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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-24-2007, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Tent for bed of truck---

A while back, it was asked about a camping tent for the bed. Not really sure how practical that idea is with a 5 foot bed - about 6 1/2 feet with tailgate down. Was looking through a Cabela's magazine and noticed they have the "Adventure 1 Truck Tent" available in three sizes and the small size-short bed might work. It lists for $219.99 and is part number 51-6446. They don't give actual dimensions so don't know if it will really fit. Just thought I would mention it for anyone interested.
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Re: Tent for bed of truck---

Well - I goofed. It has no floor and achieves it's waterproofing by wrapping over the sides of the box. Since the RL has no front gap between the cab and box, it does not look like it would work. Thought it would be perfect for short trips. Dang.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-26-2007, 12:48 AM
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Re: Tent for bed of truck---

I've also looked at the various truck bed tents and have not found one specifically for the Ridgeline. I did find a couple, though, that have floors and might work. Here's the links ...

http://www.autoanything.com/truck-te...A2944A0A0.aspx

http://www.tentsfortrucks.com/

http://www.trucksandcars.com/html/sportztrucktent.htm

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Re: Tent for bed of truck---

Hmm interesting stuff. Do the straps on the side scratch up the paint of the truck? Would you recommend towels or something else to reduce friction between the straps and the paint? Scratching the bed up is one thing... scratching paint is something else entirely.

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Re: Tent for bed of truck---

For your information, there's already a thread on this subject. You might want to look discussions under the following link:

Tents for Ridgeline

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Re: Tent for bed of truck---

I to have slept in the back of mine, in the seat, and gave up trying. It has to windy to set up a big tent and this is why I look for an in-bed set up. I have emailed both napier and Honda. Napier has an GM Avalanche version, but it is to long for the Ridgeline and the hook up is different. I am sure a McGiver could modify it.
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Re: Tent for bed of truck---

I just put another request into Napier. Let's hope they wake up!

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Re: Tent for bed of truck---

what happened to pitching a tent on the ground?

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Re: Tent for bed of truck---

Well - here in Louisiana, you are asking to be eaten alive during the night while in a tent on the ground!! The fire ants are absolutly relentless in their search for raw meat. Never have figured out how the cows manage to lay down and sleep here. This was never a problem when living in Michigan or traveling in most places in the US but sure learned fast after moving down South. Can't even walk in the grass with bare feet.
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Re: Tent for bed of truck---

A little chemical warfare can help you out.
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