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Tacoma camper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacobravo22, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Oct 20, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    tacobravo22

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    Hey guys im new here to the board. I got my 06 tacoma over the summer. Haven't been able to put much money in it yet but what I have done is build a bed in the back for camping/hunting. I do have a nice tent set up for longer backpacking trips but come on who wants to sleep on the ground if you don't have to. Plus on the rainy nights it is a lifesaver. Let me know what you think.

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    Here is the frame. I had some lumber laying around so the price was right. I have a couple plastic containers for storage. I also keep a couple lawn chairs and a few blankets under there just in case.

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    I made it to everything just snaps together. It take 5 mins to put in or take out.

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    I took advantage of the ledge from my bed liner for a little extra support.

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    Here it is with the first part of the mattress. I covered a piece of ply with cotton batting then two layers of 2 inch memory foam mattress topper, then one more layer of cotton batting(its used for quilting my mom has tons) then I finished it with a heavy duty camo blanket i got for $10 from wal mart with a couple cans of scotch guard to top it off.

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    Here it is complete. There are two of the same size panels with the memory foam and then the third is the one closest. I think its only 8" or so wide. I use it on the tailgate to climb in. My mom used some heavy denim fabric we got for 2$ a yard for curtains. They are held up with velcro and you can see in the other images when they are not in use they velcro to the roof. I have one to block the cab and the camper shell back window. I plan on converting the camper shell light to leds pretty soon.

    As you can see it get my dogs approval.

    I thought it turned out pretty damn good and I think I spent around $70 total which was mainly the memory foam. I had most everything else laying around.
     
  2. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    jdkeller

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    Good Job!
     
  3. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    toytacoma22

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    Looks good. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    ink junky

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    Thats pretty cool, nice first post by the way and welcome. :)
     
  5. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    fletch aka

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    Nice :woot:
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  6. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    broken mods
    looks sweet.
    do you have a long or short bed?
    nice write up.....rep to you
     
  7. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    ktrain71

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    nice job
     
  8. Oct 20, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    Thanks. I'm not sure its only 6ft long or so on the inside. Good thing im only 5'8".
     
  9. Oct 20, 2010 at 11:23 PM
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    You've got me thinking... I might have to go with this raised mattress concept.

    I like the idea of being able to see out the windows. And I can always use more storage!
     
  10. Oct 21, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    Nice work. If anyone wants to buy a sleeping platform I will be starting a thread to sell the one I made. I don't need it anymore now that I have a Flippac.
     
  11. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    I've got a short bed. I used two 2x6 treated boards with 7/8 exterior chip board and then carpet on it. No padding. I couldn't make it too plush!!
     
  12. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    Nice, I just camped in the back of my tacoma last weekend. Have a leer on it, didnt get around to making a platform yet, I have a small airmatress that is almost perfect fit back there. After staying in the back, I'm not sure if a platform is the best idea for me since I hit my head twice last weekend. But it did work well and I was the dryest in camp!
     
  13. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    I did some thing very similar several years ago in my old Ranger, it was awesome for camping. I could store my gear and sleep nice and try. I really liked it during hunting season when everyone else was freezing their ass off in the tent I stayed nice and warm!
     
  14. Oct 22, 2010 at 4:20 AM
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    Storage is a plus. You could put gun cases and other gear underneath where it isnt visible.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    That is a great idea! Extra consealed storage and a bed. It looks like your dog is enjoying it too! Rep added.
     
  16. Oct 22, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    Very clever.
     
  17. Oct 22, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    that is super sturdy!! nice.

    did you need that many vertical supports?
     
  18. Oct 22, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    Nice! I'm going to be doing something similar. I have the shorter bed though so I'll make it extendable with the tailgate down and buy one of these shell tents ($116 shipping included).

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  19. Oct 22, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    looks good and welcome!
     
  20. Oct 23, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    No. I tend to overbuild things. I'm going to add more because it will keep the plastic bins I use for storage from sliding around.
     
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