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    truck box tents?

    so on my way home today I saw this weird looking thing in the back of a truck so I had to get close to read the little sticker on it that said:
    Outback Products Inc.
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    then on the side was a decal that said "the box tent" and a little tiny decal n side and back with the copyright symbol and 1998 beside it.

    honestly it looked like some kind of agricultural equipment like a funel for spreder or something haha. wondering if anyone has heard of or seen these before. just looking for info cause i've never seen them before. not that ive never seen tents for truck boxs, but this looked like it would be like a tent trailer but in the truck box. hard roof that must raise and I guess it would have side that pop out like a tent trailer.
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    Re: truck box tents?

    There was a company in Kelowna back around 98 that was making/marketing "the box tent". they folded a long time ago as far as I know. I remember because we went camping and tied a tarp over the truck then started immitating the commercial and joking about marketing "the box tarp". I dont think I ever saw one so I cant tell you how they set up (pop out side er whatever)

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    Re: truck box tents?

    i had one for my truck.

    PROS: bottom of tent always smooth, no rocks.
    water always drained to the outside of the box from the overhang


    CONS: have to unload the truck completely every time you set up camp
    if you have to scramble out of the tent for the morning ritual, remember the tailgate is high up, don't face plant
    in a lifted truck it can get awkward to set up.

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    Re: truck box tents?

    try this I have the tent trailer for motorcycles awesome lightweight sets up in 30 seconds, had 1 for my old truck wish I had kept it!
    http://www.leesurelite.com/truckcampers.asp
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    Re: truck box tents?

    that guy lives a couple of doors down from me it's a nice looking tent but that all it is. no kitchen area and it takes up alot of room.
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    Re: truck box tents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canadianwing View Post
    try this I have the tent trailer for motorcycles awesome lightweight sets up in 30 seconds, had 1 for my old truck wish I had kept it!
    http://www.leesurelite.com/truckcampers.asp
    yah something like thats but much taller to begin with.
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    Re: truck box tents?

    Quote Originally Posted by zedjay95 View Post
    that guy lives a couple of doors down from me it's a nice looking tent but that all it is. no kitchen area and it takes up alot of room.
    really? where abouts in abby? I almost would like to talk to the guy just to see what its like. ended up getting a tent trailer but it still has me curios to see it.
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