I come from a long history of owning Toyota trucks. The first was a 1990 2wd prerunner, second was a 99 Tacoma 4X4 TRD Xtra Cab, now I have an 09 Tacoma 4X4 Access Cab. I am not a wheeling expert but love going out learning and prefer to get to remote spots and do some camping. My truck is mostly stock TRD Off Road with Demello sliders and Konig Countersteer OR wheels. New tires to come.
After finding the BajaTaco either here or on Tacoma World I set out to design my own sleeping platform for my Taco.
I currently have an Undercover tonneau and have slept under it open with the tailgate down. Being close to winter in Mojave bugs weren't an issue. Knowing full well my rig will make it to areas where bugs will be prevalent, something to keep them out is important.
I don't like shells/toppers on my truck for extended periods of time and living in an apartment there is no place to store one. A Bestop Softtop would provide the best of both worlds. Unfortunately the Bestop will not work with the Undercover hardware in place. So now I'm thinking of either a scissor device or fold down posts to support the tonneau and sleep under it with some mosquito netting hanging from it. Any suggestions for what to use as support posts? What are people using for foam mattresses?
I have most of the sleeping platform planned and am getting ready to do the materials list. It is mostly copied from the BajaTaco design. Since I don't know how to post pics of my excel images it will be hard to share my exact ideas without making this a loooooooong post.
Other plans are:
To be continued...
Named The Gini in honor of my mother Virginia. My cousin nicknamed her Aunt Gini long before I arrived. She served this country as a flight nurse in the CA Air Guard and treated many troops during her military career. She passed away in 2009. My truck shall carry her moniker to places she was unable to get to late in life.