Tents for Back of Trucks

by Ben Jackson
Tents for Back of Trucks

Tents for Back of Trucks

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When you have the opportunity to get outdoors, you need to take it. A quick and easy way to do this is with a tent that you pitch in the bed of your truck. They keep you off the ground and are quick and easy (most are easy) to set up and enjoy. They have many kinds and types to fit almost any truck.

Why Tents Are Important For Trucks

There are many reasons why a tent for the back of your truck is better than one you just set on the ground. Here is a short list:

  1. Keeps you away from pests and animals on the ground.
  2. Less likely to get flooded out by rain. However, it’s still a good idea to throw a tarp over the tent.
  3. Faster and easier set up than some tents.

Selecting a Back of Truck Tent

Before you even think about which tent to buy, you need to start with your truck. There are a few important things to keep in mind here. First and foremost, the truck bed isn’t just a storage space, it’s a working vehicle part. The way you treat it and the things you put in there can have a significant impact on the longevity of your truck.

You’ll want to make sure that the tent is the right size for your truck bed. Ideally, you’ll want it to extend past the sides of the truck bed in order to protect the rest of the truck from rainwater and other elements.

You’ll also want to look for a truck tent that’s well-constructed, durable, and sturdy. Pole materials can vary but carbon fiber is one of the best materials to use here since it’s both lightweight and sturdy.

