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Old 06-28-2020, 08:17 PM   #1
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How not to do a truck camper

Spotted at a Dollar General north of Houston a bit. I never thought I'd see one like this, but there it is.

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Old 06-28-2020, 09:26 PM   #2
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and on a half ton??!!
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That's gonna fall off somewhere on the highway
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Wow a long bed camper on a short bed truck.......... not really surprising... what does one do when someone has an old camper and very few 8 foot bed trucks out there....

The load straps are a nice touch......

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At least they are camping! Maybe doing the best they can...Iíve been there.
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Make do with what you got...
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:10 PM   #7
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Nothing that I haven't seen before. Rigs like this are common place here in Alaska. When you don't have money up the wazoo you improvise and adapt.
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Wow a long bed camper on a short bed truck.......... not really surprising... what does one do when someone has an old camper and very few 8 foot bed trucks out there....

The load straps are a nice touch......


Add some airbags and it'll be fine.
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Old 06-29-2020, 04:39 PM   #10
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Wow a long bed camper on a short bed truck.......... not really surprising... what does one do when someone has an old camper and very few 8 foot bed trucks out there....

The load straps are a nice touch......

I am still wondering what the front strap is tied to? It doesn't go under the bed like the back one. Interesting...
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Maybe just moving it for a friend. We'll never really know unless it make headlines. Just be glad its parked and not going 60mph in a crosswind.
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$800 camper on a $2500 pickup parked at a Dollar General.
That's a home not a camper.
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Camper

When in High School I worked for William's Craft trailer company over the summer. They were taking LWB 1 ton truck chassis and having a shop weld an 8' extension on to the frame. Then we were putting a huge truck camper on it w/ a 4' wrought iron fenced porch on the back. It was Huge! I wish I had a picture. The DOT came in and Red Flagged any we had on the assembly line. The frames were breaking in half as they went down the road. I went back to school in September and they closed down shortly after.
Probable due to the loss of my skills as an electrician, insulation hanger, carpenter, sheet metal guy, hot tar undercoat sprayer, go-fer and pop-rivet operator. LOL Testimony to my stubbornness to last the summer
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Maybe this way. Without the extra cab lots of outside storage.
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Make do with what you got...
But Do NOT be STUPID about how you secure your load to your truck.

If that thing comes off someone behind them is going to run into that camper with Disastrous consequences!
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WHOA ! That's all I can say.....WHOA !!
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Our son has been looking for a TT in the 19' range. He found an advertised 2020 model bumper pull (literally) tear drop for $2,300. Not sure if the bumper in the picture is for the TT or the TV. He asked what I thought and I told him it was basic, but would definitely get attention.

https://madison.craigslist.org/rvs/d...144147851.html
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Our son has been looking for a TT in the 19' range. He found an advertised 2020 model bumper pull (literally) tear drop for $2,300. Not sure if the bumper in the picture is for the TT or the TV. He asked what I thought and I told him it was basic, but would definitely get attention.

https://madison.craigslist.org/rvs/d...144147851.html
That's a "prime" item right there!
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Those straps have nothing to do with holding the camper in. They are there to lower the wind resistance so he gets better gas mileage.
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