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Camping setup for this spring/summer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by irvinec32, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Feb 7, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    irvinec32

    irvinec32 [OP] Active Member

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    Ok, it may be a little early for camping, but I was inspired when I saw this in the free section of craigslist:

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00098761

    Measurements look pretty close to my longbed size.

    Trimmed it down a little because it was a little longer than the bed.

    Cut it in half for easy storage and setup.

    Cut some wood for a custom fitting.

    Has a nice incline feature that allows you to get back to stored stuff below.

    Drive in movie ready.

    Now, I need to get a truck bed tent, then I am set.

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  2. Feb 7, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Plenty of storage underneath and breaks apart nicely.

    That is a Coleman full size air mattress in case anyone was wondering.

    Seems pretty easy to make (minus the incline) even if you don't have the pre-made frame.

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  3. Feb 7, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    Thats awesome man! Congrats on the find. The weather has been pretty nice here the last little while, camping season is nearly here!!!!!
     
  4. Feb 7, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    Was it the correct width? The length thing sounds easy, but I am wondering if you could show us more on the way you mounted it. Looks fun. rob
     
  5. Feb 8, 2009 at 1:14 AM
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    First off, it's never too early to be talking about camping :D

    Second, that's a pretty sweet setup you have there. Don't know if it's really for me, since I like to over do it with the fire wood. Better too much than too little, especially since the provincial parks don't give it away like when I was a kid :mad:. It would be damn nice sleeping under the stars though.

    Edit:

    On second look at those pics, I'm sure there would be plenty of room for a weekends worth of wood.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2009 at 1:21 AM
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    what keeps it from tipping forward or backward?
     
  7. Feb 8, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    Mustang Paul

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    If you roll off that mattress, you'll bounce when you hit the ground! Excellent idea and an even better price!
     
  8. Feb 8, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    How is that stand supported on the tailgate end of the bed?



    Nevermind the dumb ?, i see now.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    looks good to me.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    ok, i think some more pix will answer some of the questions.

    pic 1 2x4's across

    pic 2 use notch for 2x4 57" (if i remember right) was the perfect length.

    pic 3 1x4 with another piece to fit into the rest of the notch still left empty.

    extra piece also used as a spacer to push plank beyond the small side rail thing.
    the width of the bed was a little short, so this extra piece will provide support.
    the center of the 1x4 is held up by the wheel well.

    pic 4 this how it fits. has to be snug.

    pic 5 you can see how half the frame sits on the side rails.

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  11. Feb 8, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    sweet mod. i want to go camping this spring. i have been looking at the bed tents too
     
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