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Old 04-23-2015, 04:28 PM   #1
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Question Is this a good truck camper? 2005 Host-Bachelor

I never heard of this kind of camper and wondering if is a good brand?

Host-Bachelor 16ft Short Bed - $12900


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Can't comment on that particular camper...but,

Host is a west coast builder (Bend, OR) that has been building RV's for years.
Host Industries - Single, Double, Triple & Quad Slide-out Truck Campers & Motorcoaches
They are not a mass production outfit like many from Elkhart, and have offered expedition rigs that the mainstream builders do not normally offer.

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Thanks for the information.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:01 PM   #4
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Very good TC a bit on the heavy side. If you like the layoutand have a truck it should work for you.
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:17 PM   #5
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I have been contacted by the owner of this truck camper and he told me he would sell the camper for 8900.00 if I want it.

Host Bachelor 2005 one owner. Electric jacks. Slide out, rear awning, LPG, black and fresh tanks, A/C, wired for generator, 16x8.5 ft, bathroom/shower, kitchen.

Everything works and it needs a short bed truck. The weight of camper is 2700 pounds and needs at least a 3/4 ton truck.
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I have been contacted by the owner of this truck camper and he told me he would sell the camper for 8900.00 if I want it.

Host Bachelor 2005 one owner. Electric jacks. Slide out, rear awning, LPG, black and fresh tanks, A/C, wired for generator, 16x8.5 ft, bathroom/shower, kitchen.

Everything works and it needs a short bed truck. The weight of camper is 2700 pounds and needs at least a 3/4 ton truck.
That is a very good camper at a very good price point, if it is in good condition. NO LEAKS. A 2005 will have to been well maintained and resealed carefully, but if it is, it is a good deal.

At 2700 lbs, you will need a 1 ton, a 3/4 ton truck will be overloaded without anything loaded up. Not to many 1 ton short beds out there, so you will have to look. I don't think that GM even makes them, but Ford or Dodge may.

With the right truck that would be an awesome rig.
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What about adding another leaf spring to a 3/4 ton to make it a one ton? It would be a single axle rear end truck.

I have another option with a 5th wheel artic fox trailer for 10,000 dollars and it's a 2003 model and the weight is 9800 lbs.



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What about adding another leaf spring to a 3/4 ton to make it a one ton? It would be a single axle rear end truck.

I have another option with a 5th wheel artic fox trailer for 10,000 dollars and it's a 2003 model and the weight is 9800 lbs.



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The next thing you have to consider is the bearings in the rear axles, the axle housing itself, tires, wheels, brakes just to name a few. I did this years ago and it was a challenge to get approval from the truck manufacturer because of all of these items. Not impossible but difficult and expensive but less than buying a different truck.


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