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    why not just use the bumper + a tree and use a nice hammock... save yourself a few hundred dollars lol
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    I could never put a topper on my truck, never liked them (sorry to those who have them). The hammock would work but it would have to have a rain fly, but will look into the idea.
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    Heck
    Get a 96-99 Suburban-they are dirt cheap-rarely over $3000-frequently $2500 and less here in NOLA.
    Pull the 3rd row-flop the second flat-throw a air mattress or cheap used futon mattress in there-it takes a queen sized futon mattress-over 50" between wheel wells.
    Yeah just like a long bed pickup but cheaper and you don't need the tent.
    You can even run the engine for AC- or haul a generator and little window unit on a hitch carrier
    Yeah older Suburbans are great road trip car camping vehicles
    We sleep at rest stops when we cross TX- HY 287 DFW to Amarillo-nap at rest stops on I-40 too-
    forget those pricy motels.
    I suspect a swamp cooler-evap cooler-would work farther west-NM AZ- but it is still surprisingly humid outside Amarillo-looks so dry you wouldn't figure it would still be humid
    Always looking for a better way to stay cool while sleeping-running the AC- 4 gallons 7 hrs-isn't too bad
    but scared I might spring a leak-coolant or oil-sleep thru it-and cook my motor-
    Gotta be careful about carbon monoxide too-park with the exhaust point downwind
    Yeah not ideal-anyone have a better way to stay cool -it was 93 degrees at 11:30 pm July 2008 when we stopped at the rest stop outside Childress TX-Hardemann County-HY 287-hot for almost midnight!!
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    If I wasn't in college maybe haha, but was looking for something that maybe my girlfriend and I could take on a weekend to the parks around scranton. I already have a 3 man tent so I'll probably just stick with that. Just liked the idea of being able to put it in the truck.

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    I'm sorry, did you say UNDER the leather tonneau? That's got to be pretty cramped. I have actually done this myself, but only in an emergency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleZ71 View Post
    If I wasn't in college maybe haha, but was looking for something that maybe my girlfriend and I could take on a weekend to the parks around scranton. I already have a 3 man tent so I'll probably just stick with that. Just liked the idea of being able to put it in the truck.
    Here's the link on Autoanything.com's truck tents: http://www.autoanything.com/shop/sportz-truck-tent
    Yer lookin at about $190 for the tent alone, but they're not bad! the Sportz III is currently what I have for met set up.Click image for larger version. 

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    been using this tent for the past 6 years or so with no issues, nice tent fer two. Like I said previously though, I will be in the market for a pop up tent trailer later on when the childrens show up. We'll probably keep this for when friends wanna go out with us.

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    It was cramped, but kept my head out on the tailgate (until the rain came). Then I crawled back under haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by K15 Blazer Guy View Post
    why not just use the bumper + a tree and use a nice hammock... save yourself a few hundred dollars lol
    Why not? Already using the trailer hitch receiver to hold a porta-potty seat....Click image for larger version. 

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    LMAO

    not sure if genius...
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    or stupid....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilveradoDreamer View Post
    Why not? Already using the trailer hitch receiver to hold a porta-potty seat....Click image for larger version. 

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    Dave, you make that, or find it somewhere? I was looking at the Bumper Dumper, but decided for $70 I could build my own.
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