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Old 07-02-2013, 09:34 AM   #1741
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Always thought these were a great idea. Who makes them?
Lyle
Those Napier truck tents do look awesome. Makes particularly nice trick on the ol' chevy avalanche if you drop the midgate...you get access to the main cabin "in your tent", so if you wanted a little artificial cooling...you can zip up the windows, punch in the remote start, and it'll crank out the AC for a bit.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #1742
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Those Napier truck tents do look awesome. Makes particularly nice trick on the ol' chevy avalanche if you drop the midgate...you get access to the main cabin "in your tent", so if you wanted a little artificial cooling...you can zip up the windows, punch in the remote start, and it'll crank out the AC for a bit.
Or heat if it is that time of the year.

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #1743
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So, three years later, does anyone ave experience with one of these? 'Cause me likey.
I have never been inside of one, however, I have walked past one in my neighborhood (it may have been a prototype) a few/several dozen times because it was on the wife's morning walking route and parked on the street. I remember it being about head high (I am around 6ish feet) and based upon the vehicles in the drive er parked on the street in front of the house I believe it was towed with a minivan or a bmw mini cooper. I also seem to remember the panels being made out of what looked to be counter top laminate with a finished edge made of plastic. It was early in the morning, kind of dark, and a few years ago.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:15 PM   #1744
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Heading out this weekend with the fam...
In our 70 sqft camper...
And since we aren't bringing any freinds... I get to sleep in the camper
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:26 PM   #1745
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Ive got a little Serro Scotty that i plan to rebuild one day. Its walls are all rotten.
New Serro Scotty Lite is kinda cool http://www.scottytrailers.com/lite.php



http://www.scottytrailers.com/trailergallery.php

Also came across these



http://trekkertrailers.com/campers/
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:13 AM   #1746
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Sorry I should have been more specific. I'm looking to buy an RV and have come across several that are from manufacturers that are no longer in business.

Is parts availability something that is even a consideration with a camper or trailer?

To give an analogy.....I would never buy a SAAB now, company is bankrupt, parts sources are questionable at best just a horrible situation all around for anyone owning one.

Is buying an RV from a defunct manufacturer like buying a SAAB? Or is it a non issue as long as the RV is in good condition?

Is that a little bit clearer?
I have no personal experience but it's my understanding that most RV's are based on a frame and drive train built by a major truck maker of some stripe, so those parts should not matter much.

It also seems to me that most of the RV's I've seen, the mechanical and electrical systems are not "unique" in the sense that there are special-made parts. Water pumps come from certain vendors, lights other, batteries, chargers, etc. and then assembled into the coach. Most of the customization is in the interior finishes, cabinets and furnishings.

One area I might worry about might be tanks - I dont' know much about potable, grey and black water tank customization - that might be a concern.

I would evaluate a purchase on two levels:

I have a friend who drives his RV two times a year, about 120 miles each way - takes to where it lives in summer and back to winter storage. His needs are not much - even if the drivetrain burns a quart every hundred, no biggie.

But if I needed to use it as a regular mover and long distance, I might accept a slighly less posh interior for a drivetrain in superior condition.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:00 AM   #1747
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Small Camper lovers!

I'm selling a nice little carson fun runner toyhauler.



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Old 07-09-2013, 11:07 AM   #1748
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:47 PM   #1749
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Any one seen these?

http://www.exploringelements.com/xpc...-truck-camper/
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #1750
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I had about 30 seconds of excitement for that as I have a Tacoma like that........the $39k price for the camper and bed got rid of the excitement very quickly. Cool concept and well executed
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:22 PM   #1751
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I had about 30 seconds of excitement for that as I have a Tacoma like that........the $39k price for the camper and bed got rid of the excitement very quickly. Cool concept and well executed
Nevermind this little statement buried in the article: "In order to handle the extra overall weight properly, especially in offroad conditions, the truck needs to be re-geared, suspension upgraded, brakes upgraded and a more offroad suitable wheel and tire package installed."
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:14 PM   #1752
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Nevermind this little statement buried in the article: "In order to handle the extra overall weight properly, especially in offroad conditions, the truck needs to be re-geared, suspension upgraded, brakes upgraded and a more offroad suitable wheel and tire package installed."
That's not surprising, as that generation Taco needs a rear suspension upgrade to handle a few bags of sakrete, much less a full on camper.

I had one and I loved a lot of things about it, but suspension capacity wasn't one of them.


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Old 07-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #1753
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Took the trailer back to the Fabshopz today to have a brace welded up under the front of the rail that I bolted to the tongue........the bike rides much better on it now.





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Old 07-14-2013, 04:53 PM   #1754
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:12 PM   #1755
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Could someone point out the link to those roof top tents? I have an ideal of making a platform over the bed of my S10 ext cad and set the tent on that, gear stored in the bed and bikes on a trailer
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