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Camping Out of a 5 Ft Bed?

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Does anyone have any ideas on how to comfortably sleep in a 5 foot bed? I'm 6 ft tall and have a 2022 Tremor on order and love the idea of putting a cap on it and using it for camping out of. Having said that, a 5 foot bed is obviously a foot too short. Anyone have any tricks to make this possible or am I S.O.L.? I'm not really interested in the tents that go on the top as I don't want to have to set up and tear down every time I move.

 

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…open the tailgate and let your feet hang out.
 

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It's actually 5 1/2 foot. So, you have 6" more than what you thought. I think if you sleep corner to corner you will have plenty of room with the 5 1/2 bed.
 
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It's actually 5 1/2 foot. So, you have 6" more than what you thought. I think if you sleep corner to corner you will have plenty of room with the 5 1/2 bed.
Ah I had a brain fart when I posted this...I knew it was 5.5 feet lol but that's a good point re sleeping on a diagonal....think that's the only viable option. Thanks!
 

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Does anyone have any ideas on how to comfortably sleep in a 5 foot bed? I'm 6 ft tall and have a 2022 Tremor on order and love the idea of putting a cap on it and using it for camping out of. Having said that, a 5 foot bed is obviously a foot too short. Anyone have any tricks to make this possible or am I S.O.L.? I'm not really interested in the tents that go on the top as I don't want to have to set up and tear down every time I move.
I have camped out my '17 5.5' bed F-150 before, also 6' tall. Bed tent with tailgate down. It works, but its a little cramped. I won't buy another 5.5' bed truck again, though.
 

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I have camped out my '17 5.5' bed F-150 before, also 6' tall. Bed tent with tailgate down. It works, but its a little cramped. I won't buy another 5.5' bed truck again, though.
Just curious why you’d choose a larger bed? I’m focused on 5.5 beds mostly due to keeping the size and turning radius a bit down and still have 4DR vehicle for the family.

As for camping, here’s a cool project done on a Ridgeline to give an idea:
 

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Just curious why you’d choose a larger bed? I’m focused on 5.5 beds mostly due to keeping the size and turning radius a bit down and still have 4DR vehicle for the family.

As for camping, here’s a cool project done on a Ridgeline to give an idea:
Because I think Id use that extra 14.5"? Not just for sleeping, but for overall utility.
 

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I’ve been somewhat obsessing about this since I got my Lariat PB late last Summer. Having pro power on board opens up a lot of doors for domesticated comfort camping. I have the Bed Rug liner in mine and it is comfy as hell to lay on. I’m only 5’9” so with one of those cab tents and the tailgate open, I think my wife and I could stretch out quite comfortably. Being able to trek out to some remote area while being comfortable and self-sufficient is intriguing. All I need now is a water tank, which is something I’m going to look into.
 

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On my previous truck I used a soft topper canopy and a screened tarp from slumber jack with the tailgate down; added the bedrug for comfort, right before I rolled the truck down a hill and replaced it with the F150.. :censored:

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Does anyone have any ideas on how to comfortably sleep in a 5 foot bed? I'm 6 ft tall and have a 2022 Tremor on order and love the idea of putting a cap on it and using it for camping out of. Having said that, a 5 foot bed is obviously a foot too short. Anyone have any tricks to make this possible or am I S.O.L.? I'm not really interested in the tents that go on the top as I don't want to have to set up and tear down every time I move.
While it technically would be considered a roof top tent, I'd check out Overland AT. They have a topper that has the tent integrated. 2 latches it pops up and when you're done or going to move it's 2 latches to lock it down. It's what I'm going to do.

Otherwise as someone else already said sleep diag. That 5.5' is why I didn't get a Tremor even though I would have loved the factory lift and option front torsen differential.

 
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