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Old 10-07-2011, 05:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone on here have a setup in the back of their truck that allows them to sleep and store all of their gear?

This one is pretty sweet:

Tacoma Camper

Im in line to get a truck within the next few months and thinking about rigging it up similar to this. Wondering if anyone on here has one and what their experience is camping out during the winter in the resort parking lots or during backcountry trips, etc? Also if you rock this setup, Id like to see some pictures!
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When I read this title, this is the first thing I thought of. Apparently, Kimura upgraded her digs and Bilocq inherited the Shred'and'Bed?

I say, DO IT. Would be fuckin' sweet. Maybe you could even bum a shower from someone's place every once in a while?
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i have one i made for my tacoma, i made it from square aluminum tubing from home depot. it has a big pull out drawer in the middle and full length spaces down the sides - you can fit a shitload of fly rods in there, spey rods in tubes - but in my setup snowboards have to go on the platform surface. its sick.
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I don't do that, but that's awesome.

First chair every day!
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I kinda do something like this. When I have more than two days off in a row from work I try and save some gas money. Fold the back seats down. Blanket. Sleeping bag. All of the gear goes in the front seat/ where ever it fits. Boards go on the roof rack and are locked in. The only thing that I have found to be kinda tricky is drying your boots. I usually bring newspaper and shove it in there when im done.
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cool vids, thanks. thats exactly what Im after, but thinking about a little more organized approach under the platform.. The aluminum tubing sounds like a good idea; much lighter than 2x4s.

ShredLife: easy to stay warm overnight/dressing for the day in the morning?
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Never did this but back in the day my dad had an F150 with a camper cap, all outfitted with bunks, heater and storage for deer hunting.
Not sure the temps by you but might consider adding heat?
Certainly save on expenses to have a rolling hotel
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The only thing that I have found to be kinda tricky is drying your boots.
take your liners out of your boots at night and sleep with them in the bottom of your sleeping bag, or wear them. defrost frozen outer laces over your coffee water's steam in the morning.

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cool vids, thanks. thats exactly what Im after, but thinking about a little more organized approach under the platform.. The aluminum tubing sounds like a good idea; much lighter than 2x4s.

ShredLife: easy to stay warm overnight/dressing for the day in the morning?
i had one made from wood first, but it was a bit heavy and crappily put together for taking it in and out of the truck when i didn't want it in there.

easy to stay warm overnight with a good sleeping bag for sure. there are tricks for snowcamping like sleeping with a nalgene bottle of boiled water in your bag, and with the truck sometimes i'll bring the Mr. Buddy propane tent heater and use it for 30-45 second blasts which makes the canopy hot as hell.

getting out of your warm toasty sleeping bag in the morning is always a little tough when its cold out, but if there are freshies to vie for it makes it a whole lot easier

i keep my backpacking stove in the drawer with coffee fixins so i can make my first cup while i'm still in the sleeping bag.... its the little things
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getting out of your warm toasty sleeping bag in the morning is always a little tough when its cold out, but if there are freshies to vie for it makes it a whole lot easier

i keep my backpacking stove in the drawer with coffee fixins so i can make my first cup while i'm still in the sleeping bag.... its the little things
yeah think i can fight a little cold air for some freshies..

Trying to put plans together to account for all of the little things like coffee and cooking meals, ect. I like the drawer idea, but have also seen a couple of setups that used hinged doors in the platform to access different boxes and stashes throughout the truck bed. Although I think long, compartmentalized drawers sound like a better idea.
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doors in the platform to access different boxes and stashes throughout the truck bed.
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.
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