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Old 03-28-2011, 12:37 PM   #11
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I would check with the boss and see what she wants out of the camper.
That can and will make all the difference in what you build or get.
With little kids, it'll just be a rare event that the two of us ever go. Twice in 13 years with the club have I brought a wife with me. She's not that concerned really, She's happy with a tent.

But Patrick's been to SL, Snow run, DI twice, Marv's, etc in the last 2 years.

I know Nathan will also be interested. Harder to bring Patrick on some things since he's in school now.


I just like the convenience of getting there and not setting up camp.


I'm thinking a minimalist hard side, and keep the width to a minimum, and angle the nose, should be OK. My F150 feels dang near as strong as my V10 did, 310hp and a 6 speed auto, should be OK.

But before I get started on it (not until the fall or winter), I'd consider swapping to a new truck. Really like the F150, though. Think the F250 with the 6.2 gas is going to be thirsty and the Diesel is beyond my reach.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:37 PM   #12
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no, this is more what I had in mind, the wife even approved, but I need a truck first...
Did you forget a link?
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:39 PM   #13
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speaking of Ex Po camper builds... I like this one

http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=53577

edit: I just read his last few changes and I no longer like it, that camper will have that poor sami crying, and possibly laying on it's side in a hard right hand turn LOL.
Checking it out now. I saw a cool one done by some surfer chick out of FRP Nidacore panels, looked sweet. Really lightweight, all fiberglass, no frame, one giant piece. They also removed the bed in their design, but didn't cut through to the cab.

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Old 03-28-2011, 12:45 PM   #14
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I know people like them but I think I'm not a fan of ones like that, that have a big pop up tent.

I think the more I think of it, I am looking into a hardside. Quiet, decently insulated, etc.

Probably never happen anyway...lol..

For now, just going to research all the construction threads I can.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #15
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Did you forget a link?
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http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/rvs/2284772488.html

for its age, this was in really nice condition, we looked at it Saturday.

the guy had 2 new GM 1/2 ton trucks at his house, said he just got back from FL with this in one of the trucks pulling a small enclosed with a harly and a scooter
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:08 PM   #16
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Pretty pimpin'!
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:26 PM   #17
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for myself, the smaller pop-up that was only canvas for the expantion was nice, not sure if I would like the tent style pop-ups, but for the family, I'd reather be in a full hard side liek what I linked. If I had a truck, I'd buy it today, I even talked about buying it now, knowing I plan to buy a pick up, but I'm not sure I want to jump to that...
He also has it on Ebay, with the right to pull for a local sale... It's at $2475 with 3 days left.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:38 PM   #18
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Hehe, get that and a regular cab truck. If you have more kids, can always sell the truck and get a club cab. Can get a lot of truck for the money in a regular cab. With the hardside, you'd have lots of storage in the back for your stuff...
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:52 PM   #19
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When I had my white dodge, and we travelled as a family (just myself, Jamie, and Patrick), we had Patrick up front in his carseat, not in the back seat. Wasn't bad for the 3 of us.

Knew a guy recently who got a nice duramax 4x4 for about $6500.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:34 PM   #20
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Iv had both types , pop up camper made a very noticble difference with resistence . I liked the pop up real well .


I had one Jason that may be just what you want . If they still make them .

It was cab over popup but the inside was like a topper . Finished walls but nothing else . Sat on the egde of the bed like a topper solid back , was full hieght when poped up . Super light , not much more then a glass topper .

Made for a lot of room im there with out all the sinks closet and so on . Think of tent camping wtih no wind , rain , cold worries .
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