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By zimick
Aug 20, 2012

I am working on making my truck more of a mobile base and am thinking of buying a Metolius Magnum crash pad (6x4) to do double duty as a "mattress" in the bed of my truck. Anybody have any experiance with this? Opinions? Too hard?
If it seems like an ok idea where is the cheapest place to purchase?


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By MacM
From Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
Aug 20, 2012
3rd Day in JTree

I once slept on my crash pad for 5 days, Metolius Stomp Pad. It wasn't until the last night I remembered that the open-cell foam was on the bottom and the closed-cell foam was on the top. I recommend flipping the pad over to the open-cell side for a better night's sleep, unless you like to sleep on a concrete mattress.
I feel it would be a great plan, especially with a bigger pad. Go for it. However, I haven't been in the market fo a pad in a while, so I have no clue where to get one cheap anymore except used here on MP maybe.

-Mac


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By Abel Jones
From Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 20, 2012
Nice Crisp day for an FA

The metolious trifold is awesome for sleeping. Did a 10 month stint on one in the back of the pickup. You can really design the build up around the folds in the pad and Mae a sweet set up! Search for Nissan frontier in for sale area, recently sold it but the pics could help you out!


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By JJNS
Aug 20, 2012

I have a Tacoma and use a Black Diamond Mondo with a Thermarest Dreamtime on top of it. Its a good setup. I slept on it for about five months last year and never had a problem with cold or discomfort.


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By England
From ?
Aug 20, 2012
Alpine toothpick.

I've been sleeping on my crash pad for 4 years, and in the back of my truck. Why do you need to ask???? It already looks like a bed....seems natural to me.


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By Crypply
Aug 20, 2012

i sleep on my pad every time i go on a overnight trip and i have never been uncomfortable. FYI, my pad is the flashed shogun


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By Dave Bn
From Fort Collins, CO
Aug 20, 2012
Dreamweaver

Works like a charm.

Just remember, wear a beanie but no shirt, it's the most comfortable way.


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By Andy Novak
From Golden, Co
Aug 20, 2012
Living the High Life.

You can also get a nice cushy open-cell mattress/crashpad cover at Walmart and cut to fit your desired size.. They start at around $20 and go up to $80. Sleep on the pad and throw a cover on. Like a $500 pillow top and well worth it.


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By M Sprague
Administrator
From New England
Aug 20, 2012
Lichen head. Me, with my usual weatherbeaten, lichen covered look from scrubbing a new route.

Andy Novak wrote:
You can also get a nice cushy open-cell mattress/crashpad cover at Walmart and cut to fit your desired size.. They start at around $20 and go up to $80. Sleep on the pad and throw a cover on. Like a $500 pillow top and well worth it.

If you want to go deluxe, you can get a Tempupedic (or equivalent) overlay pad to go on top. A sheepskin mattress pad would do the trick too, and for cheaper.


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By Rick Blair
From Denver
Aug 21, 2012
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I think it works quite well, depending on rope thickness and sheath quality, it belays very smooth.  Great to lower with.  You gotta love over engineering.  $3 at a gear swap!

England wrote:
It already looks like a bed....seems natural to me.

Have you spent time in a 3rd world prison or were you raised in a barn?


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By Rob Gordon
From Hollywood, CA
Aug 21, 2012
Tough Mantle Problem.  Haven't sent yet...

I think sleeping on my crash pad wore it out quicker. On the plus side, it got more comfortable for sleeping.


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