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#6370574 - 07/15/16 05:37 PM Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5481
Loc: DFW
So guys,

The lease I'm on doesn't have a cabin and I don't own a RV and have no plans to buy one. So it's between buying a tent or staying in my truck. The bedliner in my truck is carpet which includes padding under it. It's very nice but I'm not really sure if this would be any better than a tent.

If you were in my situation what would you do? Any other options that doesn't include a large purchase or that would require storage fees if the lease doesn't work out?

Thanks,

Mel

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#6370585 - 07/15/16 05:48 PM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 596
Loc: West Texas
Find a 6-8" thick piece of foam that you can roll up. You'll want it as wide as the wheel-wells are. Cover that with a fitted sheet and sleep away.
To protect from the weather you can rig up a tarp - plastic or otherwise (I prefer the plastic). Cover the windshield back over the tailgate and hold it down with rocks behind the truck.
The fanciest I got was I built a PVC 'frame' that held up the tarp in the back and either staked it down or held the edges down with rocks.
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#6370592 - 07/15/16 05:52 PM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2320
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
no camper shell on the truck? That would be my choice if you had a shell. ow far north will you be?

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#6370659 - 07/15/16 06:57 PM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 04/09/09
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Loc: Central Texas
I have one of those truck bed tents that I use on the beach a few times a year. With an 8-foot bed it'll sleep me and a couple chicks comfortably (LOL!!!) It works OK but if going more than 15mph have to lay it down.
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#6370685 - 07/15/16 07:19 PM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 11/22/10
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I have heard great things about those truck tents. I have slept on the foam mentioned above in the bed and it is fine sleeping....
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#6370690 - 07/15/16 07:30 PM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I prefer a tent and a cot to sleeping in the truck. You can at least get out of the rain and cook in a tent if you have to. I have spent a few weekends sleeping on the ground under a tarp but wouldn't recommend it.

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#6370705 - 07/15/16 07:43 PM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 08/12/13
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2-man tent and a cot

option 2: rent a 6x12 enclosed trailer from UHaul and use it for the weekend

option 3: buy a used 6x12 enclosed trailer, probably $2500 ish
sleep in it, store stuff in it, leave it at the lease , locked ...

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#6370719 - 07/15/16 07:57 PM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I might go the PVC route and that way you could leave the pipes and tarp at the lease and not have to haul them back and forth. here's a video that will show you how to build one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jni3E67sDsI
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#6370833 - 07/15/16 10:45 PM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 08/15/13
Posts: 446
I bought a old school canvas truck bed tent from Cabelas when it was on the cheap. Some of the video's show guys using in cold states hunting in the winter and being too warm. I have yet to use it so no 1st hand review. Name brand was Kodiak I think...
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#6370860 - 07/15/16 11:48 PM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
rdhibbs Offline
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Registered: 04/08/15
Posts: 329
Loc: Dumas TX
Toper or pickup tent on a puckup bead trailetlr? Leave it at the lease. Would not tie up your pickup. Or tent.
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#6370880 - 07/16/16 02:42 AM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 351
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
I built a shed cabin. It wasn't to expensive. Keep it small so you can tow it

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#6370961 - 07/16/16 08:13 AM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5481
Loc: DFW
Guys,

Thanks for all the responses. I have a Tonneau cover on my truck. I should have added that.

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#6371056 - 07/16/16 09:20 AM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 465
Loc: Cotlulla TX / Scotland Neck NC
Have you looked at the Jumping Jack trailers pretty neat concept.

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#6371068 - 07/16/16 09:27 AM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deerhunter61]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1581
Loc: Smith County


I use a temporary garage shelter from harbor fright for a cabin during deer season. Works great, dry and plenty of room for to cots and a cooking.

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#6371073 - 07/16/16 09:32 AM Re: Questions to those who do not have a cabin or a RV to stay in at the lease [Re: Deer Hound]
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Originally Posted By: Deer Hound
Have you looked at the Jumping Jack trailers pretty neat concept.


I looked into them. They are kind of neat, but they are not for the budget minded. Way too expensive for what you get IMO. Heck, you can buy a nice popup camper (certainly a used one) for what those things cost - and have a whole lot more for your money. 2cents


Edited by Nogalus Prairie (07/16/16 09:33 AM)
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Originally Posted By: REALKILLER
That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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