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Old 03-18-2013
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I agree with the twin comment, it also gives you a couple spots to put items like a glass or. Your wallet/ glasses/hat/clothes.
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Old 03-18-2013
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Originally Posted by Ranger Smith View Post
Well, for anyone interested: I use a truck bed tent frequently and while it is hot always the perfect solution, it often is. DO NOT buy a truck bed mattress, as they are a total rip-off. A standard twin-size air mattress fits perfectly in the back of a ranger. Do you really need the corners to be filled in? They cost about 5x as much.

I camp regularly using my truck bed tent, and use a standard twin sized inflatable mattress. I got it off Amazon for about $60.
having the corners filled in is nice when you want to stretch out diagonally and the truck bedz mattress doesnt loose air and is built a lot better than any $60 mattress. youre camping with the tailgate down i assume so youre not worried about leg room. there are two different models of the truck bedz mattress, one is $100 the other is $200 and can hold 4000lbs (dont ask me why).

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Old 03-18-2013
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I looked through the thread and was slightly sad that no one mentioned me. lol

Made a platform, storage underneath, memory foam mattress cut to fit

even though i'ma stepside, i've slept with my gf and dog in there.

only thing i'm changing for this summer is a wood platform for my ladder rack. that way i can slide it over the back as an awning and cover everything with a tarp to stake to the ground. That way i don't have to park near trees or anything.
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Old 03-23-2013
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My hunting spot is 100 miles away,..There are no motels even close.I have slept in the back of my old Suburban more than once..not bad...

Now I have the FX4 Ford Ranger....I have a leer topper where the window pullout..I will have to glue a wood frame on the inside to attach screen..We have mosquitoes in FL nearly year round if the temps are above 50 degrees. My dad does this alot..He's a clever sort and somehow hooked electric to the trailor wire hook up. I beleive an air mattress would be a good idea and Walmart carries a sleeping bag for 20 degrees for 50.00 ..I got one..You can cook on wood or a sterno stove..I hunt alone so the Ranger is plenty big enough fo rme.
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Old 07-01-2017
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Hotel less $ than camping?!

Whoevere says staying at a hotel cost less than camping must be camping in an over priced RV. Because camping in your Ranger is about $50.00 per night!
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