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couch surfing would be nice. new to the area though and would love to be able to to stay in /near the lot for a few days at a time rather than driving back and forth to Portland. Also would be nice for a trip around to other ski areas and chasing storms, etc.

most of the tops ive been looking at seem to now have good insulation and moisture barriers already in them
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mine has a space behind the drawer for that. you roll back the mattress from the cab side and pop up the plywood deck and there is a space that an old army surplus trunk i have fits in there for emergency crap/stashing illegal aliens, etc.

i'm in Ptown too, you're welcome to check my setup out sometime if you like.. i'm actually trying to get the funds together to upgrade to a big diesel so imma hopefully sell this thing soon.
cool, yeah I wouldnt mind checking that out. What year/model tacoma do you have? sounds like you gotta pretty cool rig
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its a 2000, about 210k on it, automatic.

you definitely gotta watch out for condensation (more than with a tent even) with the canopy in the winter tho... i sleep with the windows cracked. its all about a bomber sleeping bag.

Meadows lets motherfuckers camp (or can't prevent them from camping) in the parking lot off to the side pretty much all winter tho... i wanna get an rv or a camper and leave it up there all season and just dirtbag out.
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prettty cool set up.
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I have to get a new (different) car by november. I can't seem to decided between a tacoma or a subie. i was leaning towards the subie for gas but that truck set up looks rad totally reminded of that ben bilocq day in life
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its a 2000, about 210k on it, automatic.
4wd? do you have pics of your set up?
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i don't have any pics but i could probably hook some up.. yea its 4wd 3.4 v6 - the truck is a beast, and its been nothing but awesome for me. my next truck will just have to be bigger - the tacoma is an extra cab, but the backseat sucks for any normal sized person back there (just a 2 door). i need a real backseat going forward.

i will backup the diesel with an old $3-4k subie tho...they're great little cars - if you don't need the towing/hauling of a truck i don't think you an go wrong.
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my buddy had a setup like that in his s10. pretty cool but it was a little cramped height wise for me. I think his rack was up way to high and could have been lower.

for wasatchman either one is a good buy, but with small trucks, you have to have weight over the rear tires, snow tires isnt enough, in my experience. subies are nice, but you cant sleep in there with your gear, unless you have ski rack. i camped out once, kinda nice actually perfect length and my penny stove kept it nice and warm. im 6'1" 195 in a 03 forester. the outbacks are longer.
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only other reason to pick the truck over the subie is also to consider ground clearance if you plan to access BC roads, 4x4 roads, summer hiking access roads etc. when it comes to clearance the subies 4x4 isnt that useful!
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Obviously the tacoma will be better offroad, but subies are pretty capable for what they are-wagons lol
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