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Old 01-31-2007, 01:00 AM   #1
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Someone was asking about something like this the other day and I just stumbled across it on another forum:

http://www.cargobody.com/camperfloorpln.htm
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:02 AM   #2
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Someone was asking about something like this the other day and I just stumbled across it on another forum:

http://www.cargobody.com/camperfloorpln.htm

Very cool looking camper but by the looks you would have to be the Hunch Back of Notre Dame to be able to do anything in there but sleep and even that may be a problem for more then one person.
I use to have a cool truck way back when I was a teenager that had sort of a bed in the back and all we did was sleep (hmmm and other things, I can almost remember , that teenages do too ) in it and keep everything dry and cooked mostley outside on camp stove.
Not too much like what we do now with Lady-bug our 13ft Boler.
But still it is a cool looking thing.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:46 AM   #3
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You'd have to sleep in the fetal position too. The overhang would have to be about a foot on each side to sleep halfway comfortably side-to-side.

But we know trailers aren't for everyone and this may be just the ticket for those folks
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:30 AM   #4
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UHaul apparently produced this for some period of time. I thought it was pretty interesting, although never got the opportunity to talk with the folks who had it mounted. Because it has no windows, I presume it to be merely a topper though, rather than a camper.


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Old 01-31-2007, 08:52 AM   #5
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Looks good for ONE person while tripping. Better than sleeping on a laidback seat.
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:41 PM   #6
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Someone was asking about something like this the other day and I just stumbled across it on another forum:

http://www.cargobody.com/camperfloorpln.htm

That might have been me asking (under miscellanenous rvs and items for sale) I`ve seen others like the one you have posted the link for but that is the first I`ve seen them as RVs. Thanks.




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Old 01-31-2007, 05:49 PM   #7
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You'd have to sleep in the fetal position too. The overhang would have to be about a foot on each side to sleep halfway comfortably side-to-side.
The unit is only 6" narrower than what I think of as the "classic egg" (Boler 1300, Trillium 1300, Scamp, Casita...) width of 80" (or 6' 8")... and in the eggs the round corners usually significantly affect the beds. It might not be that bad, although I'm a bit tall for it, especially since I like to stretch straight out sometimes.
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I'm looking at the pictures and I'm looking at the diagrams and I just don't get it. It doesn't look 78" wide...and I know without a doubt, there's no way I could sleep side-to-side in the back of my truck. What am I missing?
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UHaul apparently produced this for some period of time. I thought it was pretty interesting, although never got the opportunity to talk with the folks who had it mounted. Because it has no windows, I presume it to be merely a topper though, rather than a camper.


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That looks oddly like an outhouse!

Sorry... I couldn't resist!
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:21 PM   #10
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Why no front on pictures?
Where are the windows?
What kind of ventalation system does it have?
How does a shorter person than I am get into one?
How do I get into one?
Where can I see one at a show near me?
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:27 PM   #11
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How wide is a standard size short bed truck
Would the small version fit my 6ft 6 Dodge Dakota?
Will it fit between the rails or do I have to go to a full size pick up?
My truck bed ia almost 3 ft off the ground. Do I need a step ladder?
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It doesn't look 78" wide...and I know without a doubt, there's no way I could sleep side-to-side in the back of my truck. What am I missing?
The (sleeping) beds are above the sidewalls of the truck and so extend out beyond the bed of the truck. (Sleeping) Bed photo.

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Old 02-01-2007, 02:37 PM   #13
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When my wife and I got married, I had a full-sized 6' bed pickup with a Winnebago topper - it clamped onto the top of the bed rails like a cap but it had a back panel that went all the way to the floor with a short door to get in and out. There was a tiny furnace mounted through the wall to the right of the door on the back. A normal Full matress would just fit in the space between the wheelwells, and that's what we used on our honeymoon trip from NH to western PA and back. On the nights it was really rainy, we got a motel room but other than that we stayed in campgrounds and generally had a great time.

These look like they'd be pretty good for the stated purpose - as a back-country capable camper for the outdoorsman.

Neat!

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This seems to be designed only for the Full-Sized pickup truck market, as an adjunct to their main line of truck work bodies. Amenities like windows and ventilation (beyond the roof hatch, which looks bigger than that of a standard RV 14x14) seem to be non-existent.

My Ranger's narrowest point by the tailgate is only about 52", so there's no way any 74" wide anything will fit in there!

In my travels in eastern CA a couple of years ago, I noticed that there were numerous MFG work bodies on small pickup trucks belonging to power, telco, cable, etc. companies, so I imagine there may be one or more manfs out there (Google is your friend!).
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