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Does anybody own a bed tent ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pat's taco, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Feb 28, 2008 at 7:50 AM
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    pat's taco

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    I've been looking around at tents that are made to fit in the bed of the truck. but know body around town sells them ( so i can actually see it , other than pictures on the web ), so i'm just kinda looking for info from people that actually have them and use them .. pretty much what i'm asking is , is it worth it? is it durable ? certain brands to look at ? i'm planning a long road trip over the summer and planning to stop off and surf alot ( east coast to west coast ).. any info would be great , thanks .....
     
  2. Mar 4, 2008 at 11:08 PM
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    they seem pretty kick ass... until you want to drive around. then you must break down the tent before doing so. also, in cold temps the cold air gets under the truck's bed and just makes your tent interior that much colder. it's just much easier to have a traditional ground tent in my opinion
     
  3. Mar 5, 2008 at 2:01 AM
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    thanks, i'm just exploring all my options. i'm also considering getting a snug fit camper shell maybe ....
     
  4. Mar 5, 2008 at 7:06 AM
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    here's mine....

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/6044-truck-tent-s.html
     
  5. Jan 19, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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    heres mine, tears down as fast as you can close the lid!!!!!!!!!!no problemo,no extra storage either
     
  6. Jan 19, 2009 at 10:54 PM
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    That's what stops me from getting one. Regular tent seems much more convenient, and less of a novelty. Though it could be good if you were planning on staying in really wet/marshy areas. If I was looking for a truck tent, I'd looking into rigging up something like wingnutt's... It's pretty kick-ass.

    Hey Wing, is yours custom made?
     
  7. Jan 19, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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    Ground will suck the heat out of you far far faster than the air will.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2009 at 1:26 AM
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    Not true. The ground retains the heat that it absorbs during the day, and slowly releases it during the night....That's why bridges tend to be icer than the main roads in the winter. Also, any heat the ground may absorb from your body is retained in the ground directly beneath you, where as any heat that makes it through the bottom of the truck is blown away and replaced by more cold air...
     
  10. Jan 20, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    Well that depends on whether it's cold out or hot during the day. Being winter I thought we were talking about now. :p
    But yes, you're correct in that sense.
     
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