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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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diablo45
Duane, check this guy out of Arizona . He makes a nice aluminum pop up bed camper that is like a truck cap that pops up with a queen bed. 
https://campovrlnd.com
 
 They start around $8000, not cheap but a nice looking build.
Sam

MilSpecOps #5150

ICCC #1561

Stovie
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LakeGeorge
I have a nice fiberglass cap on my Toyota Tundra. Its tall enough to fit an air mattress in and camp in. Much cheaper than a truck camper. Lots of room for securing gear, lanterns, etc. and waterproof, too. JMO.
Gary Coleman, I am.
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11th Annual East Coast Coleman Convention, June 5-9, 2019. Gettysburg, PA
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hikerduane
Thank you Sam.  Looked at soft tops too the other day on Tacoma World.  Softopper  brand.  Under a grand, 30 lbs.  Gotta fish or cut bait sometime.
Duane 
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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Nightlight for Aliens
Can try OfferUP or LetGO app/sites for used. Private sales, watch for scams. Good prices.

EDIT: Change search phrase for different results.
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offrink
You guys must be short sleeping in your truck bed. Even an 8’ bed would be tough for me. 6’6” standing gets to be 7’ when I lay face down and my toes out. Throw in a pillow and I’m maxed out! 6’ beds? Forgettaboutit.  
Ben
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Looking for B-Day dates of 6/80, 2/84, 3/11, and 12/13
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MotorcycleDan
Hi Duane,

Here is one in Grand Junction CO. A little bit of a drive, but it would be a good road trip for you and Repo!

https://westslope.craigslist.org/rvs/d/grand-junction-pop-up-slide-in-truck/6921978573.html
Dan ICCC #900
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Mel
azmike wrote:
Get Mel in NM to show you his camping rig, It is well designed but simple!
 

Here is my teardrop, the wife and I love it. Click image for larger version - Name: 20181123_154832_HDR-800x381.jpg, Views: 156, Size: 125.81 KB
Mel Taylor
President of the International Coleman Collectors Club 
ICCC#986
2016 ICCC Convention Host



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NYGfan
Ever thing of finding an old pop-up trailer and using it for parts to diy your own. I have a plan in my head for one but probably will never get to it..sort of like the one OMC posted in CCS but with a slide out bed on one side.
Joe
Mil-SpecOps #0219
Stovie and Damn proud of it

 
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dbhost
hikerduane wrote:
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


My rig is a hi roof topper. The bed platform is a queen size roller bed frame set up on cast iron pipe extensions on pipe flanges, with plywood panels and a roll up mattress. Simply slides out when I need to get it out. Gear stowage is with totes sized up to fit under the bed, and I use a pole with a hook to retrieve them.

Brand new truck campers are stupid expensive, used they are cheap. Good usable pop ups here are going for about $3K if you shop right. I have heard of folks that have been getting $500.00 craigslist finds. Just shop around, and be willing to do some cleanup and minor repairs, or major, depending on what kind of project you want to take on...
Love my old school Coleman liquid fuel gear. Looking for tips and tricks to make the most of it.
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ImMrBill
H Teardropside.jpg  17504654_394031340968756_5911744743930470478_o.jpg  Here's my rig
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hikerduane
For now, added a Softopper, need to see about attaching a tarp to the back to cook under and maybe cover my feet if sleeping in the back if it rains, didnt think about my feet poking out the back unless I sleep at a angle.  I installed the optional front and back screens. 
Duane 
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dbhost
Is that a Toyota Tacoma? Assuming you are doing the single camping thing and aren't going with a bed partner, or the both of you are good and thin, and not claustrophobic, that rig will definately work out for you! I am not sure I would have gone with a soft topper but that's because of the climate I am in... 

For your instance, keep the bed of the truck clean, and go with one of those airbeds they make for the truck. Set up the rest of the camp under a tarp, or screen shelter and call it good!

That soft topper has a nice advantage of being able to open up the bed space quickly without causing yourself a hernia... 

I wonder if they would make a hi top insulated version?
Love my old school Coleman liquid fuel gear. Looking for tips and tricks to make the most of it.
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zoomkat
If one's needs are basic, one could make a 4'x8' pop top sleeping box trailer using a harbor freight utility trailer. I got some teardrop plans, but there is a lot of waisted space and work involved. I looked at my HF 4'x8'utility trailer and said, hmmm.4'x8' sheet plywood floor, 4'x8' left and right sides, and half of a 4'x8' sheet for front/rear ends. Another thin 4'x8' sheet for the popup top. Remove the pop top and it is back to being a regular utility trailer with 4' sides.
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hikerduane
I opted for this, dragging my feet over what to do.  Shell was too heavy for my back, this is only around 30 lbs.  I also have a 8 X 10 Kirkham Springbar tent for stays over one night.  The topper is to shelter Repo while on the road, for a quick bed if weather is bad when getting to a camp or late to arrive.  Sold my KLR, so had extra cash to buy this.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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