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Old 01-11-2018, 05:24 PM   #1
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Anyone have 2015+ Canyon or Colorado?

After many hours of research I've decided that a truck camper is my best option. I have a 2016 Chevy Colorado Z71 Extended cab 4 we. Anyone have a recommendation?
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light and lighter??

Livin' Lite or maybe Travel lite.. I would want a HOST truck camper, but I don't know that they make one light enough for this truck... I'd want an artic fox after that.. again, maybe too heavy.
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How much payload do you have in that Colorado and how long is the bed? You will most likely be looking at simple expedition style campers designed for the Toyota Tacoma rather than anything with a bath or slide.
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How much payload do you have in that Colorado and how long is the bed? You will most likely be looking at simple expedition style campers designed for the Toyota Tacoma rather than anything with a bath or slide.
Thanks. Payload is 1600lbs bed is 6'2". Any brand you would recommend?
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My recommendation would be to upgrade trucks. Have you actually weighed your truck to see what your real payload is? GVWR - scaled weight ready to travel = real payload.
Putting people, pets, truck accessories, tools, etc in the truck reduces it's payload pound for pound. When looking at TCs they will give you the rather meaningless "dry weight". To this you need to add the weight of water in the tank, propane in the tank, a battery, camper tie downs, and all your gear. I think you'll find you'll be able to haul little more than a tent in the bed: no slide, no bathroom, no hot water, no air conditioner, no generator, etc.
My truck camper is 1,600 pounds over the GVWR of my dually. These things get heavy fast.
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light and lighter??

Livin' Lite or maybe Travel lite.. I would want a HOST truck camper, but I don't know that they make one light enough for this truck... I'd want an artic fox after that.. again, maybe too heavy.
We wanted a camper to use and love for twenty years. We figured it was worth it to buy a twenty year truck too.

Thus, we have a Host Mammoth and an F450. We're set for the rest of our life.

And the Host Mammoth is AWESOME. When in the camper it's hard to believe we're in the back of a truck.
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We wanted a camper to use and love for twenty years. We figured it was worth it to buy a twenty year truck too.

Thus, we have a Host Mammoth and an F450. We're set for the rest of our life.

And the Host Mammoth is AWESOME. When in the camper it's hard to believe we're in the back of a truck.
I hear that! Those things are so so drop dead gorgeous!

Sorry OP, I know this is offtopic to your post.
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Your best bet would be a pop up truck camper like Four Wheel Camper, All Terrain Camper or Hallmark (like I have).

There is a guy on Home who has a FWC on his Colorado and took it on a long trip from Mass. to Alaska and back.
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After many hours of research I've decided that a truck camper is my best option. I have a 2016 Chevy Colorado Z71 Extended cab 4 we. Anyone have a recommendation?

I have a 2005 of the same specs. I am looking at the Bel-Air shells currently. They look light-weight and sturdy, and the guy has been in business for 40 years. That being said, the website does not include specs, such as weight. I wrote to the owner and asked for details. One does not want to put a lot of weight on this truck.
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. I would want a HOST truck camper, but I don't know that they make one light enough for this truck... I'd want an artic fox after that.. again, maybe too heavy.

Not to mention, both those manufacturers are for FULL SIZE trucks only, and preferably a dually
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