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Was $19
Now $8
hikerduane
Looked at popup pickup campers this AM, Four Wheel campers start at $18,000.  Ouch!  Guess I won't be getting one soon.  Cheap route would be a shell, then build modular pieces for the innards, but hate that as may take too long to switch to load hauling mode and space needed to store the parts in between usages.   Dont want a camp trailer really, maybe that is the route though for local camping.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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MotorcycleDan
Duane,

Look for a used one. You should be able to fine one that has not been used much for way less. People get them, use it a few times, and decide they need more room or want to switch to a trailer. Just keep an eye out and not rush it. One will fall in your lap. 
Dan ICCC #900
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salukispeed
They do show up used for reasonable from time to time as stated. Just keep an eye open. We had a Popup for a few years and  loved it but  We just went slightly different direction and bought a SCAMP  13 foot fiberglass trailer. Very small and relatively light but no canvas to work with. Looks like a mini Airstream but white fiberglass  instead of aluminum . We are headed to Backus Minnesota to pick it up from the factory Friday AM. The 13's are good for a couple or maybe a small family with the front couch and bed. 
When looking at used Popups the raising cable system and the canvas seem to be the weak link and can be difficult to repair, so anything actually stored inside is a real plus and worth a bit more Money
Bob
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Dave A
Duane , have you thought about a tear drop trailer ?  basicly a bed on wheels with a galley under the back hatch. 
David Avedano
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hikerduane
My one negative about buying from a private party is how I would secure the camper for the drive home.
I also agree with a friend about pulling a trailer, gotta worry about it and parking.  
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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Majicwrench
I have spent dozens and dozens of nights in the back of my pick-up under my canopy. Way more room/comfortable than a tent, dry, you can wake up in the morn and be driving away in a few minutes if you want, and it just takes a few minutes to remove canopy for wood/dump runs.
Keith
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austin65uri
Agree with Keith.  I did the same years back. Plus today, there are many clever tents designed to fit a truck bed. Not too $.
Bill.
ICCC#1601
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hikerduane
Keith, Bill,
Was running that thru my head the other day, WAY cheaper than a new low profile Four Wheel camper.  Had been figuring how to design a PVC framework for my truck bed, mostly to keep sun off my dogs crate and maybe any rain if cooking on the tailgate.  Wanted something along that line for my extended trip in July.  My tent(s) would be fine then.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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azmike
Get Mel in NM to show you his camping rig, It is well designed but simple!
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Yosemite John
I've got a teepee with side walls.  Easy quick set up and tear down with plenty of room to stand up. Handles rain high wind and snow with ease and best of all, I can drive the max speed limit with it in my trunk---not so with a trailer around here anyway.
A Happy Camper
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MotorcycleDan
hikerduane wrote:
My one negative about buying from a private party is how I would secure the camper for the drive home.
I also agree with a friend about pulling a trailer, gotta worry about it and parking.  
Duane


Duane,

The people selling it should also be selling the mounting bars that go under your truck. You should be able to clamp it down enough to get it home. Then you can mount the bars the way they should be. 

Also for those reading this, he is looking for a pickup bed slide in camper. He is calling it a pop up because it is a low profile unit that the roof pops up to provide the room to stand up in when it is set up. 
Dan ICCC #900
ICCC Treasure
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hikerduane
Thank you Dan for the add'l info.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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rainjer
What about a truck bed tent?
https://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/Kodiak-Canvas-Truck-Tent-Mid-Sized-55---6-Bed_p_2713.html?utm_source=GoogleCPC&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=product&dfw_tracker=11389-2713&gclid=CjwKCAjwiZnnBRBQEiwAcWKfYhRMWJdEQFiWrDRYVYkCwrg5fAll6Oj7vmANlhesrFn6EJQLzlrZchoCZPoQAvD_BwE

You can then put a air mattress in the back.
https://www.truckairbedz.com/

Or a cot in the bed.
https://tetonsports.com/product/somnia-camp-cot/

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hikerduane
Gotta pack the Repo pup too.  At least with some sort of framework and a tarp,  I can use it to cover my dog crate, or unroll more to provide shade or shelter from sun/rain.  Still hashing this out.
Too many tents now, my springbar tent is plenty roomy.  Think I have four tents.
Duane 
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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huachuca
We backpacked and truck camped frequently until reaching our mid fifties and still make a couple of ‘tent based’ outings each year but most trips are now in our Scamp.  The ability to leave everything other than our food in the camper means more ‘spur of the moment’ outings.  We’ve also taken a 5-6 week trip out west from NC each year since retiring in 14 and the camper allowed us to move from one area to another much more quickly than we could have done with a tent (Admittedly, we can’t get the trailer to the more remote areas).  

Bob, look forward to hearing of your experiences with the Scamp. My 19’er is twenty years old and still going strong.  

Al
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hikerduane
Nothing on CL.  Did see something much cheaper, lighter today  A shell with a tent over it, hinges up to allow standup room, bikes, kayaks etc. can still be strapped on the top.  Run a little over 300 lbs.  Couldn't build something that light.  
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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