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Has anyone ever seen an approximately 24ft version of these RVs around?

It would be great if it was on a Sprinter 3500 chassis or something pretty easy to get parts for globally.

Also with a manual transmission, and 4wd but I realize that’s probably a pipe dream.

For interior layout, I’d imagine sleeping over cab, a large kitchen all the way back, wet bath and couch style lounging areas taking up the rest.

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Here you go: https://www.tigervehicles.com

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folivier wrote:

Here you go: https://www.tigervehicles.com



Thank you. I guess I wasn’t very clear.

I was hoping to find out about a variety of these types of vehicles available.

I don’t even know what they’re called. They could be a truck camper mated to a 4x4.

It’s like a mini overland RV. Checking out the Tiger site now.

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A couple of years ago, I saw something similar sitting at a transmission shop downtown. It was on a Dodge Ram 3500 4X4 chassis. I don't know what transmission it had (the shop does auto tranny and clutch work, so it could have been either). It looked to be mid to late '90s truck, with Cummins. It did seem to have an over cab bed. I don't know the length.
My son had one on a Dodge chassis ('94, IIRC) many years ago. I think it was slightly smaller than the one I saw here, and it was 4X2.
So, they are out there somewhere. Used ones seem to be quite rare. New ones are very pricey, and are probably larger than 24 foot.
Good luck in your search.

EDIT: Originally, they were called a "Chassis-Mount Camper". I see Tiger calls them "Class C motorhomes". Well, yeah, I guess they are a "C".

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folivier wrote:

Here you go: https://www.tigervehicles.com


Interesting concept, however the company shows no new ones even available, and a nationwide search on RVTrader shows no used available -- any year, make, or model -- none.

To me, and correct me if I'm wrong, it looks as though access to the cockpit seats from the house portion should be an Olympic sport, and vice-versa. I think for my money, I'd just as soon buy a nice Lance TC and mount it on the truck of my choice. That way, if I wanted 4wd or a standard shift, it would certainly be available.

Am I missing something? I know those vehicles probably cost a heap more than the same configuration in a truck/TC set-up, but of course the website tells us nothing regarding pricing.

Happy travels to all.


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A1ARealtorRick wrote:

folivier wrote:

Here you go: https://www.tigervehicles.com


Interesting concept, however the company shows no new ones even available, and a nationwide search on RVTrader shows no used available -- any year, make, or model -- none.

To me, and correct me if I'm wrong, it looks as though access to the cockpit seats from the house portion should be an Olympic sport, and vice-versa. I think for my money, I'd just as soon buy a nice Lance TC and mount it on the truck of my choice. That way, if I wanted 4wd or a standard shift, it would certainly be available.

Am I missing something? I know those vehicles probably cost a heap more than the same configuration in a truck/TC set-up, but of course the website tells us nothing regarding pricing.

Happy travels to all.


And what about this idea, actually.

I’ve had a lot of bad experiences with my truck camper and its frame mounts. The mounts, the truck bed frame, all tear apart all the time for me.

Do some people more permanently just bolt truck campers to the frame the way the bed is. using doublers and backing plates, instead of the whole weak link (in my experience) of standard frame mounts and fast guns? My frame mounts last about a year of full timing typically before they shred apart.

Or: would a more permanent bolting down to the frame cause some other problem I’m not aware of?

Class Cs like the one in this thread seem permanently bolted on.

Maybe permanently bolting a truck camper on with some rubber spacers to take up any really brutal bounce and twist?

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I see a few of them but no new ones.


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folivier wrote:

Here you go: https://www.tigervehicles.com



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HadEnough wrote:

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

folivier wrote:

Here you go: https://www.tigervehicles.com


Interesting concept, however the company shows no new ones even available, and a nationwide search on RVTrader shows no used available -- any year, make, or model -- none.

To me, and correct me if I'm wrong, it looks as though access to the cockpit seats from the house portion should be an Olympic sport, and vice-versa. I think for my money, I'd just as soon buy a nice Lance TC and mount it on the truck of my choice. That way, if I wanted 4wd or a standard shift, it would certainly be available.

Am I missing something? I know those vehicles probably cost a heap more than the same configuration in a truck/TC set-up, but of course the website tells us nothing regarding pricing.

Happy travels to all.


And what about this idea, actually.

I’ve had a lot of bad experiences with my truck camper and its frame mounts. The mounts, the truck bed frame, all tear apart all the time for me.

Do some people more permanently just bolt truck campers to the frame the way the bed is. using doublers and backing plates, instead of the whole weak link (in my experience) of standard frame mounts and fast guns? My frame mounts last about a year of full timing typically before they shred apart.

Or: would a more permanent bolting down to the frame cause some other problem I’m not aware of?

Class Cs like the one in this thread seem permanently bolted on.

Maybe permanently bolting a truck camper on with some rubber spacers to take up any really brutal bounce and twist?


Good points and questions.

I'm guessing that going to a flatbed set up (footprint of camper would be the external width of camper) would alleviate much of the stress points.

Companies like Four Wheel campers and Alaskan campers have expanded their inventory to include this design set up.


BTW; I'm currently having the same/similar issues with my (Four Wheel camper) camper mounts. The mounting surface is slowly flexing/warping at the mount point.

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HadEnough wrote:



I’ve had a lot of bad experiences with my truck camper and its frame mounts. The mounts, the truck bed frame, all tear apart all the time for me.

Do some people more permanently just bolt truck campers to the frame the way the bed is. using doublers and backing plates, instead of the whole weak link (in my experience) of standard frame mounts and fast guns? My frame mounts last about a year of full timing typically before they shred apart.

Or: would a more permanent bolting down to the frame cause some other problem I’m not aware of?



I am not sure why you are having problems. I have had no issues with years of use for my truck frame or mounts. Mine are Torqlift frame brackets. They are very well engineered, heavy 3/8" steel and well made. Fastguns are spring loaded and are designed to give and flex with heavy bumps and stresses. Perhaps you are greatly overtightening the fastguns. For the same reason, it would not make sense to weld or permanently attach the truck camper. The whole idea is to allow some give to avoid any damage of the truck or mounts. If you do not want a removeable truck camper, then there are different options including the example you gave.

EarthRoamer is another option made for serious off road use. Don't plan on getting one without spending serious money.
https://earthroamer.com/

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