Bestseller No. 1
GoHimal Pickup Truck Tent, Waterproof PU2000mm Double Layer for 5.5-6.0 FT Truck Bed, Portable Truck Bed Tent for Camping, Gray
  • 【Waterproof & Durable Material】: The truck tent is made of 210T polyester oxford, with PU2000 water-proof coating, and the inner space always keeps clean and dry. Fiberglass poles support the...
  • 【Spacious Space】: Specifically designed for pickup trucks with 5.5'-6' truck bed. The truck tent's dimension measures 93' (Depth) * 65' (Width) * 67' (Height). With it, you can get a comfortable...
  • 【Considerate Designs】: The pickup Tent has a double-layer design that includes 1 large entrance door, and 3 windows that allow for great ventilation. With 1 mesh bag and a 2-in-1 storage side...
  • 【Easy Installation】: The tent includes all necessary hardware and accessories. The set-up & pack-up instruction is included for quick and fast assembly, so you have more time to relax and enjoy...
  • 【After-sale Service】: In case of missing parts, appearing installation issues, or any quality issues, please contact us. We will provide you with a satisfactory solution within 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 2
JoyTutus Pickup Truck Tent 2.0, Waterproof PU2000mm Double Layer for 2 Person, Portable Truck Bed Tent with Rainfly, 5.5'-6' Camping Preferred - Green
  • 【Double-layer Waterproof Material & Rainfly】: JOYTUTUS pickup truck tent made of 150D polyester oxford, with PU2000 water-proof coating, rainproof and waterproof. The bottom of the tent has a...
  • 【Easy Installation】: The installation instruction is included for quick and fast assembly.The ends of the main poles feature color-matching markings. Makes it easy to quickly find the correct...
  • 【Private and Spacious Space】: Tent size--90.5 x 62.9 x 66.9 inch,perfect for 2 person. This tent has 3 well-ventilated windows, which 2 for sightseeing 1 for hunting or observation, and 1...
  • 【Compatibility】: The truck bed tent will fit for pickup truck with 5.5-6 ft truck bed. Compatible with F150, Ram, Silverado, Tundra, Sierra, Titan etc. Perfect with Joytutus truck air mattress for...
  • 【Package】: Package included--1 x tent, 1 x carry bag, 4 x Fiberglass pole, 1 x user guide. With 2 mesh bags in the convenient inner space, easy to collect sundries to keep the inner space tidy....
Bestseller No. 3
Guide Gear Full Size Truck Tent for Camping, Camp Tents for Pickup Trucks, Fits Truck Bed Length 79-81", Waterproof Rainfly Included, Sleeps 2
  • TURN YOUR TRUCK INTO A CAMPER – Turn your truck into a camper with the truck tent for camping. With a large interior area with a large D-shaped door, the truck bed tent sleeps 2.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT – Lightweight and easy to set up with 4 total poles, our truck tents come with a heavy-duty, weather-resistant polyester carrying bag and full rainfly to keep you totally dry.
  • WATER-RESISTANT COATING – Made of 190T polyester with 1500mm water-resistant coating, this truck tent camper features mesh windows for ventilation and a sewn-in polyethylene flooring.
  • FULL SIZE Truck Tent: fits most truck beds measuring 79-81" with the tail gate down. 63" x 79"l. Footprint. 63" center height. Weighs 11 lbs.
  • COMPACT Truck Tent: fits most truck beds measuring 72-74" with the tail gate down. 63" x 74"l. Footprint, 57” center height. Weighs 10 lbs.
Bestseller No. 4
Winado Pickup Truck Bed Tent for 6.2-6.8 FT Truck Bed, PU 2000mm Double Layer Waterproof & Windproof Tent for 2 Person, Portable Truck Tent for Outdoor Camping, Green Orange
  • 【 Waterproof & Windproof 】 The truck tent is made of 210D polyester oxford with PU2000 coating. The bottom of the tent has a waterproof layer to prevent rainwater from seeping in. The thickened...
  • 【Large Space】 The internal dimensions of the truck bed tent are 100 x 67 x 67 inches, which is enough for 2 person to rest comfortably. The ceiling of the truck tent is 67 inches high, providing...
  • 【Good Breathability】 This truck tent is designed with 2 side visible windows and 1 skylight, suitable for sightseeing, which can maintain air circulation inside the tent all night and help...
  • 【Humanized Design】 The tent is equipped with 4 mesh pockets, which are convenient for storing your mobile phone, glasses, wallet, keys, etc., and keep the internal space clean. A hook is designed...
  • 【Easy to Assemble & Carry】 Fiberglass rods are marked with different colors for easy installation. All you need is to assemble the tent and secure it to the truck bed with the side straps. It...
Bestseller No. 5
SAYGOGO Inflatable Car Air Mattress Travel Bed - Thickened Camping Bed Sleeping Pad with Car Air Pump 2 Pillows for Car Tent SUV Sedan Pickup Back Seat - Black
  • 【Functional Car Camping Bed】- Functional air mattress. For home(garden, yard, balcony). For SUV/Sedan(1. back seat mainly; 2. Half of the trunk). For outdoor(camping, travel), really useful for...
  • 【Friendly & Unique Design】- We adopt honeycomb structural design for comfort and added an extra air chamber for leaning/Protecting and its height is adjustable(by different placement methods), so...
  • 【Great Option for Car Travel】- It's a good choice for car travle with familes, after a long time driving you may need a good sleep, so this time the car bed helps a lot, meanwhile it's also a...
  • 【Easy to Inflate/Deflate】- Equipped an air pump(car use only) and 3 kinds of funnels, and the valve is anti-leak while inflating, it takes around 4-6mins to finish inflating and 3-5mins to...
  • 【What You Get】- 1*Back Seat Air mattress(inflated:175x80x15cm); 2*Pillow; 2*Functional pier(can storage shoes, the size:35*38*45cm); 1*Air pump(for car); 1*Carry bag; 1*Instruction. And our after...
Bestseller No. 6
VEVOR Truck Bed Tent, 6.4'-6.7' Pickup Truck Tent with Carry Bag, Waterproof PU2000mm Double Layer Truck Tent for Camping, Accommodate 2-3 Person, for Camping Traveling Outdoor Activities
  • Compatible with Various Vehicles: Are you ready to get more out of your truck? The VEVOR pickup tent is suitable for pickup trucks with a 6.4-6.7 feet bed and is compatible with Ford F150, Dodge Ram...
  • Stand up to Rain: The VEVOR pickup tent has a waterproof rating of up to PU2000. The double-layer tent that effectively prevents fierce wind and heavy rainfall. Additionally, it has a 120g fully sewn...
  • Sturdier Structure: The VEVOR pickup tent has a streamlined design that reduces wind resistance. It also has thickened 9 mm fiberglass support poles that are corrosion-resistant and provide solid...
  • Room for the Family: The pickup tent has a maximum height of 5.58 feet in the middle, providing a roomy space for a family to rest. And the small high-density mesh window in the tent enhances airflow,...
  • Take on Any Challenge: Our truck bed tent is breathable, enabling you to enjoy the sky and maintain a clear view through the skylight. The double-layer design makes the tent resistant to cold and...
Bestseller No. 7
Tecoom Pickup Truck Tent Waterproof PU3000mm Double Layer for 5.5-5.8ft Truck Bed Portable 2 Person Compact Full Size Truck Bed Tent for Back of Truck Camping Beach Tent with Rain Fly
  • 【Double-layer Waterproof Material & Rainfly】Tecoom tent for truck bed features a double-layer design made of 150D polyester oxford with PU3000mm waterproof coating, ensuring that it is rainproof...
  • 【Private & Spacious Space】With a size of 75"L x 65"W x 65"H, truck camping tent is suitable for pickup trucks with a 5.5-5.8ft bed, providing enough space for 2 person. The truck tent 5.5 bed...
  • 【Double Protection & Compatibility】: The pickup bed tent will fit for pickup trucks with a 5.5-5.8 ft truck bed. Compatible with F150, Ram, Silverado, Tundra, GMC Sierra, Titan, etc. Perfect with...
  • 【Easy Installation】Setting up our back of truck tents for camping is hassle-free and quick. The poles are easily distinguishable and come with installation instructions and a storage bag for...
  • 【Warranty & Service】We stand behind the quality of our Tecoom camping tent for truck bed. It comes with a 1-year warranty and lifetime technical support. If you encounter any issues such as...
Bestseller No. 8
HREFEU Pickup Truck Tent, Portable Waterproof Tent for Camping, Hiking, Fishing - 2 Person, 5.0-5.5 FT Truck Bed, Foldable, Easy Setup
  • 【Waterproof and durable material】:Truck tent adopts 210T Oxford polyester material, PU2000 waterproof coating, waterproof layer at the bottom of the tent to avoid rainwater infiltration, can be...
  • 【Spacious space】:Designed for 5.0-5.5FT truck bed. The truck tent is 83(D)* 65'(W)* 67'(H). With it, you can get a comfortable campsite when you go camping, hiking, or fishing outdoors.
  • 【Thoughtful design】:The pickup tent uses a double layer design, including a large entrance door and 3 Windows, with air holes, even if it rains to ensure good ventilation. Add a charging port to...
  • 【Easy installation】:The tent includes all the necessary hardware and accessories. Installation and packaging instructions are included for quick assembly, giving you more time to relax and enjoy...
  • 【After-sales service】:If there are missing parts, installation problems, quality problems, please contact us in time. We will provide you with satisfactory solutions within 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 9
Napier Backroadz Truck Bed Camping Tent - Waterproof 2-Person Tent - Easy to Install - Compact Storage Case - Sturdy Camp & Adventure Shelter Truck Accessories - Grey/Green, Full Size Short Bed
  • Go-Anywhere Accommodations: Make a list of the gorgeous places you’ve been wanting to explore, then get the truck packed and ready for memorable adventures! Camping experiences get a big boost (off...
  • Ideal Space for Two: Your spacious new truck tent offers a comfortable interior with ample headroom, fitting two adults perfectly for relaxing and sleeping. Revel in outdoor vacations during every...
  • User-Friendly Assembly & Materials: Instructions, located on the carrying bag, are easy to follow. Within minutes you have your tent assembled and ready to enjoy. (When installing color-coded tent...
  • Truly Organized Travel: Not only is the truck tent easy to use, assemble, disassemble, and store—special features keep you tidy and organized while you’re having fun on your trips. Personal items...
  • Seasoned Adventurers Count On Napier: For over 30 years, campers, families, and outdoor enthusiasts have made Napier’s vehicle accessories and tents their top choice for must-have camping gear....

