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Truck Tents

June 7, 2010

US Truck Tent Frogi Shortbed 240

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Durable and tough, the US Truck Tent Frogi Shortbed 240 is ready to hit the great outdoors. Designed with a unique aerodynamic shape that improves gas mileage, the Shortbed 240 is engineered to stop any wind drag. Constructed of aluminum struts that click together for easy assembly, the US Truck Tent Frogi Shortbed 240 is covered with heavy duty canvas, which makes it able to withstand harsh weather conditions. And you don’t have to worry about it going anywhere – the Frogi Shortbed 240 comes equipped with fender plugs to secure it to the truck bed. Other features include four zippered windows, polyester tent floor for ground use and rear window with zippered screen. Put one on your truck for $495. US Truck Tent.

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March 24, 2010

Kodiak Canvas Truck Tent

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Durable and hardy, the Kodiak Canvas Truck Tent goes wherever your truck goes. Ideal for full-sized short beds, the Kodiak Canvas Truck Tent is made with Hydra-Shied 100% cotton duck canvas that is watertight and breathable. Designed to keep you high and dry – and off the ground – this Kodiak truck tent comes equipped with an innovative clamp-on rail that offers an easy and secure set up. Giving you 5 feet of interior ceiling height, it also sets up with the tailgate down for even more space. Other features include five windows with no-see-um mesh, sturdy shock-corded aluminum poles, gear pockets, carry bag and YKK zippers. Put one on your truck for $425.95. Kodiak Tents.

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September 14, 2009

Taiga Bivy Shelter-2 Camping Tent

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Get close and comfortable with your favorite camping buddy in the Taiga Bivy Shelter-2 Camping Tent. A secure and expeditionary shelter for two, the Bivy Shelter-2 is surprisingly roomy, with enough room to sit up. There’s plenty of air circulation in this Taiga camping tent, thanks to four zippered vents that are protected by storm hoods and two PVC windows with zippered covers. Set up is easy, as it comes equipped with a shock-corded external aluminum pole, while its waterproof and breathable top and waterproof bottom keep you comfy and dry. Get into one for $359.50. Taiga.

June 30, 2009

Napier Sportz Dome-To-Go Truck Tent

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Designed with compact vehicles in mind, Napier’s Sportz Dome-To-Go Truck Tent is great for families on the go. Fitting hatchback vehicles and station wagons, the Sportz Dome-To-Go sleeps four people and gives you versatility and flexibility, which is key in when you’re camping. A removable sock wraps around the cargo area of your vehicle, giving you easy access to storage or as an additional sleeping area. A double-coated polyethylene floor with rip stop technology provides water resistance and durability, and it even comes with a full-length rain fly, allowing you to extend your living area. Pick up Sportz Dome-To-Go Tent #86000 for MSRP $249.95 US. Napier.

June 11, 2009

Sportz Avalanche Truck Tent

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Your camp is wherever you make it when you have the Sportz Avalanche Truck Tent. Made for the Chevy Avalanche, this Sportz truck tent keeps you off the ground while keeping you dry and comfortable in the bed of your vehicle. Outfitted with a 6 by 6 foot awning, the Avalanche allows you to enjoy the sun rise or set while giving you protection overhead. A patented sewn-in floor keeps your sleeping bag clean, two large no-see-em mesh windows provide ventilation, and a large door leads into your truck’s cab for interior access. Other features include a color-coded pole and sleeve system allows for fast, easy set up and an interior pocket that keeps your gear organized. MSRP: $269.95 US. Sportz Napier.

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August 27, 2008

Chevy Avalanche/Cadillac Extended Truck Tent

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Known for offering more features at a lower price, the Chevy Avalanche/Cadillac Extended Truck Tent is a top-seller for a reason. With even more head room, the Chevy Avalanche/Cadillac Extended Truck Tent is easy to set up, thanks to color-coded poles and straps. Boasting quality construction, this truck tent comes equipped with deep pockets, reinforced stitching, taped seams, and a sky-view top vent for comfort and better lighting. Other features include six interior ring/clips for lanterns and gear, bug screen over windows and door, double zipper access with glow in the dark zipper pulls and a rain fly with clear window coverings. Buy it here for $219.

July 11, 2008

Adventure 1 Truck Tent

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Go “Conestoga” style in the Adventure 1 Truck Tent. With a fiberglass frame with color-coded poles for easy set-up, the Adventure 1 comes in three sizes to fit just about all trucks. Sporting double wall construction with oversized fly having front and back hooded windows and vents, the Adventure 1 offers over five feet of interior height with standing room throughout and room for two cots or bunks, plus gear. It even boasts outstanding ventilation and no-see-um-bug proof mesh in door and windows, backed by rain-proof zippered panels. Ease set-up means you’re ready to camp in 10 minutes, and when it’s packed away, this lightweight truck tent fits perfectly in its sack. Sells for $239. Enel Corporation.

April 3, 2008

2008 Livin’ Lite Quicksilver Truck Camper

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Taking the truck camping? Don’t forget the 2008 Livin’ Lite Quicksilver Truck Camper. This ultra lightweight truck tent sleeps up to four campers comfortably, and offers all the comforts of home – a dinette, a spot to plug in a TV, and two bunks. What more could you ask for? The Quicksilver Truck Camper features durable all-aluminum and composite construction, and is easy to set up. The Quicksilver Truck Camper comes in a variety of colors, two sizes, and at an affordable price. Livin’ Lite RV
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August 24, 2007

Kelty Car Tarp

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The Kelty Car Tarp offers much-appreciated shelter from the rain and sun. Set up the three-season Car Tarp with a vehicle or a structure, and enjoy a 110-sq.-ft. area covered by the polyester taffeta fly, ideal for meal-time, play-time or just keeping cool in the shade. Its open design allows for easy access and a simple set up using two aluminum poles. With a packaged length of just 21 inches and weighing 4 lbs. 5 oz., you can easily tuck the Car Tarp in the back of your car or truck – you won’t even know it’s there. The Car Tarp retails for approximately $100. Kelty.

August 1, 2007

Camp-Right Pickup Truck Tent

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The Camp-Right Pickup Truck Tent is a full-size, eight-foot shelter that offers plenty of room and is sure to make you one happy camper. With its easy to set up color-coded poles and straps, the Camp-Right Pickup Truck Tent is built tough with high-quality construction, reinforced stitching and taped seams. Enjoy the view with a sky view top vent and a rear window. This truck tent also features four interior gear pockets, six interior ring/clips for lanterns, a bug screen over windows and door, and rain fly with clear window coverings. Retails for about $189. Camp-Right.

July 25, 2007

Sportz Camo III Truck Tent

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Perfect for hunters who want to set up camp quickly, yet remain mobile, the Sportz Camo III Truck Tent allows the outdoor enthusiast to keep hidden anywhere their truck will take them. Available in the Advantage Timber by Real Tree pattern, the Camo III lets hunters drive to sites without ever having to tear down camp, as it remains camouflaged to the game they are tracking. With a patented sewn-in floor, this Sportz truck tent features over 5.5 feet of headroom and strong nylon taffeta tent fabric for waterproof protection. The Camo III sleeps two and also features a 6 x 6 foot awning with adjustable poles. Retails for about $199.95. Sportz.

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