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Author Topic: Will my truck camper fit?  (Read 1512 times)

Rene T

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Will my truck camper fit?
« on: July 23, 2015, 07:32:54 PM »
I have a truck camper and I'm selling it. It's for a 6 1/2' bed. I have a guy interested but he has a 8' bed on a 3/4 ton PU. We're wondering if this camper would work in his truck.  It would give him over a foot storage space in the front between the camper and the truck bed.  Has anyone ever done this?
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poncho62

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Re: Will my truck camper fit?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 07:31:49 AM »
I assume you are talking about a cap, not a truck camper?
Either way, I think he should get the right size....wasted space and it would look weird
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Jere and Laur

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Re: Will my truck camper fit?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 07:56:48 AM »
There should be a center of weight distribution on the side of the camper, it should be foward of the rear axle.  If not it will not work.
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Rene T

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Re: Will my truck camper fit?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 09:30:28 AM »
There should be a center of weight distribution on the side of the camper, it should be foward of the rear axle.  If not it will not work.

You are right Jere and we did check that. The C/G would end up being about 1' in front of the axle. I think it would work. He could use the space in front of the camper for storage like folding chairs and a small cooler.
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2011 Montana High Country 343RL
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& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

Joezeppy

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Re: Will my truck camper fit?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 10:41:39 AM »
I could see building a custom storage bin to fit in front of the camper - this would fill the space nicely. Of course, I would probably just end up tossing stuff in the empty space since it's much easier!
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Rene T

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Re: Will my truck camper fit?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2015, 12:11:34 PM »
I could see building a custom storage bin to fit in front of the camper - this would fill the space nicely. Of course, I would probably just end up tossing stuff in the empty space since it's much easier!

He was thinking about building some type of box.
Rene & Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
AKA  Pep N Mem
2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

 

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