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#1 OFFLINE   nostood



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Posted 17 June 2006 - 10:03 AM

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Question: Does anyone know of a manufacturer who makes a slide-in camper for the Honda Ridgeline? (I know this will invite questions of whether or not the Ridgeline is a "real" truck or not). If no manufacturer is currently making a self-contained slide in for the Ridgeline, is there any talk of any manufacturer planning to do so? Thanks, Jon

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 11:50 AM

Welcome! If there is such a thing I'm sure someone will know about it, though I don't. With everyone off at the Truck Camper show in Nebraska, it's pretty quiet here.
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:16 PM

What is the payload and box size on the Ridgeline ? It can't be much more than 5 feet by the looks of it. It might be difficult to find a camper that would fit with the angled box rails.
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:15 PM

I wish there was. Six pack, maybe? Saw some small campers from them here at the show. My understanding though is that the Ridgeline is not heavy duty enough for a truck camper. If Honda ever comes out with a full sized 3/4 ton or better I will be the first one to buy one. I asked my Honda Dealer if the Ridgeline could be used for a TC , the answer that I got was no. I know that is probably not the answer you wanted. Contact Six Pack just incase.
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 10:23 PM

Welcome aboard.......

I think the Ridgeline is a cool looking truck...I hope ya find something for it.......


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Posted 19 June 2006 - 01:32 PM

Scott Johnson at Six Pac wrote back and said that Six Pac wasn't making a slide-in truck camper for the Ridgeline and he didn't know anybody who was :D
Looks like maybe a project for a home builder?

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 04:06 PM

Best bet for a Ridgeline would probably be something like a A-liner pop up, but I doubt that even they have something that would fit.
You might check with the Honda site and see if they offer some sort of tent arrangement for the rear end, or check some of the camper shell companies to see if they are producing a cap for it. The bed being so short, it is hard to see how you could sleep in it without some sort of extension out back. Does Honda even provide cargo weight ratings for it? They still have a long way to go before it becomes a truck rather than a SUV crossover.

Looking again at your question... Self -contained?, no way. There are a lot more conventional trucks on the market that cannot haul a truly self contained TC.
(Self contained implying that it has a full working bathroom arrangement and holding tanks)
You might have more possibility in a semi-self contained unit that has a fresh water tank, no gray holding tank and a cassette toilet.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 02:44 PM

The ridgeline has a five foot plastic bed with an 1100 lb bed capacity. The unit body frame may not be camper mount friendly. The small number to be sold may not encourage a company to make a tiny camper for it. It seems like it is better suited to towing a pop-up trailer.
The storage box under the bed could not be accessed with a camper on the bed.
The mirrors don't look to be wide enough for camper use.
It is not clear fom the web site what the drive system is. There seems to be no two speed transfer.
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