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Bed in my bed??

has it ever been done before. My buddy said my best bet was to just get a blow up mattress and leave it in the truck. but is there like a camper tent type thing for the ranger?? I know this may seem weird but it floats my boat haha

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here is what you are looking for http://www.truckcandy.com/TC/TruckBedz/TruckBedz.htm
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F-that overpriced crap....

Just go to wal-mart/any sporting goods store and find yourself a twin-size inflatable mattress. I have a swiss army inflatable that I just used for the first time 2 weeks ago. I think I paid $20 or $30 bucks for it at wal-mart in 07. I inflate it, put a non-rated plain ole sleeping bag over it and then use my 20F rated sleeping bag as a blanket. I couldn't be any happier.

The other option is getting a bed tent.
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You mean something like this?? http://www.campersland.com/spzclip.html
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going along with Chris econo idea how would i keep skeeters out.. i live in Fl and we have a small skeeter problem...
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and would the tin still fit inmy flareside and under the tent????
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I remember seeing one guy build a bed platform for his truck that all fit under his bed cap. Far more extensive but came out awesome.
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going along with Chris econo idea how would i keep skeeters out.. i live in Fl and we have a small skeeter problem...
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and would the tin still fit inmy flareside and under the tent????
I have to deal with skeeters out here as well. Who would have thought we'd have em just as bad in the desert as I remember them as a child in South Carolina?! I usually just duck under the sleeping bag all the way. You can also go the route of the truck tent, or if you know anyone handy with a needle and thread I bet you could make a frame out of spare tent poles and have someone sew up sotent gradescreen clothe. It may or may not be cheaper to go said route as I just thought about it and would have to price materials. Other downside is you wouldn't get cover from rain like you would with a tent.

As for the twin fitting within your bed, just measure the width between your wheel wells and the length of your bed. Inflatable mattresses should have the dimensions of the mattress on the box. The twin I have just barely fits in my bed length wise, but fits perfectly between the wheel wells. I'm still able to close my tailgate with the inflated mattress in it if I'm very careful when closing it. When I found this out Memorial Weekend I researched for the above truck bedz. I felt they were a little steep IMO so I'll stick to my cheapo inflatable twin.
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I threw my old twin size mattress in the back of my SB fleetside once. It was like 2-3 inches too long but i could close my tailgate if I curved the mattress up a little. We had an old tent with those fiberglass tent rods that I could curve and put in my bed stake holes, it looked like an old wagon, when I pulled a tarp down over the fiberglass rods, but it worked like a champ. The only problem now is that I cant sleep in a shortbed with the tailgate up(too tall).. my old longbed was great, i slept underneath the tonneau in that once, it was snug rolling over because of having broad shoulders, but it was possible. Plus, I slept outside underneath the stars and had sunshine wake me up, everyone else at the party was sleeping on the floor in the house, uncomfortably. I had a sleeping bag, pillow, etc :)

I never thought to look for a twinsize air mattress though, I wonder if that'd work for a stepside bed or not?
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I remember seeing one guy build a bed platform for his truck that all fit under his bed cap. Far more extensive but came out awesome.
this?...

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...light=mattress
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Yep that's the one I was thinking of.
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Yea I saw that thread too a while back... it truly looks amazing but I am not a carpenter or even amateur wood worker so thats outta the question and I need the bed available for work... I think Ill save up and get the tent thing... and an air matress
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I have been using a blow up, but I want to get a kiddie mattress and put sheets and pillows on it :)
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