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[*] posted on 5-9-2015 at 02:09 PM
baja truck camper


another question for you pros out there.

looking at purchasing a lightweight beater old camper for cheap and putting 500 bucks or so to make it liveable

however just found this and
http://madison.craigslist.org/rvs/5017280452.html

I have a 2012 ram 2500 with rear airbags and 35 inch tires. owner doesnt know what size slide in this is but it looks like a 8 since he has it in a 6 foot bed. will this work ?

baja bound in november for the winter.

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[*] posted on 5-9-2015 at 02:12 PM


looks like a steal!



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[*] posted on 5-9-2015 at 02:23 PM


I would guess that 950 means it is 9.5 feet long, and it LOOKS long.
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[*] posted on 5-9-2015 at 02:42 PM


Check out the roof leak carefully.

It is about $1500.00 to replace the rubber roof unless you do it yourself like woody.




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[*] posted on 5-9-2015 at 02:50 PM


so the owner measured it

"I measured it from the front edge, where it meets the cab.
And the rear end, that would be in the box.
It is 8ft 6in"

I would guess the 950 as well would mean 9.5

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[*] posted on 5-9-2015 at 03:51 PM
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That looks good, I am looking for one for my old f350 dulley. WE use the old truck to move our 36ft fifth wheel with. But I would like to have a camper to make Baja trips and get more use out of the old truck.
Madison is a little out of our area as we live near Ensenada :lol::lol::lol::lol:
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[*] posted on 5-9-2015 at 07:08 PM


so he sent the Center of gravity and it was 10 inches to far back. so it was a no go
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[*] posted on 5-10-2015 at 03:50 AM


When you buy older campers which have leaked, cheap...You generally get what you pay for.....



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[*] posted on 5-10-2015 at 06:09 AM


Quote: Originally posted by dckiteboards  
so he sent the Center of gravity and it was 10 inches to far back. so it was a no go


I cant imagine that the CoG is much of an issue on a camper that length/weight with a dually.

Steer clear of ANY camper with water damage, unless you are really handy. The area above the bed can be particularly difficult with the curving surfaces and support structure.

Personally, I wouldnt consider buying any used camper that is east of the Rockies that wasnt stored inside a building. Just too much chance of mold and rot in all the rain, snow and humidity.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2015 at 12:31 PM




and old saying,,, some times its to expensive to get some thing for free

I totally agree with the others about water damage,, especially in the front cap.
unless your really know what your doing,,, your looking for a lot of trouble
$1500.00 with known issues is not a good buy at all

IMHO,,

[Edited on 5-10-2015 by desertcpl]
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[*] posted on 5-10-2015 at 12:49 PM



Oh another thing,,an older camper like this 8.5 or 9.5

is any thing but light, you might not have enough truck for it
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[*] posted on 5-10-2015 at 12:56 PM


Campers from cold climates have problems that may not present in warmer, drier regions.
The water damage may not be a leak, but from a build up of frost above the insulation, which melts when the weather warms, and looks like a leak. Propane cook tops, and ovens can put a tremendous amount of moisture into the air space, and it will find it's way past the vapor barrier.
The biggest concern is dry rot, and mold in the non ventilated walls and ceiling.
If there is any sag at all in the ceiling, pass on it!


Edit; I might add that if the camper was being lived in for any length of time in near single digit or lower temps, the insulation can become a sponge if the vapor barrier fails.

[Edited on 5-10-2015 by AKgringo]




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