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Old 11-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Is it even feasible to put a camper on a

small pickup like mine (Mazda B3000 w/V6, 1994)? I have a friend trying to help me find something that I can afford and that will work for me and my tiny dog. I have seen some pics of campers on small trucks but wow, just seems like a heck of a load.

Feedback soooooooo welcome, good, bad or ugly I want to go RVing for the rest of my life and I just won't have a whole lot to spend. Not without spending what I will need to keep for "problems" that "will" come up, LOL!

thanks all, denise
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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why not look for an older van conversion (class b ), and sell your truck ?
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:25 AM   #3
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I trust my pickup more and like the idea of being able to unhook the trailer is the main thing. I don't know what I will find that works. I think if I can pull a trailer I would be happier with that, I am not sure though. Just starting to research options

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #4
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They did make slide-in cab-over type campers that fit that truck, but you are right, the carrying capacity is very limited and the high profile with a light truck made for some fascinating wiggle-waggle on curves, winds, and passing trucks. Plus, if you thought a conversion van was tight spaces.... You'd have about 12 square feet of floor space in something that fit in your truck bed IF you could still find one. Here's a Class B for sale on eBay, I'm not vouching for it, I just suggest it might be more in the size you might like.

1991 TELSTAR 27 Vintage ClassB in RVs & Campers | eBay Motors

You could watch the listing and see if it makes the reserve. Here's a small class C on a '84 Toyota pick-up. These were popular in the day, it has a lot of miles (replacement motor at sometime) but is less than $4000.
1984 TOYOTA DOLPHIN LOW MILES in RVs & Campers | eBay Motors
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:35 AM   #5
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I would suggest a small trailer instead of the TC.
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So your subject line really should be:
Is it even feasible to tow a travel trailer with...

?? Correct?
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Another suggestion might be to purchase a class c and tow your pickup.
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I am set on a trailer if I keep my truck which I most likely will need to. I make enough money to survive in this world but not enough to spend big bucks on a new vehicle plus an RV, or a combination. My budget will be about 3000. No laughing, that's all I'll have. If I spend more then I don't have my backup funds.

I like the idea of being able to unhook the trailer as well denise

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Yes but I didn't know that when I first posted.

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Found some online charts and it looks like you are limited to 2500 lbs.
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Is there a places where I might meet some peeps that have small trucks with TT's? I would like to talk to them about how they are doing with that. I found one to look at but waiting a bit before I call her. Here is the ad:
17 foot, 1971 Nomad Camp Trailer
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A 13ft Casita (for example) is under 2000 lbs.
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Guide To Ultra-Lightweight Travel Trailers

I would go popup, is your Mazda a v6?
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I would go popup, is your Mazda a v6?
oops, I see it is.
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