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Re: Campers
Dusty #1372233 Wed Aug 05 2020 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Dusty
I met a guy at the last swap meet, who had just purchased this camper for his C10 . He was very happy smile

Very cool 64-5-6 Fleetside Longbed. I am surprised a half-ton Truck would be a Custom Camper. But it’s in NZ. Love the (dare I say it?) Patina. Cool camper too!


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Re: Campers
glenns towing #1374397 Sat Aug 22 2020 01:03 PM
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Yea looks like that ½ ton suspension is getting a work out.

Re: Campers
glenns towing #1375129 Fri Aug 28 2020 01:31 PM
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Anyone have a camper shell on their truck? I’d love to have one, but they are impossible to find. The angled bed sides on my ‘50 make it more difficult to find a decent match. I don’t camp much but a shell would at least give me some shelter.


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Re: Campers
glenns towing #1375139 Fri Aug 28 2020 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by glenns towing
Thanks Dusty, tons of pics there, and quite a few Chevys to boot. Nice truck. I asked the Caboose owner for some additional info, but of course no phone #. And no response, yet. I also was hoping this would work in my 9ft stepside bed. I didnt evej think about the hieght over the cab. Ill have to measure. I know this is going to come up a foot short to the cab, but thought that would beca good spot to stash stuff. But that also pushes more weight to the rear of the truck. Yea Vic, i seen the Avion, sweet. Thats going to be awesome on the 41. Any more progress there on the bed? I didnt do the math on the contents either. Pic of my truck attached. 63 GMC 2500series, 66 c20 cab and clip, 55-59 GMC 9FT bed.

Cool truck!


2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: Campers
69Cuda #1375141 Fri Aug 28 2020 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 69Cuda
Here is what we pull, 1951 Royal Spartanette. (35'). Pulled with my 58 Viking 60

One of the coolest setups I have ever seen


2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: Campers
1Ton_tommy #1375142 Fri Aug 28 2020 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 1Ton_tommy
I've been toting a slide-in camper on my 51 1-ton for 20 years. Yes the height of the cab is a problem but easily solved with a couple of 4x4 stickers under the camper. I used the extra foot at the front for a 50 gal. fuel tank. The original 17 gal. won't cut it at 10-11 MPG. The camper in the Arctic Circle photo was a Canadian Vanguard 10.5' and was relatively light but had no head, furnace and water storage was 17 gal. Loaded the outfit weighed 8020 when we left Seattle but added 50 gal of gas later in the day. Tare was 5300, driver off.

The photo of the outift at the truck show is with an C11 Avion. It is quite a bit heavier. At the Cat scale near Red Bluff, CA loaded with half fuel, food, water, driver and passenger it weighed 9080. We had just come over Siskyou Summit headed for LA. Same cab height issue, same solution.

The last one is at Glacier National Park.

Nice


2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: Campers
Dusty #1375143 Fri Aug 28 2020 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Dusty
I met a guy at the last swap meet, who had just purchased this camper for his C10 . He was very happy smile

I like it. Makes the rust on my '65 look like childs play


2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: Campers
glenns towing #1375145 Fri Aug 28 2020 03:41 PM
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Mine is not nearly as cool as your guy's, but this my setup. We tent camp so this works for us. The shocks have been replaced....

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2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: Campers
glenns towing #1375151 Fri Aug 28 2020 04:28 PM
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I grew up in the era of slide-in campers, and they were very heavy. They also make a 1/2 ton truck top-heavy and hard to handle, especially in a crosswind. The ones with the bunk over the cab must have been designed for midgets- - - - -trying to sleep up there is as close as I ever want to come to being in a casket while I'm still breathing- - - -it's downright claustrophobic up there! If you have small kids they might like sleeping over the cab, at least until they need a potty break in the middle of the night! We've got an 85 Ford F-350 class C motorhome with an over-cab bunk. We only use it for storage, since the youngest "kid" is 48 years old now!
Jerry


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Re: Campers
glenns towing #1375164 Fri Aug 28 2020 06:01 PM
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There was a post on here about a fold up topper for the trucks from the 50;s they were made of canvas and had metal frame that attached to the truck ,would be cool to have one if it fit under seat for storage then if needed could put it on for shelter or cargo protection from the weather


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