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Thanks for sharing.

This is very similar to the camping set up im working on. I have decided to use 2 of the 3" foam mattress toppers combined( i found some on sale for super cheap, no doubt the matress is the better route to go).

anyways i was also considering using storage bins on the roof/ hitch cargo carrier.

it seems like such a simple sleeping solution. the one thing that im wrestling with is airflow. ive thought about rigging up some kind of "awning" with a tarp, and have it hang over the roof rails and down one side of the truck, this would create a little space for one of the rear windows to be cracked for airflow but also keep out the elements.
Right! Weird, we are definitely on the same page as I just ordered these rain guards to prevent that very thing:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yczs8qt8
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Right! Weird, we are definitely on the same page as I just ordered these rain guards to prevent that very thing:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yczs8qt8
Also, check this out as well so you don't have issues with bugs: https://theskeeterbeater.com/product/yosemite/
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Right! Weird, we are definitely on the same page as I just ordered these rain guards to prevent that very thing:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yczs8qt8
Links not working for me.

Ive been thinking about making my own bug screens. but those look nice too.
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Links not working for me.
It's a preview link, just click "Proceed to link".
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It's a preview link, just click "Proceed to link".

gotcha, It just seemed sketchly lol.
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gotcha, It just seemed sketchly lol.
Sorry about that! The link was super long so I just TinyURL'd it and made it a preview link so you knew what website it was directing you to.
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I made my own screens with ~$30 bucks of supplies at Home Depot, Screen, magnets, and ultra duty duct tape. I will say I wasn't a huge fan of the air mattress route in the X, filling, deflating, and very noisy.
I'm contemplating something like a Japanese futon bed, roll up style so it takes up less space but will provide padding.
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It's better to have a separate mattress for traveling which could be folded and suit both at your car or at the tent. You can find many examples following the link next - talkaboutsleep.com/best-foldable-mattress

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It's better to have a separate mattress for traveling which could be folded and suit both at your car or at the tent. You can find many examples following the link next - talkaboutsleep.com/best-foldable-mattress
What's the point of having a foldable mattress when you're sleeping in your car?
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What's the point of having a foldable mattress when you're sleeping in your car?
Not everyone lives in their car where having a mattress at the ready is the ideal solution.

Many of us travel to destinations with a few hundred pounds of "gear" and utilize the "cargo" area for "cargo".
Having a mattress in the way exacerbates loading/unloading of "gear".
Thus, having something that folds up and out of the way during such travels allows for said "gear" to be easily accessible, loaded and unloaded.

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Not that I've tried.



But, I have the "gear" to do so.





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