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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?
zimick
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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.

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MacM
From Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
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Aug 20, 2012
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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! Abel Jones
From Boulder, CO
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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. JJNS
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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. England
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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 Crypply
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Works like a charm.

Just remember, wear a beanie but no shirt, it's the most comfortable way.
Dave Bn
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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. Andy Novak
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Aug 20, 2012
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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.
M Sprague
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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?
Rick Blair
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I think sleeping on my crash pad wore it out quicker. On the plus side, it got more comfortable for sleeping. Rob Gordon
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