Slide in Camper Teardrop

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Slide in Camper Teardrop

Postby E. Aaron Scott » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:14 pm

Now i know that a slide in camper is not a true teardrop. However I was bored and was trying something different.
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Now let me try to explain the concept. The bottom is a standard 4X8. This will fit between the wells of most full size pick ups. Then it will expand out 6 inches on either side just above the fender wells. This will make it 5 feet wide. On top of this will be a bed that can be folded up into a seat. Then at the top of the bed rails it will expand out another 6 inches on either side making it a total 6 feet wide. This area in the inside will be made up of storage cabinets. At the foot of the bed on the ceiling will be a cabinet for more storage or a TV. On the back side of the fender wells the floor will widen to cover the full width of the truck bed. This will contain a small galley and the door. The galley will be just large enough to contain a small sink and some storage cabinets. The door will be 2X3 so just large enough to crawl through.
Now the biggest problem that I see will be the hatch. Once closed then you will not be able to get in or out of the camper.
I guess on the plus side of the hatch would be than one can take the mother in law along to sleep in the camper. Then once she gets inside, simply toss her a box of Twinkies, a can of Soda and a cup to pee in and shut the hatch and lock her in for the weekend. :)
Just an idea to see what people think about it. Perhaps a matching TD and Camper would be cool.
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Re: Slide in Camper Teardrop

Postby jeffmutch » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:53 pm

I love it!! I've pondered the idea of just sliding my camper into the bed of my pickup if I ever wanted to go 'trailer-less' but never had the time to see it through. I'd be very interested in following this build if you or anyone else decided to pursue it.

Great thinking! :thumbsup:
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Re: Slide in Camper Teardrop

Postby cuyeda » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:29 am

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Re: Slide in Camper Teardrop

Postby E. Aaron Scott » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:08 am

That is an awesome camper built! Another idea would be to build a matching TD and Camper. The TD for mom and pop and the camper for the kids.
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Re: Slide in Camper Teardrop

Postby Junkboy999 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:39 pm

That is a fun concept and the camper above is really neat. Both camper designs have the possibility to
be moved off the truck when not being used and placed on a trailer. Kinda a dual purpose for the truck,
camper, and an extra trailer.
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Re: Slide in Camper Teardrop

Postby KevinC » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:31 am

This looks like what the guy from Sweden is doing. www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=53697&p=977561
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