. Feb 17, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    I'm looking around for camper shell as well... Torn between getting a cab-high shell or a high liner shell due to the headroom issue when sleeping above an elevated storage platform.
     
  18. Feb 17, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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  19. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    I personally would go with the cab high shell but the High liner shell would be nice too especially if you go with a fairly high storage platform and thick mattress. I would also recommend finding one with Win-doors, so its easier to access the storage in the front of the bed. Those are hard to come by though, and are very expensive.
     
  20. Feb 19, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    I recommend a small tear drop trailer like the one above, I have a camper shell and it is a pain in the ass when i want to haul something in the back of my truck. I now have it sitting on the side yard of my parents till my next camping or ski trip. On the other hand its really nice having all of my stuff protected in my truck when it rains or when we go hiking. Shells are give and take, they give you stuff protection but get in the way when you want to pub bikes, quads, dirt bikes or large items in your truck.
     
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