Types of Tents for Back of Trucks

There are several types of tents for back of trucks that are designed with different use cases in mind. The most common are truck bed tents, pickup bed tents, and truck roof tents. Let’s take a look at the benefits of each.

Truck Bed Tents – As mentioned above, truck bed tents are great for securing cargo and protecting items from the elements. They can also be used to provide passengers with additional space as well. This type of tent is versatile and can be set up and taken down quickly.

Pickup Bed Tents – These tents are larger than truck bed tents and are made for larger pickup trucks. They’re also heavier as they’re designed to be a permanent fixture in the truck bed.

Truck Roof Tents – These are larger and heavier than other tents and are designed to be mounted on top of the truck. They offer a lot of room and are great for long-term trips.

If you need additional sleep space, you may want to check out our bunk bed cots.

Pick-up Truck Tents for Travel and Security

As mentioned above, pick-up truck tents are the best for travel and security. They can keep you safe from inclement weather and potential threats, provide you with extra room to stretch your legs and be comfortable, and secure your cargo from the elements.

The best pick-up truck tents come with rainflys and bug shields that can be quickly deployed in case of inclement weather and overhead bars that you can use to secure your luggage and other gear.

Additionally, if you have larger items that need to be secured, you can use the built-in tie-down system to secure those as well. You can also use the tent to provide privacy for yourself and other passengers. ## Truck Bed Tents for Storage and Protection

Truck bed tents are best for long-term storage and protecting items. They’re typically larger than pickup bed tents and can fit a wide variety of items and supplies that you need to keep out of the elements.

The best truck bed tents are made of heavy-duty canvas and are designed to withstand years of wear and tear. They’re also waterproof, come with zippers that can withstand the elements, and have ventilation that can be controlled with a simple button. ## Tips when buying a Back of Truck Tent

  • Make sure that the tent you buy is made from high-quality materials. While cheap tents are tempting, they’re often flimsy and won’t protect you for long.
  • Be sure that the tent you buy has enough room for your needs. If you’re only getting a tent for yourself, make sure that it’s large enough for your belongings as well.
  • Take into consideration the size of your truck bed when buying a tent. If you’re only getting a tent for yourself and you have a smaller truck bed, you may want to opt for a smaller tent.

Final Words

All in all, there are several types of tents for back of trucks that can help you achieve a wide variety of goals and enjoy the outdoors. They are quick to set up and keep you out of the elements.

The best tents are heavy-duty, waterproof, and designed to withstand years of wear and tear. They’re also easy to mount and can be quickly taken down once you reach your destination.

If you have a truck and regularly travel for work, a truck bed tent can be a great addition to your gear. It will provide you with protection from the elements, storage space for your gear, and additional room to stretch your legs and be comfortable.

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