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[*] posted on 4-11-2019 at 04:05 PM
Interesting new pop-top camper shell for trucks


FYI- for those with trucks considering a camper: Saw these advertised over at Expedition Portal. Haven't seen one in person yet.

They will have one on display in Flagstaff in May at an annual event that highlights off-road vehicles & equipment.

Looks like they would be a good alternative to fiberglass shells/Callens (hard to find) for Baja washboard/off-roading. I've often wished I could install a pop-top on my Callen.

New ones are pricey (but so is breaking down in the middle of an off-road adventure). There are a few YouTube videos showing interiors, wrap-around awnings, setting up the bed, etc.

Innovative design- looks pretty rugged.







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[*] posted on 4-11-2019 at 09:16 PM


Just more spendy shinny chit for the overlander squirrels to chase.



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[*] posted on 4-12-2019 at 12:46 PM


$9,500???

That's a lot of queso.

Looks to be well built / thought out, though:
https://youtu.be/tUJF4qIs7EI
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[*] posted on 4-12-2019 at 02:59 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaNaranja  
$9,500???

That's a lot of queso.

Looks to be well built / thought out, though:
https://youtu.be/tUJF4qIs7EI



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[*] posted on 4-12-2019 at 03:04 PM


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Did you catch the license plate? "FSHTACO"


... with Jersey plates! I think that's east of Sepulveda!




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[*] posted on 4-12-2019 at 06:39 PM


sleep in the back and save yourself $10K



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[*] posted on 4-12-2019 at 07:12 PM


FYI: Callen Camper is back in business in San Marcos, Ca. At least a company using the name and building similar campers to the old El Cajon Callen Campers.
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[*] posted on 4-12-2019 at 07:20 PM


Quote: Originally posted by defrag4  
sleep in the back and save yourself $10K


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[*] posted on 4-12-2019 at 07:22 PM


Quote: Originally posted by defrag4  
sleep in the back and save yourself $10K


Not cool enough for the overlanding dorks. The prerec to get into the club is minimum a roof top tent and the more you pay the higher your standings.




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[*] posted on 4-13-2019 at 05:21 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by defrag4  
sleep in the back and save yourself $10K

Sleep on the ground, it will save you money and make you a man!


Bring a cot, and sleep like a civilized man. Keep a tent for rainy nights.

Those rooftop tents look like more trouble than they're worth. Something about drowsy humans and gravity just seems a bad mix. Not to mention leveling issues whenever you park.

John

[Edited on 4-13-2019 by John Harper]
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[*] posted on 4-14-2019 at 08:51 AM


Nice to see Callen back in the running. I was too late to get one a few years ago and settled for a BelAir @ $1900. Not as well built as the Callen so I'm told.Engineered a slide in kitchen console and captains bed out of stored away scrap plywood and hardware from Habitat for Humanity. Total added weight of about 400lb to the truck and great comfort.
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[*] posted on 4-14-2019 at 10:06 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by defrag4  
sleep in the back and save yourself $10K


Sleep on the ground, it will save you money and make you a man!



too many snakes/scorpions! :O

[Edited on 4-14-2019 by defrag4]




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[*] posted on 4-14-2019 at 10:08 AM


Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by defrag4  
sleep in the back and save yourself $10K

Sleep on the ground, it will save you money and make you a man!


Bring a cot, and sleep like a civilized man. Keep a tent for rainy nights.

Those rooftop tents look like more trouble than they're worth. Something about drowsy humans and gravity just seems a bad mix. Not to mention leveling issues whenever you park.

John

[Edited on 4-13-2019 by John Harper]


i learned i can justtt fit a standard twin size mattress in the back of my Ranger, enough room for the wife and I for a few nights

I do like those cot setups though, pretty slick




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[*] posted on 4-15-2019 at 06:23 PM


I live 15 miles from the Overland and now they moved it so just 6. Never been, to busy exploring in my truck, motorhome, and on dirt bikes!

The rigs that pull into town are stupid, Not sure the way to get along in Baja is a $400,000 Earth Roamer. Might be asking for something you don't want...

But a $9000 tent on your truck keeps the Lions away!

[Edited on 4-16-2019 by AZ7000]
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