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#1 OFFLINE   Merlinthekiller

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:03 PM

Hi there ! Looking for some advice. Never had a truck camper... I have a f150 with hd payload so my payload is 2400 lbs... i want to buy a truck camper fo fishing trip with family... so boat on tongue id 250 lbs, family is 500 lbs... i need a camper qith a dry weight of max 1400 lbs... i’ve found the palomino 1600 and the travel lite... there is the 625 and 610r and air... but i read very bad comment on this forum about travel lite... is it that bad ? Palomino is a pop up so travel lite seems a little better... really need advice!!

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

A popup will work well for fishing weather. My BIL fished the Pro Walleye Tour for 8 years, usually with a Viking popup.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:29 PM

How is the palomino 1600?

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:36 AM

If you go way back in this forum, you can find a lot of comments about popup TCs.



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:52 AM

Thabk you! But travel lite seems beautiful and bot to high priced... i wrote to travel lite and they told me that in 2012, lot of people with no experience has been hired and they acknowledge that the quality was so-so... they told me that the quality is back cause they hired cobsultant... what do you think? Is someone have a brand new travel lite ?

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 10:45 PM

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:36 AM

 

fishing trip with family.

How many people do you want to sleep in the camper?

You don't have much payload left, so whatever camper goes on the truck will be smallish. OK for two, maybe difficult for more.

Try to look at some campers & climb inside. Imagine how you want to spend time inside when the weather is not good.

Be very sceptic about the camper dry weight as stated by the manufacturer.


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 12:56 PM

I agree with Norske. You definitely want a pop up for fishing. Dan Quinn’s advice is right on. Check out the Northstar line of quality built campers. Actually made in the USA in Iowa.
I have been a tent camper since my Boy Scout days long, long, ago. Now I need to get up off of the cold ground to get a good nights rest, a truck camper seems to be the best choice. I am here to learn as much as I can.




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