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Old 04-11-2014, 08:31 AM   #1
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Thoughts on a Truck Camper

Hi all - we have a Class C for the family as my profile shows but I'm thinking of getting a TC for hunting/fishing/short getaways (2-3 days at most).

Problem is I have a 4WD F150 Supercrew (heavy duty tow package which I guess is irrelevant) with a 5.5 bed so I am limited to things like the small palominos and other pop-ups. I want to stay under 1000 pounds for the TC. Payload is 1570. Trips will be limited to 2 hour radius.

All I need is the basics - but I do want some type of facilities - prefer a toilet but maybe a cassette toilet will work (done my years with the porta-potty). The wife will insist on an enclosed place to go to the bathroom.

so.....any ideas of a lightweight (pop-up is fine) TC that fits a 5.5 bed with an enclosed head?

I have looked at Hallmarkrv, palomino, Northstar, Sunlite, livinlite, real lite, etc. I really want advice from this who have dome some similar digging or who have a pop-up on a 5.5.

Thanks in advance!
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You didn't mention Four Wheel Pop-up Campers, and their Raven model would be perfect for your truck at 850 pounds of base weight. However, the only toilet option with that model is a Porta Potti. You can see it here
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Thanks - I have looked briefly at them but will check them out some more.

A lot of these pop-ups have great base process but then you can add 5,000 I'm finding for things I consider standard (fans, 3-way fridge, etc.)
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As a follow up I checked my official payload - 1700

I have the short wheel base (145) so I think I'll throw out another thread on wheelbase and payload. The 157 wheel base was a few hundred pounds less
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