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Travel trailer 321 45.40%
5th wheel 203 28.71%
pop-up and tent campers 9 1.27%
Toy Hauler 60 8.49%
Park Model 4 0.57%
Destination Trailer 5 0.71%
A frame 4 0.57%
Truck camper 1 0.14%
Motorhomes 102 14.43%
Hybrids 21 2.97%
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:09 PM   #181
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No truck campers.....lol

I'm the ONLY one. Forest River build lots.. I wonder where they all go? Truck Camper heaven?
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:35 PM   #182
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I'm the ONLY one. Forest River build lots.. I wonder where they all go? Truck Camper heaven?
I was starting to think nobody owned one
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:40 PM   #183
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:54 PM   #184
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I was starting to think nobody owned one
I think what is going on is, most folks that buy truck campers are not perusing forums such as this. Truck camper owners are a different breed from trailer, motorhome and pop up owners.

Truck campers fill a specific niche. I happen to own 2, shortly one I hope.

When I was at the factory in Colin last month they were assembling some new ones and I got to do some nosing around inside.TC's and TT's.

I love new smelling units, but I cannot say what is changed, I was told not to say... Being a Michigander myself, I respect their wishes.

The only reason I don't have a pull behind or a motor home is, in my primary use, they won't work,

I'd love to own a luxurbus, believe me. I'd destroy one in short order, like one trip.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:46 PM   #185
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:28 AM   #186
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:23 AM   #187
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I'm the ONLY one. Forest River build lots.. I wonder where they all go? Truck Camper heaven?
For us, the sad ending was a couple of Waste Management Bagsters ... along with a few months of disassembling (if that is what you would call attacking it with a Sawz-All.) Age and a bit of hard use, along with plenty of water intrusion (already problems when we got it) made it impossible to lift off the truck in one-piece, so we had to do a lot of the disassembling still sitting in the pick-up bed.

Sitting at Amana Iowa / Frogtoberfest right now ... maybe can post the images from dismantling when we get back home. It was an interesting study in how RV's, and TC's in particular are assembled. We harvested a lot of parts from it ... wore down more than a couple #2 square driver bits in the process ... not sure which half of the equation is more remarkable, as we compared the construction of a 1994 Model (assembled Fall 1993) Veri-Lite 1130 Truck Camper, with what we have now in our 2015 FR Tracer TT, in that there are a lot of changes and improvements, but there are a lot of fundamentals and a bit of smart design/engineering that remain unchanged.

The guy who took the Bagsters, said it was the first TC he had picked up.

In shopping, we only saw like two up-close, but overall very few on the dealer lots. We were going to New RV dealers. Right before we pulled the trigger on our new TT, we gave it one last consideration ... but our real medium to long term plan, is for extended (month-plus) excursions to a fixed spot, and our fixed spot is accessible for towing and parking the TT into pretty easily. Or maybe, an entire Summer in the TC (and that with two large dogs) was just a little too close. But ... we did NOT regret that opportunity at all.

Hey ... apologies to those enduring these long-winded posts ... maybe goes to support SidecarFlip's assertion, TC'ers do have a unique passion. It's a little different from towing, for absolute certain.

But in the end ... hey ... we are all out camping !!! And in this mode, we are all lucky ... it is about the journey AND the destination, many others can't say that.
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Got the same experience tearing down a 27' fifth wheel. It was a 1972 Country Squire. Flirting with the idea of restoration, but soon found it to far gone in the back. So plan b is a flat utility trailer/car hauler. Don't have the "bagster" option so the son and friend took the metal for they're scrap pile, another buddy took the wood for his 4th of july bon fire. Everything else was broken down and stuffed in a 90 gallon refuse can.
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