I tried to study the photo from the cover of your book, but am having troubles trying to see your setup. Im trying to get some ideas for building out our tacoma for camping in the back and was just curious what your setup or recommendations are. If you have any photos of the back of your truck that would make it easier to see that would be awesome!
Thanks a ton!
I just took this picture to show you how I have my truck shelf set up. It really is a great system–at night you pull the bags out from under the shelf, and you put your legs under there. If it’s raining or windy, you can put your pillow behind your back against one wall, and cook on the shelf. It’s nice to have the full headroom, and it’s also great to have the big open space preserved in the back of the truck in case you need to move something big when you are not on a roadtrip (like a washer or something). Also, all you need is a sheet of plywood.
It does take some dealing to get the plywood inside, sitting on top of the rails. I ended up cutting mine a little smaller and adding two little metal braces on each side. If you’re not scared of lifting your shell, you can also do that to slip it in.
Aside of that, adding a piece of plywood on top of your tailgate is guaranteed to make your life ten times more awesome 🙂