I thought about sleeping in the truck as I was falling asleep last night on a nice Serta mattress in a 65 degree room with two cats curling up next to me on high thread count cotton sheets and a quilt and a reading light next to my head. And I am intent on trading this in on a plywood bed with carpet scraps and a few old sleeping bags with a bunch of clothes rolled up as a pillow. Really?
I have been giving thought to the closing (from inside of the truck) of the topper window and the tailgate. (Is there an inside handle on the topper window? How about a rope on the tailgate to pull it shut?) If it is hot, or even warm, outside I would like the whole thing open. Then it would be nice to have some kind of bug screen, since I love to read at night. Maybe a length of netting rolled up on a pvc pipe suspended from the rear top of the topper. (I just had a flash of bear … but I’d rather have it open even with wildlife.) In cold weather it would be nice to be able to roll down a cold barrier blanket on the inside of the topper window and truck tailgate.
As I get older it seems that peeing at night is not as optional as it used to be. That is another consideration. Perhaps if I restrict fluids to before 3 pm that might work. If not I will have to use a yogurt container? pint jar?
I have been using an alarm clock. I cannot think that it would be necessary in the truck. I can take that off of the essentials list.