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Solutions for sleeping in Short-bed (5ft)!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by oldschoolczar, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Jun 13, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    dpippel

    dpippel Well-Known Member

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  2. Jun 13, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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    rogue.tacoma

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    Going on a week long trip through Utah/Colorado any more insight into this setup, I've really been debating it.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2018 at 8:54 AM
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    crackils

    crackils Let's Go Ducks!

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    In my opinion.. If you don't have a RTT or don't want to use a regular tent then I'd go with the DAC tent like I did. Set up is really easy, just find some good spots for 4 to 5 bungee cords to hook onto. Biggest complaint would be that it doesn't hold out water that well, meaning that condensation can accumulate pretty fast if you aren't careful or ready for it.. Then again I've only ever noticed this in heavy rain or when I camp on the beach. I believe I have a solution for next time, which is adding a bungee over and around everything to create a tighter seal. Material is really nice tho and if I had to buy it again I would.. I get people asking me about it all the time when I camp lol

    I believe that their are two sizes, and I'm pretty sure I have the mid-size, but I'll have to check later to confirm, but having the full size might be nice b/c you would have more to work with probably (also depending on how your shell's window door opens may play a role in what size you need)
    Full Size
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WT1GY...t=&hvlocphy=1014420&hvtargid=pla-449723662756

    Mid Size
    https://www.amazon.com/Mid-Size-SUV..._rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=QDDNKFSRBS8JVE4WZYSD

    If you have any specific questions lmk, hopefully this helped :thumbsup:
     
  4. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    rogue.tacoma

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    Thank you, I'll probably will buy extra bungee to keep out particles considering how dusty Utah is. Some times I wonder if I made a mistake getting the 5ft bed. >.>
     
  5. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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    crackils

    crackils Let's Go Ducks!

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    Yeah =/ I agree about the 5ft bed situation, it isn't always the most ideal, but 95% of the time it is a non issue.
     

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