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    Master Mechanic Jimmeh's Avatar
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    Default Built a sleeping platform.

    I hate sleeping in tents, and I got the topper for this reason, so here it be:








    And one of the truck with dads boat hooked up and topper on:


    I'll be taking it out next weekend hopefully to test it out. I've got an air mattress so it shouldn't be too bad!
    2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
    4X4|4.8 with some mods (has only slightly more pull than a 5.3)|Auto|4 door ex cab|Cooper Discoverer AT/3's in 285-75/17's on Helo 842's|Cooper Discover M+S 265-75/17's on Devino DV349's|Flowmaster 40 Single in Dual out with custom bent pipe from the end of the cats back|2" Procomp leveling kit|Custom made center console|Custom dyno tunes|Air Raid CAI|Air Raid Throttle Body Spacer|Apex brand topper|Kenwood Head Unit with Kenwood speakers|Painted mirrors/grille|Debadged except front emblem|Bilsteins front and rear
    Planned mods not in order
    2 inch lift|Custom front/rear bumper|hitch tire carrier|roof basket on topper, bars on cab|finish center console build|install Midland CB|Power options|Tint|Custom made raised bed in the bed of the truck|Lund LunarVisor
    Also have a 1992 Ford Ranger with a lot of stuff done to it. Currently waiting for a bit of a rebuild.


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    i like it!

    if my 11 had a full 6 foot bed i might try something similar.

    Alex


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    Nice job.. Got a 8 ft bed in mine.....Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice job. I was thinking similar. Then got a Tahoe instead. LOL
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    So is the lifejacket your pillow? Looks good.



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    Looks good, I don't mind tent camping but can get under my tonneau cover if I want too lol. Only thing I would be careful of is the air mattress you use may get popped rubbing on the cap's clamps.

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    This is where it's good to be short. I can lie down on my ext cab's rear seat and sleep fully outstretched!

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    hey, some of us would rather be tall and cramped from time to time then be short and not be able to reach anything.... :-P

    Alex


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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealOne View Post
    This is where it's good to be short. I can lie down on my ext cab's rear seat and sleep fully outstretched!
    Wish I could, I'm not far from it but it would still be nice!


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    I am short (5'7", which just so happens to be the exact length of the platform) and could probably sleep on the back seat, but since I've got two dogs, I figured I could let them sleep in the cab and I'll take the more spacious area.

    And thanks Salesguy for the tip on the clamps....didn't exactly think of that when I built this. I think I may get some kind of insulated cover (for pipe or something) and cover those up. Still going to carpet it as well for a no slip surface, and build some slides on the long part for an easy access storage area.

    Got a lot more ideas that will be coming to fruition as we go along. Thinking storage and space saving will be the name of the next few mods, so I'll keep you all updated as it comes!

    Oh, and Riley, the life jacket was my pillow in testing it, lol!
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    2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
    4X4|4.8 with some mods (has only slightly more pull than a 5.3)|Auto|4 door ex cab|Cooper Discoverer AT/3's in 285-75/17's on Helo 842's|Cooper Discover M+S 265-75/17's on Devino DV349's|Flowmaster 40 Single in Dual out with custom bent pipe from the end of the cats back|2" Procomp leveling kit|Custom made center console|Custom dyno tunes|Air Raid CAI|Air Raid Throttle Body Spacer|Apex brand topper|Kenwood Head Unit with Kenwood speakers|Painted mirrors/grille|Debadged except front emblem|Bilsteins front and rear
    Planned mods not in order
    2 inch lift|Custom front/rear bumper|hitch tire carrier|roof basket on topper, bars on cab|finish center console build|install Midland CB|Power options|Tint|Custom made raised bed in the bed of the truck|Lund LunarVisor
    Also have a 1992 Ford Ranger with a lot of stuff done to it. Currently waiting for a bit of a rebuild.


    "The only woman I'm pimping from now on is Sweet Lady Propane. And I'm tricking her out all over this town."

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