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georgeguenther

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Posted: 01/16/21 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey y’all, I was wondering if y’all knew any camper shells that are over cab. I wasn’t really looking for the full camper, but I was hoping for a shell that wouldn’t be too expensive and I could slowly build into a camper myself. I was thinking about whether I could find one or if I would have to build it. It probably don’t matter, but I have a 1991 Dodge Ram d150 long bed.

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Posted: 01/17/21 07:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Capri campers makes a real basic cabover and would most likely just sell a shell..


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Posted: 01/17/21 08:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They were very popular in the 70s. Not so much now. Beaver made 3 or 4 different models.


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Posted: 01/17/21 08:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You might try a fiberglass body from Fleetwest. They are meant for work trucks but would probably work for a truck camper.
https://www.fleetwest.net/product_type/fiberglass-bodies/
Sorry, I don't know how to make it a clicky.

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Posted: 01/17/21 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fourwheel campers sell shell versions of their popup campers for exactly your purpose. No exactly cheap though.


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Posted: 01/17/21 09:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have seen one. It was a fiberglass (like a boat hull construction), similar to a topper, but tal enough to stand in, and had a cab over, yet the sides were the same width as the truck. Gel coat exterior like a topper too. It was brand new and still smelled of the epoxy bc it was one day old, and the owners slept in it that night. They probably are dead by now from the carcenogins.
The interior looked like a topper with the rough sprayed-in fiberglass strands.
They intended to build it out also.
It attached same as a topper and maybe had the truck bed fully exposed, but not sure about that.
I cannot remember the brand, but just to tell you it does exist.
I saw it in NC, so wherever they got it was in NC or very close.
This was 5 yrs ago probably.
They were super excited about it and mpg was better than a TC.

Likely it could have been one of these as posted above
https://www.fleetwest.net/product/335/

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Yes there are several mfgs selling unimproved shells.

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KD4UPL wrote:

You might try a fiberglass body from Fleetwest. They are meant for work trucks but would probably work for a truck camper.
https://www.fleetwest.net/product_type/fiberglass-bodies/
Sorry, I don't know how to make it a clicky.

Clicky, FLEETWEST.NET

This looks like a good choice, depending on the price.

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Google the term "mobile treatment center". You will find several manufacturers of fibreglass shells which could easily suit your purpose.


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Since OP hasn’t responded in a few days, I’ll change the subject a bit.
30 year old 1/2 ton is not where I’d start for building any sort of truck camper unless it’s a cherry truck.

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