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Thread: Anyone put a camper in the back of their truck?

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    Default Anyone put a camper in the back of their truck?

    I'm getting a bit of wanderlust, even though my 91 Carry is still quite a ways off from roadworthy yet. And since my specialty is asking dumb questions, I thought I should.
    I want to know if they make campers I could put onto my truck so I can go and be a weekend nomad. I don't feel safe enough in a tent, this here's bear country lol.
    And so I can have some personal quiet space to go to. There's a world of reasons actually.
    But yeah, anyone have any experiences in that area that could enlighten me?
    Or is the truck bed just too tiny for anything like that?

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    stuff off google

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    my google-fu sucks, what search terms did you use?

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    Exclamation Camper

    Since the box is 6' X 4', a 1/4 ton short box (S-10, Ranger etc.) camper might fit. Measure the camper, including the height to see if it will clear the cab.

    My main concern would be the tiedowns and the fact you now have moved the center of gravity up a couple feet. If your mini is lifted......

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    ah, i was surfing one day and found the town/lite ace campers then the elf and so forth made into campers. no mini campers though..
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    I have thought of putting a camper shell on mine for awhile now just for hunting season this fall.
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    Yep.... Europe has some left on its roads. The Carry was called Rascal (under different brand such as Vauxhall, GME, Bedford....) and here is a good site:
    http://www.bedfordrascal.com/motorhomes.html

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    Four Wheel Campers now have a camper specifically designed for japanese mini trucks called the Kolibri.

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    Heres a 92 Daihatsu with camper shell/ It was already installed when I bought the truck. I believe it came off a older s-10 chevy p/u.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAX and HORNS View Post
    Heres a 92 Daihatsu with camper shell/ It was already installed when I bought the truck. I believe it came off a older s-10 chevy p/u.
    Hah! That's (almost) a perfect fit!
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    That was and still is a slick little truck. I think it had apox. 11000 miles on it when I bought it. I sold it to a Youth Camp over a year and a half ago. Once in a blue moon the maint. supervisor will call me and say its the best maint. equip. purchase they ever had and everybody fights over who gets to drive it. It was left had drive, 2x4 and was originally bought for Yosemite National Park. It was in near perfect condition, I did have to put a set of brake shoes on it up front. (Yes it had shoes on the front, USA model). Should have kept it. The shell had enough room on bottom runner to bolt on truck sides. Took about 5 min. to take shell off and on. After about a week of using it the Youth camp called me up and bought another Daihatsu which had 4x4. Same story they love it as well. Needless to say they got rid of the 2 chevy 1/2 ton maint. trucks.

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    Trax,

    Its funny that you mention that...I recently sold a Mitsu to a Youth Camp on an island up at the Canadian border - very similiar situation. It was rather funny watching the staff fighting over who was going to be driving it instead of their gators and full-size trucks. Same thing as well... I've been getting emails back stating how much they love it and all the customizing they're doing to it.

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    Just a little demo about thinking outside the box..the box heh..heh..










    That's 48" long...(mini truck wide). New units run 15 grand ish fully loaded..

    OR, you could pickup a used one with heater and AC for $1500 here..



    http://www.buyandselltrucksleepers.com/

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    That's the way I would go anyway.
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    Nice find spaner
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    Get out of here. Thats would be cool.
    This is the closest I ever got to that.
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