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Old 11-21-2008, 10:24 AM   #1
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I havea 2006 GMC DuraMax with Short Bed. What size camper can I use? Also can i get one with shower in that size? Thanks
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
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Check the Bigfoot site for size; the Bigfoot 1500 would be a great camper for the small bedand ideal for the GMC2500 short bed.

http://www.bigfootrv.com/bigfo...ck_campers_1500.html

The small of the 2500 BF is also an excellent camper, although I would prefer hauling it with a dually.

Both the 1500 and 2500 have showers.

Even though Bigfoot has closed its factory, there must be lots of Bigfoots sitting around on lots; and I would not hesitate to buy one.

We bought the BF3000 (for long bed f350 dually) 10 years ago...excellent construction, Hemi
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:00 PM   #3
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You should be looking for about an 8' to 8.5' camper and there are many with full bathrooms (wet type) in that size range.

Be aware that they also made campers in that size range for long bed trucks and you should watch out for any camper that isn't listed (by the manufacturer, not the seller) as being compatible with a short bed since the COG will be off.

Also watch out how old you go on the TC since there have been changes to the size of truck beds over the years and many older campers are too big for today's beds.

Are you looking for a hardside or pop-up TC? How many people will be along for the trip?
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We are looking for a hard side. There is just my wife and I. Thanks for info
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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One thing to make sure you check no matter what camper you look at, is to get in the bathroom and simulate taking a shower and finishing the paperwork to make sure you can actually use it. Many are on the small size and can be almost impossible for a larger person to use.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:12 PM   #6
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you might want to check out the Northstar Freedom or Laredo models. I was at their factory last Fall, they build a quality unit.
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We recently purchased an Adventurer 810WS.
It fits both a long bed and a short bed truck. shower has plenty of space for us, but the toilet is a bit high for some... spent 5 nights in freezing weather so far. Really pleased with it.
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You don't say what capacity (2500, 3500)or which body style you have (crewcab, SRW, ect), which all make a difference in what is a better fit for your truck type.

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I am totally new at all of this so please bear with me. I have a 98 F150 with a 6' bed and I am considering buying an 8.5' 91 Skamper Cabover camper. Can I do this? Would I just leave the tail gate down to provide support? Is that enough. Any & all help is most appreciated!
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Stumpman,
I had a 2006 D/A 2500 short bed also and in the glove box there was a warning label that said this truck is not designed for slide in camper use (or something to that effect). I took it as a no-no. I'm not sure why.
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"I am totally new at all of this so please bear with me. I have a 98 F150 with a 6' bed and I am considering buying an 8.5' 91 Skamper Cabover camper. Can I do this? Would I just leave the tail gate down to provide support? Is that enough. Any & all help is most appreciated!
Bax"

I really don't think you have enough truck for that slide in. You should find out the actual weight of the camper then add the weigh for water, propane, food, gear, plus passengers. The main issues are tire and axel loading plus the ability of the truck to safely stop with that much weight. My '03 F150 has a max of 1500 lbs cargo. Also the center-of-gravity for the camper would likely be too far back for correct loading. The CG should be in front of the rear axel. You should ideally have a F250 with an 8' bed to safely handle that camper.

My $0.02.
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