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Old 07-28-2015, 02:58 PM   #1
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Not a Dutchmen but nice truck camper

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Old 07-28-2015, 04:05 PM   #2
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Never had a truck camper. Just not my kind of RV.
I'll take that back have had camper shells.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:09 PM   #3
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And I have had truck campers. Love them. Will be interesting to look at it in person. Although, I already see things I do not care for in the design.

Going out today in the 105 degree Arizona heat doing cosmetic work to my "Runaway" 8.5 camper. It's pushing 20 years old so it needs a little attention here and there.

Actually the camper is in my shop and I am able to keep the 40' x 60' building in the low 80 degree range. I'm not tough enough to work in 105 degree heat.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:18 PM   #4
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Yeah, I actually shopped the BIG truck campers last time I was at the Hershey RV show... but no way would I consider that one, unless I was just looking for something to tide me on an overnight fishing trip to the lake.

Some of the newer ones meant for 8' long bed trucks are actually pretty roomy... especially with DUAL slide-outs! I actually thought about putting one of those on my F-450, and then pulling an 8x20 enclosed trailer behind for the toys & supplies. Would be good for 7-10 day trips, but not for extended touring.
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Yeah, Some of the newer ones meant for 8' long bed trucks are actually pretty roomy... especially with DUAL slide-outs!
For the price they want for those you can buy a very nice 5th wheel & still have $$ left over.
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For the price they want for those you can buy a very nice 5th wheel & still have $$ left over.
Rat Man...Yeah you could buy a nice 5th wheel and still have $$$ left over. But what difference does it make it you can go where you want go.
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True about the $$'s, but it gives you a lot more options with toys... which, considering you can't triple tow in the east, is a huge consideration.

You get your truck, a decent living option... and depending on the length of the enclosed trailer you tow, different options for toys.

Going to a place with lots of room... tow a 20' or 24' trailer that can hold motorcycles, jet skis, 4x4 ATV's, and/or even a small car.

Going to a place with limited access, like Arlan likes... just tow a smaller trailer with the toy of your choice.

It's an nice option for the casual RV'er who takes either occasional or frequent weekend trips, and maybe one or 2 longer ones per year... but for those who like to stay out for longer periods of time, they still leave a little to be desired. At least, in my opinion.
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I think so many different types or RVs are made to try and please all kinds of users. For me and my wife we gave up on having to crawl on all fours to get in & out bed. Is my toyhauler the best RV I've owned..........no that's my Teton. Well that is once I installed 17.5 tires.
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True about the $$'s, but it gives you a lot more options with toys... which, considering you can't triple tow in the east, is a huge consideration.

You get your truck, a decent living option... and depending on the length of the enclosed trailer you tow, different options for toys.

Going to a place with lots of room... tow a 20' or 24' trailer that can hold motorcycles, jet skis, 4x4 ATV's, and/or even a small car.

Going to a place with limited access, like Arlan likes... just tow a smaller trailer with the toy of your choice.

It's an nice option for the casual RV'er who takes either occasional or frequent weekend trips, and maybe one or 2 longer ones per year... but for those who like to stay out for longer periods of time, they still leave a little to be desired. At least, in my opinion.
ATCGuy offers up some good options but all my trailers are gooseneck, guess I will have to stick with my voltage 3950. 😏
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Actually those appear to be pretty reasonably priced for what they are. I have seen some high end TC's with slides priced north of $50k. It is all what you want and are willing to live with. I know a couple that takes their TC to Alaska every summer for 3-4 months and lives in it. Then they come back down to the lower 48 for the rest of the year and take their TT and travel where the weather is more temperate.

If you read down the article they are going to be producing an entire line of Ford branded trailers, including some fifth wheels.

I lived in a big truck camper in the woods for nearly a year. The price was right on that one... free! It is still out there and being used for a deer camp. I built a shelter over it when I was staying in it. And yes you can live quite well in one, check out the Tiny Houses movement. And people do live in very small loft apartments. Not saying it is for everybody, but it can be done.

My current house is under 1,000 sf, which is easy to heat, cool and maintain compared to the 3,200sf monster my BIL has. He spends his weekends on house and yard maintenance and I go camping.


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