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Old 02-18-2006, 04:08 PM   #1
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Though not a trailer, I thought you all might appreciate this camper. It certainly appears to be molded fiberglass, and the fact that its designed for a 1966 Dodge A100 pickup has me swooning. You may remember that the A100 was my dream tug, in the Dream Tug thread that was lost. Wow - is this cool or what? Sorry for the poor quality of the picture - I'll scan it later. Cheers, Alec
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Old 02-18-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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That is very cool Alec!
It kind of reminds me of the fiberglass camper to fit a station wagon, I think that was posted here before the crash too.
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Old 02-19-2006, 06:13 AM   #3
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Looks a lot like the molded fiberglass camper I fried in 1967! Picked it up the day the Ford dealer in West Fargo installed it and set off down the road. A few miles later I glanced in the rear view mirror and saw black smoke billowing behind. Pulled over, jumped out, and watched the whole camper consumed in flames - the roof sagged into a total melt-down! Apparently they had screwed up installing the propane fridge.
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Old 02-19-2006, 05:50 PM   #4
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Jack - What a bummer! I just learned that the name of the above camper was "Cam-pact" and it advertised as "the first molded fiberglass camper". Does that name sound familiar? Cheers, Alec
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what did the installer do wrong?
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Old 02-19-2006, 07:38 PM   #6
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Enthusiasts can buy an original brochure on Ebay:
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:57 AM   #7
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Gina: Apparently there was an interior leak in the propane system, and a pilot light inside (fridge, freezer, stove?). The gas built up inside until it reached the flame, then POOF! Truck and camper were totalled, and that melted fiberglass roof looked very, very sad.

Fortunately, the shiny new truck and FG camper were owned by Ford Motor Company (corporate PR) and on loan to us for a film we were making in Montana. I just went back to the dealer and got another one off the lot.
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:06 PM   #8
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Andrew - I bought the brochure - couldn't resist! I'll post scanned pictures when it arrives. My google search has come up with nothing when I search Cam-Pact Lark, so I don't know if any survived.. it would be a fun find! Cheers, Alec
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I actually have seen a few of these in my treks to Baja. I see one that hasn't moved in at least 10 years, right on a cliff, overlooking the beach.. lots of folks live in old rvs like that.

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Old 02-22-2006, 08:13 PM   #10
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Saw one of those this week in Clovis, NM on top of a "Technicolor Dream Truck" 70's F-series, parked back by the railroad yard.

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