Truck Bed Tents...... info, brands, etc....
Posted 22 February 2010 - 12:59 AM
but i am looking at getting a truck tent to stay up off the ground during the wetter times, and just overall camping trips for me and my son, we do a lot of wildlife stuff.
there are 2 main tents that i have found, and i am looking for any FIRST HAND info anybody in here might have on which is better. QUALITY is a priority. i dont want this baby falling apart after 2 uses.
cost is the same on both. both overlap the bed of the truck, eliminating the chance of water flowing into the bed. both mount about the same way, both have about the same room. both have a sleeve that can connect the cab of the truck to the tent by going through the split panel rear window of the truck. this makes light, a/c, heat, and other options nice.
first we have the CAMP-RIGHT tent:
*no bed floor (makes cleaning and setup easier, dont have to worry about the tent bottom now, but what about keeping heat? makes modifying the truck bed way open, i can make shelves under a bed platform or something.)
*open vented top (on nice nights see the stars, max ventilation, but loss of heat during not so warm nights?)
*NO FRONT AWNING.....so i would need to use a separate one, but i have that.
****only like 4 reviews**** but all were good 5-star
then we have the SPORTZ TRUCK III
*sewn in floor (100% critter/bug proof, but limits my options for building off the truck bed)
*regular tent roof (venting could be an issue, but heat is not)
*front awning built in (to both the tent AND the rain cover, thats double awning cover if needed)
*****140 reviews***** about 7 bad ones, all from 2006-2008, that was from the FIRST VERSION OF THE TENT, NOW THEY ARE ON VERSION 3. ALL reviews from 2009 (version 3) are 5-star.
Posted 22 February 2010 - 07:03 AM
Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:31 AM
give me any info you can bro.
one thing i am thinking of doing is building a shelf in the truck bed to go flat over the wheel wells. giving me a ton of storage space under where we sleep. being that the Sportz one has a sewn in floor, can i still do this and just have the floor draped over it? i am trying to find out if that floor has straps that lock into the bed or not. how does the tent mount/lock to the truck on the inside of the bed?