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Old 11-03-2013, 07:38 AM   #76
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in '95 or '96 sold our tent trailer & bought this, which meant we were back to sleeping in the truck or tenting it
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first trip with it up to the okanagon, Penask summit, second highest hiway in bc. trailer sucked for loading & un-loading
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trip to Arrow lake in '05, have re-built trailer, much easier to use now
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:08 AM   #77
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before we bought the camper, still sleeping in truck or tenting it.
camp & ride around the Coquihalla alot. if you ever watch the show Highway to Hell, it's based on the "Coke". it's not as bad as they make it out to be, 90% of it is ill-prepared people or driving to fast idiots
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:33 AM   #78
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my son & me went local to stacey lake for the weekend last spring. was a little nippy
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even though there was snow on the ground, dieseldawg just had to go for a swim
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our house is on the other side of the valley
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:55 AM   #79
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we sold the boat in '010, & bought an 8 ft camper. wife was sick of sleeping in the back of the truck, & i HATE messing with a tent
just got it home, unloaded, & washed (notice ratchet strap holding camper on)
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first trip out with camper, Wolf lake, Cariboo
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some good riding up there
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:16 AM   #80
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ok, it's that time of the yr! just got ins. on the crew, re-sealed the windows, took it down to the river for a shakedown & test, supposed to be in the mid 60's this weekend. great outdoors here we come!Name:  367.jpg
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:47 PM   #81
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Man diesel,I know I've said it before....but that's a great looking truck eh!!!!! Great pictures too!
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:22 PM   #82
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Looks good dawg! I like that your tailgate can still shut with the camper in. Makes for a nice porch too I bet.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:40 PM   #83
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Hope no one minds me joining in. I've always been a tent camper, done several miles of the AT and hiked/ice climbed a lot in Alaska while I was lucky enough to live there. Always had GM trucks to get me out there too Most weren't 4x4 though, until a couple years ago I couldn't swing for much more than a 2WD longbed... they always got me in and out though!

I found some pics from camping with my first 72 before it was stolen. This had to have been around 2006ish and was up near Raven Cliffs and Unicoi Gap in North Georgia.

Parking by the campsite, found a cool little pad right downstream from a waterfall.



Riding around on forestry roads after setting up



Here is Camping/hiking in Alaska around 2011, my second full time year up there. Drove out the Denali Highway and saw an amazing part of the world!


Crossing the Susitna River

Got a moose on that trip!


My last camping trip in Alaska, didn't know it was or I would have made it longer but hopefully I'll get to visit again. Went from my place in Healy, AK down through Anchorage and over to Copper Center, McCarthy, and Valdez. An epic trip I will always remember! The daily routine, drive 5-6 hours and find a nice place to set up camp!

Always want to keep warm...


Might have overpacked a bit but my retired parents were with me, still can't believe I suckered them in to tent camping!

The views speak for themselves...


Never a real trip in AK without a wildlife sighting!

Hopefully as my son gets older I'll be able to update with pics of us camping!
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Thanks for sharing and nice bull! That Denali highway is a great drive...
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:27 AM   #85
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Dont go camping much, but here are a few. this was when i still had my '04











The camp site was on the bank of the Rio Grande, just shy of treeline. a little trip over Stony pass and the divide. there is a place on Stony pass that you can literally stand in the snowpile that is the beginning of the Rio Grande. i thought i have pics, but i guess not.
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These photos are driving me nuts. I've had the boat out for a little fishing a couple times, but now I'm really jonesin' for a long weekend camping trip. I've scheduled a day the last Friday in April. If the weather cooperates...
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Great pictures! I can’t wait for the season to get going! It’s been a long hard winter and I can’t wait to get out. Our first trip is coming up in May. Headed to the Overland Expo in Flagstaff then heading back up to explore more in the Utah Canyonlands area. I can’t wait for that week to get here!

I haven’t done much to the truck itself in preparation for this season other than addressing some annoyance items and cosmetic things on body and interior (pulled doors to adjust, readjust and adjust some more, adjusted the entire front clip and installed new door panels). The body needed a lot of adjustments here and there from years of getting flexed and tweaked off-road. The doors were getting to the point they didn’t want to shut anymore and the bottoms were rattling on the rocker panels. They shut better than new now.

