Sleep/Cargo Platform Ideas (LIGHTWEIGHT)
I have a HUGELY OVERPOWERED '91 4Runner with stock (rebuilt) 3.0 V6. (You can now laugh as overpowered and 3.0 should never be used in the same sentence.) I am VERY interested in a cargo/sleep platform similar to the numerous posts we have seen, BUT I have no interest in adding another 100+ lbs to an already slow vehicle in wood.
Does anyone have any ideas for a similar set up that is lighter? I have toyed with idea of creating in essence a large cot out of aluminum and awning material. I have also played with commercially available rubbermaid shelving units that support 500# and 5 shelves only weight about 20 lbs. This was kinda slick but only come in 36 in widths that fit in the wheel wells but kinda eat up a bit of space. My other idea was just to sleep on 3-4 contigo storage trucks when closed.
So any ideas. I use the truck mainly for climbing and caving trips so I have quite a bit of gear. I currently use a Marmot 1 person ultralight tent weighing in at a little over 2lbs, but I like the idea of just crawling in back.
No hurries for awhile, but I sure like playing with my truck design. So designers out there, let me hear what you got.