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Using a cargo bag in the bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Buzz, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Aug 5, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    Buzz

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    I'm planning on doing some family camping this fall. Taking the Tacoma would be better than our van so we could carry firewood, etc. We're a family of five in a Dcab, so there isn't any room to spare in the cab. I don't have a bed topper or cover, so I've been thinking about how I'm going to carry our camping gear.

    One idea is to get a cartop cargo bag and just carry it in the bed. That seems like an easy way to pack sleeping bags and other things that I don't want to get wet on the road to/from the camping area.

    I realize that I won't be able to put EVERYTHING in there. Just the essential stuff that I'd like to keep out of the weather.

    In fact, a bag like this might come in handy for suitcases on other trips as well.

    Something like this:

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    Anybody tried this or have any better suggestions?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    TRDKenE

    TRDKenE DAMN GOOD DEAL!!

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    I was thinking about the same thing. I think its a great Idea.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Tojo

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    sounds like a good idea to me too
     
  4. Aug 5, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    MJonesTrumpet

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    I've actually done it before I got my tonnuea cover. And, it works great fyi. I actually ended up scoring one from a business going out of business for $4.99 (it was 90% off). It's completely waterproof and actually really spaceous.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    depending on the price that would be a great option. or you could always get an access literider tonneau cover for 280 shipped from here- http://www.truckalterations.com/html/tacomaworld.html

    this cover allows you to pretty much water seal your bed.( get some weather stripping for it) and allows for full access upon roll up. just a thought :)
     
  6. Aug 5, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    ^ much better option.

    I got the Access Lorrado from the same place. The guy is awesome. Best tonneau ever!
     
  7. Aug 5, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Buzz

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    I thought about that.

    On some trips, I want to carry 1-2 bicycle(s) using fork locks mounted on the rails. One day I may splurge on a hitch-mounted bike carrier, but for now the tonneau cover doesn't work that great for me.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    I used a tarp with the metal rings around the edge. I secured the front to the front of the bed using climbing clips (I did the D-ring mod so I have tie downs at the front of the bed on the floor). Then fold it over the camping gear and run a rope through the loops to hold your gear in and tie the back of the tarp to the loops at the back of the bed. Unless you're not moving in an absolute downpour, everything stays dry. Picked up the tarp at Ace Hardware.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    Primersinmyshoe

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    Double bag everything in trashbags. You can't have enough trash bags when camping.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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