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Grit dog

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Posted: 08/03/19 11:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Meh, consider a better platform even in a compact truck for a small camper. Or rind the smalles pop up they make and shore up the truck.
At a bare min, I'd want a longer bed Taco or Colorado.
And temper your expectations. You'll have to do some suspension mods to any small truck to even think about hauling a small 6' long popup.
It's doable though. Just do a little research.


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A truck "shell" that can lift 20 inches with tent sides. Very small but enough headroom to move around.

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I was just talking a couple yesterday in the mountains. They had a Toyota truck and just graduated from a pop up camper to a small travel trailer. They were absolutely in love with their trailer and all the room even in a single axle easy to pull TT./

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JamesDean1234 wrote:

I have a 2012 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X. I'm strongly considering getting a used truck camper if I can find a good deal and one that actually fits my 5 ft bed. Is there anything I should know, take into consideration, helpful tips, etc.
Thank you in advance for any advice, information, and personal experiences.


There are a few out there that will fit your truck but they are few and far between...If you get a conventional TC like a Lance etc,your going to have to much camper for your truck limiting where you can take it..It certainly can be done but I doubt you would be happy with the outcome..

Many times I have put a shell type on the back of my PU and did the inside as I wanted it.A couple turned out pretty cool..There not heavy or high and do not limit where you can go...

Example:Shell Truck Campers


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I started with a truck camper on my one ton Ford. I wanted to pull a boat and a horse trailer. My girl described the TC as too much trouble for a short trip and not enough room for a long trip.

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