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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Oct 20, 2006.
Hell yeah you should.
This one seems to be a rustbucket. But what are these things usually worth or selling for?
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.
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.
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.
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.
get it .... pickup cab and supershortbed it
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yeah it does look like the fleet is getting a little low
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