For us here at Stage 3 Motorsports, one of the most rewarding things we can think of is taking our bad boy trucks out to the extremes to blaze a trail and find a place to camp. Loading the bed of your truck down with tons of gear and all the essentials is one thing, but what if when you arrive at that perfect location by the lake you can utilize the bed of your truck as your own personal fortress for comfort and security? We here at Stage 3 Motorsports tried out one of these Rightline Gear Bed Tents on our 2015 F150 3.5L EcoBoost Lariat FX4 Project Truck the last time we went camping and are now fully on board. Completely packed away, they take up the size of a typical backpack but unleash this thing on the bed of your truck next time you're camping and you'll have a full-on camp-site on wheels. The best part, besides its sturdy construction, is the fact that now you're off the dirty, bug-infested ground when you rest your head at night. Paired up with a comfortably padded 2015 F150 BedRug Complete Bed Liner, we were able to create one of the most comfortable camp sites, even in the most rough and rocky terrain.
Constructed out of water-resistant fabric with reinforced, taped seams that keep you dry even in heavy downpour, these bed tents were designed for comfort and protection. The tents feature a sewn-in setup guide, color-coded poles as well as heavy-duty straps and ties for an easy setup that won't damage your truck's paint or finish. The tent comes standard with glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls and even its own compact storage sack that allows you to pack it away just about anywhere when not in use.
If you're like us here at Stage 3 and need to get your hands on one of these awesome tents for your own truck, you'll need to make sure you're getting the right size based on the measurements of your bed. Here's what we have to offer from Rightline: 5-1/2 ft Beds, 6-1/2 ft Beds or 8 ft Beds.
When you're away from the city lights, you need a way to navigate around your campsite, and one of our favorite tried-and-true solutions is the Rigid Industries Halo 800 Lumen LED Flashlight. Using the same amazing technology that they've engineered in their off-road LED lighting, these flashlights can produce an enormous amount of light at a range of up to 1000 feet.
Packed with a high-powered LED bulb, the Halo Torch produces 800 raw lumens with a focus center that produces the same amount of light as a Mini Maglite but with almost 10 times more light output. Around your campsite or walking on a trail when it's pitch black outside, this handy flashlight gives you 5 different settings that can help you meet just about any need or emergency you're faced with, including high, medium, low, strobe or SOS.
The Halo can run for almost 3 hours on a full charge and is impact and water resistant. This flashlight includes a rechargeable battery and both a 110V wall charger and an AC/DC 12V charger for your vehicle.
Igloo has been making camping, recreational and other outdoor products for decades now and has always been known for making the highest quality equipment and their latest line-up of Yukon Coolers is even more tailored to our needs here at Stage 3 Motorsports. Whether you're going out for a day of off-road fun, camping, fishing, hunting or just need a trust-worthy cooler for the bed of your truck for daily use, these Yukon Cold Lockers are some of the toughest you'll find on the market for just about any need.
With a guarantee of keeping your ice cold for up to 7 days, these bad boys are more like mobile mini-refrigerators than your standard ice chest or cooler. Built extra tough for long-lasting support, the Yukon-series has the kind of rock-solid construction that allows you to truly take it with you anywhere and compact enough that it won't make you have to sacrifice your load in other areas.
Depending on your needs you can get one of these bad-boy Yukon Coolers in a 50-Quart White as a standard option or their 50 Roller which comes with an expandable handle and wheels for easier transportation. If you need more capacity for more people or a longer trip, their 70-Quart Series comes in either White or Tan. Either of these models are virtually indestructible and lock tight to keep out animals if you leave it unattended and include tons of other awesome features like a built-in oversized plug that opens easily for fast draining of water so you can cleanly and efficiently add more ice in order to keep everything chilled for longer trips. It's attached stainless steel chain ensures you don't lose the plug while you're moving it around while draining any liquids.