Originally Posted by skiracer0112
How much does the FlipPac affect your mileage?
Also how much does the tent drop into the overhead space when its folded?
I have been looking at one for a while. I initially went with a leer cap for the time being but am debating between swapping out for a FlipPac or a roof rack mounted tent.
Bryan, overall my gas receipts tell me that I've lost 1.5 mpg with the Flippac and the externally and permanently attached Fiamma awning. The tent material actually doesn't come down to take any space in the bed of the truck due to a simple section of canvas material that once you open the FlipPac itself can simply be moved aside to make a type of hammock for sleeping or as we tend to use it for, a place to put our clothing bags for easy access as at 6'2" I can simply stand in the back of the truck with heaps of headroom and that hammock is just a few inches above my belt when standing in front of it. Pay attention to the video at 01:10 to see that canvas material I mentioned.
I bought mine from Adventure Trailers in Prescott, Arizona but I remember someone mentioning that there is a dealer in Colorado that you may be able to find to get some hands on one if you like. Obviously all sorts of second hand market resources can be checked for them but The FlipPac Owners Group
site has a for sale section that a few of its members keep full of listings that they find nationwide to help people looking for one for themselves.