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Old 10-09-2015, 07:54 AM   #43
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https://youtu.be/rBS0j917JGA

This video contains a quick look at the first trip taken in the camper. A three week holiday in Colorado. A spectacular state, made even greater by the new law. A perfect testing ground for the experimental camper.
We found several things we need to do to the camper to make it better.
Yeah, it's tough living in Colorado.. Last week a 3 day trip to the southwest to see the colors, the week before that up to the divide by steamboat. It's very hard to live here. Only problem is everybody else want to live here (and camp) also. Getting crowded, so we mostly drycamp nowadays and skip the middle of the summer..
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After going west for several trips, I can't even camp east of the Mississippi anymore (except for Maine). Can't compare. I'd rather stay home.

Kinda like when I first tried real beer...can't go back to the Budweiser.
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I remember years ago a neighbor made a truck camper using 2x2s and plywood. He built it on the truck and it was so heavy he couldn't get it off the truck. I don't remember what he eventually did.


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Old 10-22-2015, 06:49 PM   #46
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I remember years ago a neighbor made a truck camper using 2x2s and plywood. He built it on the truck and it was so heavy he couldn't get it off the truck. I don't remember what he eventually did.
I guess he got stuck with a permanent camper.
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That reminds me. I was going to give weight and gas #'s.

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with E load rated tires.
GVWR:9500
GAWR front:5200
GAWR rear:6200
Cargo Max (includes occupants):2909

When I had the EMPTY truck weighed:
GAW front:4180
GAW rear:3040
GVW:7220

And then with truck LOADED with camper, gear, people, dog, etc:
GAW front:4000
GAW rear:4860
GVW:8860

Leaving the weight of the fully loaded camper:
1640
I do not have a weight for the empty camper alone. I would guess several hundred pounds of gear, leaving the weight of the empty camper to be around 1000 pounds.
The computer on the truck gave an MPG rating of between 10 and 11 for the approx. 4000 mile trip. The gas prices were between $2.04 (in Michigan)and $2.89 (in remote part of Colorado). Probably an average of $2.40, I would guess.
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