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

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

  1. Ulyses

    Ulyses Long timer

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    I've got a Gofast Camper on the back of my Tundra. I love it to death, I've used it practically every weekend since I picked it up in April. For what it is, it's super light, low profile, and incredibly robust. I used to camp off the back of my moto quite a bit, but now that I'm married, I've got to keep the wife in mind! As for the problem of pissing in the middle of the night, I just roll over and use the side door....

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  2. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    MVIMG_20190426_125154.jpg Couple pics of a Go Fast I've seen locally.

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  4. Hipster

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    I saw this setup at a local car show and thought it was a great idea on how to convert your truck topper into a camper for less than $2,000.
    The company is; https://topperezlift.com/index.php/faq/
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  5. BigEasy

    BigEasy Fish Eyed Heathen

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    What kind of deal are you working?
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  7. bobfab

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    Just read through their installation docs, clever idea but seems like it would be prone to misalignment issues and 2k for what it is seems high !
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  8. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    We have a tacoma and we looked at some of these,
    There's some really cool ones out there, but for us a couple of things put the kabash on a RTT or a flip or pop up camper.

    Our home is on the coast and it's damp here, like 60% humidity base line year round, wet.
    So the fabric will mold up real easy.

    But the big thing, is the very thing that makes them soo cool, being way up off the ground.
    We at the time had a dog, a geriatric 50# dog that needed to go out about twice a night.
    I didn't want to haul him up and down the ladders every time he wanted to go out

    And while they are better in the wind then say a RTT, the still flap around a little.

    But for getting deeper into the woods, they are much better vs a hard side truck camper. (Which is what we ended up for us)
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  9. spagthorpe

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    I saw a different one this morning. Black, diamond plate, but slanted sides. Probably also ridiculously priced for what it is. Might have even been home grown. The tend on top was in an aluminum shell, but it wasn't really long on top, so had to have opened sideways.

    At 6'5", I've not been impressed with any of the angled popup tents I've checked out. Either my feet are wedged at the bottom, or my head would be. Not as much room for sitting up. They just feel really cramped to me compared to a foldover popup. A vertical popup, James Baroud style is roomier, but as I've found, there are no awnings, so the sun is always coming in from somewhere.
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  10. Robb Mc

    Robb Mc what?

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    Waiting on my Vagabond... I was the first full size 'retail' order once they announced the Nomad, so hopefully have it within six months or so! Can't wait to get it on my new Tundra:

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  11. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Nice ride... and the color is killer. cement like my old FJ!
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    Agreed. Robb your tundra is killer
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    Probably an ALU-CAB
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    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    anyone have one they would like to share.
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  15. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I Supporter

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    While looking at new camper shells noticed some mfgs are beefing them up internally with 8020 rail to support more weight for ladder racks, no reason . :evil Picked up a CL shell ($100) a couple weeks ago for my hail dented 07 Colorado.
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  16. MeefZah

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    I was set to pull the pin on the GFC for my Taco, but they are a year out on delivery now.

    I dig the concept but I'm not waiting a year for one... plus it's specific to the truck so if I change vehicles it won't work.

    Ended up with a RTT which works on both my trucks (Taco and 4R)... I do still drool over the GFC though...

    The guy that builds them also builds some cool little truck and motorcycle widgets... Hondo Garage. I think he may be on ADV.
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    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    Probably a little less convenient for her.
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    Is that a Grandby in a 6.5’ bed? Any downsides to doing that if so?
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