The Camper Thread

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by GWeakland620, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff Jeff's Offroad Emporium Staff Member Moderator

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    any updates on anyone's camper??

    none on mine, I am thinking of just telling the guy that has it he can keep it and use it. on this lazy Sunday afternoon as I ponder the upcoming changes in my life, retirement and possibly the BIG D; I am looking at campers. if it is just going to be me, looking at the Travel Lite Rayzr series or maybe their 770 model with a shower.
     
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  2. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I just want a bed, crapper and a shower, preferably not all in the same space!
     
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  3. red EOD

    red EOD 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Picked up this Thor Tahoe 33tb toyhauler a few months ago, living full time in it for now until the house gets built. Good shape for it's age, tows well behind the 3500hd and has a bit over 5200 lb cargo capacity rating. 34ft long so it's big but not massive and shorter in height than most new models even with the spring over axle change.

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  4. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Going to use our 1959 Trotwood Camper for the 1st time this year, on July 4th weekend. By some miracle a car show is actually still happening while all the others seem to be getting cancelled. Vintage TorqueFest in Dubuque Iowa.

    I have to fix the leaky roof vent. Also I'm thinking of scrubbing the floor and putting some coats of floor finish on it. Previous owner put down 12x12 VCT floor tile leftovers from a school. I'm a custodian at a junior high so I may sneak a pouch of wax home this week and the finish applicator to give it some shine.
     
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  5. Truckman4life

    Truckman4life 3/4 Ton Status Premium Member

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    I didn't notice it before but I think I have the exact same trailer. Bought it from my in-laws.
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  6. red EOD

    red EOD 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Looks like it haha.
     
  7. red EOD

    red EOD 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Added some solar to the toy hauler back in June, along with moving the 2 electric buss bars over to it as well. The batts are about 15 years old and need replacement, but this use has stretched out their lives to max usefulness haha. Cables were routed better after the pic and the small inverter clamp was cleaned up. It's nice not having to run the generator regularly when currently living off the grid.

    It's an ACO Power system. MPPT controller, able to handle a max of 720 watts input from the solar panels, 520 watts max output. With the 4000 watt inverter it can run everything in the 5th wheel (including AC) until the batts die. The solar at 400 watt capability (all I have for panels right now) is able to run the few 12v fans, small inverter, wifi, phone/speaker chargers all day/night and able to keep up with the desktop computer/42" TV screen for up to 5 hours.

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  8. GWeakland620

    GWeakland620 THE CK5 Crayon Eater Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Wow that's cool!!!
     
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