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Show us your truck bed sleeping platform/drawer/storage systems

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1patriot4life, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Apr 24, 2019 at 9:44 PM
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    lucky13don

    lucky13don Well-Known Member

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    Mine handled light rain and wind fine. Just snug everything down. They are worth the money.and you can use it without a vehicle, like a a-frame tarp.
     
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  2. Apr 24, 2019 at 9:51 PM
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    My first thought was that it’s too bad it was designed to drain everything back toward the truck.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2019 at 5:25 AM
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    Atomic

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    In my pics, the ground is sloped higher as you move away from the back of the truck. If on even slope, the most probable drainage for rain is to the sides, not towards the truck. Especially true if you go with the A-frame version of the setup. I hope this helps.
     
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  4. Apr 25, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    Which model is your tarp? Is it the Roadhouse or the Satellite?
     
  5. Apr 25, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    Awesome! This setup did not occur to me where I've been looking at retractable awnings. This is much more ideal, and your timing is impeccable since I'm building it all out this weekend. Thanks for sharing
     
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  6. Apr 25, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    ETAV8R

    ETAV8R Out DERP'n

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    Just the basics
    Probably the Roadhouse.
     
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  7. Apr 25, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    The pics are of a roadhouse tarp
     
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  8. Apr 25, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    Atomic

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    Correct, Roadhouse tarp. The satellite tarp is smaller one. The Roadhouse one is the one with reinforcement over the end near the cap and has adjustable straps to tie to the rear wheel spokes. I bought mine from Moosejaw, and it was on sale at $85 late last month.
     
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  9. Apr 25, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    Atomic

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    The retractable rooftop awning is also a good setup and faster to deploy and put away. The tarp takes about 15 min for me to get setup, and is a compromise, since you just can't quickly setup and retract it. It took me 8 minutes (I was timed) to take down. But the tarp (to me) gives alot more shade toward the back of the truck where I wanted it the most. I also liked the price of the tarp better too.
     
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  10. Apr 25, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    2Toyotas

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    It does look like a nice setup. AND .. What is the hurry if you are going to sit under it? :)
     
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  11. Apr 25, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    Atomic

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    ^^^ Good point!

    I just bought a couple of Kelty camping chairs that came in today...a place to relax under, sit, and have a cold one.
     
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  12. Apr 25, 2019 at 8:28 PM
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    Where'd you find it for $85 bucks?
     
  13. Apr 26, 2019 at 4:36 AM
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    Atomic

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    It was on clearance sale at Moosejaw for $85 late last month. Now the cheapest I can find is Amazon for $99.
     
  14. Apr 26, 2019 at 7:26 AM
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    Still not a bad price compared to the other awnings available. Thanks!
     
  15. Apr 28, 2019 at 8:29 PM
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    Anyone have a solution to closing the tailgate when your sleeping back there?? With the new platform its kinda hard to reach all the way over and pull the tailgate closed.
     
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  16. Apr 28, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    Some nylon bolted to the inside of the tailgate.
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  17. Apr 29, 2019 at 4:22 AM
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    I put a harbor freight 4-1/2" suction cup on the inside back window of the cap to pull that closed. Rather then tugging on the bars that lock it.
     
  18. Apr 29, 2019 at 6:44 AM
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    franzgod

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    That's exactly what I'm looking for! I'm assuming you used a washer or something to sandwich the nylon?
     
  19. Apr 30, 2019 at 2:56 PM
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    Great ideas here. Already changed my plans a couple of times.
    Stand by for news ..
     
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  20. Apr 30, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    franzgod

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    My design plans changed a lot during the build mainly because of this thread lol
     

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