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Tent for short box

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tanner, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Sep 24, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    tanner

    tanner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I was recently on here asking about a cap that would accomodate my bike. After doing a bit of looking around, I found that some people have tents in their box instead.

    My Tacoma is an '05 Double Cab with the short box. Do any of you have experience with this style of truck, putting a tent on the back? I'm 6' tall and a little concerned that if I just went out and bought one that it might not fit me or the truck very well. Also, I'm guessing that if I went the route of the tent, I would need to get a separate bike rack. Any suggestions for me so I can have a place to sleep and a place for my bike as well?
     
  2. Sep 24, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    rcbs204

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    I have the same truck, and a topper, i sleep in my all the time, gotta angle your bod just right. That is of course you have the little lady with ya then just leave the tail gate down. She freaks on that, because she always thinks the bears are gonna come nibble on our feet.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    Ammo guy

    Ammo guy Well-Known Member

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    Just tell her that bears dont like feet
     
  4. Sep 24, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    Jet

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    I picked up a tent that was made to fit my 99 Ext-Cab Tacoma a few years ago from tentsontrucks.com, and it has worked fine, came with a rain skirt too. I have been looking into buying a tent for my 2011 SB, from what I have seen these guys sell them to fit shortbeds also. The one I bought was a return and I saved about $45 on the purchase.

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  5. Sep 24, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    18seeds

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    tanner, you seen the tent i am currently using. before that one i had a topper and just slept with the tailgate down. I had a SUV tent for the longer trips.

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    What is nice about this is that you can put your bike in the topper. Better protection. What i didn't like about this is that you had to unload the truck bed to sleep. It was easier to sleep in the tent.
     
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