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robseg

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Posted: 07/07/19 10:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I take mine off anytime I can. it takes me less then 10 minutes to unload/reload the camper.


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Posted: 07/13/19 12:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unloading is just nuts.

The camper allows you to take you toilet, kitchen, bed, etc with you. Why leave that stuff behind?


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We really do both, which is one of the main reasons we went with the TC. We probably leave it on about 70% of the time while camping. I've been down plenty of "no RV" roads with it on without a problem. I've also stayed in primitive campgrounds that only allow tents or RV's under 25'. Some of those campgrounds were so wooded it was stressful getting in and out, so dropping the TC made more sense when we wanted to dink about the area. To each his own, but the beauty of a TC is that it doesn't have to be either or.


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Posted: 07/13/19 04:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

whizbang wrote:

Unloading is just nuts.

The camper allows you to take you toilet, kitchen, bed, etc with you. Why leave that stuff behind?


Naaa it’s not... for example

A. it’s a shorter fall to the ground if one has too many pints and misses a step.
B. what if you want to go get a load of pallets and a old sofa to throw in the fire?
C. hard to nearly impossible to steal a unloaded big TC without suitable equipment.

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whizbang wrote:

Unloading is just nuts.

The camper allows you to take you toilet, kitchen, bed, etc with you. Why leave that stuff behind?


10’ bridges on your sight-seeing route for the day.

Most of the time (>99%) the camper stays on the truck when we’re out. But, for the rare occasions when we want to do something that the camper would prevent us from doing, I’m glad it comes off.

Whats nuts is those towable RV’s and motorized RV’s. Especially those motorized ones with 10’ or more of overhang behind the rear axle. Cwazy!! (Just kidding. Wink wink, nudge nudge). [emoticon]

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Unload most of the time because I like to fish and my wife doesn't. That means she can stay at camp while I launch the boat in the morning and evening. I may at times go trout fishing midday on small streams down two tracks. It seems to depend on what kind of camping you do.

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whizbang wrote:

Unloading is just nuts.

The camper allows you to take you toilet, kitchen, bed, etc with you. Why leave that stuff behind?


Just nuts I tell ya....lol


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