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Old 12-30-2018, 07:27 PM   #1
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I have a 94 Mazda B3000 it has 51,000 original miles on it. I bought it this year and when I bought it it only had 49,000 on it. I have upgraded the alternator to 130 amps and removed the belt driven fan. Everything else is stock. My next step is to get a class 3 hitch and add the trailer light hookup. Then I am going to get a 4.10 rear end. My wife and I have been talking about buying a camper for 3 yrs now. I know I am limited to lightweight campers but I also donít want to make payments on a camper. We are going to save up for one. I really donít know what brand to look at. It has to have an shower and toilet because my wife has a thing about using public restrooms.

I would like something no more than 2,500 lbs. Any suggestions on brand or type?
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:59 PM   #2
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https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-20000.../dp/B0009PUT20

https://www.amazon.com/Green-Elephan...g+toilet&psc=1

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Hardside or soft for a camper?

I have a customer that thinks I need to buy his popup and it was briefly tempting for the TRS roundup until he mentioned it really old and while it had been stored inside he wouldn't guarantee what has been inside of it... and is basically a tent on a trailer.

My wifey isn't bad with public restrooms and whatnot BUT it would be really nice to have a sink with running water for dishes.

While trying to figure out exactly a 1967 Apache Silver Buffalo was after he left (I didn't know they did popups back far) and it looked like most popups seem to age out around 20 years. They get pretty sparse after the mid 90's.
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:10 PM   #3
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Yeah my wife would flip me off if I showed her that.
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:12 PM   #4
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https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-20000.../dp/B0009PUT20

https://www.amazon.com/Green-Elephan...g+toilet&psc=1

Open up any options?

Hardside or soft for a camper?

I have a customer that thinks I need to buy his popup and it was briefly tempting for the TRS roundup until he mentioned it really old and while it had been stored inside he wouldn't guarantee what has been inside of it... and is basically a tent on a trailer.

My wifey isn't bad with public restrooms and whatnot BUT it would be really nice to have a sink with running water for dishes.

While trying to figure out exactly a 1967 Apache Silver Buffalo was after he left (I didn't know they did popups back far) and it looked like most popups seem to age out around 20 years. They get pretty sparse after the mid 90's.
Hard side would be nice because I donít think the soft would be comfortable in the cold.
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:16 PM   #5
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if your going to pull might consider putting mechanical fan back.

sub 3 k popups wont be bad.
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What about an in bed camper? Building one? From https://www.boatdesigns.com/mobile/R...partments/696/

Are the plans made for full size trucks?
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if you run a big in bed or any trailer taller then a pop up and plan to go to elevation definitely put the mechanical fan on for trips.
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Probably gonna be hard to find a slide in with a shower and toilet for a small truck.

I have an 84 Skamper and there is no room for any of that. It is fairly comfortable for two though...
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