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I've always looked at one of these.... would like to see one in person though....
 

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I have a Rightline Gear. Bought it on special for like $70 last year and used it on my eclipse trip last month. Bought that one specifically because it doesn't have a sewn-in floor, which wouldn't work with my bed cover.

Set up pretty easily, fit pretty well, nice interior pockets and lantern hook but the quality isn't great. It ripped on the front left corner while I was setting it up and on the opposite side front right corner I discovered the tie-down strap wasn't wasn't properly sewn to the tent. Luckily the camper next door had some superglue which I used to hold the strap together, but the rip is another matter - I may be able to add some reinforcement nylon webbing and sew it back up to repair it but it's at a high-stress area so if the repair didn't take I wouldn't imagine the tent would set up again without being totally wrecked. I can't say how the customer service/warranty is since I haven't contacted them about it yet...

Anyway, it worked fine once and if I can either fix or replace it under warranty I'd certainly use it again, but if it failed a 2nd time I'd move on to another brand.
 

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I have a Rightline Gear. Bought it on special for like $70 last year and used it on my eclipse trip last month. Bought that one specifically because it doesn't have a sewn-in floor, which wouldn't work with my bed cover.

Set up pretty easily, fit pretty well, nice interior pockets and lantern hook but the quality isn't great. It ripped on the front left corner while I was setting it up and on the opposite side front right corner I discovered the tie-down strap wasn't wasn't properly sewn to the tent. Luckily the camper next door had some superglue which I used to hold the strap together, but the rip is another matter - I may be able to add some reinforcement nylon webbing and sew it back up to repair it but it's at a high-stress area so if the repair didn't take I wouldn't imagine the tent would set up again without being totally wrecked. I can't say how the customer service/warranty is since I haven't contacted them about it yet...

Anyway, it worked fine once and if I can either fix or replace it under warranty I'd certainly use it again, but if it failed a 2nd time I'd move on to another brand.
Thanks for your response. Would the rip be covered by the rain fly.
 

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Thanks for your response. Would the rip be covered by the rain fly.
Just barely I think - I'm surprised it's not visible in the pics but it must be just underneath the bottom of the rain fly seam, the orange part in the pic. It ripped straight back from the corner of the bed where the tent pole and bed strap both attach so it's probably one of the most stressed parts of the tent when it's set up. I'm pretty sure if I tried to set it up again it would just shred making the tent impossible to mount.
 

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Just barely I think - I'm surprised it's not visible in the pics but it must be just underneath the bottom of the rain fly seam, the orange part in the pic. It ripped straight back from the corner of the bed where the tent pole and bed strap both attach so it's probably one of the most stressed parts of the tent when it's set up. I'm pretty sure if I tried to set it up again it would just shred making the tent impossible to mount.
Thanks. Let me know how the warranty works out.
 

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I have a Rightline Gear. Bought it on special for like $70 last year and used it on my eclipse trip last month. Bought that one specifically because it doesn't have a sewn-in floor, which wouldn't work with my bed cover.

Set up pretty easily, fit pretty well, nice interior pockets and lantern hook but the quality isn't great. It ripped on the front left corner while I was setting it up and on the opposite side front right corner I discovered the tie-down strap wasn't wasn't properly sewn to the tent. Luckily the camper next door had some superglue which I used to hold the strap together, but the rip is another matter - I may be able to add some reinforcement nylon webbing and sew it back up to repair it but it's at a high-stress area so if the repair didn't take I wouldn't imagine the tent would set up again without being totally wrecked. I can't say how the customer service/warranty is since I haven't contacted them about it yet...

Anyway, it worked fine once and if I can either fix or replace it under warranty I'd certainly use it again, but if it failed a 2nd time I'd move on to another brand.
Well damn. Mine is coming in the mail tomorrow. Heading out to Colorado Bend for a late weekend trip. Hopefully I do not have the issue that you had.
 

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Well damn. Mine is coming in the mail tomorrow. Heading out to Colorado Bend for a late weekend trip. Hopefully I do not have the issue that you had.
Hopefully yours works out better than mine but I'd recommend bringing some heavy duty thread and/or nylon patch kit just in case. 10 bajillion boy scouts can't be wrong... :nerd:
 

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didn't even notice who posted this until I saw the truck and was like huh..... that sure looks like @Mfed's truck :)) I finally decided just to stick with my normal tents.... main reason why is because I usually have my truck filled with stuff in the back, and if im at the property or what not, we cruise around with Snow white in the back like new-age cowboys lmao
 

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ive always liked the idea of a bed tent until you have to put it into practice and unload ALL gear in the bed.
meh lol.
 

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two man dome tent and a fart sack so you dont have to unload the truck. (Coarse, I’ll stick with my NV)
 

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I have a Napier tent and it's really nice and very easy to put up. The only thing that getting the straps under the tailgate and around is a little tricky, just because the space is so small. I got it from amazon.
See the reviews here-
napier truck tent reviews
 

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I generally sleep in the bed of my truck under a camper shell so I need to unload the bed anyways.

When not driving my truck I will sleep on the ground. Sometimes in a tent sometimes not. I was out wheeling/camping in the Nevada dessert several years ago. MY buddy always gets up early and I like to sleep in. Combination of heavy drinking and being on vacation. So buddy often goes on a solo hike around where we camp. He comes across a troop of wild horse, which then become startled and run off through the brush away from him. They start to head in the direction of camp. I was woken by the ground shaking around me as 6 horse ran with 20 feet of where I was sleeping.

Personally I see in the bed tents as a very option limiting piece of gear. But I also see the +s of sleeping in your truck.
 

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Hi everyone,

Decided to step in and join the conversation as we carry a variety of truck bed tent options for the Frontier. There are both universal bed tents that are made for specific truck bed dimensions, and vehicle-specific car tents. You are welcome to view the selection of the bed tents that will work on your truck by selecting the exact model year:
Nissan Frontier tents & awnings at CARiD
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
 
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