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Old 09-17-2014, 03:50 PM   #1
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My Gawd....

Will I ever be happy? Just thought I'd update my Sporty brethren on my nonsense.

Back to a truck camper. However, this time, went with a massive truck camper. Two slides. Kids and wife love it (very comfy and laid out nicely for four), but it's not the off-road worthy rig I want. Works for now. Next time? I'm likely to build my own camper from the ground up (Think F-550 Crew w/ 12'x8' flatbed as the platform). Still, for paved Baja roads and ski resort parking lot camping, this current beast will do nicely. Links to some pics if interested.

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https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-t...816_174207.jpg

Converted dinette sleeps two, Drop down bunk sleeps one, and full size queen sleeps two. The bunk design is brilliant.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-f...820_210435.jpg

Don't even want to guess how much over CGVW I am. The camper dwarfs my Chev 3500. Damn comfy though.
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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Re: My Gawd....

Repeat after me, 'my name is deminimis, and I have a problem'


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Old 09-17-2014, 04:12 PM   #3
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Its like you're carrying a Sportsmobile in the bed of your truck!
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:33 PM   #4
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Once those kids are mature, responsible, all grown up and out on their own, you can downsize back to a SMB.

Shouldn't be more than 25-30 years based on the pictures.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:11 PM   #5
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If AndrewST leaves his home brew Sporty here much longer, I think I'll earn a possessory interest in it.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:43 PM   #6
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Re: My Gawd....

Hey I've seen that camper before!

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there's something you don't see every day
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:35 PM   #8
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Re: My Gawd....

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a massive truck camper
Parked next to this on a recent trip to the Grand Coulee dam. Completely dwarfed our van.

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Old 09-17-2014, 11:45 PM   #9
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Hey I've seen that camper before!

Silly Ford.

Now, I'm going to have nightmares tonight. I just know it (update: I did). Is there a thread associated with that pic somewhere? Looks like the greatly reduced tongue weight cap, due to that overly long extension, plus that huge/heavy race trailer that needs an electric jack, was the culprit. The cog of these campers is not too far aft of the rear axle.
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If AndrewST leaves his home brew Sporty here much longer, I think I'll earn a possessory interest in it.
Sorry will be gone this winter... no reason to keep it sleeping there
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