The all new aluminum camper top / slide in camper craze.

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by HighTechCoonass, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Specifically, truck camper shell with pop top campers that can be accessed from the inside of the camper.


    There are a few out there, any one using these? (not to be confused with roof top tents).

    I am getting ready to jump on one for my 2017 Toyota Tacoma, just
    haven't decided on which one yet.

    AT series - habitat and summit
    https://adventuretrailers.com/campers/


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    The GOfast

    https://gofastcampers.com/

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    The Vagabon
    https://vagabondoutdoors.com/

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    The Alu-cab
    http://alu.cab/en/khaya-camper

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    Snap
    https://snapoutfitters.com

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    LEENTU
    https://www.leentu.com

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  2. DC950

    DC950 Microadventurer

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    pretty cool for not being for a motorcycle!
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  3. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    I camped next to one of these in Moab last October and I thought it was a really awesome rig. Then I watched as the fat, intoxicated owner attempted to climb out to go take a leak and got stuck halfway down. I decided then that for this obese old man, putting on a show like that was not gonna be in my future.
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  4. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    He needed a pee funnel with hose to a Gatorade bottle setup!


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    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I Supporter

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  6. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer Supporter

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    I personally loved the old flippac design, I have never had a chance to get a truck that would fit one properly!

    These new iterations are also cool, but they really seem to lack the space of the flippac
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    broncobowsher Long timer

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  8. That.guy

    That.guy Been here awhile

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    They have less space but are easier and faster to setup and are much better in foul weather.
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  9. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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  10. Pilosopo

    Pilosopo Been here awhile

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    I have a Tacoma with a GoFastCamper.

    Got in early at number 41. Going to be about a year now with it and have no regrets.

    Sold the KTM last year knowing I wasn't going to be riding much because of a girl, and love that my now wife will go just about anywhere with me knowing she has a comfy bed and decent protection from the elements.

    Came from a roof top tent on a Jeep and the truck and camper is a much better option for me and what I like to do. More room, can stand up to get dressed, hang out inside, etc.

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  11. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    How it the Black? I was wondering about the dark color with the sun getting too hot??

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    That.guy Been here awhile

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    Mine is black and it isn't too bad in the sun, especially with the top open and windows open for airflow.
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  13. Pilosopo

    Pilosopo Been here awhile

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    Like he said, the black doesn't really affect the internal temp. The top is white anyway regardless of panel color.

    With everything opened up even the slightest breeze keeps the temps manageable.
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  14. ntsqd

    ntsqd I get a title?

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    Long term what I've seen of the Flippac's is that they have a problem with the steel inside of the roof piece rusting out.

    I've also noticed that Sway-A-Way sells an upgrade replacement torsion bar. Reversing the torsional direction on a torsion bar is about the worst possible thing that you could do to a torsion bar. Maybe theirs is a 300M bar and that's enough to cure the design deficiency, dunno.
    https://swayaway.com/product/flip-pac-torsion-bar/
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  15. C5dad

    C5dad Man on the Run!

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    I love my rooftop tent. Now that I am not riding for the foreseeable future due to a crash on my bike, this is going to be my camping for the next year or so.

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    I looked and looked but spend my moto camping solo so it wouldn't benifit me as much since I wouldn't be 4 wheeling and my primary purpose for a truck camper would be traveling or pulling a fishing boat. The pop up designs for our purposes of staying one night in a place traveling and stuck following a weather front for 3 or 4 days of rain and setting up/taking down didn't apeal to us, so we went with a Lance 1025 on a one ton dually with weight capacity to hang a small enduro fore and aft. Good luck in your search, lots and lots of choices just in the past 10 years, so used units are available making it more affordable.
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    7237F597-550C-4466-9421-F31349853FED.jpeg 9AB201BE-8D0A-452C-9D2F-5930246704AA.jpeg I use a Four Wheel Camper. Hang a bike on a Versa Haul.
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    Stylish!
    The potted tree really pulls the whole look together.
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