How Do You Put a Sleeper on a Pickup Truck?

Putting a Sleeper on a Pickup Truck

A sleeper on a pickup truck is an enclosed cab that can be used for sleeping or just general storage. It is a great way to add some extra space and comfort to your vehicle while still allowing you to carry goods or other necessities in the main cargo area of the truck.

It’s also convenient if you travel often and need somewhere to sleep while on the road. Installing a sleeper onto your pickup truck can be done in a few easy steps, as long as you have the right tools and supplies on hand.

Step 1: Measure the Bed of Your Pickup Truck

The first step when putting a sleeper onto your pickup truck is to measure the bed of your truck. You need to know how much space you have available for the cab and any other accessories that will go with it. Make sure to measure both lengthwise and widthwise so that you get an accurate measurement for your sleeper cab.

Step 2: Purchase Your Sleeper Cab Kit

Once you have measured the bed of your pickup truck, it’s time to purchase a sleeper cab kit from an auto parts store or online retailer. The kit should include all of the necessary components and hardware needed to install the cab onto your truck, such as panels, screws, nuts, bolts, washers, etc. Make sure to buy one that is designed specifically for your make and model of vehicle so that everything fits properly.

Step 3: Prepare Your Vehicle for Installation

Before installing the cab onto your pickup truck, you need to make sure that it is properly prepared for installation. This includes removing any items from inside and outside of the bed of your truck, such as spare tires or toolboxes. Also make sure that all surfaces are clean and free from dirt or debris before beginning installation.

Step 4: Install Your Sleeper Cab Kit

Once everything has been prepared and all components are ready to go, it’s time to install your sleeper cab kit onto your pickup truck bed. This should involve attaching each panel with screws, nuts, bolts, washers etc., using an appropriate power tool with appropriate drill bits if necessary. Depending on how large and complex your kit is this process could take anywhere from one hour up to several hours or even days if additional reinforcements are needed for larger kits.

Step 5: Final Touches & Enjoy!

Finally once all panels are securely attached together it’s time for any final touches such as weatherproofing sealant around edges where two panels meet up etc., Once everything has been sealed up tight it’s time for you enjoy some extra space & comfort in your pickup!


Installing a sleeper onto a pickup truck is not difficult if you have the right tools and supplies on hand. It involves measuring out how much space you have available in advance so that you know what size kit to buy; preparing the vehicle by removing any items inside or outside; installing each panel with screws nuts bolts washers etc.; then doing some final touches like weatherproofing sealant around edges; then finally enjoying some extra comfort & space!

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Karen Watkins