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Unfortunately, it's become the norm to have it on the truck through the summer and into the fall. Much like the new term of "wind event" and the changed definition of "safe", we have had to adjust and basically dedicate the 2 together. When the Kincade fire started, I mounted the super hitch and camper and got the Jeep ready to tow. 5 days ago, we evacuated 3 hours earlier than mandated and this morning, heading back home to a "safe" zone with no power and water and the understanding that in the case of a 'wind event" we must leave. Right now, I could write a book as to why we love our truck camper!
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I bought a truck just for the camper and it never came off.


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mike/kellie wrote:

Unfortunately, it's become the norm to have it on the truck through the summer and into the fall. Much like the new term of "wind event" and the changed definition of "safe", we have had to adjust and basically dedicate the 2 together. When the Kincade fire started, I mounted the super hitch and camper and got the Jeep ready to tow. 5 days ago, we evacuated 3 hours earlier than mandated and this morning, heading back home to a "safe" zone with no power and water and the understanding that in the case of a 'wind event" we must leave. Right now, I could write a book as to why we love our truck camper!
Jim, put us down for 95% summer and fall, 20% winter and spring.


Having a RV of any type in an emergency is soooo nice. I make sure my fuel tanks on my RV's are always full, you just never know.

Sorry that you are in the middle of all that. Stay safe!!

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jaycocreek wrote:

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A few people have said they only ever need 2WD trucks. So, quick survey.

What percent of the time do you leave your TC (truck camper) on your truck?

I’m probably 10%. I went camping for a few days, and did a few week trips. Would have done more, but had other things that interfered this year. At the most, I’d say 20% in any year.


Probably 50% of the time for me...I do take it off to haul firewood and in the winter to have an extra vehicle available..A DRW in any shape or format is a poor grocery getter and just as poor as a choice for any off roading..

A SRW is a far better choice for a pickup to be just a pickup but a better choice for large truck campers...


Not sure why a DRW is not a good daily driver/ grocery getter? I daily drive my DRW and it does great.
Camper comes off while home unless we are going back out within a couple days.


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About 90% of the time, camper is on the truck.

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When we had out TC I had the benefit of a second run about car so I left the TC on 100% of the time. I was also limited on parking area so to get both parked off the street at home I had to leave the TC loaded. Being younger when we had the TC we were more spontaneous and it was nice to have it loaded when we got a wild hair and wanted to leave at the drop of a hat.

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2 Piece wrote:

Not sure why a DRW is not a good daily driver/ grocery getter? I daily drive my DRW and it does great.
Camper comes off while home unless we are going back out within a couple days.


It's the extra width of the dual wheel fenders and the way parking spots are around here..The wife doesn't like to park in the boonies,as she puts it,to keep from getting the truck banged up if she parks in a regular spot as she does with our Dodge mini van.

I have no issue with it,I just park out a bit..


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A SRW is a far better choice for a pickup to be just a pickup but a better choice for large truck campers...

I don't own a TC so I can't comment. But, I thought a DRW was the best choice for large truck campers?

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gbopp wrote:

jaycocreek wrote:


A SRW is a far better choice for a pickup to be just a pickup but a better choice for large truck campers...

I don't own a TC so I can't comment. But, I thought a DRW was the best choice for large truck campers?


It is,but a DRW probably isn't the best choice for running around town and parking in normal parking spots because of the extra width with the DRW fenders...it doesn't bother me but it does my wife...I just park out away from the others so they don't chip up my fenders..

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90 percent of the time my camper stays on the truck. It gets removed when the truck or camper need service or if we stay at one campground for an extended time with no other vehicles with us. Last weekend, my wife drove the car to the campsite before I did and secured it. I grabbed the camper and truck after work and met her in the evening. The car was used by another truck camper owner and us to get around to the sights and local town rather than trying to find parking for a big truck or truck/camper combination.


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