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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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I've recently built a sleeping platform in the back of my Tundra and it's a great way to travel around with a small (3) person crew. We've been on the road from Kirkwood up through Montana last year for $1000 food and fuel. My buddy Ben is from Montana so once there we did a lot of splitboarding and took his families sleds out and that saved us money on ski areas. ANyways between the three of us we did a 3 week trip for ~$800 because of the savings on lodging.
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Nice set up! How were the nights? what did you guys do for heat(no NSFW material please). Joking aside did you have any heat or just some good sleeping bags?
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I did a similar thing and love it. Its a whole new experience and a big lesson in efficient energy use.
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Nice yep we did that last year at BigSky and Moolight, nice to have a low voltage sleeping bag and a secondary battery kit with a deep cell installed too.

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I did a similar thing and love it. Its a whole new experience and a big lesson in efficient energy use.
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I Lived like that for 5 months near Idaho Falls.

I was working on a Transmission Line and some Turbines out that way. I actually had a blast, I just wanted to see if I could handle it.
Had a gym membership for working out and showers. I made alot that year and spent 5 months living in the back of my truck in Idaho.

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Your truck sleeping setup looks waaaaay nicer than mine ever did. Of course, mine was in the back of an '85 Nissan 720. But hey, it had a carpet kit, and I had a shit load of sleeping bags and blankets. Just remember to keep a window cracked, cause condensation sucks! Lol!

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I run a 1500 watt inverter off of a deep cycle battery that I charge before I head out, I only use the inverter for a boot dryer and to charge up my computer so It will last about 3-4 days usually. For heat I use a Mr Heater portable propane heater that can be run indoors with 9 square inches of ventilation, but in the back of the truck if I crack the two side windows about an inch or so that's enough and that thing cranks so much heat it's fucking ridiculous; I usually only use the heat in the morning, before getting out of my bag so I'll start the heat and in under 5 minutes it's melting faces. Store containers of supplies under the platform and keep my boards locked up on top with a Yakima fat cat 6. Hung some old baners up for privacy (Keeping those piggies unsuspecting in Govy) and to keep out light.
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