The Camper Thread

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  1. GWeakland620

    GWeakland620 THE CK5 Crayon Eater Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I am the same way lol.

    I like the idea of setting up a "base camp" and doing an extended stay.
     
  2. campfire

    campfire Adventure is out there! Premium Member

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    Bah. Overlander/expedition guys never come back to home base, we just keep roaming from place to cool place.

    That's my style of camping.
     
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    Can't believe I never stumbled upon this thread before. So here is my contribution even though some have already seen it. Near as my friend and I can figure its from the 1960's. Manufactured by McCoy which is long since defunct. Actually came from Indianola which is about 45 minutes from home.

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    No interior shots but I will get some, I haven't touched it or the truck since I brought it home a few weeks ago.
     
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    I can't get over the fact of how clean it looks from the outside.
     
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    The inside isn't quite as good but not too bad either. The stove has already been deleted and the sink is inoperable. I'm not going to fix the sink either I may just take that whole side counter out and make something different from it. It's old enough it doesn't have a refrigerator it has an icebox. I've got a fridge for it but it's pretty large so some woodwork will be required and the box for the gas bottles has to go as well
     
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    I'm still getting over that someone cut a window AC unit into the back!
     
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    I helped the previous owner do it, about 1/2 the cost of an actual RV air conditioner and takes up no roof space which helps a lot!
     
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    Plus they're pretty easy to fix. Just throw it away and buy a new / used one. lol
     
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    Had a great weekend camping. It was our first weekend out with the entire family for an overnight stay. We camped Friday and Saturday night, and came home Sunday. Our youngest did great. Took his nap both days and went to bed just fine. It was a little tough once the rest of us went to bed, as he woke up from what he thought was a nap. After some persuasion, he went to sleep just fine.

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    good times! you are making memories with your kids that you and them both will cherish!!
     
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    Still makin some miles.

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    had a bit of bad luck, although it is entirely my fault. I had taken the camper off the dually to get the dually worked on and left the camper up high so I could put it back on the dually. had a storm come up and wash around the jacks and then the wind blew it over. good news is I don't think it was really hurt. no windows were busted out. the driver rear and passenger front jack mounting look fine and it completely ripped the passenger rear out and partly on the driver front. I have already ordered new jacks and have it sitting back upright.
    I had got the big truck cause I planned on taking 2, but it isn't long enough. so.........

    after some discussion my wife and I are thinking about getting a new slide in camper, I am looking at either the Lance 850 or Palomino HS-2901. wondering if anyone had any input or another camper I should look at. I will probably fix the one I have and end up selling it. why? I plan on retiring in less than 4 years (at 56) and then I would really like to travel and wheel more. to that end I am wanting a camper that does not have a lot of overhang so I don't have to use a truss hitch. staying away from slide outs to save weight.
    my plan is to be able to flat tow the JK to the mountains and I would also like to go out to California or Arizona or ? to wheel and to that end I want a trailer I can put a JK on as well as a buggy.
     
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    Palomino's are a great brand. Ours is 17 years old and holding up great.
     
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    Here's my current travel trailer setup. 26' hybrid bunkhouse (Sleeps 10? What a joke!). 2500 Suburban Quadrasteer. Only have 1 overnight + 1 trip on it, but that's over 6000 miles.

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    Mods (so far):
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    • Worthless stock bathroom fan replaced with Vortex fan.
    • Bathroom wall switch swapped to a dual, for light & fan - so kids don't have to step on the toilet to reach fan switch
    • All interior lights swapped to LED
    • Stock single battery replaced with dual Interstates
    • Bed extension to bridge couch and dinette beds to "turtle" in noisy or grizzly bear country
     
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  17. GWeakland620

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    I like it!
     
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    How do you tell what size camper is the right length for your truck? My truck has a 6.5" bed. I'm looking on CL for a used one. Most adds say they will fit long or short bed but I feel like that can't be true.
     
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    You can put an 8 foot camper in that bed. Tailgate down. As long as the camper does not have anything hanging down at the back. You would loose the side storage behind the fender wells.

    The biggest issue is weight.
     
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    Got it. My tow rig is a 2012 duramax 2500 extra cab reg bed, it has air bags installed already. And I'll be towing my Jimmy
     
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