Slide On Camper on Colorado Dual Cab???

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 22:40
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Hi All.

Has anyone ever put a slide on camper on a Colorado Dual Cab??

Wish I could put one on mine but I doubt it is do-able!

Kaydee
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 07:43

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 07:43
There are small ones like the Active ones made in northern NSW which we've seen a few of on our travels but the full size ones like the Palomino, Lance etc need a much bigger ute like F250 etc.
Jayco also made lightweight ones, not sure whether they still do.
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Reply By: Ross M - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 08:45

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 08:45
If you look at the dimensions of camper and ute you will see ALL the weight will be behind the axle.

There is a picture on here somewhere of an unbreakable Hilux with the dual cab section pointing down at the front and the front of the slide on was pointing upwards. around 70 degrees from each other. Chassis broke under rear of dual cab section.

I can't imagine what would do that.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 09:11

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 09:11
Kaydee,

A mate and his wife bought a Freedom slide-on, and stuck it on a Hilux dual cab. They survived a trip from near Sydney to Winton, then up into the Kimberley and return.

Don't think they upgraded the rear suspension beforehand as it sat well down at the rear. Didn't have any chassis problems.

But it did look like the elephant riding the monkey, instead of the other way around :-)))

Don't fit airbags, if you go ahead with the idea!

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Reply By: whackywombat - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 22:19

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 22:19
Hi
Trayon make a great camper suitable for a dual cab. Visit Trayon .com
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 19:54

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 19:54
x2 for Trayon.

We had friends that used to visit us, every year for about 10 years, when we lived on a station down the Diamantina River. They had one of the early Trayons on a Mitsubishi ute, and they loved it.

Had a few minor problems that were soon fixed, and I'd imagine the newer models would be a much improved unit. Being so compact in travel mode, am sure they would assist with fuel economy.

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Reply By: Kaydee2120 - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 22:22

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 22:22
Thanks again to all for your info. Cheers!
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 23:24

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 23:24
Maybe look at one of the Rhino campers down in Nowra .... all fibreglass and failry light.
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