NFR Toyota Tacoma Truck Bed Campers

#16
Are these pop-ups rated for any type of snow load at all. From the looks id assume not much if any but I'd be curious for specifics if anyone knows. It would certainly be like winter camping....
 
#17
BTW, on a totally different note, the image is at the visitor's center in Twin Falls Idaho and that is where the transaction went down. Very cool spot as it is next to the Snake. The bridge right there into town allows jumpers and doesn't require a permit. Pretty cool spot.
Looks like you scored a great setup....post some interior pictures when you get a chance. I just looked at their website: 20K for a base model....WOW! They seem to be built right and are definitely light.
 
#18
Are these pop-ups rated for any type of snow load at all. From the looks id assume not much if any but I'd be curious for specifics if anyone knows. It would certainly be like winter camping....
When I get a foot of snow on mine, I lower it and brush it off. Fresh snow doesn't weigh that much: 10" = 1" of water X 10' by X 6'....you do the math. Just as long as your level....most propane reefers get burnt up by running them when parked out of level.
 
#20
I have a roamin chariot camper that was built to fit on a ford ranger, but I have it on my tundra. I have had 2 tacomas, before the tundra and the the roamin chariot would have fit on those tacos as well. You can usually find them for sale used in Washington on a regular basis as they were originally made in spokane. Fore example this one (not affiliated with the sale in any way of this craigslist add):

https://spokane.craigslist.org/rvs/d/canopy-camper/6311847142.html

Used roamin chariots can be very nice, are light weight, and way way less than a new or used 4wheel camper or all wheel camper.

I got mine for $2200 several years ago used form some folks on Guames Island.
this is mine below (which I installed a 2 burner stove/sink combo from SMEV).

on my 4 door tundra:


on my old extra cab tundra:


Trip wo SE BC canada







Mt Bachelor Ski Trip



Did they have RV power at Mt Bachlor?? Both Crystal and Stevens Pass do. Plug in for $25.00)edit: $40.00 now, i guess it's been a while) per night. Park among the the giant $150,000 RV's ;))
 
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Shapp

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#21
Did they have RV power at Mt Bachlor?? Both Crystal and Stevens Pass do. Plug in for $25.00 per night. Park among the the giant $150,000 RV's ;))
We camped at La Pine State Park a fairly short distance away (30 miles from Bachelor). They plow the RV sites in the winter, and have power hook ups. They also have hot shower room. Cheap way to go. I think it was around $20 per night for a site with electrical, but its a little more now. We ran an electric heater in the camper on that trip.
 

DKL

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#22
Here are a few pics for those that were curious. The gal I got it from had the original invoice from the first owner and it mentioned a custom fly rod holder on the outside. I had already been using the little fold out gizmos to hold my rods and thought how convenient that these hold my rods only to find that is what it was specifically designed for. I love that I can sleep in the lower dinette bed with the top down for quick sleep only stops. Nice energy efficient compressor fridge, solar panel on top, instant hot water heater, outside shower, and more storage than I can use due to trying to keep the weight down. The catalytic heater isn't my favorite but it works and is efficient. I installed yakima tracks on top and I think I'm all set. Fridge ran off solar for a week and battery held up and it was overcast and raining most of the week; that is a big upgrade over my eurovan camper. I'm pretty pleased. My wife wants to paint it to match the truck which I'm all for but don't want spend the time doing it. She'll have to do it if it is to ever happen.
 

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Shapp

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Looks nice, but kind of weird how the sofa/lower bed obscures use of the full door width, so you can't put anything large through the door, such as a cooler or something else you might want to transport (when the camper is on the truck).
 

DKL

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Looks nice, but kind of weird how the sofa/lower bed obscures use of the full door width, so you can't put anything large through the door, such as a cooler or something else you might want to transport (when the camper is on the truck).
Perhaps, but the cushion and it’s support come out, so you have the full width of the door above that. I think this setup has more area than my van did but it definitely doesn’t have the floor space, so I don’t imagine putting anything too large in it, such as my cooler. I’d keep something like that in the cab of the truck, especially since the fridge would take care of my food and the cooler would just be their for my catch. I imagine I’ll take advantage of the cab to keep certain items in.
 

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