Braved up to the dangers of being considered ugly as Pontiac Aztec, it is worth hiding it with nylon, and we can say that one of the more interesting “revelations” we noticed at the New York International Auto Show this year was the bed tent ? This is a custom designed to fit Honda Ridgeline pickup bed.
The basic design is a dome tent, poles hanging in bed, just slightly on the bed. It is fixed by nylon straps that hang on the undercarriage, the wheel openings and the auxiliary seat handles on the front seats. Inside there is zipper-rich, providing access to the 12-volt power supply in the main bed and bed. They also cover the privacy of windows. Of course, the bed speaker will kick your jam through the nylon tent material. The design extends to the lowered rear bezel, with enough space to accommodate a full-size air cushion and 6 feet to extend the interior. Awnings provide shelter when standing behind the tailgate for cooking. When folded, it fits the size of a large camp chair carrying case.
Discussion of Honda Ridgeline Owners Forum notes that when attached, the truck can drive slowly to the campsite. If you need to drive more trucks, it slides out and easily supports itself on the ground until you come back.
The catalog price is $ 350, but a bit of a light Google search shows that a large number of sales of official Honda products cost about $ 100. Honda also sells a larger dome tent (retail $ 381), built on the ground and connected to any SUV (Pilot as shown below) or Odyssey’s convertible cabin. It slept four people and packed into a bigger luggage size suitcase.