Convertible Camper Bed: Turn a Pickup Into a Camper

Here is one reader's ingenious yet simple method of installing a convertible camper bed in her pickup truck.

The conversion camper bed in the up position, with fold-out table or shelf in the down position.
Use 1/4" lag bolts with corresponding washers to join all 2 x 4s. Nail plywood to 2 x 4 frame with 40 common 1 1/2" nails. A. Lag bolt (we suggest galvanized hot dip bolts all around) to truck bed from the outside using fender washers on all three legs. B. Three snap hinges (one on each post) will keep the bed folding smoothly. C. Two snap catches should be used (one on each side of the table).
D. Hook an eye attachment to the camper bed. The location is critical area. It must be reinforced to reduce the risk of damage to the camper side. The bed itself is made of 2 x 4s and 1/2" plywood.

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