Originally Posted by Fish
Have some questions for the truck camper owners out there:
What do you like about the Bronco or Maverick?
What things would be awesome to have on the truck camper?
Design ideas, what would you do?
In a perfect world, what would a awesome truck camper (to you) be like?
We recently bought a 2015 HS-2902. There are good and bad points but over all we love the camper.
First, the reason we went with a truck camper over a TT or 5er is that we offroad. My wife and I ride ATVs and my son has a dirt bike. All of which fit on my snowmobile trailer. We looked at 'toy haulers' but found that by the time that we got one big enough to carry all the ATVs/dirt bikes, we had a honker unit that was way more expensive than the TC. We had also talked with toy hauler owners and even been in some of the year and two old ones, and they tend to start smelling like your toys after a while. The 2902 also has heaters on the tanks so if my son and I want to go camping while we snowmobile we can. Not sure that I want to but it is an option. Living in northern Michigan (Lower Penisula) there are tons of trails both here and in the U.P.
Second is that I like the idea of having the camper as part of my truck. The insurance is less for the camper because part of the coverage is taken care of my truck insurance.
As for the things that I dont like. The secondary bed (folded down dining area) is a bit small for my son. He is 6'1" and has to sleep in a ball. He does normally so this is not too much of a problem. The second is that knee room in the dining area is a bit snug but we work around it. I love the new TorqueLift bumper that they have added to the build. The extra storage for stuff is really welcome. It also gives me a place to strap my portable grill and generator to when I take them with us. I wish that the floor plan was a left-to-right mirror. Most TTs and 5ers have the doors and awnings on the passenger side of the trailer. This has them on the side where most campsites have their picnic tables and fire rings. Not usually a big deal but we not only have an awning on the back but one on the driverside (opposite the slide) and on the opposite side from the main portion of most campsites. Not sure why this is.
None of these are show stoppers. I love the 2902. So far we have not found anything that would cause us to question the quality of the build but then again we have not had it that long.
There are a ton of primitive camp grounds here in MI. This is the perfect unit no matter where we go. Small spots, big spots, No Problem....
2004 Ford F350 Super Duty 6.0L Diesel Crew Cab SRW SB
2015 Palomino Backpack Edition HS-2902