Turn Your Pickup Truck Into a Camping Tent

Truck tents offer a great option over traditional tents in that they allow you to incorporate the bed of your truck into your shelter.

Depending on the model you choose, this may either provide easy access to your vehicle’s cargo area so you don’t have to leave your tent to get to your things, or it may save space by allowing you to set up camp right in your pickup’s cargo box. My favorite is the Sportz Truck Tent because it is the only truck tent on the market with a patented sewn-in floor. It has a rear access window that I can get to my truck cab without leaving the tent to get supplies I may have in the front seat. That is everything when weather and/or a nocturnal critter makes you not want to leave the tent for awhile. This tent was designed so the edges of the tent slide over your pickup truck\’s bed rails, preventing anything (including rain water) from sliding down into the bed of your truck. Some types of truck tents also feature adjustable awnings for additional coverage beyond the edge of your truck bed, for a picnic or sitting area before sleep .

Beyond their functional advantages over ordinary tents, truck tents are just more fun. Not only are they a great camping accessory, they’re also perfect for escaping insects and snakes while keeping yourself high and dry out of the rain, whereas a tent could become flooded.and providing warmth on chilly nights. They’re just as durable and water-resistant as a traditional tent, so you don’t have to make any sacrifices for safety or comfort.

Many truck tents feature windows for ventilation and easy-to-open doors that shut securely. They also feature spacious interiors to give you head room to move about and sleep comfortably. They’re also made to be strong and long-lasting with polyester and either fiberglass or steel poles. Keep in mind that some models may need seam sealants to lock out moisture along their seams for maximum water resistance.

Instructions included with your tent allow you to easily set up and remove your truck tent as needed. Most truck tents can be set up by one person, and they’re also easy to fold up and put away when not in use. Check the details on the specific tent you’re looking to buy to check if they’re compatible with any other truck bed accessories you may have installed, such as bed liners or tool boxes. With minimal time and effort, you\’ll be ready to enjoy your truck tent anywhere your adventures take you.

You\’ll need to keep in mind certain things when you are considering which truck tent to purchase. Truck tents don\’t work in pickups with roll bars or toolboxes or anything that goes over the top sides of the bed. Special truck bed air mattresses with wheel cut-outs are available so you don\’t have to sleep on the ridges of the bed. Like most tents setting up becomes easier the second and third time you do it. The straps will be set to your truck. If your truck has a slider rear window, many tents have a large sleeve built into them to run 12 volt power cords to run lights or fans. Pack your tent clean and dry to prevent mold and for long product life.

Why not come on over to TruckWorldAccessories.com and take a look at our truck bed tents. Camping season is just about here so be prepared and enjoy the great outdoors.

I am a NYS licensed Auto Damage Appraiser, CSE certified, I-Car Certified, and have worked in the automotive industry for decades. I\’ve had the opportunity to teach auto body repair to misled kids in a classroom setting, giving them a chance to have a trade for a viable income. I found this very rewarding. Previously, I was all about the American muscle cars of the 60\’s. Now, I find pickup trucks and the way they have evolved to be my fascination and focus.

I am a NYS licensed Auto Damage Appraiser, CSE certified, I-Car Certified, and have worked in the automotive industry for decades. I\’ve had the opportunity to teach auto body repair to misled kids in a classroom setting, giving them a chance to have a trade for a viable income. I found this very rewarding. Previously, I was all about the American muscle cars of the 60\’s. Now, I find pickup trucks and the way they have evolved to be my fascination and focus.

Author Bio: I am a NYS licensed Auto Damage Appraiser, CSE certified, I-Car Certified, and have worked in the automotive industry for decades. I\’ve had the opportunity to teach auto body repair to misled kids in a classroom setting, giving them a chance to have a trade for a viable income. I found this very rewarding. Previously, I was all about the American muscle cars of the 60\’s. Now, I find pickup trucks and the way they have evolved to be my fascination and focus.

Category: Automotive
Keywords: pickup truck tent, truck camping tent, truck bed camping, pickup truck accessories, automotive

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