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Camping in a Tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Trail Cutter, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    Trail Cutter

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    My profile picture is of my '96 Tacoma with my custom camper shell.
    It is great for camping and vacations, anyone else out there use their Tacoma as a camper?
     
  2. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Blackshirts

    Blackshirts Well-Known Member

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    There are some.

    Welcome to TW
     
  3. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I just recline the seat when I camp out in the tacoma.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    Oat

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  5. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    Tigahshark

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    Aloha! i dont see the sig pic
     
  6. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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  7. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    berg2065

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    nice looking setup.

    what brand of camper is this?

    OP's truck/camper

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    sean266

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    Lol!
     
  9. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    705 Taco

    705 Taco Zombie Killer!

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    That's really cool. Can u sleep above the cab? Looks a little tight.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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  11. Nov 21, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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  12. Nov 24, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    jflan

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  13. Nov 25, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    futuretacoowner

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    Welcome to TW I've been thinking of using the taco camping. So far I figured I would either make a cheap camper trailer, or a tent in the bed or something.
     
  14. Nov 25, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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    mcdowell

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    Welcome. How much did you pay for the camper? Is it easy to remove? Do you leave it on all the time?
     
  15. Nov 26, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    Trail Cutter

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    It is a custom built. It is made by Northwest Custom Campers, a friend of mine in
    Montana.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    Trail Cutter

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    Sorry guys, am new to this so don't know if my replies are going where they need to go!!

    A little more info on my camper shell. It is bolted to the body of the truck,
    but can be removed. I like the permanent set up as I do not have to worry about tie downs or the camper sliding around in the bed.

    The cab over section is strictly for storage. The bed is designed to utilize a removable insert. The bed is slightly above the truck's wheel wells. Combined with a 4 inch overhang creates a nice size bed for 2. It has an escape hatch on the top rear roof which allows me to stretch or dress standing up. This unit is strictly low tech. I pack my ice box, camp stove, instead of a nailed down frig and stove.
    It weighs about 400 lbs with the insert. Driving characteristics are more like a truck cap than a camper. No sway, no overloaded suspension, etc.
    I get 21-22 mpg on the highway vs 14-16 mpg with a stand up camper.
     
  17. Nov 26, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    Trail Cutter

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    Yeah Ron Paul!!
     
  18. Nov 26, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Trail Cutter

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    The cost on the shell runs about $1500.00 in material, and $900.00 in labor.
    A full sized camper runs about $10-$14,000.
     
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