View Full Version : Ford Ranger Sleeping Platform
09-12-2008, 12:11 AM
Hey guys, just thought I'd share my little sleeping platform I built in the back of my Ranger. Thanks for checking it out!
09-12-2008, 12:27 AM
Nice! What kind of carpeting is that?
09-12-2008, 01:39 AM
Thanks guys. The frame is made from 1"x10" pine and 3/4" plywood for the top. Its covered by some thin outdoor carpet I got from Home Depot. They have it on a big roll in the store that you just cut off however much you want. I got like 6'x12' for something like 30 or 40 bucks.
I have four plastic bins like you see in the picture that I have all my camping stuff packed in that fit perfectly underneath the center sections. The sides I have stuffed with all my tie-downs, axe, gloves and other random stuff. The center section is easily taken out and either layed on the bed in middle or put aside if I need to put bigger stuff in the back like my mountain bike or something.
A side benefit of this is that since I'm always carrying my dog around in the back I get to keep all my stuff under the platform where she can't chew on any of it :)
09-12-2008, 01:45 AM
Excellent work. Very functional.
I made a similar one (http://expeditionportal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=102894&postcount=3) some time ago, even out of the same materials! Worked like a charm : )
09-12-2008, 01:48 AM
That looks pretty nice, easy to take out. I wish I had a taller shell like yours though, its a little tight inside but not too bad.
09-13-2008, 02:11 PM
One of the things that really made that particular A.R.E. top so nice is the option of having a full hatch or smaller man door...my wife would use the door at nite to go in/out. Handy, and we still felt safe with all closed about us in cougar/bear country.
: ) Thom
09-13-2008, 06:02 PM
yeah I was thinking I would probably get a shell with a door like that if I ever were to buy a new one, looks alot easier to close from the inside than a tailgate
09-13-2008, 08:29 PM
you're right. and it can be secured from inside also so u feel relatively safe from lock picking raccoons ;-)
09-14-2008, 01:40 AM
Does the big door thing provide a couple more inches in length for the bed towards the middle? That would be cool since I'm 6'2" and need to sleep diagonally in my 6 foot bed right now.
03-06-2013, 07:27 PM
Here's what I've done. It's simple and I love it.
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