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cptqueeg

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Posted: 05/19/21 05:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes I'm aware of the possibility of a flatbed being very heavy. I have spec'd out a Hillsboro 2000 7'x 8.5' with a couple storage boxes. It's not an industrial duty flatbed and therefore much lighter.

I looked at Project M over a year ago, but it seems too much like the old days sleeping in my pu under the camper shell. A better way to go light imho is a FWC shell model hawk or grandby. It's not heavy w permanently mounted equipment like stoves, heater , fridge, water tanks, etc so only what's needed is onboard for each trip. But it's notch up in comfort from the Project M.

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Posted: 05/19/21 05:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Avid Fox wrote:

Sure is interesting the different "ideal" set ups for everyone. Personally, I really like a dry bath rig; but others see the perfect rig as a pop up with almost no fresh or gray tank capacity.

Glad there's something for everyone... And we don't have to agree. Only my wife and I have to agree.


I'm somewhere in the middle of a Project M and a triple slide. I spent years in the back of a pu w a cab high cap and a LPG mr heater with gallons of water dripping off the aluminum. I'm surprised I didn't die!

So I'm ready for some comfort, a place to stand up, be warm or cool. But the goal is still to be outside as much as possible.

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I was all of the way in popup territory (Four Wheel Camper) with a short bed pickup. Then, I took my wife shopping and that caused me to switch to a doubleslide hardside and change trucks. Eventually, I moved the double slide to my current truck a F450. I had the double slide on a SRW F350 for 8 1/2 years, and have had the same TC on my F450 for almost 6 1/2 years. Yep, 15 years with the same TC even though it’s been on two trucks.


'10 Ford F-450, 6.4, 4.30, 4x4, 14,500 GVWR, '06 Host Rainer 950 Dbl Slide, Torklift Talon tiedowns, Glow Steps, and Fastguns. Bilstein 4600s, Firestone Air Bags, Toyo M655 225/19.5 Gs, Curt front hitch, Energy Suspension bump stops.


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Posted: 05/19/21 06:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimh425 wrote:

I was all of the way in popup territory (Four Wheel Camper) with a short bed pickup. Then, I took my wife shopping and that caused me to switch to a doubleslide hardside and change trucks. Eventually, I moved the double slide to my current truck a F450. I had the double slide on a SRW F350 for 8 1/2 years, and have had the same TC on my F450 for almost 6 1/2 years. Yep, 15 years with the same TC even though it’s been on two trucks.


You're 15+ years ahead of me. In July I'm putting a FWC Hawk on my soon to be beefed up Tundra to see what it's all about before going off the depend on a flatbed build.

TC's are big dollars per lineal foot so many years use is the way to go.

* This post was edited 05/19/21 07:30pm by cptqueeg *

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