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Advantage of truck tent?

I can think of a few advantages: You're off the ground, which means you're not at risk of getting flooded out or allowing animals access (ants, snakes, rodents, etc). You can set up wherever you can ...
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Advantage of truck tent?

Easier to setup, pack up and keep in proper shape in my experience Much warmer during the cold months You can pre-setup a lot of things you going to need during the night The only 2 downsides I've ...
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7 votes

Advantage of truck tent?

A buddy of mine swears by his. He likes it because: Being off the ground means you're far less likely to get ants, snakes, scorpions, etc. in the tent. The chances of wildlife trampling your tent ...
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5 votes

Advantage of truck tent?

The downside you mention: The downside for me would be the loss of space in the truck box to store stuff and using the tailgate as a table. When camping solo, that leaves 3 seats for stuff. That ...
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4 votes

Advantage of truck tent?

To be quite frank, I do not really see much of an advantage. And I say that as someone who has a roof-top tent mounted on a low rack just above my truck bed, with a tonneau cover in place over the ...
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4 votes

Help with "car camping"

As a tall person, I've thought about this only for really long cars. I currently have a van converted to a camper, but I'm slowly planning its smaller replacement. Consider the surfaces you've camped ...
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2 votes

Advantage of truck tent?

Summary: From the point of view of someone who felt most alive when backpacking far off trail, I see the truck set-up as: (a) a useful introduction to wilderness travel or (b) as a convenient ...
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Advantage of truck tent?

One downside, you can only camp in places where you can physically drive to. Some quiet idyllic camping spots will be unreachable, whereas you might hike/tramp into them and be more isolated. And you ...
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