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Hondo Garage's New Thing

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by wileydavis, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Dec 19, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    hoarder23

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    I'm not sure the lift is designed to support shifting weight, when you get to swinging in your chair it might collapse. Have you asked them about whether it will support such forces? And mounting the GFC on the lift will likely take away the Go Fast part.

    It seems like you are spending a lot to get something that won't do well what you want of it. I understand that you've put a lot of thought into the setup but it might be better to shift gears and change before you invest a lot of time, money and effort you won't get a return on in 6 months when you decide you really need a slide in.
     
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  2. Dec 19, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    A GFC is not what you want to live in full time. Trying to rig shit up with a topper lift and a hanging chair is probably an even worse idea.
     
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  3. Dec 19, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    oh man this is good stuff right here I thought the thread was dead but it somehow got resurrected and then all of a sudden it's getting views and stuff which is really good for GFC you know I like to see ideas
     
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  4. Dec 19, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    Ya its probably not the smartest idea but fuck see what happens the lift holds 900lbs they are attached to the bed rail and then screwed in to the bed so pretty much I'm just go rig it up n see what happens at this point I just need the topper ez lift if it dont work the worse can happen the camper falls an I fuck up my bed but shit at this point I'm just trying see it thought
     
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  5. Dec 19, 2019 at 3:26 PM
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    I sent them a email about shifting weight see what they say after u brought that up I kind was thinking it would rip out the bed screws so see what they say
     
  6. Dec 19, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    Just make your life easier and buy a different camper that fits what you want. A GFC is not what you’re looking for. Pick up a FWC shell or camper if you’re going to live in a tiny truck bed full time.
     
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  7. Dec 19, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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    I was at Overland Expo east this October and I got to see all of them. These are just the canopy campers, not flip-overs or FWCs Project M.

    TLDR: I ordered the GFC. Weight is everything to me. I also like the price and the open-air style. If I was planning on being in colder climates, I would have gotten the Snap, which also has the shortest build time.

    Here is what I could gather from talking to owners and some of the builders, either on-site or via email. All of this information was gathered in October so some things may have changed since then.

    1) Khaya Camper: Weight - around 500lbs. This was from one of the OK 4 wheel guys.
    Build - solid as a rock. Highly modifiable, lots of options but all are expensive. This is the only one that I had a
    chance to pull the tent back down. It was not easy to do this at all and I weight 190lbs.
    Time from order to deliver: I did not ask.
    Price: Expensive - again, did not ask.

    2) Snap/Treehouse: Weight - about 400lbs, according to the builder.
    Build: Solid, interior finish somewhat less than the Khaya, but very similar overall in design.
    Time from order to deliver: 10 weeks (as of October)
    Price: A cheap ($6500) option is available but if you get that, they will not put in any options.
    A moderately decked out one is around $10,000

    3) Vagabond Drifter: Weight - about 400lbs, depending on options, according to the builder (via email)
    Build: Solid, but it seems less so than the previous two. This one did not have the insulation, and the
    owner said he wished he had gotten it. This unit also had no windows in the side, which is something
    the owner said he planned to do on his own.
    Time from order to deliver: 10 months (according to the builder, via an email)
    Price: Starts at $7500 and quickly rises to over $10,000 if you get doors/windows.

    4) Go Fast Camper: Weight: 275lbs depending on bed length, options.
    Build: Good, light but stiff. I could not shake it when I grabbed the struts and tried. Composite panels had a good fit, owner had no problems with dust entry as some have reported.
    Owner also said he had no hinge issues but he also said he doesn't use them to climb up, either. He said
    He sometimes had condensation after a cold night but mostly blamed that on the Camp Buddy heater.
    Time from order to build: 10 months to a year.
     
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  8. Dec 19, 2019 at 3:50 PM
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    the base weight is about 340lbs for a short bed model (no windows or fan or any other options added)
     
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  10. Dec 19, 2019 at 4:13 PM
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    I should have been more specific. In all my emails with dealers, I was asking about a camper that would fit a 3rd Gen Tacoma with a DCLB
     
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    Still waiting for that mobile repair announcement after Thanksgiving.
     
  12. Dec 19, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    We are still after Thanksgiving, you shouldn't worry until we get to before Thanksgiving
     
  13. Dec 19, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    I wish that BS story went away. Hinges were not failing because people were utilizing them to pull themselves up. Hinges were failing because GFC put a continuous living hinge on a surface that wasn’t flat.

    I and others have posted pics on TW and the gfc forum showing how the hinge doesn’t lay flat on the frame in our builds. Resealing should supposedly provide a flat surface and hinge support solving the issue.

    It was a fatal design flaw, end of story. Not misuse.
     
  14. Dec 19, 2019 at 6:05 PM
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    They didn’t state what year. :thumbsup:

    In a week it will be “after Christmas” and Thanksgiving will no longer be the time point of reference.
     
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    a I just remember I had a plan were it was supposed to float over the kitchen set up n I was gonna add a a different tailgate and bolt the gimbal propane stove to it on a locking slide out I was gonna have some one build me a aluminum box that opens a certain way to protect it from the elements n thow a full bed rug cut the tail gate part n make it were I can put it on the tailgate swing to try and block the dust the best I could the thow a bbq grill cover over my fridge and the metal counter but yall kinda killed my ideas I'v put a lot of thought in to it were I would have the room I needed that's how it wasn't gonna be cramped i was going to put the kitchen set up towards the side of the tail gate

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    so the kitchen in the passenger corner the swing would rise above the fridge the stove would be able to lock in place in the far corner and then be able to slide out when needed
     
  17. Dec 19, 2019 at 6:36 PM
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    We are trying to help, what you have planned sounds like a lot of work and might not do what you hope it will. Listen to @YOTA 4X4 he was an early adopter but realized it didn't meet the needs of his use case.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    You’re nuts and maybe a troll.
    Firepit on top of a 1/2” sheet of plastic and a home theater?

    Okay, dude.

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    I don't normally agree with you but here I do
     
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    I got all the pieces n I know my shit sounds crazy as fxck but I did add all the wieght had it planned out for everything I wanted to do but now idk yall really killing my plans man the plan for the fire pit was to have a aluminum box that sinked in to the roof rack with a lid that pop up with some linear actuators n put the fire pit on the lid raised up then start it
     

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