On a pure fluke this camper dropped into my lap. I was looking at another tent when this literally popped up on my feed. $220 for the tent, $300 for this. No brainer. Plus it's pretty much same age as my truck. So fits perfectly into bed of pickup. Has good storage, a king size bed above and a twin when you fold down table.
The online ad pictures didn't do camper justice. It's very clean and in decent shape for being a 1994. Had a few fixes. Missing a hydraulic lift missing on one side, a bad ground, and front leaked due to a ripple in aluminum. Sealed up leak and put new ground. Everything is working perfectly. Haven't ordered new hydraulic yet. Pretty much everything else I want to do is purely cosmetic or upgrade. It was missing the door stopper/holder so bought one of those.
Cosmetic I want to put new curtains in. Add actual cushions on seats to match.
Upgrades. Already switched out all the lights with LED. Ground was easy. Old lights brightened up immediately. Still swapped them all out for LED. Previous owner added a car lighter socket. I'll use that for now until I add a panel that has two plugs and two dual USB ports. I was going to do solar and two 12v deep cycle batteries. Customer on my route talked me out of it quick. A more self contained system. 2 6v batteries and an energy cell system that will recharge those batteries at time intervals I select. Runs off a solution that loads into a tank that looks like a 1 gallon milk jug and only leaves water as exhaust. Will wire this system into the cubbies in bed of truck. It came with the original rear canopy . It's a pain to roll up perfectly to fit back into it's bed pocket. Plus a pain to slide into the track by yourself. Once installed easy for one person to pop up. I'm thinking of making a quick disconnect system where I can leave tarp on its track and just roll up and clip into place. But wasn't too tough to do on my own. Just easier is always better.
I actually used camper for 4 days. Heated up easily with my Mr Buddy heater. Will eventually plumb it for a 5 gallon tank in bed in the other cubbie. We slept two big adults in upper bunk and one on the converted table. We slept VERY comfortably in fact. I'm going to make a conversion piece of wood and can make the twin almost a queen. I'll make the cushions the extra mattress. Like a standard goucho. I could actually sleep up to 5 super cozy. But will try to keep it down to 3.
Looking forward to using this more. Will tweak as things come along.