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btggraphix wrote:

I wonder how many a year he'll have to make and sell, be successful. For the right niche, it's great. The question is how big the niche is.....I hope they do well.


That is an interesting question. Obviously, the XP is not for everyone. It's competition is more overland and expedition, in which case it's priced aggressively. How big is this market? It's hard to say. ************ I"d also be curious to know how much Carl Isner and others have spent on their similar setups. It wouldn't surprise me if it were similar.

Marc basically built it for himself since he wasn't happy with what was available. It sounds like he doesn't intend to try to make a killing at it, but is offering it to other like-minded folks for a little more than it costs him to make. The shell alone will cost him over $10K, but it is stronger than anything else out there, and weighs less than a 4 Wheel Camper Hawk shell. I am excited to see something bold and unique and my hat is off to him for having the cojones to put it together.

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murgatriod wrote:

Even with the basement design sitting higher on a flatbed, the overall height is similar to my Outfitter.


I believe the heights look very different.

You cleary have a 2wd Dodge at stock height. The XP looks to be on a 4wd Dodge with 35" inch tires and a front leveling kit of some sort, would be my guess. The XP looks close to the same height as your rig ready for off road travel.

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You are correct, of course. I thought of that after I pressed the Post button.

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I believe the heights look very different.

You cleary have a 2wd Dodge at stock height. The XP looks to be on a 4wd Dodge with 35" inch tires and a front leveling kit of some sort, would be my guess. The XP looks close to the same height as your rig ready for off road travel.


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Nice comparison. The XP is def NOT your typical RV. If you compare the XP to the typical Overland/Expedition vehicle it is priced nicely IMO.

The $$$$ people drop on expedition vehicles is insane.


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I have had several conversations with Marc. He is having trouble getting the word out about this camper, but its a good fit for a niche market. Unfortunately its come on the market at a time when the RV industry is in a slump. I wish him well. It looks like a great product.

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I agree + $70,000 and no truck = DOA

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Very nice- I need to ask is the XP a TC or Mini C? I'm not intending to flame anyone- To me the XP looks more to be a Hybrid type mini C


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In North America the term truck camper and its derived acronym, TC, are generally used to refer to any recreational vehicle or RV that may be carried in the bedof a pickup truck. In North America, this RV type is sometimes known as a slide-in or cab-over.


Note in the bed and not on the bed ??

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Trails,

The XP is easily removable off the flat bed of the truck. I would call this a truck camper and not a C. C's also have a way of getting from the cab to the camper inside the vehicle. While Wiki is a good source, I wouldn't consider it the final literal arbiter of info.

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Very nice- I need to ask is the XP a TC or Mini C? I'm not intending to flame anyone- To me the XP looks more to be a Hybrid type mini C


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In North America the term truck camper and its derived acronym, TC, are generally used to refer to any recreational vehicle or RV that may be carried in the bedof a pickup truck. In North America, this RV type is sometimes known as a slide-in or cab-over.


Note in the bed and not on the bed ??


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Posted: 05/21/09 07:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

XP Camper Video

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Not everybody wants to convert the truck bed into a flat bed. I wonder how much that will affect sales.


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