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What camping set up do you use

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by tmreyes1, Sep 7, 2012.

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What camping set up do you use

Poll closed Oct 7, 2012.
  1. RTT over the bed

    9 vote(s)
    8.4%
  2. M416 type trailer with a RTT

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  3. Pop up camper

    12 vote(s)
    11.2%
  4. Ground tent

    83 vote(s)
    77.6%
  1. Apr 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM
    #261
    LBPtaco

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    Thanks, I havent had the opportunity to test it in the rain yet, but if it keeps water out the way it keeps wind out im pretty sure it'll be fine. Its marine canvas so the material will be good and it seems to snug up to the truck pretty well.

    I built it myself, didn't take a lot of pics during construction, but its 2 drawers with 2 batteries at the front of the bed. I kept the design super simple, it took me 3 days to build, I have been VERY happy with it. I still have some finishing touches to do but ill try to get some better pics once its 'complete'

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 21, 2013 at 12:03 AM
    #262
    benbacher

    benbacher Purveyor of Fun Vendor

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    Buy mine instead. Montbell jupiter dome. I'll let you have it for 500 and thats a steal, especially with two sets of poles. Things a beast and weighs less than 8 pounds AND will keep you warm and dry in ANY season. Its made for everest, havent been on anything over 10k with it but I can't say enough good things about it. Itll handle anything.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2013 at 12:04 AM
    #263
    LBPtaco

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    This is all I have for now...

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    2 batteries at the front of the bed. They run the fridge and the 2M radio.
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  4. Apr 21, 2013 at 12:07 AM
    #264
    Bubbarr

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    I picked up a Coleman Evanston 4 man tent with like a porch thing on it for about 50 bucks. I love it.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM
    #265
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    heres some more pics, hopefully this helps ya.

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    You can see the top of the 2 batteries
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    Eventually there will be a water tank forward of this drawer
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    Turnbuckles to keep the setup locked down
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    Everything is made out of 3/4" birch plywood. I did not use sliders for the drawers because, lets face it, I'm not using them every day.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2013 at 6:44 AM
    #266
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    Nice Job^^^

    I just bought a piece of foam, sleeps ok and is warmer then the cot I had in the back, I will use the foam for the colder trips and the cot for the summer.

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  7. Apr 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM
    #267
    kai38`

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    I finally got the bed rack,RTT & awning set up finished.
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    Awning track to hold awning, I have it mounted on three sides of the RTT
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  8. Apr 22, 2013 at 8:26 AM
    #268
    Crom

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    Just curious, why (2) 12v batteries? Was (1) not sufficient for your needs?
     
  9. Apr 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM
    #269
    LBPtaco

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    I'm sure 1 battery would have been enough, but I'd rather have 2 and never need the second one. The batteries are rated for 115 amp hours each, but I dont expect that to be a realistic figure, between the 2 I'm guessing 175 amp hours. In the future I plan on adding a water pump and some other stuff that will put more of a load on the batteries, at that point I will be glad I have 2.
     
  10. Apr 22, 2013 at 3:16 PM
    #270
    Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    Cool. Watcha using to charge the batteries?

    I've got (1) 96AH deep cycle battery with a CTEK 250S Dual DC-DC charger. It's got an integrated MPPT solar controller. I've got (3) 25 solar panels to throw on the roof rack. I believe this will suite my power needs. Going to get a fridge sometime in the future and hope to have a dual band radio setup soon. :) I'm having a hard time finding time to get it all installed, but hope to soon. :eek:
     
  11. Apr 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    For now I have a switched solenoid to the alternator, power to the switch is on ACC so if I forget to disconnect the solenoid it automatically shuts off when I turn the truck off. At some point I will ad solar to the setup, but that wont be until get myself back down to So Cal.
     
  12. May 2, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    I sleep on some memory foam in the truck bed as well. My wife thinks it is as comfortable as our bed at home and it offers a little protection when we're out in cougar country.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. May 2, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    Just saw this. I already ended up buying the REI base camp.
     
  14. Feb 12, 2014 at 5:40 PM
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    crazy joker

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    I know I'm reviving a thread here. I love that camper! Where can I find one? All I ever see are the big 8' ones.
    Here's a pic of my set up, but I want yours.:eek:
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  15. Feb 12, 2014 at 5:48 PM
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    Nothing fancy, just a Cabelas Guardian tent and a few of their Alaskan cots. Love the tent, best one I've owned.

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  16. Feb 12, 2014 at 10:20 PM
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    CLICK ON SIGNATURE>>>>
    What propane tank are you using
     
  17. Feb 13, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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    Total Chaos, SAW, Allied, Light Racing, Dakar, Billstein, Fox, URD, JBA, Demillo, Downey, Cooper, American Racing, B.A.M.F., Alpine, Ghetto Fab...
    Its a 10# tank that I found at Home Depot 5(ish) years ago. I can check tonight for the brand, but I've never seen them again at Depot ever. They had the one there miss-labeled for $25! Online I've seen similar tanks for damn near $100!
     
  18. Feb 13, 2014 at 10:21 AM
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    I've been using this and I am very pleased with it so far, need to build a platform for some added sleeping space, but as it's been so far it has worked out great!
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  19. Feb 13, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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    Thanks! They are tough to find. This was a Craigslist find that I drove a couple hours to pick up for around $1000. I went to get it pulling a S10 box trailer so I wouldn't have to put it in my truck until I measured everything. I believe this is a 1990 model and I doubt too many were produced, it has always been stored inside and is in fantastic shape, including the canvas. The seller was getting interest from other states but I was lucky to be closest and get there first.
    I took it out west last summer and brother and I slept pretty comfortably in it for 9 nights. On another trip the family spent one night in it but that was much more cozy. My wife and I were in the cabover, the toddler was in a pack-n-play on the table-bed and the seven year old was in a bunk set up on folded flat rear cab seats. With my 09 wrecked and gone I'll be outfitting my 13 with ride-rite bags and a mounting system "2.0" in the bed. The frame will be poly-lumber so I don't need to worry about using the truck without a cap and hopefully a way easily remove much of the frame when not it use. Pulling the bed bolts by hand is NOT easy.
    When replacing my truck I had to consider the profile of the new style sat. radio etc. antenna "fin" on the newer trucks, the camper fits that close to the cab it could be a concern. The SR5 I ended up buying doesn't have the fin, but if someone else goes this route it's worth considering if you do.
    On the trip in Montana I met a guy with a Taco pulling a camper like yours and he had plenty of questions about my rig, wanted to find one for himself. With the growing family I've pondered a pull-behind, but still love the mini-slide-in for solo/two person trips.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2014 at 1:32 PM
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    LBPtaco

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    Bored in class and I saw this one. Looks to be about the same as the one I have.

    http://www.propanetankstore.com/shop/2-4-10-lb-tank-cylinder/

    Between the tank and a propane tree I've been very happy with that size. It makes it MUCH easier to transport, and it usually lasts for a years worth of camping. Which includes a lantern, 2 burner stove, tent heater, and a hot water shower.
     
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