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Got Pics of Truck Bed Tents...

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by 007Tacoma, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    007Tacoma

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    I am looking at getting a tent for the bed of the truck for camping. I have heard good things about several of them, but I want to see what you guys are using and recommend.

    This is what I am looking at getting before the TX-TW meet September 26-27...

    Sportz Truck Tent III (Model # 55077)
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    What do you guys think???

    Cheers!
     
  2. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    I've been thinking about one of those, too.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    ...guess I should mention...

    The only reason that I am not running out and buying one of these right now is because they are $250. Plus I still have to get an air mattress with a pump. I am going through a divorce. So, I am trying not to spend too much money. :D
     
  4. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    The dealer was selling them for $120.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    Which dealer..? :confused:
     
  8. Aug 30, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    I remember seeing it at Atlanta Toyota. This was about a year ago. They had a couple in the parts dept. I was considering buying it.
     
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  10. Aug 30, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    I saw one on TRDParts4u.com 2 years ago, but they no longer carry it. I am guessing that Toyota stopped carrying it in their accessories catalog.
     
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    Just get the shortbed one & use the extra space to store your stuff. I don't know why a shortbed tent wouldn't work.

    I found this on Tundra solutions, a guy used a regular backpack tent in the back of his Tacoma.

    "Actually my 2 person backpacking tent works well in the back of my truck. I have the D-cab w/ short 5 ft bed, and with gate down the tent is still a little long. So I hook tie down straps from the truck bed anchors to the tent end so it only goes to the end of the tail gate. works well and still have a 6.5 foot usable floor as opposed to a 7 ft when on ground. The bed mat (thick non-toyota model) adds a little cushion as well as keeps the tent floor dry and above the water if it rains.
    Only thing to consider is a 'step' up to bring along to get in a little easier."
     
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    For $120 bucks, I would go for that one as opposed to $219-$239.
     
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    The next question is the width. The 05+ have a wider bed...

    Not a bad idea. I will put that down as option #1. I plan on ordering something this week. That way I have a tent for the TX meet on the 26th. Of course, my friend in Colorado had another idea if I want to feel like I am sleeping in a coffin...

    "just put a sleeping bag under your tonneau cover. The damn thing is already water proof."
     
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    Check out this thread...I don't think it is in production yet but it is very cool:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/24328-tonneau-tent.html
     
  17. Aug 31, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    That thing is pretty cool, but I don't want to get rid of my Access LE tonneau cover. The tent would only be a temporary shelter for camping trips and meets.
     
  18. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    Googling it now...

    Those things are pricey, but I have slept on one before (boy scout camp?). They are a bit out of my price range for now. Definitely something I will look into as I try to lighten my camping gear though. Excellent suggestion! :thumbsup:
     
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    I got a Bestop Supertop for $200 from a guy. I decided to go that route instead of a tent because I dont have to pack anything up...just leave it all in the bed and go. It doesn't get the best ventilation, but a zip tie and battery powered hanging fan fixed that pretty easily. Plus you can buy screens for it if you want.
     
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    Yeah... I really want to keep my tonneau cover as it offers me the most versatility. Thanks though. :)
     
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