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Old 02-04-2012, 06:17 AM
CLToppingSr CLToppingSr is offline
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Default Slide-in or self contained campers

Does anyone own a slide-in camper that fit our trucks? Or do any of you have any experience with one?

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Old 02-04-2012, 08:44 AM
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Default Re: Slide-in or self contained campers

never owned it myself, but a good customer of mine had the northstar one is his ranger and he said he always liked it. just enough room for him to be comfortable in it he said.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Slide-in or self contained campers

I've been been researching this subject, and have reached the conclusion that a pop-up style makes the most sense on a Ranger. Keeping the weight and cg both low is really important.

Here's an example :

Or even one of these:

would be at the top of my list.

This guy has done a nice build-out of the bed (on a Taco) for one of the Flip-Top campers.


One more thing I forgot to say (well, two things actually) :

With the Ranger having only a six foot bed, using a bed topper camper shell wouldn't be very practical for me, as I'm 6'-2" and couldn't stretch out to sleep.

However, one of those bed tents like the Sportz tents would work, as they include the lowered tailgate in the tent. That might actually be my first choice, as one could set up another tent to store gear in while off sightseeing in the truck, and to use as a bathroom for a portable toilet.

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Old 02-05-2012, 12:31 AM
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Default Re: Slide-in or self contained campers

ive got one! its a '71 caribou camper. i found it on craig's list for $700 last year. it does weigh alot and has a ton of wind resistance. i put some airbags on the rear and the truck handles it just fine. it just wont go over 65 with it on which isnt that big of a problem.

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