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#1 LIStriper

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Posted March 18 2003 - 3:27 PM

I remember seeing in some pickups a cot that attaches to the bed rail, but can fold up and out of the way.
I have tried all of the usual suspects to find one (Bass Pro, Cabellas) but struck out.
I have no interest in building a plywood box contraption for the bed as a substitute.
Any info as to who sells or makes them is appreciated.
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#2 hook521

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Posted March 19 2003 - 10:11 AM

LIS -
I believe Cabela's had 'em. How about J.C. Whitney or perhaps Campmor???????
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Posted March 19 2003 - 10:20 AM

No, no & no.
Tried surfing and searching on the net too.
Checked Cabellas & Bass Pro back 3 years, nada.

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Posted March 19 2003 - 10:42 AM

How about some ½†or ¾†plywood A piano hinge & some hooks? Or was what you saw that much better?
I'm kinda on the fence about a cap for my P/U and am interested too .

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Posted March 19 2003 - 11:03 AM

LIS -
Look at tentsontrucks.com Looks similar but doesn't seem to hinge up.
Two buddies use a number of milk cases with a carpet covered, hinged sheet of plywood on top as a foundation for a bunk. The milk cases create under the bunk storage.
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Posted March 22 2003 - 10:31 PM

I my plywood and milk crate "contraption
It weighs about 40lbs without the 4 crates so it's not a big deal to slide it out if I need to do some hauling. Aside from keeping stuff organized and out of sight, my bed is always ready for my tired bones. Which is nice
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Posted March 24 2003 - 1:20 PM

Hey LIstriper,
If you have a Costco warehouse store nearby, check them out. The one here by me in Delaware has a fold up cot that is over 24" wide and 6' long. folds up and stores in a little bag like those camp chairs everyone has now. What's nice is it is only $25. I know it isn't what you are looking for but I could not pass up the deal. If you can't find them PM me.
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Posted May 07 2010 - 9:36 PM

This Roll-A-Cot is by far the best truck/van cot bed I have ever seen or used. It is very sturdy lightweight aluminum and strong material. It spans over the wheel wells plus you can also use it in a tent or in your house. It leaves plenty of storage room underneath unlike inflatable truck beds.


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Posted May 08 2010 - 12:49 AM

I remember seeing in some pickups a cot that attaches to the bed rail, but can fold up and out of the way.

I have tried all of the usual suspects to find one (Bass Pro, Cabellas) but struck out.

I have no interest in building a plywood box contraption for the bed as a substitute.

Any info as to who sells or makes them is appreciated.

Thanks

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Cabela's used to sell them. You could mount one on each rail and it folded in the center. No one does anymore that I can find. I have been looking myself. Years ago I mounted a metal military spring bed frame on hinges to my bed rail and raised it up and fastened it to the underside of the aluminum camper shell. It hung at a 45 degree angle.


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#10 mericanwit

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Posted May 08 2010 - 7:46 AM

Go with the air mattress, your back will love you for it...


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Posted May 08 2010 - 8:20 AM

Replacement cushions for folding lounge lawn recliners. 4-6 inches deep. rolls up out of the way, or just lays flat. they are weather resistant and a sleeping bag in the fall, good to go.


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Posted May 08 2010 - 7:13 PM

This sort of thing is the best argument for a P/U rather then an SUV that I know. There comes a point at which you just can't be happy after sleeping in a "captain's chair" in an SUV, even a good SUV, and happiness means sleeping stretched out at full length. A cap on a full size bed affords all kinds of luxuries that matter a lot to older bones.


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Posted May 12 2010 - 6:09 PM

This sort of thing is the best argument for a P/U rather then an SUV that I know. There comes a point at which you just can't be happy after sleeping in a "captain's chair" in an SUV, even a good SUV, and happiness means sleeping stretched out at full length. A cap on a full size bed affords all kinds of luxuries that matter a lot to older bones.

I'm 6'-3" and sleep fully stretched out in the back of my SUV...fold the back seats up and there's plenty of room. Tempur-pedic type matress back there along with a cheapie BPS sleeping bag, and I'm set to go...nice, warm and comfy, without having to worry if my cap will leak


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