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Show me your truck camping setup!

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

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:39 AM
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    theblurry1

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    Peasants. Haha just kidding, it's a work in progress and doesn't even run as of yet.
     
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  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:15 AM
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    wiggilez

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    do you have a build tread anywhere for the bed section on the right?
     
  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 4:49 PM
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    myt1

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    I didn't realize how dirty and beat-up my camping setup was until I took these pictures.

    I place an oversized Therma-Rest pad on the platform and when it is cold I have a zero degree oversized rectangular sleeping bag.

    In one of the above posts I saw a Heater Buddy. I've had really bad luck with those. It might be because I camp at higher elevations. I ended up going with a space heater made for a golf cart. It works really well, but, like the Heater Buddy, I would never sleep with it on.

    In the morning I use the wooden cabinet as a cooking surface and I use a backpacking stove to make coffee.

    The cabinet with the round holes is to hold my fly rods.

    I also wired always-on dual USB ports to charge my phone and iPad when sleeping.

    I can put a lot of gear on the cross-shelf and I think it prevents me from having to use a roof rack.

    In general, I can't imagine a much better setup for solo camping and fishing.

    Now I just have to clean it up.


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  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:33 PM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Just some L brackets to existing holes in the rack:
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  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:45 PM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier Consumes science with a side of hopes & prayers

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Thanks! kB Voodoo rack, yeah?
     
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  6. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:17 PM
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    MrDirtjumper

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    Yeah... imma need to see more of this.
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:03 PM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Yes.
     
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  8. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:56 PM
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    HBTundra

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    I didn't realize the 'Gen-1-Life' was living so close to the curb! LOL!!!!
     
  9. Jan 14, 2021 at 3:12 PM
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    chunk

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    Lots of good stuff here. I'm pondering what I want to do. Definitely the minimalist style for me. I've been downsizing my life for the last few years, and it feels good to clear out and clean up.
     
  10. Jan 14, 2021 at 4:29 PM
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    *Nature
     
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  11. Jan 14, 2021 at 4:58 PM
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    Ghostly.-

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    Here is my setup. Its an 88 palomino 186. Dry weight is 935lbs(Well under my 1600lb payload). These photos are from when i first bought it, recently I bought some nice Torklift tie downs. It is great for road trips to avoid hotels and amazing for camping. I did need to upgrade the rear suspension to take it well, but the Hellwig 991s I bought were about $110 and easy to install. I've probably put a little over $400 into removing the rust, repainting the jacks, adding a 30w solar panel, the tie downs, an inverter, general repairs, with the camper itself costing $750. If you can find a similar one for cheap, I would highly recommend it.

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  12. Jan 15, 2021 at 10:12 AM
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    I fully agree, @Ghostly.-

    I’m rocking the ‘86 Four Seasons Magnum. Right around 700lbs dry, and easily makes it anywhere the truck does. Every once in a while they do pop up (pardon the pun) on CL and the like, and just take a little love to get them back where they need to be!D9C5B0EC-EF55-4C40-AB56-6B5355A5C966.jpg
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  13. Jan 15, 2021 at 10:33 AM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Allergic to Darkness....

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    Awesome setup. Who made that bumper and what leaf springs are you running with that?
     
  14. Jan 15, 2021 at 11:09 AM
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    Brewster

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    Thanks!

    It’s a kit from Coastal Offroad, which I welded up.

    When I first put the camper on, I was on a time/budget crunch, and put on some run of the mill ‘helper springs’ from oreillys. I ran those for about 6 months without any issues, and honestly liked the way they rode, but ended up putting Firestone bags on too. I took off the helpers this week, and am thinking of jumping to some General Springs HD leafs
     
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  15. Jan 15, 2021 at 11:31 AM
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    Warreng

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    Original plan was to put this in the truck bed, but I realized how nice it is to leave camp at camp.

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  16. Jan 15, 2021 at 3:11 PM
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    onesojourner

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    A pop up camper has been on my bucket list for a while. I browse for them occasionally but I am not to serious yet.
    The thought of beating holiday traffic for weekend ski trips sounds like a blast. I got a lot of inspiration for this guy. It's just to bad winter park is 14 hours away.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifgNwEsA3GA

    @Warreng I concur. Being able to leave the portable home and go play has a ton of very relaxing benefits. We travel to a lot a places that don't allow dogs on the trails so being able to leave them somewhere safe is pretty important.


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  17. Jan 15, 2021 at 3:40 PM
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    Warreng

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    that is a beauty camper you have there!
     
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  18. Jan 18, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    Another option if you want to stick to a camper shell is one of those self-contained camping hammocks, which if you get the deluxe model also comes with a mosquito net/tent to keep the biters out if you use it outside. They fold up pretty nice and if used in a truck camper shell, would free up the bed for other goodies...might limit your nighttime social agenda a bit though.
     
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  19. Jan 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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    We have a hammock that we use backpacking, though not for sleeping all that often as I sleep very cold. But we love lounging around in it after a morning hike.
     
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  20. Jan 19, 2021 at 6:30 AM
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    Are you sure you have a camping hammock? The ENO hammocks you see on college campus is not a camping hammock. Camping hammocks are stretchy and they are about 11 ft long. In temps below the mid 60's you will want an underquilt.
     

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