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Posted: 01/31/20 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The frame under my 2006 GMC 2500 HD diesel 4x4, extended cab (2 doors) has rusted so badly that it cannot be repaired, so I have begun looking for a replacement. The bumper to bumper length of my truck is 20' 10", and with the Outfitter Apex 9.5 on it, 2 more feet. Extended cabs such as I have now are no longer made, the most popular trucks being the 4 door models which are a foot longer. The truck I have now is a problem in tight parking lots and my garage, so I really don't want something longer. When I showed the salesman a photo of my present rig and told him I wanted a regular cab truck he said 'bad idea', as the overhang of the camper would obstruct vision. Although it is not possible for me to take an accurate measurement, my guess is that from the inside rear edge of the truck box, the camper overhang will be 70 inches.
So is an Outfitter Apex 9.5 on a regular cab pickup a problem? I doubt it, but if you agree with the salesman, I would appreciate your comments if you have experience with this. Thanks.

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I have a Ford F-250 super cab which I love. I don't think it is a problem putting a TC on a standard size truck. A lot of people do it. I do agree a crew cab truck is to long for a lot of parking spaces.

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I suppose he meant the cabover obstructing vision out of the upper part of the windshield?
I had an Apex 8 on a 2008 Silverado Regular cab. The 9.5 basically is the lengthened version of that camper.
No problem with vision out of the windshield.
Before that I had a Lance 915 on that truck, and my Northstar Arrow after the Outfitter. All n/s beds, never an issue.
The regular cab has very limited storage space, though. Which was the main reason I replaced the Chevy with an extended cab Super Duty Ford.


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Posted: 01/31/20 01:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

....what about seeing a traffic light if stopped near/directly at intersection?


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Posted: 01/31/20 01:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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He doesn't want to sell you a regular cab because he probably doesn't have one to sell you.

These are the two campers I've had on my regular cab pickup with the second picture being my current camper. As you can see both campers have full size queen beds over the cab.

I have no idea what the cab over obstructs. [emoticon]

Even being up close to the line at intersections the signal lights are no problem to see.

Looks can be deceiving. From inside the cab it just isn't an issue.

The only advise given to me by a good friend was just to be careful the first time I opened the hood of the truck that it didn't hit the camper, which never happened with either camper.

Every time I called a dealer and asked if they had a regular cab on the lot they all had the same reply, "why do you want a regular cab?" Which told me they didn't have one.

I love my regular cab. Especially in crowded parking lots and when making u-turns.


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Posted: 01/31/20 02:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

...wow! If that cabover on regular cab doesn,t block traffic light view, nothing Will [emoticon]

Get a regular cab [emoticon]

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The sad thing is you will still pay around $40,000.00 dollars for a regular cab F-350 or 3500 truck.

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silversand wrote:

...wow! If that cabover on regular cab doesn,t block traffic light view, nothing Will [emoticon]

Get a regular cab [emoticon]


Its the perfect sun visor. LOL

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my Silverado with the Apex 8:
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joerg68 wrote:

my Silverado with the Apex 8:
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That's a mighty fine looking truck you have there.

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