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Title: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: edjunior on June 28, 2020, 07:30:38 PM
Spotted at a Dollar General north of Houston a bit.  I never thought I'd see one like this, but there it is.

Title: Re: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: NY_Dutch on June 28, 2020, 08:07:06 PM
Hopefully they're just transporting it!
Title: Re: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: viceprice on June 28, 2020, 09:02:48 PM
It will make a good campfire story - hopefully all good with a happy ending.
Title: Re: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: Gizmo on June 28, 2020, 09:27:12 PM
Amazing what one sees along the way.  Sure looks like an accident waiting to happen, hopefully not.
Title: Re: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: IBTripping on July 01, 2020, 05:51:44 PM
Steering that overloaded truck down the highway must be fun.  ::)
Title: Re: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: Roy M on July 01, 2020, 07:30:19 PM
A similar setup is parked in a neighbor's driveway. Sure glad I'm not driving it.
Title: Re: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: SpencerPJ on July 02, 2020, 06:53:19 AM
Steering that overloaded truck down the highway must be fun.  ::)
Na, just needs some air shocks  ;) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: Mr Bojangles on July 02, 2020, 08:00:01 AM
This picture shows something other than a TRUCK Camper.... but. if they had one "it would be a Doozer" I think.
Title: Re: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: Roy M on July 02, 2020, 10:06:36 AM
I wonder if he has noticed the shredded tire.
Title: Re: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: X-Roughneck on September 12, 2020, 02:52:24 PM
Spotted at a Dollar General north of Houston a bit.  I never thought I'd see one like this, but there it is.

Ed,

Love Jumping in on a old thread.  Real Old.

Obviously you being in Houston, this guy to have had some Oil Field blood in him. I am sure!   ;D

His rationale is it makes for a quick rig up and rig down.  In the name of safety, he promised not to drive over 100 mph without straps being snug.

I would say the fenders he strapped them to will fail before the strap, but that is my $0.02 only.  ;D

With October Oil Futures at $37 a barrel, and everybody not getting on planes until the Corona Puzzle is solved looks like the Patch,  is Dead for the foreseeable future. 

Makes for some good RV Prices at the pump though.

My Son lives down there in your area and "was" in the oil related field.  I told him he needs to reinvent himself and change occupations.

You retired or doing alright with employment?  Any Friends affected by National Layoffs?

Edited: I see Military Retired...Got it...  :)) :))

John 
Title: Re: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: edjunior on September 12, 2020, 07:39:57 PM
Ed,

Love Jumping in on a old thread.  Real Old.

Obviously you being in Houston, this guy to have had some Oil Field blood in him. I am sure!   ;D

His rationale is it makes for a quick rig up and rig down.  In the name of safety, he promised not to drive over 100 mph without straps being snug.

I would say the fenders he strapped them to will fail before the strap, but that is my $0.02 only.  ;D

With October Oil Futures at $37 a barrel, and everybody not getting on planes until the Corona Puzzle is solved looks like the Patch,  is Dead for the foreseeable future. 

Makes for some good RV Prices at the pump though.

My Son lives down there in your area and "was" in the oil related field.  I told him he needs to reinvent himself and change occupations.

You retired or doing alright with employment?  Any Friends affected by National Layoffs?

Edited: I see Military Retired...Got it...  :)) :))

John

I am military retired (20 years AF), and hope to retire a second and final time with a year and a half or so.  The house will be paid off then, or near it, and I should do fine.  I was IT in an oil related company (KBR) for a while, but now in IT (IT security) at Houston Community College.  Luckily we can do what we need to do from home, so I've been working from home since March.  Hard to believe.
Title: Re: How not to do a truck camper
Post by: Oldgator73 on September 12, 2020, 08:02:40 PM
I am military retired (20 years AF), and hope to retire a second and final time with a year and a half or so.  The house will be paid off then, or near it, and I should do fine.  I was IT in an oil related company (KBR) for a while, but now in IT (IT security) at Houston Community College.  Luckily we can do what we need to do from home, so I've been working from home since March.  Hard to believe.

I donít think many folks understand us military retirees cannot live off our retirement alone. I retired from the AF after 24 years. Went back to college and finished a BA and then got a position with the DoD. Did twelve years and retired again at age 64. Now we live off military and DoD retirements, VA disability, and our Social Security. So the pandemic has not affected us fiscally. We are lucky.