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watercamper

Since 08 Sep 2017
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PostTue Feb 16, 21 11:35 am    Lead Time Reply with quote

russiandangle wrote:
silly question for the experienced: what are the cons of getting a truck with a slide in camper with a utility storage box on top or a locker on the outside back of the rig?


Make sure to check the camper mfr's lead time. They r extremely popular now. I checked a couple of weeks ago. Over 12 months for one mfr and 54 weeks for another. So u would probably need to look used. Or wait a yr or two post covid. Should be a glut then. IMHO

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jaksavage

Since 02 Dec 2009
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PostMon Feb 22, 21 8:25 am    options Reply with quote

Lots of good info in this thread.
Baja- great drive, or easy flight. To keep your SO happy either way it might be good to rent a casita for your stay. Even a month is pretty reasonable. You have your Pilot or a rental car for getting around. Also you could split your trip between LV and LB.

Camper, trailer, coach RV, van et al. Each can be really nice and each has tradeoffs.

Until you experience some of your retirement destinations and find your groove, I would think, run with what you have and rent accomodations.
FWIW

Most of all enjoy your time off! Razz

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jaksavage

Since 02 Dec 2009
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PostMon Feb 22, 21 8:28 am    Re: Lead Time Reply with quote

watercamper wrote:
russiandangle wrote:
silly question for the experienced: what are the cons of getting a truck with a slide in camper with a utility storage box on top or a locker on the outside back of the rig?


Make sure to check the camper mfr's lead time. They r extremely popular now. I checked a couple of weeks ago. Over 12 months for one mfr and 54 weeks for another. So u would probably need to look used. Or wait a yr or two post covid. Should be a glut then. IMHO


Totally agree, also a slide in camper usually weighs a ton...or more, so a substantial truck is needed, 3/4 ton or bigger.

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Wind Slither

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PostMon Feb 22, 21 9:55 am    Re: options Reply with quote

jaksavage wrote:

Camper, trailer, coach RV, van et al. Each can be really nice and each has tradeoffs.


It was a Noah's ark of diversity on the mountain the other day.

There was at least a couple of everything

Sprinter type vans
Trailers
Converted school busses
Truckzillas
Truck campers
RVs

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user124

Since 02 Aug 2012
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PostMon Feb 22, 21 11:31 am    Re: options Reply with quote

Wind Slither wrote:
jaksavage wrote:

Camper, trailer, coach RV, van et al. Each can be really nice and each has tradeoffs.


It was a Noah's ark of diversity on the mountain the other day.

There was at least a couple of everything

Sprinter type vans
Trailers
Converted school busses
Truckzillas
Truck campers
RVs


But what about Truckzilla Campers? That sounds like the ultimate.

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