Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Should I buy a K5 Chalet for $600?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2001
    Posts:
    4,903
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spokane, Wa./Ione, Wa
  2. bowtiepower00

    bowtiepower00 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 11, 2000
    Posts:
    924
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    AZ
    Hell yeah you should.
     
  3. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2001
    Posts:
    4,903
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spokane, Wa./Ione, Wa
    This one seems to be a rustbucket. But what are these things usually worth or selling for?
     
  4. bowtiepower00

    bowtiepower00 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 11, 2000
    Posts:
    924
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    AZ
    You don't see them very often, but IIRC, the ones that I have ranged from a grand or so in need of work, to 3 or 4 grand in good shape.
     
  5. B_to_C

    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Posts:
    1,861
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    In Government Housing
    FWIW that's not a chalet, it is a blazer with an aftermarket camper top on it.

    Back in the day Tis company: http://www.fourwheelcampers.com/ made camper tops for the blazer, that is what's on there, not the factory Chalet top.
     
  6. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2001
    Posts:
    4,903
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spokane, Wa./Ione, Wa
    Thanks for the info. I hadn't really seen enough Chalet's to really pay attention and think about if it was truly a Chalet. I wonder how that affects it's value. Still seems like a decent deal though. I may still go check it out.
     
  7. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    That looks just like the one I used to have.
    For what it's worth those are not framed with wood. I found out that they are framed out of 1x1 square tube aluminum, sides & top.
    So if the exterior is not in bad shape they don't require much to redo the interior.
    No jacks either, unless ya make some. Or get 3 other guys to help lift that heavy SOB up.
    I wish that I had the room to have kept it. But I did get about $200 for the aluminum.
     
  8. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Posts:
    5,384
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    LA
    get it .... pickup cab and supershortbed it
     
  9. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    On the one I had that would'nt have worked. It is made for a K5.
    There was no front bulkhead, it's a pass through pop up.
     
  10. uberbeans

    uberbeans 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Posts:
    564
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I think that would be great. Paint the outside to take it out of the seventies and update the interior, put the bikes on your trailer and make a weekend of it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2006
  11. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Posts:
    4,437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas Baby!!!!
    The Chalet extended past the rear of the truck and had taillights in it. I'd buy the camper by itself for 600 and cut a Burban up and put it on the back.
     
  12. jdemaris

    jdemaris Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2001
    Posts:
    76
    Likes Received:
    0
    For $600, I'd buy it right now - except I'm in New York State and have no way - wihthin reason of getting it here.. I've got two campers on K5 diesel Blazers - a Hallmark and a Chalet. As other's have mentioned, that camper is neither. One thing the Chalet has that no other's do - is a front roof-line that matches the contour of the windshield. Chalet is also heavy - legally - too heavy for a K5 once is as loaded. An empty Chalet weighs well over a 1000 lbs. Then, put some food, water, people, equipment and luggage, etc. - and you're over the original 6100 GVW rating. The Chalets were dealer installed and the GVW was upped to 6500 lbs.
     
  13. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Posts:
    3,907
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    west chester, Pa
    worst case scenario you get a blazer and some money back for the scrap aluminum. go get it. the ad says best offer, that means cash talks. He'll take less.
     
  14. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2001
    Posts:
    4,903
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spokane, Wa./Ione, Wa
    I can get it for 500 bucks. Has water in the oil though. I'll wait a while and see what happens. I just sold my '83 6.2 Diesel... I should be rebuilding a couple motors, but knowing me I'll just buy more trucks.
     
  15. kgblazerfive

    kgblazerfive keymaster Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    10,607
    Likes Received:
    602
    Location:
    Hooper, Utah 84315
    Yeah it does look like the fleet is getting a little low:D
     

Share This Page