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Sleeping areas

If I can get a topper shell for my truck I want to make a small sleeping area. I am only going to use it maybe 10 times a year. I am looking for ideas and have seached and can't find any of the old threads.

If anyone can point me to the thread or show me some pics it would be appreciated.

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Thanks chad. That is the post I was looking for!
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Wow. I looked at that link. Nice job, but overkill for my purposes.

I sleep in my bed on occasion.

All I did was put a 2x6 between the indentations, then put 2x4 legs on a sheet of plywood that straddles the wheelwells. 3 pieces of plywood makes the platform. The front and rear plywood sets atop the 2x6's and pieces of 2x6 screwed together into an angle. These are removeable supports for the front and rear plywood sheets for stability.

So, the whole project (made from scraps) is 2 flat plywood sheets, one plywood sheet with 4 legs screwed to it, 2 lengths of 2x6 and 4 angle legs. It all stands on end in a corner of the garage when not in use. I throw my futon mattress on top and sleep just below bedrail height, so I can see out the topper windows and feel the breeze coming thru the screens.

I used to use an air mattress, but the futon matress is more comfortable, warmer and rolls up for storage (but takes up a lot of space). The futon mattress is on the porch swing hanging in my garage, like a couch for guests.

It cost absolutely nothing. All the wood is salvaged scrap and the futon matress was the thin one that I replaced with a 10" thick one. I kept it knowing it would be great to camp with, even if it was in a tent. It is bulky tho', compared to an air mattress.
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I just use a sleeping cot from Walmart. It fits perfecctly in the bed and you can use it whenever you want. Put in the shed when you're not using it. Easy, cheap, nothing permanent, you can still fill up and get full use of the bed whenever needed.
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i hve thought about getting a tonnaeu cover for y truck and just putting in a futon mattress for the breaks at my school... take a little nap and no one will kno...
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i have a bed rug and just use a sleeping bag. The bed rug is nice and padded.
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=46172

here is the one i built. version 1.0
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thanks for all the ideas, It dosen't need to be overkill, but I would like one that I can store stuff underneath it.
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