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Folding Cot for truck bed

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
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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LIStriper
post #2 of 13
LIS -

I believe Cabela's had 'em. How about J.C. Whitney or perhaps Campmor???????
Hooky
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
No, no & no.

Tried surfing and searching on the net too.

Checked Cabellas & Bass Pro back 3 years, nada.



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LIStriper
post #4 of 13
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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post #5 of 13
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.
Hooky
post #6 of 13
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

gad
post #7 of 13
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.

Bob
post #8 of 13
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.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by LIStriper View Post
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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LIStriper


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.
post #10 of 13
Go with the air mattress, your back will love you for it...
post #11 of 13
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.
post #12 of 13
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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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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