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Old 06-01-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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New member with 1971 Cobra Metropolitan truck camper

Hi there, Husband and I just bought a 1971 Cobra Metropolitan slide in truck camper.

We have not really done any RV ing to speak of other than t brief trip about 30 years ago.

The camper was kept in a garage all but about 5 of those 41 years and is in pretty decent shape, but we will have some rehabbing to do and I would like to completely re-wire at least the AC and perhaps get some house batteries if I can figure out how where to put them. Just got it on Sunday so have not really got into it yet to see what works and what does not, and I am sure I will be back with a ton of questions.

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Old 06-01-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Nice looking camper to be 41 years old. How does the inside look?


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Old 06-01-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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here are more pics:

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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I plan to paint the interior a lighter color so it will brighten things up a bit.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:53 AM   #5
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looks good reminds me of 15 years ago with all the trips in my truck camper
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:46 AM   #6
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Nice looking classic camper
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:56 AM   #7
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Nice vintage truck camper. The battery bank was often put in the bed of the truck on earlier truck campers in front of the wheel wells. Often times an access door is cut in the camper to access the batteries. You should have lots of fun with that. Enjoy and have safe and trouble free travels.
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That camper is in amazing shape....wow. Just my opinion, but I would leave the interior as it is, it looks really good and it is one of the very few that is still origional and not painted..
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #9
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WOW! Thank you for posting pics. I have told my wife so many times we had a huge pick-up camper when I was a kid. I have looked for pictures on-line in the past. This is exactly what we had. I spent many nights camping in the bunk beds shown in your pictures. I'll never forget the Cobra!! My brother and I used to ride in the camper and lay on the bed and look out the windows (I know crazy by today's standards). Thanks again!

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