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04-18-2011, 09:21 PM #301
This past weekend in Fruita. I'm totally loving the camper.
04-18-2011, 10:20 PM #302
I have so many mods going on right now, I'll have to do a proper write up at some point.
He diesel, did that grey water hose that you picked up [in my change for a nickel cooler] fit?
04-19-2011, 06:15 AM #303
C-thanks again. I got home way too late Sunday and also last night to give it a try. I'll throw it on there today or tomorrow to check it out.
More camper pics or Fruita pics?
04-19-2011, 08:51 AM #304This not my pee
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04-19-2011, 06:18 PM #305
You guys got any good info on the basics of how you secure, hookup, etc. a slide in cabover pickup camper?
I'm going to be in Steamboat from May till July for a clinical rotation and I need a place to live. Everything that I've seen is really expensive (I have to pay double rent on my place here in Denver), and out of the blue I got the bright idea to pickup a slide in camper for my 06 F-150 and find creative spots to park it around Steamboat for the two months I'm there.
I've got a street legal XR650 that I can use for daily transport to the clinic, and I figured I'd get a gym membership to take care of the shower angle. Beyond that, it's just laundromats and coffee shops for internet. Figured I'd bring my weber mini grill and grill out for dinner, cereal, PB&Js for breakfast, etc.
I'm just curious if the average cheap ass 70's craigslist slide in will fit in my F150, and what sort of equipment I would need to get it to fit. I think size wise the truck is probably ok, since it's got a 3" lift and it's an extended cab with the longer bed. I'm mostly just worried about how deep the bedsides are on the newer Fords.
What do you guys think? Am I crazy?
04-19-2011, 06:29 PM #306
If you have an 8ft bed, any camper should fit, but you might sag the suspension a bit with a big one. Maybe look for a 6Pac (the kind that doesn't hang over the rear of the truck). If roof clearance is an issue, you can use some plywood or 2x4s for extra height. The best way to secure it is with a Torklift kit, which mounts directly to the trucks frame under the bed. Cheaper kits attach to the bed or bumper, but I wouldn't trust that unless you get a lightweight pop-up that you don't plan on going off road with.“I really lack the words to compliment myself today.” - Alberto Tomba
05-13-2011, 08:17 PM #307
I put the Sunrader up for sale. If any mags are interested I would be willing to deal. It's in Bozeman.I've got the key to the highway... I'm gonna leave here runnin', walkin's far too slow
05-14-2011, 12:14 PM #308
Spotted this thing today. Called, gonna go take a look tomorrow. Only other reference I can find to a pop up camper called a 'Gator' is an old post on the Exped Portal that mentioned a 1976 model for sale in Regina.Life is simple. Go Explore.
05-15-2011, 08:35 AM #309
Haha. I just searched for alligator and camper and also couldn't find anything about those rigs. But I did decide I would never tent camp near the Everglades in Florida!
How did the Gator look? Is it useable?"Good girls go to heaven. Bad ones go to hell. And girls on fast bikes go anywhere they want." Elena
05-15-2011, 11:40 AM #310
Gonna go take a look at 2 this afternoon. Guy said it was 'dirty' inside which could mean a variety of things. Also spotted this Bigfoot. It's been up for a few weeks, they just dropped the price a grand! Not a pop up, but a bit more luxurious on those winter nights.Life is simple. Go Explore.
05-15-2011, 11:57 AM #311
this is for sale locally. Not sure on price. It's an old jeep with a custom camper and a mercedes diesel out of a 300SD.
05-15-2011, 03:47 PM #312
^^Ha, awesome. Is that a Ventura or Bigfoot trailer on the back?
Took a look at that pop up. It is an Alligator Pop-Top made by Sportcraft in Claresholm, Alberta in 1976. Weighs about 700lbs. Only the top is fibreglass, the rest of the camper is the standard plywood/stick frame with aluminum siding. Completely uninsulated. The whole back is actually a glass sliding door. It has a crank up mechanism for the top which worked fine. The canvas was in good shape, no mildew, some wear from being raised and lowered. However much like tent trailers from the same era, it would be a bit drafty... Definitely not suitable for winter camping as is. And I doubt the top would support a significant snow load, it was only two or three layers of chopped strand mat I think. Lots of spidering in the gelcoat, no penetrations. Pretty much, the thing is a curiosity as is. Might be worth the $875 to someone looking for a project. I'm not and I wouldn't pay more than $500 for it if I was.Life is simple. Go Explore.
05-15-2011, 09:01 PM #313
This was nice to wake up to. From the kwood parking lot back in March.
05-16-2011, 08:42 PM #314"Good girls go to heaven. Bad ones go to hell. And girls on fast bikes go anywhere they want." Elena
05-17-2011, 08:25 AM #315
just bought this bad boy:
Need to get the door fixed, not really sure how to do it or how to find someone to pay to do it."fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
"She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
05-17-2011, 03:25 PM #316
Just go to Homodepot and buy a new lock and some hinges if needed. If you post more pics (perhaps in the 203066 tech companion thread: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...mpanion+thread), I'd be glad to help you out.
Also, give me a rundown of your layout, systems, etc.
After looking at some more photos, it seems like you have to address the framing issue first. Get used to working with fiberglass with that one. Lots of stress fractures that you will have to address, especially in the corners. I'd start with a new door assembly with seals from Scamp (couple hundo), then address your frame issues first before installing it. Eggs are not just the kind of camper you can start bolting, nailing, and reinforcing.
Finally, I've got 2 20lb propane tanks and 1 regulator that you are welcome to have for free.
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05-17-2011, 04:29 PM #317
05-17-2011, 05:04 PM #318
05-17-2011, 06:39 PM #319
I posted this a few pages back. Now on ebay:
05-18-2011, 09:21 AM #320King of the Tilt
- Join Date
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- Sandy, Utah
I wish i could be like SkiFishBum
05-18-2011, 02:48 PM #321
The "Buy-it-Now" price (on that Tiger Provan) is higher than the previous CL listings which elapsed at 33900 without a sale. There are some sick 4x4 motorhomes on the market right now. I decided to forego the 4x4 for now and settled on this rig yesterday, so I upgraded my Ski RV lodgings:
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05-18-2011, 03:02 PM #322
Working on V2.0 of the Samurai camper. Chopped all the stock body off the back, built a fiberglass "tub", then doing fiberglass laminated 2" foam walls that will be finished with carbon fiber so I don't need to ever paint it.
Work in progress. Here it is with foam/glass on. Still tons of sanding and prep work to do, then a 3" lift, etc, etc. It will have a pop top like the Wildernest campers.
05-18-2011, 03:44 PM #323
Damn that's some fabrication right there.
05-22-2011, 05:04 PM #324
Spotted this on Seattle CL: Airstream B190 4wd
It's apparently one of these?
that's all i can think of, but i'm sure there's something else...
05-22-2011, 07:12 PM #325
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