Introduction - Considering Silverado and Glen-L camper build

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coot
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Introduction - Considering Silverado and Glen-L camper build

Postby coot » Thu May 15, 2014 8:05 am

A friend is selling his 2002 Chevrolet 1500 extended cab 4x4.
It's in great condition and I would like to use it with a
slide in camper eventually. It comes with a matching truck
cap that will get me started using it for off-pavement camping.

My desired uses are.

Mild weather (daytime above freezing) on public land off-pavement roads.

Winter camping near ski areas.
* Desire good insulation and furnace.
* Prefer portable drinking water and grey water containers over
winterized tanks.

Stealth camping in urban setting to visit family and friends.
* My thinking is hard sides and no obvious indicators of people
inside will minimize hassles.

Given the short bed and the relatively low weight capacity of
the Chevy 1500 my thought is one of these models: Importer,
Acapulco or Bayou.

Looking over this forum, I think the plans can be adapted to fit
this truck and my intended uses. I will do some looking at used
campers to look for one that has suitable price/condition/features
for me.

I welcome comments from the forum.

Thanks,
Craig

coot
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Re: Introduction - Considering Silverado and Glen-L camper b

Postby coot » Sat May 17, 2014 9:00 am

coot wrote:A friend is selling his 2002 Chevrolet 1500 extended cab 4x4.
It's in great condition and I would like to use it with a
slide in camper eventually. It comes with a matching truck
cap that will get me started using it for off-pavement camping.

I now have the pickup in hand. I've been looking at the plans and my first
thought is the Bayou. I think that with the tailgate down the Bayou will just
reach the end of the tailgate. I think my friend was mounting a pop-up this way.

He wants to build a teardrop trailer and has garage space and suggested
we might do our builds together in his garage.

Still not committed, but I will be giving this project serious consideration.


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