5.5 foot bed sleeping pad

Mossy

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The plan is a canopy for the truck next year due to a bear issue I had during archery elk this year. Looking for mattress ideas that’ll fit the bed of my truck. I know I’ll have to sleep diagonal
 

Desk Jockey

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Damn. Bear fence?

Depending on your truck, diagonal gives you about 6.5 feet of space. A normal sleeping pad should do OK. I have a,so seen this guy:


 
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Mossy

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I just used an old mattress topper pad from my bed in the house. I cut it and doubled it that worked pretty good

He took off with my new exped megamat so I had my backup folded mattress pad for the last 2 days. Not sure it would work for 10 days in the bed of my truck
 

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I bought a cot pad from cabelas was like $100 and it’s the best sleep I get. It’s foam and the R value is somewhere in the 5-6 range so plenty warm with a proper sleeping bag.
 

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We had a grizzly chewing on our spare tire on our rv one night, heard it just didn't know what I was hearing. Best part was my head was 2' away.
 

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I bought 2 of these Dreamzone 3 way fold up mattresses. They are 3.5-4" thick and fit perfectly in the back of my Toyota Tacoma. I was worried about R-Value as they are not closed cell foam, but I spent the night around 15 degrees and was toasty warm with a good sleeping bag. What I really liked was that I could put the fold up mattresses in the back seat of my cab when I had a mule deer taking up space on my drive home.a%aNtlAyTAWVPjc%TCBdOA.jpg
 
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Mossy

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I bought 2 of these Dreamzone 3 way fold up mattresses. They are 3.5-4" thick and fit perfectly in the back of my Toyota Tacoma. I was worried about R-Value as they are not closed cell foam, but I spent the night around 15 degrees and was toasty warm with a good sleeping bag. What I really liked was that I could put the fold up mattresses in the back seat of my cab when I had a mule deer taking up space on my drive home.View attachment 138499

I think that’s the way I’m going to go, thanks! Being able to fold them up will be a big plus.
 

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I like the fold up mattress idea, anyone have experience with memory foam when its cold? Does it get hard?
 

Joe Holden

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I've got a 2013 Ford with a 5.5 bed and a camper. The deal i found on CL for a camper included a bed rug, so my insulation is already much better than the aluminum bed i was using last year. Best thing i did was "borrow" lawn chair cushions from dad for the season ;)
 

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I bought 2 of these Dreamzone 3 way fold up mattresses. They are 3.5-4" thick and fit perfectly in the back of my Toyota Tacoma. I was worried about R-Value as they are not closed cell foam, but I spent the night around 15 degrees and was toasty warm with a good sleeping bag. What I really liked was that I could put the fold up mattresses in the back seat of my cab when I had a mule deer taking up space on my drive home.View attachment 138499
I assume you sleep with the tailgate down and topper door up? Works good? Every got rained on?


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ianpadron

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I bought a cot pad from cabelas was like $100 and it’s the best sleep I get. It’s foam and the R value is somewhere in the 5-6 range so plenty warm with a proper sleeping bag.
Agreed. I crash on mine in the back of my 4Runner all the time, comfy AF

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accumax

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I assume you sleep with the tailgate down and topper door up? Works good? Every got rained on?


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I'm 6'4 and I can comfortably sleep on an angle across bed with the tailgate closed and topper door closed. I open both topper side windows 1-2 inches for ventilation to try and reduce condensation. On the 15 Degree night in Nov, there was still a fair amount of ice that formed on fibreglass ceiling of topper.
 
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