Even though the truck hasn’t gotten much attention the camper sure has. I ran it up to the camper builder in March where they remodeled the kitchen area by removing the old sink set up and old stovetop. The old stove top was a Suburban brand unit, which are in just about every RV built in the last few decades. They are great pieces but they rattle like crazy and I was looking for something more modern and takes up less space. They hooked me up with a Stove/sink combo unit and I really love it! Can’t wait to get a chance to use it in the real world. While it was at their shop they also installed the 100W solar panel for me. Once I got it home I handled the controller wiring and rearranged just about everything I had packed in there. When I was done I found a hidden compartment which I opened up revealing over 1 cubic foot of storage. 1 cubic foot of storage is HUGE in a little truck camper. The solar should really help on those trips where we may sit in one spot for more than a day as the National Luna refrigerator is 100% electric. Even though it is 100% electric it doesn’t draw much current but after about 3 day of the truck not moving the fridge starts to run pretty flat.

Before: This worked alright for a few years.


After: This opens up a lot more room when the stove and sink are not in use. No more rattles either! I hate rattles!!




Added a 100W solar system as well. Will be perfect when parked in the same spot for a day or more.


Anxious to get out and see how this new stove/sink and solar perform!

This is where we are going in Canyonlands! The Doll House in the Maze District. We briefly rolled through this spot in 2010.


We'll be seeing lot of this too. Camping next to this cliff is a thrill. Just becareful when you get up at 2 AM to use the beer return station. That first step is a doozy!

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Bullwinkle died?
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Man diesel,I know I've said it before....but that's a great looking truck eh!!!!! Great pictures too!
thanks rubble! in truth though it's a 20 footer, picked up a few more "pinstripes" out 4bying with the kid last weekend

MTCK, thanks, yeah it's nice having the porch, i did have to drill holes threw the gate, or it fills up with water when it rains. also got 2 sets of step brackets bolted to it! but it's just my camping 'gate, i have a nice one with clearance lites & full alum. checkerplate t.gate guard, not enuff room to shut the gate with the alum on it though

Tropical, awesome pics, love going up there even though aint been there since '07. feel free to post more pics!

some nice looking country ryanroo, good looking '04

DirtyLarry, VERY cool looking stove & sink, that thing would like double your counter space!, how much do something like that go for? solar is great to have too, (got a real small one for the truck batteries) but your only getting 3-4 days? does,nt your eight point one have dual batts?
yes, let us know how it works, i'm really liking the concept
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DirtyLarry, VERY cool looking stove & sink, that thing would like double your counter space!, how much do something like that go for? solar is great to have too, (got a real small one for the truck batteries) but your only getting 3-4 days? does,nt your eight point one have dual batts?
yes, let us know how it works, i'm really liking the concept
It did free up a lot of counter space. Not sure what they cost, I think the SMEV stove/sinks go for around $500 but I did some trade work with the builder that built my camper for it. I did a bunch of work to their GMT400 truck and they remodeled my galley and installed the solar panel on the roof. On the other hand, the solar system was pretty inexpensive. $200 for the 100W panel, charge controller, wiring, etc. Not a bad deal. Iím not sure how many days I will get but Iím hoping for endless days with sunshine.

The truck actually has 3 batteries. A chassis start battery on the RH side of the radiator support, a camper/winch battery on the left side then another camper battery in the camper. The camper battery under the hood and inside the camper are tied to each other. There is also an isolator to separate the two camper batteries from the chassis battery.
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Tropical, awesome pics, love going up there even though aint been there since '07. feel free to post more pics!
Thanks! I loved every minute of it (even working outside when it was 72 below 0F!). Still trying to convince the family to head up there, too bad it's 80 degrees in Atlanta today and my other half is in a sweatshirt!

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This thread was an awesome idea. Isn't this what we have the 4x4's for? Besides all the great location pics, I love the picture of the mama bear with her cubs. Awesome! Please keep the great pics coming. When I'm done with my '64 K10, camping is one of the first things I'm doing with it.
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Poser shot in the driveway. New camper, taking it out for the first time tomorrow
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Nice photo. Enjoy your trip.
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looks good willett!
be seeing you up this end of the valley, or you going sea to sky direction?
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We went up the elaho. I usually go Squamish way as its a bit quicker then heading out to the valley. With all the fun going on I forgot to snap pictures of my truck in the woods Ill have to ask my friends if they got any.
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And thanks!
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not camping pic's, me & my son went up to chilliwack lake today.
awesome weather, just kill a few cold ones and let the dawg be a dog
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Bought a pop up last wednesday and took it camping that weekend. I had my little boat on the back as well.
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