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Truck Camping Photo Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by OffsetPlayer2, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Nov 8, 2018 at 12:19 PM
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    tonykarter

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    Yeah, I wouldn't use it on the North Slope. And there are better tents out there, but not at this price point. Of the five tents I own I like it the best. My daughter and I slept through a frog-strangler in it that flooded the campsite with two inches of water. The tub of the tent was actually floating on top of the water flowing under it, except for where our two air mattresses were holding it down! Not a single leak, and I had not seam-sealed it yet. As for the horrible ratings...this frame system requires one to have a basic mechanical aptitude. Like pouring piss out of a boot basic. If your significant other drug you camping, and you just didn't really want to be there, I can see my wife over there on the picnic table, typing on her phone, blogging and complaining about setting this up too!
     
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  2. Nov 8, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    RESQMAN

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    Yeah, that was in Oregon. Right next to a crystal clear stream right in front of the truck. Here’s a good spot in California, between Eureka and Redding. Woke up to a covey of quail around the truck then watched about a dozen deer walk right by that had no idea I was in my “blind” treehouse. 7CE97A38-D775-4456-AD68-5518335F6DCD.jpg
     
  3. Nov 8, 2018 at 5:42 PM
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    GoyoGreybeard

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    Sweet. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    Zion

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    Does anyone run a tent that sets up inside the bet (non-RTT)? Looking at getting one but the reviews on Amazon seem mixed
     
  5. Nov 8, 2018 at 5:54 PM
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    ScorpioVI

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    I ran the Rightline Gear Truck Tent for a good half-dozen trips. Worked pretty well for the California climate.

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  6. Nov 8, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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    Zion

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    awesome! this is exactly the one I was looking for lol. any complaints small or large?
     
  7. Nov 8, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    Honestly the biggest issue with it is the setup. It's just time consuming threading the poles through the tent, not a lot of tolerance there so it keeps binding up in the fabric and you have to kinda massage the poles through. And dog help you if went through mud on your way to camp because you're going to have fun trying to hook the straps under the body. Aside from that, it's a pretty good upgrade from sleeping on the ground, especially if you have a BedRug and a decent sleeping pad.
     
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  8. Nov 8, 2018 at 6:13 PM
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    Zion

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    ok cool I pretty much figured it would be more difficult than a standard tent but I have a mattress and outlet so it seems like an upgrade. for about $180 doesn't hurt to test it out compared to a $2000 RTT
     
  9. Nov 8, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    Keep an eye out on eBay. I got an "open box" deal on mine from eBay for $80 and the only thing wrong with it was that they stitched one of the small inside pockets up the wrong way (opening facing into the wall).

    And I don't think it's any more difficult than a standard tent that uses those poles. I had a 4-person about 10 years ago that setup exactly the same way. I just wish they had hooks that clamp to the poles instead of having to thread the poles through the fabric. Plus, you don't have to pound stakes into the ground and I think that's a win in and of itself.
     
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  10. Nov 8, 2018 at 6:22 PM
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    Zion

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    considering 90% of my camping here consists of beach camping - its nearly IMPOSSIBLE to secure tents to the ground, thus the reason I want this setup. ppreciate your input!
     
  11. Nov 8, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    Not when you run a RTT at cab height!
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  12. Nov 8, 2018 at 6:57 PM
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    Death Valley for 6 days with my new iKamper. It’s everything they advertise it to be on set up and break down. Just so large inside! I love it
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  13. Nov 8, 2018 at 7:03 PM
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    Sand or snow ... Use a dead-man anchor.
    Bury a stick or a bag of sand and tie off to that.
     
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  14. Nov 8, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    Use cheap dry-bags as sand bags, empty when done and stow flat.
     
  15. Nov 9, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    Couldn't see the pics in reply to your question(likely a work firewall thing), but I also found a bed tent. Took it camping for a week earlier this year. Good little setup. Maybe 10 minutes max to set up. It honestly took my portable compressor longer to pump up the air mattress than it took to get the bed emptied and the tent situated.

    I think it was around $150... https://www.autoanything.com/truck-tents/proz-premium-truck-tent

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  16. Nov 9, 2018 at 9:09 AM
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    Oh man you got me swooning over a DV trip again. Its getting to the best time of year to go!!!!
     
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  17. Nov 9, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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    It really is! It was 84 degrees at an altitude of -250 feet, and 55 up at 8,500 feet. Amazing sunsets and sunrises, I miss it already
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  18. Nov 9, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    Titus is pretty rad, its actually my profile pic on here.

    Did you do racetrack? There's a building foundation all the way at the end you can camp on. Talk about a level site!
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  19. Nov 9, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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  20. Nov 9, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    We did go to racetrack but I didn’t know about the pad. We camped out by the dunes past Race Track and Titus. Random but I drove to Dolan to get my truck. It was the only one within 500 miles that was OF, silver, and premium package. Good place!B63ECDCC-3256-4E56-B48D-D33792FE2C27.jpg
     

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