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Choosing the Right Truck Tent

Aug 17, 2007
Perhaps some of the best adventures of traveling cross country are the places you get to sleep. If you are traveling by truck then you will not want to miss out on the great adventures of truck tents. Truck tents are regular full sized tents that fit right into a truck bed. They complete the gap between a tent and a vehicle at the easiest level. These types of tents allow campers to get the feel for the great outdoors while keeping them off the ground. They are a better choice then regular tents as they protect you against some of the natural elements such as dirt, insects, and water.

Most animals both large and small are less likely to bother you while you sleep in your truck tent as most animals will not crawl into a truck bed. Campers who prefer the comfort of being off the ground but still want to experience the great outdoors should definitely consider a truck tent for their traveling adventure.

Trucks tents can be used for more than just camping even though they do give you a great place to lay your head to rest. Truck tents can give you shade, which is especially great for parents of small children. They can give the children a place to get out of the hot sun while fishing at the lake or at the park. Parents can be sure their children are not getting over heated and the children can create magical places inside the truck tent.

Before choosing the truck tent for you and your family you will want to know what tents are available. Below, is a good list to get you started in your journey for the right tent. Make sure you know what budget you have to work with so you will get something that fits your needs and is in your price range.

Super Truck Tents

If you are one of the big boys driving the big trucks, then you can choose from a variety of truck tents to meet your needs. Truck drivers can get models with different luxuries to meet their needs and make them feel more comfortable and at home. These tents come in many different models and will cover the tailgate of the truck bed. This also allows taller people more space to relax.

Regular Truck Tents

Trucks tents are made to fit most any truck bed making them universal. They are simple to set up as the fit right in the bed of the truck with the tailgate down. These tents are made from nylon with the usual mesh windows for good ventilation and zippers for easy access. They are very similar to regular tents. However the regular truck tents only cover the bed of the truck not the tailgate.

Some of the other truck tents even offer awnings that come from the of the top of the tent and are posted behind the truck on the ground. These are great tents that offer people a shaded area for eating or relaxing, while they camp out in the wild.

How to install

Every truck tent should come complete with detailed instructions and pictures to show you how to set up your tent. As always it is very important to read all the instruction and follow the guidelines that are given to you. If you do not install the truck tent according to the directions provided the tent may not be very stable and you can run the risk of the tent breaking or falling off the truck. You should make sure you get a tent that is made especially for your truck as this will ensure proper fit. If you get one that does not fit then you should take it back and get one that fits properly. You can damage the tent if it is not fitted properly..

Always keep your truck engine off when you are sleeping in the back of the truck in your truck tent. You do not want to accidentally run over someone in your party or a fellow camper. Camping in a truck tent can be a great experience and an adventure each time you use it.
About the Author
Warren L. Smith offers a fountain of information on such tents as: pop-up tents and campers, family tents, party tents, and even trailer tents. For the best up to date information on all essential tents for camping, go to http://www.tentsandmoreonline.com/
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