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Napier Sportz III

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by anethema, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Mar 25, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Funny I have been looking around for a tent for my truck. Rooftop would be great but too expensive (800-1600 for a tent, gimme a break). So looked at truck bed tents.

    Found a Canadian site to buy these things (http://www.trucktentscanada.com/ btw for any fellow canucks looking) and price seemed reasonable enough.

    Just before placing an order, I decided to look in the local classifieds site. Astonishingly there was one!

    It is a Sportz III Camo tent. It was made for a full size short box (so 6 foot box, but full size truck).

    Called the guy, he still had it on sale for 180$.

    Told him I needed to set it up to make sure it would work on the tacoma 6 foot box. I set it up with the seller, and while its more of a pain to set up than my old tent, it was far from hard. Took about 15mins and that included various explanations.

    Fits just fine. It 'covers' the sides of the truck more than it would since its made for a deeper box etc, but once I had it adjusted looked very waterproof and worked just fine.

    Here is a quick crappy cell phone pic I snapped (sorry for the qual, what was I thinking snapping a front quarter angle :( )

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    So it looked in almost new condition, no scuffs, fading, anything. He said he only used it 3 times, and one of those times was in a torrential downpour (hunting) and not a scant drop inside the tent. No mildew smell or anything at all, it really seems almost new.

    Anyways after the test fit, talked him down to 160$. Took er home.

    Anyone use these? Tips, tricks, reviews?

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Mar 25, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    BTW these are 320$ plus shipping AND tax, so I got it for a large bit under half price. Woo.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Damn set it up again in driveway and broke one of the plastic camming pieces for the awning..Pushed too hard on it or something. Doh!

    Looked up prices on the site though, replacement parts are damn cheap!
     
  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    Great deal and looks cool too.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    anethema

    anethema [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ya I just need some kind of mattress for it. I'm thinking just a layer of 4-6 inch foam.
     
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