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Old 06-25-2010, 10:27 PM
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Default Truck Camping Sleeping Set Ups

I am joining the ranks of those who do a little truck camping when they fish. I just purchased an '08 Tundra Double Cab and have an ARE Z Series cap on order. I plan on putting it to its initial test on a trip to Colorado in about a month. My question for those of you who camp in their trucks is what do you use for a sleeping solution? Are you using an air mattress, self inflating air pad, foam or something else? I have done a little research and came across the Therma-a-Rest DreamTime and the Paco Pad. They look like nice options, but both are a little pricey. What do you use and are there any forums out there that focus on truck camping?
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:36 PM
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If I camp, I usually set up a tent. In regards to Therm-a-Rest products, they are worth every penny.

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Old 06-25-2010, 10:46 PM
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Default Re: Truck Camping Sleeping Set Ups

When we truck-camp, we usually use a full-size Coleman air mattress in the back of the 'Burb and the boys sleep on twin-size air mattresses in the tent. When we first started truck-camping we bought a fairly expensive "truck-camping" air mattress with a built in 12V compressor that plugged into the lighter, but it wasn't long before it started leaking.

Wound up hitting the local Target for a $30 Coleman air mattress and a small compressor that takes 4D batteries. Been using the same setup for a few years now with no problems at all.

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Old 06-25-2010, 11:56 PM
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I really want to go camping!!! We stay over on our sailboat, but what I really
want is a camp fire...not a cool idea on a sailboat. I haven't sat around a
camp fire in more than 20 years.

We've been looking at some tents, although one of these would fit nicely on
my 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee (250 miles shy of 200,000 !):
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Nothing beats the simplicity, ease and comfort of an air mattress...
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Default Re: Truck Camping Sleeping Set Ups

My setup. Mombasa roof top tent with extra room (works great for cooking in inclement weather) and a 45qt Engel fridge in what used to be the back seat. All the rest of my camp gear is in tote boxes in the bed of the truck.

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The tent has a 3" foam mattress in it, with my down comforter (2 or sleeping bag also, depending on the weather) and my pillows kept inside it. I can be set up ready to go to bed in about 5 minutes by myself. Best part is that when wild camping, I dont have to worry about setting the tent up on an anthill or having to clear rocks, twigs, etc. The only drawback to it is that I have to fold it up to move the truck. THat, though, is why Im in the process of building a camp trailer. It will hold everything thats on my truck now.
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