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Slide in Camper for 8’ Bed

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by renjaminfrankln, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. u2slow

    u2slow Plan B

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    Oh... a 'camper' in Canada is a slide-in... Otherwise they're motorhomes or travel trailers.

    Portable horizontal propane tanks in campers are expensive. There usually isn't room to do anything different.
     
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    People in the US are dorks and call everything "campers". When registering the motorhome, I kept saying its a motorhome, it has an engine and you drive it, but the DMV clerk was confused as all get out and kept repeatedly asking if it was a trailer, even after I showed her a picture, obviously showing it to have a cab. She had to ask a coworker. It's her job!!! And she is even an idiot on RVs!!
     
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    :rotflmao Sounds about right!:rotflmao In my terminology, a camper is pulled or hauled. If it has it's own engine, it's a RV.
     
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    Lance camper or six pac, good quality , easy to find parts for good customer service/support

    The campgrounds or over night camping place you speak of , full hook ups? Partial, ? Then you don’t need a generator

    a 9’6” or longer camper one that over hangs to the bumper ,

    2 or 3 way fridge
    A/c
    Generator built in (or separate)
    2 way Heater
    2 way stove
    Bathroom and shower
    Electric jacks is a huge plus


    For 5k you could get a nice lance camper from the 2000’s era


    Don’t buy one if the roof leaks , all bad
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    Here's my slide in. It's a 1967 and I don't recall the brand off the top of my head. Of course there's no A/C, but I don't go camping in hot weather unless it's at high elevation. The tail gate won't quite close but that's ok with me. I like having the tailgate as a platform to step out on. I wanted to find one without much of a overhang so that way I can still pull a trailer of ATV's behind me. The best part for me was that it only cost $350.

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    Have you SEEN how much full hookups cost? Typically $40-50! Sometimes $30 if you're lucky. Better off paying for a motel 6 room for $40-50 than buying an RV/camper/whatever if you plan to always pay.

    Even partial aren't cheap at private campgrounds at lot of the time.

    Gov (fed, state, county, city) ones are usually lower in price by about $10/night but are typically partial hookups.

    Right now, I'm sitting in one of many in Nebraska that's free for up to 4 nights.
     
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    @Cubey your rt dry camping is cheaper than hook ups obviously

    would have to see if it is feasible or not , but his price range for a slide in camper seemed high to me so then who would care about 40 a night in hook ups lol,
     
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    I've posted it before however here's my 1967 Banner slide-in. IMG_7388.JPG IMG_7371.JPG deer, camper  010.JPG
     
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    Beautiful!
    You guys all taking about "hook ups"...
    3-400W of solar panels, 250-300amh of 12v storage, a optional on board or self contained R/O - UV water system and good water management and you never have to stay near other people in "campgrounds"-Lame
    Just need to find a dump station periodically...
     
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    Oh, when I camping it's completely off grid, no hook-ups and no generator. Propane powered frig, hot water heater, furnace, stove, & light. TV / DVD player powered by deep cycle battery. One charge of the batt will last at least 5 days. After that I'm usually ready to rejoin the civilized world for a few nights. I've thought about adding a solar panel to the roof for battery charging.
     
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    Thanks a lot for all the responses.

    Regarding the camping site/purchase, this will be 4-5 months down the road for me. I am changing careers and going to work for the airlines. I'm not sure where I will end up, but it will involve sitting within a 2 hr callout of an airport, several days per month. I live 3 hours from Charlotte and Norfolk where I will likely be working at one or the other.

    Most guys rent an Airbnb or apartment but I was thinking I’d either park a travel trailer in the middle of my commute and drive my little Camry back and forth, or have a little more flexibility with the IDI / Truck camper. I’m leaning towards the Truck Camper. There are a lot of parks within 1 hr of each airport, and most of the time I will not get called to work. The reserve callout thing sucks but I will try to make an adventure out of it.
     
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    I'm aware of the remote location/nature of your hunting trips and I'm a bit jealous. I was just speaking generally. People don't realize that with a little planning and investment, how easy it is to get off the grid. Our Jeep XJ has two AGM batteries, a soft folding 62W solar panel and plenty of water storage. With the Jeep, in more than ten years, we've stayed in a park or campground a total of three times. With the Travel Trailer during our seasonal migration, we just do quick overnights in a convenient Wal Mart lot. We've done a campground once out of necessity. Beautiful spot, but since we were just overnight, more trouble than it was worth...
     
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    I’d try to keep the overnights at campgrounds/ hookups to a minimum.

    Would love to be as off the grid as possible, but will kinda be tied to running a generator sometimes as AC is a necessity about half the year in humid NC
     
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    We manage to get away without it. Then again, we run away from the cold..

    For me being off grid and self sufficient is all about redundancy, i.e. the solar system is set up with two separate 30A charge controllers. I can loose half and still be in ok shape. For a generator, I highly recommend a Honda eu-2000. Quiet and rock solid dependable. If you size the roof top AC correctly, the little eu-2000 can handle it, it's got generous spike capabilities...
     
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    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    Then, don’t forget all the names for an aluminum or fiberglass auxiliary bed cover. No, not a soft or hard tonneau cover.... the other thing..... you know a topper.... or.........
     
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