Slide-In Truck Camper Reviews

Discussion in 'Camping Talk' started by Itch2Scratch, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Please tell us what you have and the pro's and con's involved in your unit.
     
  2. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    We have had our Okanagan 987-Sl for 17 months. on a scale of 1 to 10 on the camper 9.
    Well made and made for cold weather use. Easy to keep warm and quite inside.
    Electric jacks make it easy and fast to load and unload. unit is 8'11" of floor space and on my short bed truck hangs past the bumper 34".
    Had to add a class 5 hitch and a long stinger to tow boat. But that is where it shines. Load the camper in around 15 minutes and then hook the boat up and go.
    Has storage under bed we use it for winter fishing clothing. Showing the Queen bed lifted up.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/camper102.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/camper093.jpg
    Full slide-out in the side with dinette and 6 cubic fridge
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/camper098.jpg
    Nice kitchen with nice cabinet space,
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/camper106.jpg
    oven stove top microwave double sink and counter space.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/camper096.jpg
    Bathroom with wet shower this could be a little bigger but works.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/camper104.jpg
    Even has a skylight in it. This shot from the back door into the bed.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/camper100.jpg
    Even has a big closet along the side of the bed.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/camper094.jpg
    Has a basement that holds the fresh, Grey and black water tanks. And is heated. So no freezing in cold weather. 48 gallons of fresh water storage, 42 of grew and 18 gallons of black. WE can camp from Thursday until Sunday and not fill the tanks. That is 2 of us using it and taking a shower each day.
    This shot is showing it off the camper and the slide out.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/camper009.jpg
    here it is on the truck.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/camper011.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/e37c0eab.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/camper050.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/ShilohRed/Okanagan 811-SL/camper108.jpg
    Pete
     

  3. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    Pete, I have been thinkin bout that style camper but have never been inside one of them...could you take a couple more pics with atleast one of them with you (a grown man size) inside the camper to give a hint to the size in proportions and another with it totally set up on a campsite or in the yard so i can tell a lil more bout the actual usuable room when camping....i would so much appreciate it. thanks.
     
  4. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Sure I will try to get my wife to take a few this weekend.
    With a slide theres extra room. 2 people can move around at one time in there.
    Now its not a 5th wheel but then again we are not in it that much. Just to rest or sleep.
    The ceiling in this one is 6'6"
    Pete
     
  5. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    i have a 1970 avion c-11. i could go on and on about how much i love that camper but it would sound like im braggin. that baby is DELUX:big_smile:
     
  6. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Oh Come on Bill, brag about it some and post us some photos please.:wink:
     
  7. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    not real sure how to put a picture on here tea helped me with the avator. is it easy to do?
     
  8. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Bill here is the tutorial from the BOC Library with step by step instructions...it requires Adobe Acrobat reader which come on many computers. If its not in yours you can go to the Adobe website and download it free.:wink:

    http://catfishing.info/mod/att.pdf
     
  9. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    I have a lance 1121,fridge/freezer, stove and oven, double sink, microwave, TV, heat and air, dry bath, (shower and camode are seperate), lots of storage, queen bed, dinette slides out, electric jacks, generator, 10 foot awning, 40 gal fresh water, I forget what the gray and black tanks hold, but enough for a long weekend with out having to dump. There is 11 1/2 feet of floor and with the slide out, plenty of room for 2 adults to move around in. Loads and unloads in about 20 min, takes a dual wheel truck to haul it.
     
  10. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Good gravy Buck, I can't wait to see your camper. Pete said your camper is bigger than his. That camper he has is biiiiig, your new one sounds great. The other camper you had was a really nice one also.
     
  11. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    hope this worked:big_smile:nope
     
  12. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Keep after it Bill...you will get there buddy.:wink: ...make sure the photos you are trying to attach are max size of 500 pixels wide and 400 pixels tall.:smile2:
     
  13. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    ok, my camper is an 11ft 1970 avion that has everything and every thing works like new . igot it from an older guy who seldom used it. the only thing i had to do was take th bathroom door out and hang a curtain cuz it was kindu hard squeezin 450 lbs. in that bathroom even tho it is a good size bathroom:big_smile: im tryinto get a picture on here for you
     
  14. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    Let's try this.
     

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  15. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Bill, that old camper looks cool.
     
  16. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Bill that unit looks nice. Is that a shortbed truck it's on? I got a shortbed F150 and haven't had any luck scoring a used topper, much less a camper. I bought the truck used, found a service bulletin in the owners manual saying it wasn't suitable for a slide in. If I call any camper dealer they say they don't have any idea why a slide in can't be used on a short bed....? I'm wondering about the wheelbase. You got an older unit, bet it's heavier than the units produced today. Did ya have to beef up the suspension any? Thanks for sharing.
    :smile2:
     
  17. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    thanks, i really love that ol thing. thing is the older and bigger i get, and the way my knees are,gettin a little harder to climb them steps. i just take it slow and hang on.:big_smile:
     
  18. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    my truck is a long bed , its a 3/4 ton and i have beefed up with helper springs and front +rear sway bars.for you to use a short bed you need one that doesnt have the rear that hangs down. just put u tailgait down and the back of camper would be flush with that. untill you get use to it, it will feel a little squirrly. if you got a 1/2 ton ud just have to get a smaller camper.
     
  19. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thats an antique you got there!! Cool!!
     
  20. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Mine is 9ft long and its on a short bed. But its also made for a short bed or a long bed truck.
    I have to have a 34" stinger to tow the boat with mine.
    As the over hang is that much.
    Theres some campers out there that will fit a short bed truck. but not as many as a long bed.