background preloader

Pickup Camping

Facebook Twitter

67 Designs - World’s best phone and tablet mounting system. Smart Bottle for Camping and Outdoor Applications. Froli Sleep Systems by Nickle Atlantic, LLC. Outdoor Vitals - Live Ultralight – OutdoorVitals. Ken Fisher Repair – Service You Deserve. Automotive Performance Products. Magnaflow Exhaust, Mufflers & Tips - #1 Best Price. K&N 57-6010 Air Intake, 57 Series FIPK. The K&N 57-6010 FIPK air intake system replaces the restrictive factory air filter and air intake housing in some Nissan Xterra and Frontier models.

K&N 57-6010 Air Intake, 57 Series FIPK

K&N intakes are designed to dramatically reduce intake restriction as they smooth and straighten air flow. This allows your engine to inhale a larger amount of air than the factory air filter assembly. More air means more usable power and acceleration throughout the engine’s RPM range. We Have Solar Power in the Van! Having solar panels is a dream come true.

We Have Solar Power in the Van!

We’ve always tried to live a “green” lifestyle but harnessing energy from the sun has taken our commitment to a whole new level! I’m so proud of Mat for researching, ordering, and almost single-handedly installing the whole system himself. What a smarty pants :) After a week of acting like new parents (checking that the panels hadn’t flown off, checking the meter to see how much energy we were pulling in, worrying that the lead-acid battery might blow up), I think it’s safe to say that the system is working so I thought I’d share our solar system specs and installation notes in case you’re thinking of hooking up some solar panels for your van/car/apartment/house/boat too :) A view of the solar panels from above. The Future of Clean Energy. High Camp Teardrop Trailers Home Page. Everest 2 Burner Stove.

Convert Your Truck into a Camper. Measure your truck bed and supplies The first step is to accurately measure your truck to figure out how much space you have to work with.

Convert Your Truck into a Camper

The size of the supplies you want to take should also be determined to see what will fit where. The bigger equipment that I designed for included portable grill battery for charging my cell phone and laptop toolbox in case of emergency winter clothes because I am using this for spring break in March. LATEST PROJECT - Truck Drawers/Sleeping Platform. As a thank you to all of those EXPO members that have posted their ideas in the past - I give you the following in hopes that others will be able to gain as much from me....My wife and I are heading to Alaska for three weeks this season.

LATEST PROJECT - Truck Drawers/Sleeping Platform

An incredible road-trip to say the least with some biking, paddling, climbing and some serious relaxing thrown in to keep it all interesting. We are both very experienced backcountry (hiking) travelers, but we wanted something faster and more convenient this time around. Truck Camping with Jack. Pacific Wonderland Woodworks. Outfitting a pickup bed for life on the road has been on my radar for a while, the problem being is I don’t have a pickup.

Pacific Wonderland Woodworks

So when my friends Charlie and Sheri’s plans to travel around central and south America fell through, the resorted to a 4-month climbing road trip. I’ve become their go-to carpenter over the past year, so when they decided they needed an outfit for their gorgeous purple Tacoma, Brusier, I seized the opportunity. Unfortunately, the 3 months they allotted their mechanic to repair a failing engine while they were off in Thailand wasn’t enough time, and when we began the project, the truck was still in the shop.

Going off Charlie’s measurements, we began cutting all the pieces, but I’ve been building long enough to know that assembling the entire thing without fitting in in the truck first would be a brutal mistake. And, of course, when the truck finally arrived, there were some mismeasurements, which were quick fixes since. The outfit has two drawers… GIANT drawers. 2011 Tacoma 4cyl Build - Page 2. Sleeping platform and Leer 100R shell Got some new mods done today...

2011 Tacoma 4cyl Build - Page 2

I have been doing a lot of research fro a sleeping platform to put in the truck bed and I decided simple yet versatile was what I wanted. There are some guys on here with amazing sleeping platform systems, but for me I wanted the ability to modify its arraignment/setup in seconds. Yotatech. The Toyota Tacoma is an incredibly versatile vehicle.


I have a 6-cylinder 2002 Tacoma with an extended cab and the TRD off-road package, and I absolutely love it. It can tear its way up steep mountainsides, power across rushing streams, and cruise along nasty, unkept dirt roads all day long. Plus, with its small size, it can fit between tight trees and up strange slopes where larger trucks would be useless. The Tacoma is a beast. Which is why I decided to drive it over 5000 miles to Alaska. Yotatech. Tacoma Sleeping PlatformBy: PhotoleifDate: 4-16-06 Here's my most recent mod -- a sturdy sleeping platform suitable for two plus gear.


The structure is out of 3/4" CDX plywood, and the carpet is boat carpet that is glued and stapled down (staples for the large areas, and glued around the edges). Bill's Tacoma built for remote surfing trips. Steve's Tacoma with custom Snugtop camper. Check out a video (7.28MB) of Steve's new camper bed.

Steve's Tacoma with custom Snugtop camper

I can almost guarantee you haven't seen this method before... (right click and "save target as") Tacoma Camper. Truck Camping - Outfitting and Living in the Back of a Pickup. The Dirtbag-Mobile. Every climbing bum who decides to spend a length of time on the road inevitably ends up living in and out of their vehicle. It’s kind of a right of passage. The types of vehicles that people end up dirtbagging in are about as varied as climbing itself. You’ve got your standard little car, the cliche outdoorsy rig the Subaru Outback, Jeeps, SUVs, pickup trucks both large and small, you’ve got vans–from the super classic VW bus, to minivans, to the bigger and more upscale vans like the Sprinter–and you’ve even got the occasional trailers and RVs.

Vince's Toyota Tacoma Flippac camper.