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Bought my first Truck Camper this week. Love it so far and have loved all of the ideas I have found on line. My question: How many of you download your camper at the campsite and use your truck to get around the area? Do you leave it on and just leave something at the camp spot to claim your area? Or, do you take it off of your truck and leave it there? Thanks in advance!

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Posted: 08/09/19 01:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The same question might be asked for Class B or Class C without a toad.


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We used to occasionally. If we could we would rather take the bicycles if the distance isn't too far.

As far as claiming a spot usually a couple chairs and a tablecloth is all you need or if it's a pay campground paying the fee and posting the ticket.

We tow a jeep now and that has been better especially getting around town where parking may not be as available for a CC dually or heading off road.


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We just had long thread on the subject, but it probably drop couple pages down.
You have to do your own mind.
I have no problem with loading (unloading is always easier, but not easy) and whenever situation calls, I just drop the camper.
2 years ago we went on long vacations along south states. AC had to be used everywhere, while electric was easy to find at campgrounds, so each stop for more than 2 days I drop the camper, so we could leave dogs in it with AC on and go whenever we wanted.
This year we went to Alaska. No need for AC, electric hard to find, so camper was drop only at Anchorage and we could leave the dogs in locked truck/camper without worry about too much heat.
The seal between rear truck and front camper windows did work great for temperature exchange and for dogs to have easy pass.
They prefer to sit in truck cabin, but whenever water bowl on truck floor got spilled, they had more water in the camper.





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Every time we go fishing I drop the camper at our camp site and then drive to the river.


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Kalabin wrote:

Every time we go fishing I drop the camper at our camp site and then drive to the river.

You don't know what you are missing. What you don't see on this picture, the guy had to drive over very rocky road down to 1 foot of deep water to get there as he sits technically on center of river bed, just on shallower side.
We were coming back 4 days later and he was still there.

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very recently discussed in this very forum:
https://forums.trailerlife.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29906796.cfm
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Drop and go, every time!

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Three times in 23 years.

That doesn't included when the clutch slave cylinder went out on our 2006 F350 and left us stranded at Shinning Rocks Wilderness. Then had to tow the truck/camper off the mountain to the nearest Ford dealer in Henderson, NC. Removed the camper in their parking lot and spent the night there until they could fix it the next day. Dang manual trannies, you just can't depend on them.....give me a good reliable automatic any day. [emoticon]


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I saw this and was all geared up to write a reply about network repeaters, then discovered it was about offloading the camper at the campsite [emoticon]

I usually offload if I'm going to be staying in the area for a while and won't be needing the house's services during that time, otherwise, she stays on the truck.

In the future, we may have a toad to bring with us, which will eliminate the need to offload on trips when its brought along. [emoticon]


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