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Bed in Bed...? #10499633 12/28/14 08:12 PM
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Looking for ideas on a mattress that will fit in the bed of a short bed Chevy 2500 under a camper shell, anyone have any ideas?


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Re: Bed in Bed...? [Re: KenTx1962] #10499816 12/28/14 09:20 PM
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For just one person or two? If just one, back in my duck hunting days I bought a cot and a pad for it. A good sleeping bag and I was set. If the weather was really cold, I would camp close to an electric outlet and take my electric blanket. Stayed toasted warm on the coldest nights.



Re: Bed in Bed...? [Re: KenTx1962] #10500127 12/29/14 12:16 AM
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For one, years ago a buddy in a bass club i was in had the entire bed get up as a...bed, but I can't find anything like that except air up beds and that's not what I want


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Re: Bed in Bed...? [Re: KenTx1962] #10500326 12/29/14 01:37 AM
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Ken have you thought about buying a Lance camper? They have everything you need and remove fairly easy, also you can pull a boat at the same time.
Just a thought.

Re: Bed in Bed...? [Re: KenTx1962] #10500329 12/29/14 01:38 AM
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Most of the ones I've seen have used egg crate foam. I think it's available up to about 4 inches thick. I'm sure a couple of quick searches will turn up a thread or two on a forum somewhere.

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Cabelas has a couple of good car camping mattresses that would work. Look for Cabelas Deluxe Camp Bed. It is a 3" mattress. You could also buy a twin bed mattress off Craigslist for dirt cheap. It just won't roll up for storage like the Cabelas model will.

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Re: Bed in Bed...? [Re: KenTx1962] #10501343 12/29/14 05:17 PM
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get on pintrest and search truck camping I saw one made out of PVC pipe, I will see if I can get a link from it


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Re: Bed in Bed...? [Re: KenTx1962] #10506305 12/31/14 05:45 PM
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Big fish I do plan on buying a camper next year as I plan to fish the tour again in 2016, however I don't really need it yet nor have I worked out a place to store it yet. Mr Lizard I did look at the stuff on Cabelas, that's as close to what I'm looking for as I've seen. Thanks for the thoughts on that.


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Re: Bed in Bed...? [Re: KenTx1962] #10506405 12/31/14 06:24 PM
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I created one the width of a shortbed Dodge. Used 3/4 plywood and a couple legs resting on the wheel well. Had some storage under, and still some in front of the small bed. Used a futon mattress on top of the plywood. If you don't mind bending your legs a little to sleep. Used a cheap office heater and was very toasty in the winter. Worked out pretty well.

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I had a futon custom made for the bed of my Avalanche. It was by far the most comfortable option for sleeping I have found yet. No hassle with an air matress, much larger than a cot, and as comfortable as most bed mattresses. I can't remember the name of the company that made it...but they specialized in Futons. I selected the size and dimensions including the depth of the futon. I used it for 7 years until I sold my Avalanche. You could probably find a futon that would work without having to have a custom one made.

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I've yet to find an air mattress that's worth a hoot. Anyone have a recommendation? The ones I've owned started out fine, but eventually wound up loosing air.

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This is what I did:
http://www.foamorder.com/upholstery-foam.html

Buy the size & thickness you want - I have 2 layers of 4" thick (total 8"'s), cut out the wheel wheels with a good pair of scissors. WAY better than an air mattress. I sleep better on it than I do in a regular bed, LOL

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hobby lobby carries a 4" foam that's good and sturdy. It's either came in 6 or 7 ft. length. just throw a cover over it.
Roll it backup when done.

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