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Posted October 25, 2014 - 04:35 PM

That looks like one nice kept camper.  You and your family will have a blast in it.


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Posted August 19, 2015 - 09:58 PM

Hi folks, besides mowing I built a new radiator carrige for the '55 GMC which get us a better radiator and supports the entire front clip better so there was a couple of weekends this summer! To the point of this thread, the ground has FINALLY dried up enough where this camper was sitting to get it on the truck to move it for gravel work and start tacking together the mounting points and receiver bumper. Here's a few pics.

 

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Posted August 19, 2015 - 10:43 PM

Man, that looks so cool!
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Posted August 19, 2015 - 11:07 PM

I like it.
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Posted August 20, 2015 - 04:08 AM

That's a big camper! Looks good on there, though!


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Posted August 21, 2015 - 05:38 AM

We saw one of those campers parked in a front yard for sale . If I didn't have our camper behind I would have pulled over to get some pictures and price . First time I ever saw one besides your


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Posted August 23, 2015 - 08:48 AM

We had a 11 ft Wolverine and had a great time from 1972 when I bought it to 1985 when I sold it. It traveled many a mile of two different fords and a GMC. to Canada on fishing trips, to the UP of Michigan on snowmobiling trips.

Thought a 5th whell would be better outfit, Was in some ways as you could park it at a camp site and know some one had not moved in while you went to town despite a boat trailer being parked there. But in Canada was limited to the places we could get into and they also didn't like us towing the boat trailer behind up there we were constantly getting pulled over and measured.

 

I sure miss not having a slide in camper. New ones just cost to dang much these days.

We tent but wife isn't crazy about it.

 

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Posted August 23, 2015 - 11:39 AM

That thing is awesome!

I have tried to talk my wife into a small camper. She won't go for it.
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Posted August 23, 2015 - 12:05 PM

We bought a Bigfoot Truck Camper several years ago. We have not used it much the last couple of years but with retirement getting closer I am looking forward to using a lot then. With that much overhang on the back I am sure there will be a few places that it will be interesting getting through. One note to self that I always have when using ours is to remember to look up. The ones to really watch for is low hanging wires it is not fun when you catch one of those.

 

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Posted August 24, 2015 - 05:15 AM

Low hanging wires would have to be in a persons yard. When I was driving semi I was told it is a federal law they have to be 14 feet high.

 

Shame your wife nixes the idea. Pretty neat outfit really for visiting places.

 

:D   Al


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 08:54 PM

Low hanging wires would have to be in a persons yard. When I was driving semi I was told it is a federal law they have to be 14 feet high.

 

Shame your wife nixes the idea. Pretty neat outfit really for visiting places.

 

:D   Al

The only place that law applies to is Interstate Expressways  maybe some U.S. Highways. I have driven down many state highways & have found power wires hanging 10 feet & sometimes less. I remember a few years ago seeing a UPS Truck caught on wires luckily he got the truck stopped before it broke the wires. One of the biggest surprises was going around a corner on a highway to find a railroad overpass that was at 10 foot clearance, no warning  hit the brakes then tried backing up to find a place to turn around. With the camper on the back of my truck I can get under 12 foot if I take it slow & easy but most time I prefer 12 foot 6 inches. I remember several years ago reading of a couple wondering if their insurance would cover when a tree branch took the air conditioner off the roof of their brand new Motorhome. So I have found that the best policy is to remember to look up  & watch for anything that is hanging low.

 

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