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home made truck tent?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Brandon9402, May 8, 2012.

  1. May 8, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    Brandon9402

    Brandon9402 [OP] uncoordinated dirtbox

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    I've been invited to a big camp out with a bunch of friends and kinda looked at getting a truck tent... then I saw the prices. :eek: I can't afford to pay $169 (cheapest i saw) for a truck tent that I may use a few times. so I thought about constructing my own! shouldn't be to hard. I have an idea for pvc and one of those cheap blue rain tarps. I can build a bare skeleton out of pvc and tie down the tarp over it. (really just to protect me from any kind of rain it may do that weekend) and I can then lay my air mattress in the back and sleep dry. Has anyone built their own "truck tent" if so post some pictures and any speed bumps you had along the way and how well did it work? thank you
     
  2. May 8, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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    htuong95

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    Why not just get a small tent from Walmart and set it up on the back of your truck?
     
  3. May 8, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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    cmack

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    My old truck setup
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  4. May 8, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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    steve o 77

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    sleep under the stars, tents are for pussies.
     
  5. May 9, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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    ffirg

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    ^This. I've slept in a truck with a setup like that a few times and it works in a pinch. Just bring some bungees and some twine or cord of some sort and you're set.
     
  6. May 9, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Lmfao . I know someone who sleeps on the desert ground in clothes . Nothing else . Sure it was only 55 degrees .
     
  7. May 9, 2012 at 12:15 AM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    Tarp it up! if it leaks just spray some derp on it.
     
  8. May 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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  9. May 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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    ^^^^^
    thats pretty damn cool imo, i dont need one but kinda wana buy on now lol
     
  10. May 9, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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    Why not just get a regular tent and set it up on the ground? :notsure:

    I have a big 8 person tent that I bought at Target for $60. Sleeping on the ground isn't a big deal, especially since you have an air mattress. Man up! :cool:
     
  12. May 9, 2012 at 6:45 AM
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    I've always used a ground tent, never had any problems sleeping and you have more room.
     
  13. May 9, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    yeah pretty sure im just going to buy a cheap walmart tent. found one for $25. but now ive been looking at those really cool softopper campers. :rolleyes: yeah like i can afford that!
    ONE DAY! one day ill have a super awesome high paying job and ill buy all these cool things like everybody else on here.
     
  14. May 9, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Drink enough beer and you can sleep in the back of an access cab :anonymous:
     
  15. May 9, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    Drink enough beer and you can sleep anywhere haha :D
     
  16. May 9, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    I'm pretty sure we're not all doctors and lawyers on TW. Learn to put some time into picking the things you need with the money you have.. and remember that sometimes you have to wait a bit and save up, while never spending money you'll regret parting with.
    Drink enough, and you could sleep on a rock! lol

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  17. May 9, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    Redfox1 'Stralia! Riding Roo's and wrangling koalas

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    This is ridiculous! He must be crazy, I slept in a tent and just a sleeping bag one night and I turned into an 80 year old man who had fallen down a flight of stairs when I woke up. My back was killing me

    Edit: beat you ^^ haha
     
  18. May 9, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    You did...

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