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Old 07-31-2018, 10:34 AM   #1
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What is this camper?

Can anyone tell me what this camper is called? No name on the camper at all...it's mounted on a Toyota small truck. A man in my town owns this and when I stopped & asked him about it, he says he thought it was a kit but wasn't sure...when he bought it he said all that he could find was a US Patent # inside of it which has been long lost--he thought these were also mounted on small Nissan trucks in the 70's or 80's as well.


He bought it and reworked some of the fiberglass for the window AC.


I want one but don't know where to start googling for a manufacturer name. He has had hundreds of offers to buy it but won't part with it.

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Old 08-01-2018, 10:05 AM   #2
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Looks similar to an early Chinook
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:29 AM   #3
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It's similar to some of the Chinooks, (there are many variants), but appears it might be something else altogether.

I suspect that as with small molded fiberglass trailers such as the Boler, others jumped in and manufactured similar units.

Try Googling "toyota chinook fiberglass" and things like that. A "Sunrader" is also similar.

1978 Toyota Chinook Newport on eBay, LA, California
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It's similar to some of the Chinooks, (there are many variants), but appears it might be something else altogether.
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It looks like (iirc) one of the NIKKY (Nickie? Nickey?) camper conversions. Don't remember how they spelled it.
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:20 AM   #5
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Chinooks

NOT a Chinook, neither the pop top model or the stand up version. (but similar) There are LOTS of other brands, like fiberglas trailers, they went into and Out of Business, changed names. I collect photos of the ones I see while traveling , and off the internet. This has a common shape but some features I've never seen before. You could google . . . David in Sonora (today)
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Can anyone tell me what this camper is called? No name on the camper at all...it's mounted on a Toyota small truck. A man in my town owns this and when I stopped & asked him about it, he says he thought it was a kit but wasn't sure...when he bought it he said all that he could find was a US Patent # inside of it which has been long lost--he thought these were also mounted on small Nissan trucks in the 70's or 80's as well.


He bought it and reworked some of the fiberglass for the window AC.


I want one but don't know where to start googling for a manufacturer name. He has had hundreds of offers to buy it but won't part with it.

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Could be an early Mirage. Google- micro mini class C motor homes and scroll down to the mini motor home pinterest site. Or try https:www.pinterest.com.pin/400609329323842793 There are some real interesting fiberglass rv's there.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:49 PM   #7
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Might have been a prototype that had a patent applied for but never made it into mass production. You can likely verify that with a patent search using the profile of the camper to match the drawings submitted for the patent. The patent application gives you the name of the person(s), sometimes a company name and a physical location.
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