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Truck bed tents?

Has anyone every used one of these truck bed tents and if so, what did you think of them?




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Has anyone every used one of these truck bed tents and if so, what did you think of them?




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I know a couple people that have used them. They are nice, but you need an air mattress for sure because that steel bed is not soft to sleep on. Other then that they are convient.


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Thanks for the quick response. I've only been a member here for a couple of days but I have to say its pretty amazing how fast you all respond to a question

I am debating if it would be worth getting the tent or just going with a softopper or something which could serve more than one purpose. The mattress will be necessary though for sure.
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Thanks for the quick response. I've only been a member here for a couple of days but I have to say its pretty amazing how fast you all respond to a question

I am debating if it would be worth getting the tent or just going with a softopper or something which could serve more than one purpose. The mattress will be necessary though for sure.
I know people that use there fiberglass top for camping as well. I know some that have the soft top too.

If I was going to make a choice I would go with the fiberglass shell, they last longer and they are deffinately more durable. Being I have seen the soft tops rip and puncture easily.


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You can get an air mattress from the same company I think. it actually has wheel well cut outs, and fills the whole bed. A buddy of mine has one.

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You can get an air mattress from the same company I think. it actually has wheel well cut outs, and fills the whole bed. A buddy of mine has one.
That is true, all though I have a buddy that uses the fiberglass bed top as his tent. He built a floor that sits on top of his wheel wells that he puts the matteress on. Then underneath that he has draws that pull out. He stores all his hunting or fishing gear in those. Just depends on what season it is. he thought about buying one of them steel drawer kits but ended up building his out of wood.


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I dont want a hard top because I use the truck for an atv as well as moving other large things occasionally. I do have some worries about the soft top but I figure if it wasnt on there too often it shouldnt be too big of a deal. The tent is tempting because it would give me more space.

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I dont want a hard top because I use the truck for an atv as well as moving other large things occasionally. I do have some worries about the soft top but I figure if it wasnt on there too often it shouldnt be too big of a deal. The tent is tempting because it would give me more space.

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By the sound of your uses I would go with the tent then. It would take up less space. I believe that tent is like the nylon dome tents so when you take it down and fold it up and put it in the storage bag it will fit behind the seat. Then you could put your quad back in the bed of the truck and roll home.


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The only problem I've heard of is if it rains..... The water can easily get down inside the bed of the truck.

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there are times when I wish that I had gone with the soft top shell. It would stay folded up most of the time and would really only get used when I needed to haul something and it was raining. I will probably get one in the future and store or sell my cap. The canvas soft tops can be kinda spendy (around $500.00) is what I saw but you may be able to get one cheap of e-bay or something. THen all you would need is a mattress. just my thoughts.

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