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Old 12-26-2008, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Detachable camper

I really admire the compact design of these ute campers.
So much space for so little weight.
The narrow width allows you to get into some tight tracks.

I wonder if that canvass would fit on mine


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Old 12-26-2008, 08:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know I like the concept though
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Rosco, do you feel like emailing them and getting prices?
Ask if they will ship internationally as well.
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There are a number of versions posted in the "post your rig" thread. Seems fairly common is Aus to have a flatbed tray and then be able to mount a utility or camper body to that. I like the concept and am considering going that direction with mine.
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The flatbed/tray thing is not popular in N. America yet.
I REALLY like the idea of removing the factory box and putting a flat bed on a F/S quad-cab truck.
To me, it seems to be the ultimate in ultility and multiple purposes for a pickup truck.
A standard box seems to be constructed for pure aesthetics, with a lot of wasted space taken up by sheet metal. It is only in the last year or two a few manufacturers have put storage areas built into the box sides, or pop-out steps such as on the Ford, useful additions to what is just useless formed sheet metal.

I'm hoping in the next 5 years or so to own a F/S with a tray, and have a camper that is easily and quickly removable that can sleep my family, at that time will be 4-5 people.
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I don't know I like the concept though
So what kind of concept do you like?
For those who want to go offroad and not be too limited by the terrain this is what you need.

Anything bigger will disappear in a bog or tip over on a desert dune
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Rosco, do you feel like emailing them and getting prices?
Ask if they will ship internationally as well.
They want $20500AUD for used unit with little use,but it comes fully equipped with fridge,batteries and solar panels and a lot more.

Their top of the range is $30k but they are 7'x'7
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So what kind of concept do you like?
For those who want to go offroad and not be too limited by the terrain this is what you need.Anything bigger will disappear in a bog or tip over on a desert dune
What I meant to say is I don't know if it would fit your vehicle which I believe was the original question But I like the concept. Hence "I don't know, but I like the concept" except I I left out the comma. Poor grammar on my part sorry.

I lived for a couple of years in a standard cab over camper very narrow not much room so I like the wider foot print like the Class C motor home I live in now.
$20,500 AUD at todays exchange rate would be $13886.70 American plus shipping!!!
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They want $20500AUD for used unit with little use,but it comes fully equipped with fridge,batteries and solar panels and a lot more.

Their top of the range is $30k but they are 7'x'7
That's not bad at all...
It looks to be fairly lightweight as well, always a bonus!
Add about $2000.00 for shipping and you could probably get one across the ocean.

The only problem with getting this type of item out of Australia is the voltage wit hthe eletrical...
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That's not bad at all...
It looks to be fairly lightweight as well, always a bonus!
Add about $2000.00 for shipping and you could probably get one across the ocean.

The only problem with getting this type of item out of Australia is the voltage wit hthe eletrical...
What voltage do they use in their vehicles?
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much of the rest of the world (outside US) uses 220 or 240 and I think AUS is on that list. Like standard measurments (SAE) the US is the oddball..
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much of the rest of the world (outside US) uses 220 or 240 and I think AUS is on that list. Like standard measurments (SAE) the US is the oddball..
If they have that much voltage in their vehicles I want to see their alternators! House voltage yeah they are wierd 240 volt at 50 cycles no wonder they drink their beer warm!
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Looks pretty cool, and it's packaged very well. But, I didn't see where you sleep?
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Looks pretty cool, and it's packaged very well. But, I didn't see where you sleep?
Travis..
You sleep on top of the white box part of the camper.
It has a ladder stored inside that you can get to when its unfolded.

I dont think the wiring would be such a big deal to change over.
Or you could you one of those voltage adapters
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That's not bad at all...
It looks to be fairly lightweight as well, always a bonus!
Add about $2000.00 for shipping and you could probably get one across the ocean.

The only problem with getting this type of item out of Australia is the voltage wit hthe eletrical...
Its not the only one in its class. One of these Turtlebacks was a contender when I was looking around (and they are even cheaper)

http://www.turtlebackcampers.com.au/index.html
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Not detachable but don't forget this one:

http://www.adventuretrailers.com/trucks.html
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Not detachable but don't forget this one:

http://www.adventuretrailers.com/trucks.html
Thats super cool. Its good if the vehicle is not needed for other duties ,then you can just bolt the unit straight to the frame
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Tischer, Germany’s oldest pick-up camper manufacturer was incorporated in 1973 and is specialized on manufacturing detachable camper cabs for just about any pick-up truck on the market. With the husky Dodge Ram the Kreuzwertheim, Franconia cab manufacturer
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Tischer, Germany’s oldest pick-up camper manufacturer was incorporated in 1973 and is specialized on manufacturing detachable camper cabs for just about any pick-up truck on the market. With the husky Dodge Ram the Kreuzwertheim, Franconia cab manufacturer
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