January 12, 2022 3 min read
Your name: Curtis Behrens
Location: Tenino, Washington
Vehicle Make & Model: GMC Sierra 1500HD with a 6'6" bed
Automatic or Manual: Auto
HEST product: Dually Long
Critical dimensions for your bed platform: full/double
Length: 74 3/4"
Width (@ narrow point): 53 1/8"
Height: 10 3/4" clearance or 11" w/o the rubber mat. The areas w/o the 2x4 have a clearance of 12 1/2" under the sleeping platform.
What do you like most about your rig?
Versatility and options as well as comfort. It's very practical
Sickest place you’ve taken your rig to?
I've done multiple trips with it over the last couple of years that I've owned it, but I would say probably North Cascades National Park! I want to go back with the kayaks for some boat-in-only camping.
Any projects in the pipeline to get your rig even more adventure ready?
I think it would be great to implement some 12v power in the bed! Something simple. It's not always being used for a camper.
Tips for others looking to do the same to their vehicle?
Maybe to just do your research before pulling to trigger on purchases. I almost went multiple other directions before everything fell into place on this. I'm glad I wasn't in a big hurry.