How can they justify the cost of that? Go look at ultra lite travel trailers. For $18,000 you get a toilet and shower as well as can sleep 4-6 depending on layout. There is on board freshwater, cabinets etc. too. And they both cost the same. At least in the trailer you could actually live in it if need be.
Thanks! Looks good! I would love to know more about how you made it fit? Is it just a matter of taking measurements and making sure it can slide in? How about the distance between the wheel wells in the bed? I would assume these only work on trucks without the roof rack?Here's a bad photo of my first test fit of my '87 Starcraft Sportstar.
It's a popup camper made for an 8' Ford Ranger. Found it cheap on eBay.
I installed Firestone air bags and Torklift frame tie downs.
A shortbed Frontier should be able to carry a "compact truck" 6' camper with the tailgate down.
You had a clever way to get around the obstacles you faced.Thanks! Looks good! I would love to know more about how you made it fit? Is it just a matter of taking measurements and making sure it can slide in? How about the distance between the wheel wells in the bed? I would assume these only work on trucks without the roof rack?
Found this one too:
Six Pac Campers: Follow your path
What obstacles?You had a clever way to get around the obstacles you faced.
I am seriously going to make this my project for next spring. Glad I have the removable Thule rack on my roof! One more question for now. How does it mount to the truck?Yep, no roof rack and it does fit between the wheelwells.
I had three places where fit was an issue. Old school small trucks like a Ranger have short bed sidewalls. I had to place two flat 8' 2X4 lumber on the floor of the bed to raise the camper a bit to clear the higher sidewalls of the Frontier. You can see the lumber on the tailgate below the rear door.
Another fit issue involved the tailgate. My truck has the factory bedliner which includes a plastic panel to protect the inside of the tailgate. This panel is slightly above the floor of the bed when the tailgate is down. I was concerned that much of the weight of the camper would be resting on the tailgate and damage it. I solved the problem by removing the plastic panel and replacing it with an insertpanel from an XE model Frontier. You can also see the access openings on the tailgate in the photo.
The final fit issue had to do with the corner jacks. While backing under the camper, I discovered the Frontier fender flares and tires would not clear the front corner jacks. I solved that problem by installing jack extensions made for a dually pickup.
The tailgate cover being too thick and the body flaring out over the wheels.What obstacles?
But they are not my obstacles yet.The tailgate cover being too thick and the body flaring out over the wheels.