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Looking for a short bed TC

Unread postby dalenoel on Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:06 pm

I've got a 322FKS for the main RV but want to go to AZ and visit a grand-daughter and her father. If we go then we will go throught the National Parks north on the way back. I don't want to haul the large trailer and am looking into a TC to accommodate just the DW, dog and myself.

I'm using a 1500 Ram, Crew cab, short bed, hemi with tow package. Mileage is not a problem but don't want to end up too tippy or overload the truck bed.

Where are the best spots to look for a TC. I am checking www.oodle.com occasionally. Don't need a shower but would like a toilet, sink, refer, AC and furnace. Also want it lower cost as we would sell it as soon as the trip is over.
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Re: Looking for a short bed TC

Unread postby Little Kopit on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:10 am

You don't say whether you want new or used.

Here is a list of manufacturers. When I did my shopping in 2004, Six-Pac was one of the lighter ones and may have had a short bed one. I did not one a pop up camper, but one with solid hardside walls. That's one angle to pursue. Keep us posted.


Major North American Truck Camper Manufacturers

Adventurer Truck Campers
Alaskan Camper, Inc
Arctic Fox
Cargobody
Chalet Campers
Eagle Cap
Four Wheel Campers
Hallmark Campers
Host
Lance
Lite Craft Campers
Northern Lite
Northland Campers
Northstar
Outfitter
Palomino Campers
Panther Campers
Pastime
Phoenix Campers
Six-Pac
S&S Campers
Starcraft Campers
Travel Lite


Other North American & European Truck Camper Manufacturers

Action Mobile
All Terrain Campers
Allyear
Apollo Motorhomes
ArkDesign
Artica
BajaCamper
Beka
Best Built
Bimobil Le Bohémien
Budget Camper You Build
Burkhardt Caravans
Cache Camper
Callen Camper Company
Camperbouw
CamperKing
Capri Campers Models
Cargobody
Clémenson
Com-Pac
Cozy Campers
Fehlner Freiheits-Mobile
Flip-pac Campers
Geocar
George Heller Caravan
Glen-L RV plans
Harold Batari Fahrzeugbau
Lelycampers
Lees-ure Lite
Leisure Campers - UK
Lite - Craft Campers
Loge Mobile Campers
M & M Custom Campers
Palomino Winter Creek
Quick Camper
Roamer
Robo
Roamin’ Chariot
Simpson Innovations Inc.
Stemamobil
Tischer
Truck Cabin Freedom
Twin Camper
Unicat
Vanguard LLC - Folding Truck Campers
Westland Campers
Woelcke
X-Treme Lite Campers

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Re: Looking for a short bed TC

Unread postby dalenoel on Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:47 am

We're looking used since we will only keep it for a short time, less than a year.

Another feature I find interesting is the soft side pop up that will keep the weight down. It will be used more for sleeping accomodations while on the trip to Arizona and back to Michigan.
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Re: Looking for a short bed TC

Unread postby Little Kopit on Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:42 am

If you really know your stuff, remember ebay and craig's list.

I know there are sites that are supposed to give you $ values for rvs. & there is a TC magazine that I don't subscribe to.

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