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billyray50

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Posted: 04/29/19 05:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SidecarFlip wrote:

Most do but you had better be very flexible and thin to do it. Both of mine have / had windows and I run a boot between the truck sliding window and the camper but I've never attempted to use it ti get into the truck.

If I bought another, I'd opt out of the window entirely, just another leak point.


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I'm in the 'armed' camp. No need to have a quick means of getting to the drivers seat and doing a walk around to get there let's me see the environment.


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Between a panic alarm in the truck and exterior lights and speakers on the camper, plenty of attention would drawn to an intruder. If no one is around to see or hear this, they will also not hear any back ground noise that may be generated from within the camper.


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In the "old days" before TC's were able to be removed and used off-truck, you could get a "boot" that connected the truck to the TC by removing the windows and snapping to the inside of both. It is possible to have that done with the "right" camper. Our old S&S has a large enough window to be able to go back and forth. But I sure can't see either one of us trying to crawl in the back of the truck in any instance, although the dogs would probably like it.


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Two things I miss about my previous C. Quick access to the bathroom or snacks and the living quarters being pre heated or cooled. I don't typically go where I don't feel safe. Having the window pass through to help keep it cool in summer comes up in our travels. If the hole was big enough, I might even climb through in the rain. Is there a better boot available to seal the two so no leaks?


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SoonDockin wrote:

Is there a better boot available to seal the two so no leaks?

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No pass through option for us. The shower is where a pass through would be. Wed had them in previous campers but pretty small to try and fit through.

Really never worried about it. I can't drive my sticks and bricks country home away from danger either. Between the dogs and a shotgun I feel very safe in our camper.


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Kayteg1 wrote:

SoonDockin wrote:

Is there a better boot available to seal the two so no leaks?

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What I have as well... My 'whoopee cushion'....lol


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I'd say between my 114 pound chow lab and the 44, no one is going to bother us. I know when we retire, I always leave Quincy's dog bowls on the back step outside and his tie out chain.... A gentle reminder that there is a 4 legged creature inside and it's not a toy poodle either....lol

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Wait until the OP's wife is afraid to get into bed with the TC off the truck.

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