The first and most obvious reason why you should opt for a truck bed tent is that they keep the user off the ground away from biting and sometimes potentially dangerous insects. Think of a snake slithering next to you when you are sleeping…
They are also very comfortable as they allow the camper to sleep on an even surface as opposed to traditional tents where you sleep on the ground which is often uneven. The bed of the tent is thick as well.
There’s no skill required to set up a truck bed tent. They are fast and easy and you will likely be done within a couple of minutes. The fact that they do not require you to carry with your backpack means that you can cover more ground with your pickup truck.
Truck bed tents do come with all the other benefits of traditional tent solutions one of which is to provide protection from the elements. You are safe from the rain, wind or blistering sun.
The fact that you can camp anywhere means that you are not just restricted to camping sites that will charge you money. These are an excellent way to save on such expenses.
However, truck bed tents have their fair share of cons. First of all, every time you want to move the car, even if its by a few meters, you will often find that you need to take off the tent, that’s is, if the model you are using has a section that touches the ground.