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Show me your truck camping setup!

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Pucks18, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. Jul 25, 2021 at 10:05 PM
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    AlaskanAssassin

    AlaskanAssassin I now walk into the wild

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    Rented this awesome rig this weekend from Outdoorsy.com. It really is hard to beat camping in Alaska.
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  2. Sep 10, 2021 at 3:44 PM
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    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Does anyone here have/run a cheap diesel heater with their setups? I’m looking at getting a self contained unit. I’ve used the mr buddy but the condensation and tip over hazard doesn’t appeal to me anymore. Love to hear your thoughts or some examples
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    tyler-brown

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    5" tuff country lift 2.5" Eibach front coil overs SPC upper control arms 33x12.5's JBA long tubes Jba mid pipes Jba full exhaust & muffler Dirty deeds 12 hole injectors Front hitch receiver
    https://www.heatso.com/webasto-air-top-2000-stc-gasoline-heater-kit-12v/
    If you wanted to keep it gas and run off your fuel tank

    https://www.heatso.com/webasto-air-top-2000-stc-12v-heater-kit-diesel/
    If you wanted the diesel

    Espar is also a manufacturer similar to wabasto
    Semis (and guys in the north on pickups) have been using them for cab heat & keeping your engine warm for a long time. Safe and approved for use
     
  4. Sep 10, 2021 at 6:27 PM
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    shifty`

    shifty` I might be an adult, I'm a minor at heart

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    Great job on the cap repaint. Curious, is it an optical illusion in this photo or were both the passenger side doors repainted also?
     
  5. Sep 10, 2021 at 9:45 PM
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    Jerry311SD

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    Both passenger doors are OEM paint.
    Must be my 80$phone. Lol
     
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  6. Oct 3, 2021 at 11:07 AM
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    Dave8699

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    Whole truck Raptor liner in olive green, leer camper cap, 5100 with OME, Wheelers AAL and Firestone Air bags.
    So I have started my camper build this week by painting the topper to match my truck. I will be camping when I go racing with my car so it will be a 1 or 2 day sleeping camper. Maybe I will start camping more often just not to many places by me to go camping.

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  7. Oct 3, 2021 at 1:14 PM
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    Lil Steve

    Lil Steve Living the dream

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    Nice ride! When I lived back east I managed to do a bike track day there at the Lightning course. Fun track.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2021 at 3:14 PM
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    Dave8699

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    Whole truck Raptor liner in olive green, leer camper cap, 5100 with OME, Wheelers AAL and Firestone Air bags.
    It's a nice track
     
  9. Oct 6, 2021 at 9:13 AM
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    danmurphymn

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    Still a ways out but I have my rough fitment done of my camping setup. I've camped 6-7 nights in the empty bed so I can formulate my plan.

    My topper has a flip up front window so I didn't want to raise my bed platform and limit my headroom. I frequently sit in the back of the truck to work remotely.

    The right side has a big open dump area for pillows, sleeping bags & things that take up misc space. My propane stove fits in the top opening, all kitchen supplies fit in the lower opening (both on right). Cooler tucks in below. There is also storage for long awkward stuff. I still have to add misc bungees, hooks & specific storage for the regular supplies.

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    Left side is setup to be at wheel well height. There are storage cubbies both front and back. I will likely need to cut another hole for the middle long section.


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    Primarily, I am the only one sleeping in the back. But the next addition will be elevated sleeping slats in the mid section to elevate the bed to the height of the wheel wells (left section). I also have another pad that I will cut to fit over the left plywood section. This will allow me to use the bed in the low position primarily. But when I sleep more than one in the back, I can have the bed & entire left section at the same level with a full sleeping pad.

    Lighting & building an angled back pad to make the mattress into a comfortable chair are next...

    Thinking, engineering & planning for this has been so much fun!
     
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  10. Nov 7, 2021 at 12:34 PM
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    danmurphymn

    danmurphymn New Member

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    This is an old post, but do you happen to have a link to the switches & dimmer you used? Did you just wire it same as a typical household 3 way switch? I like it!
     
  11. Nov 7, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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    Dave8699

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    Whole truck Raptor liner in olive green, leer camper cap, 5100 with OME, Wheelers AAL and Firestone Air bags.
    Following, also is do your lights have a white mode also?
     
  12. Nov 8, 2021 at 6:03 AM
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    danmurphymn

    danmurphymn New Member

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    What awning is that? I really like the solid poles on the sides of the awning to make it stronger.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2021 at 6:11 AM
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    NoRcptn

    NoRcptn Better than mediocre poster

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    It’s been awhile so I don’t remember the exact model , but it was an ARB. I believe it’s the touring model. I researched it and then scoured google for a good deal. I know I paid under 200.00 . I think their touring model with no side shade is listed at 228.00. No complaints on it.
    https://arbusa.com/tents-awnings-camping/awnings-accessories/
     
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  14. Nov 8, 2021 at 3:57 PM
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    steve0suprem0 New Member

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    ...with regard to the innertube thing. any chance we'll get that pic?
     
  15. Dec 7, 2021 at 4:11 AM
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    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    1D3FE6BE-74E7-441E-AF65-2E9F6D301979.jpg Annex worked great!
     
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  16. Dec 7, 2021 at 7:49 AM
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    FirstGenVol

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    Annex of pain?
     
  17. Dec 7, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Annex of dust! We were camping in like moon dust!
     
  18. Dec 7, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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    HBTundra

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    Yikes ! i just priced out those 'Four Wheel Pop Up Campers' . . . just got a major dose of 'Dude you're old' . . . . $20K starting price for a basic 'Hawk' model. Yikes! Guess I'll just stay content with my Snug Top.
     
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  19. Dec 7, 2021 at 10:18 AM
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    that is one badass setup
     
  20. Dec 7, 2021 at 12:17 PM
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    Hmmm I never thought about bringing a rake camping before. That's new lol
     
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  21. Dec 7, 2021 at 12:24 PM
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    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    It’s a game changer, I usually bring a leaf rake but I knew there wouldn’t be leaves.
    I’m also a fan of bringing cardboard to put under the tent for insulation and it feels great on your knees!
     
  22. Jan 7, 2022 at 11:03 AM
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    We are really liking our Leitner rack and ikamper so far. I really like the height of the rack as well. I need more accessories but so far its great!



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  23. Jan 8, 2022 at 4:53 AM
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    Great tips!

    Another handy tool I started bringing camping a couple years ago is a set of loppers. They're worth their weight in gold when it comes time to gather/cut up firewood.

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  24. Jan 8, 2022 at 10:08 AM
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    Wallygator

    Wallygator Well Zippedy Da Do!

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  25. Jan 8, 2022 at 10:16 AM
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    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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  26. Jan 8, 2022 at 10:51 AM
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    des2mtn

    des2mtn Ridgeline with a 4-speed

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    Don't you bring your rake too? Heck, just load the whole landscaping shed. You never know
     
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  27. Jan 8, 2022 at 10:57 AM
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    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    I take a shovel too, I’m halfway there
     
  28. Jan 8, 2022 at 8:47 PM
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    MrDirtjumper Ol’ dickhead

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  29. Jan 9, 2022 at 12:15 AM
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    Sorry if not specifically Tundra but I built this out of my second gen RC Tacoma before it got totaled. Looking to do the same thing in a first gen Tundra hopefully soon when I find one.

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  30. Jan 9, 2022 at 8:02 AM
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    Wallygator Well Zippedy Da Do!

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    Sorry you can't afford one:anonymous::p, maybe one day? :notsure:
     

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