Slip-on campers for dual cabs - know of any ?

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 22:46
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Saw a few camper slip on units in the past for utes such as Cruisers but do any suit Dual cabs such as the Hilux or so ?

I have seen also NPWS fire fighting Cruisers 79 Series a slip on unit where the complete tray comes off with 4 pins underneath - made in Blayney in NSW - not a bad concept either as you can make the weight sit lower.Cheers, Beddo
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<- Yengo NP, Central Coast NSW
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Reply By: Member - Peter (York) - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 01:37

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 01:37
Have a look in the latest 4x4 monthly an artical on carry me campers by Candy canvas I have seen them in duel cabs approx 370kg including fold out tent99 GU Patrol 4.2 TD
Peter York 4x4
Whiskey 4501
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Reply By: JimB - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 07:43

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 07:43
Heaslip make them for single cabs and dual cabs. www.heaslipcampers.com Been making them for a while now, good quality stuff but you pay for it.

JimB
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Reply By: Perry - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 11:47

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 11:47
Trayon Campers make a nice looking unit. Based on Sunshine Coast --- www.trayon.com.
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Reply By: signman - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:42

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 12:42
Hi Jeff,
I have been in the same position as you for a while- with my DualCab Rodeo. I've looked at all the units available incl. the heaslip (too complicted)- the Trayon (watch your head on entry & exit), another one out of Grafton (too damn expensive for wot ya get)....and with them all- they didn't quite suit wot I thought I needed.
Soooo...Im in the process of building my own. Its based on a European GEOCAR unit (search on the web)- with local modification. The tray part of the unit is carbon fibre laminated marine ply- the 'walls' are balsa core fibreglass and the 'roof' is foam core fibreglass. It takes 15 secs to be on the bed. I've thought completely out of the square for roof erection. I have designed it for extreme conditions so the 'overhang' (over the vehicle roof) won't vibrate under outback corrugated situations. Internal is a near queen size bed- Engel fridge /freezer, 2x 6v batteries in series(excellent power reserve), water bladder, sink, etc etc. When its finished it will have cost me about half of the commercial units- will be heaps lighter and mega stonger will more useable space.
I'll take some pics when its closer to completion.
Regards
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Follow Up By: phil - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:32

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:32
I will be interested to see the pics!
Phil
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:42

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 13:42
Me to for future reference as next truck will be a tray back for retirement travelRegards Bob
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Reply By: signman - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 14:07

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 14:07
I just found the site I mentioned:
check out www.microbil.de/vikunja.htm
Ours is loosely based on this- with the "hinged' roof. Design is similar.
Using aircraft technology the unit is of monocoque design with the shape and structure offering the inherent strength. Also, the CDI (wind resistance ) is minimal again utilising aero shape for a slim/ low profile section.
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Follow Up By: Jeff (Beddo) - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 19:51

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 19:51
Exactly what I was after - not too high, wind resistant and easy access, good departure angle - R U going into business - I'll have one !!!!

Might be a market out there !Cheers, Beddo
Surf KZN185
<- Yengo NP, Central Coast NSW
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Reply By: Bruiser - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 21:27

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 21:27
I have a jayco slideon on a nissan navara it is suposed to fit all d/cabs except hilux [somthing about wheelbace and overhangbehind rear axle weighs 540kg empty about850 loaded have poliar springs a 25psi ladenhandles exellent
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Reply By: Patsy - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 08:46

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 08:46
We have a Trayon "Seeker" slide-on camper to suit our flat tray. Whilst ours does not fit a duel cab, Trayon do make one to suit the duel cab. We couldn't be happier with ours. It takes 2 minutes to set up/pack up. We do not bother taking it off to leave it freestanding and it is nothing to pack up. It goes everywhere with us even in the most difficult of terrain. At 350kgs, we don't even know its there. It is fully fitted out except for shower and toilet (there is a port-a-loo cupboard). I will admit that it just takes getting used to getting in and out of the door.
www.Trayon.com.au to view.
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Reply By: Jeff (Beddo) - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 19:37

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 19:37
Thanks - I'll have a look at all these units - yep I want one that has easy access for those times when the amber fluid makes coordination less than perfect - a roof top tent was thus ruled out - also if you have to get up during the night I don't want to fall down a heap of steps or knock myself out on some support.Cheers, Beddo
Surf KZN185
<- Yengo NP, Central Coast NSW
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