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Re: Sleeping in Truck

Postby rsollman » Jan 11 2013, 4:52pm

I'm 6'3" with an Extended cab and have slept a couple of times in on the back bench seat after drinking 1 too many at the bars.... but I've always regretted it the next day! I haven't come up with a suitable solution yet, if I had a camper shell I'd be set and just bring an air mattress and sleep in the bed.... someday maybe.
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Re: Sleeping in Truck

Postby 08max » Jan 14 2013, 11:58pm

these new trucks are tough. But my last truck was a 94 silverado extended cab. Sleeping in my truck was happening on such a regular basis that i decided to mod my seats. i had a 40/60 bench up front. the backs of the seats folded backward on a slotted hinge which slid over a pin. i used a rotary tool to extend the length of the slots on the hinges, allowing the seat backs to fold down almost completely level. then id throw a few thick blankets down over the entire sleep surface, put up my curtains, and off to never never land i went.
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Re: Sleeping in Truck

Postby Joe Cool » Jan 15 2013, 3:51pm

08max wrote:these new trucks are tough. But my last truck was a 94 silverado extended cab. Sleeping in my truck was happening on such a regular basis that i decided to mod my seats. i had a 40/60 bench up front. the backs of the seats folded backward on a slotted hinge which slid over a pin. i used a rotary tool to extend the length of the slots on the hinges, allowing the seat backs to fold down almost completely level. then id throw a few thick blankets down over the entire sleep surface, put up my curtains, and off to never never land i went.


My grandparents had a van that could do that...man, I wish mine could. Throw a couple curtains up and there ya go :D
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Re: Sleeping in Truck

Postby pickardjw » Jan 16 2013, 4:46am

Sleepin in the back of my 2010 Crew Cab was easy. Of course, sleeping in the back of a lot of cars is easy when you're 5'7" like I am haha. One solution (if your'e not up North) is a sleeping bag and a sleeping pad from Bass Pro, Academy, Dick's, etc. and putting it in the bed. I've done that before as well and its pretty comfortable.
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Re: Sleeping in Truck

Postby chevy08z71 » Jan 16 2013, 5:41pm

i bought a tent for 20 buck
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Re: Sleeping in Truck

Postby dalejrfan88 » Jan 16 2013, 7:08pm

^^^^ Thats a very good idea. at a quick first glance it looked like a very tall person, bending over and putting stuff inside of your truck bed wearing blue sweatpants!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sleeping in Truck

Postby 08max » Jan 17 2013, 12:35am

chevy08z71 wrote:i bought a tent for 20 buck

cool i got a bed tent too, which is where i do my camping these days. But mine was $100!
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Re: Sleeping in Truck

Postby quade » Jan 17 2013, 1:34am

$20 is cheeeeap did you get it online or at a store? because the cheapest iv seen is $95
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Postby BlackZ71Silverado » Jan 17 2013, 2:09am

That tent would be ok in warm weather. How is it in about 15degrees?
Mych easier to stay in the truck where there is heat.
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Re: Sleeping in Truck

Postby steved » Jan 17 2013, 1:59pm

Those tents are actually fairly warm...they are completely sealed (at least the the one I had).

What I found was you need a narrow mattress for between the fender wells...in hindsight, I would have made a shelf that was level with the fenderwells. They work, but putting them up, and taking them down, gets old fast; especially if you camp on the move. And they are more difficult if you have anything in the bed (like a toolbox) that interferes with them.

We had one for a couple summers, then went to a slide in, then went to a 5vr. We had the most fun with the slide in. If I was to do it again, I would buy a walk-in topper; and build my own setup.

One thing no one mentioned were the cowboy campers...the fiberglass half-caps that look like a big truck's sleeper. You can get them custom made and painted to match the truck. They pop out the back window glass and it makes a sleeping quarters.
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