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Need Some Info On Truck Campers
« on: August 03, 2017, 07:37:39 PM »
Hi all,

I'm thinking about buying a truck, and a truck camper, to do some traveling around the US, and maybe Canada as well.

I like the Livin' Lite truck campers because they're made of aluminum and Azdel. I want to buy something tough, and avoid headaches and costly repairs.

I'm hoping I can find something in my budget. I'd like to keep it to $5,000 max, if possible, for the truck camper. When I looked, it seemed like the Livin' Lite models were $15,000 or more, and they weren't that old. I guess the company is relatively new.

In terms of what I'm looking for, I'd like all the things I'd need to survive: bed, kitchen, dining area, fridge and freezer, shower, toilet, and I guess a heater and AC.

I'm more about function over form, so I don't need anything to be super luxurious, but I do want to buy something that will last as long as possible, and not fall apart and cause me headaches.

In terms of the truck, would a Toyota Tacoma provide the most bang for the buck? Are they considered the most reliable smaller sized trucks? I think I'd like to have 4WD, since the owner of XP Camper told me I will want to go off road if I get a truck camper. Any thoughts on that?

And I think it would need to be automatic, due to the fact that I have a spinal cord injury and I'd like to keep it simple. I'd like to keep the price of the truck to $5,000 and under as well, if possible. Anybody know about how many miles an average Tacoma will hit before it needs to be retired?

What do I need to keep in mind when purchasing a truck with the intention of pairing it with a truck camper? I understand there are 2 standard bed sizes. Is it pretty easy to attach and detach the truck camper? And what's involved with storing and protecting the truck camper?

I think that's all that comes to mind for now, thanks.