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Posted: 09/30/19 11:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did I forget anything? About to order new Hallmark pop up camper

Hi all! I am about to order a new Hallmark pop up camper.

Hallmark has been really great at answering my many questions but i thought i’d reach out to the nice people here to double check…. before i place the order.

Did I forget anything?

9.5 foot base, Everest build. (yes, they will do this)

Nova Kool 2 Way Refer AC-DC 7.5CU FT

ALU CAB 270 degree Shadow awning (really want this model - no leg to whack)

Extended “cab over” bed…. with side of the bed storage cabinets

4 x 180 solar panels = 720 watts Grape solar panels.

Cooktop 2 Burner w/ Piezo Ignition

Interior small sink, drains to small grey tank on drivers side.

Mini shower stall (drains to bucket below)

MaxxTraxx and locking exterior mount.

two x Battery Battle Born BB10012 12V Lithium

Victron BMV 712?Battery Monitor w/ Bluetooth Lifepo4 Ready

60A Mini Lithium Ion Power Center Black PM4060LIK

External shower - Bullfinch

Combination hot water heater and heating unit / LP powered MFG. by Truma (PLUS)

FREEDOM XC-2000 XANTREX INVERTER / CHARGER

dual distribution centers

Tork Lift Tie Downs

Victron SmartSolar charge controller MPPT 100/30

External Solar Panel Zamp Plug Roof/Side

Lagun Table Leg to make inside dining table more flexible.

woven grey floor mat, with snaps

stereo delete (not getting the stock stereo)

no graphics “naked trailer” (we prefer the plain look)

Maple Wood Cabinets

TorkLift tie downs (the only option that will work with a current F350)

-> -> * plus a few things that I still need to get added to the existing quote: *

rear Hallmark Storage bins (to fit Honda 2200, etc)

Low pressure propane quick connect on exterior - for stove, and Campfire In A Can - back passenger side.

Mach8PLUS Hvac

metal work on the roof to 100% cover wires that connect to the roof solar panels. (to protect from UV)

Mounting the stock Ford tailgate camera on the rear Hallmark bumper

Mounting a $400 3rd party AUX camera up high on the rear of the Hallmark (always on if I select AUX camera on the Sync 3 system)

Hardwired 110v surge protector - Progressive EMS-HW30C

rear exterior hand hold (for getting in and out)

maybe the rear fixed ladder? (unsure of cost) tho no plans to go onto roof…. though the ladder would make cleaning snow and dirt off solar panels much easier when out camping. No good space to carry a regular loose ladder

small single wood step, just below over cab bed, to make getting in and out of over-cab bed easier.

clear rear Hallmark window, adjacent cigarette power outlet, that is switched with a switch there. snap on privacy cover for this rear window.

Extra layer of fabric added inside, (small patches) where hinges rub against the fabric, as long term protection.

Are there 10 LED lights in interior?

Likely add some $50 LED Reading Focus Lights - unsure where??
Maybe get slack on the internal water line that runs to the outside drain valve (and also the outside shower) to make any future repairs easier. (I hear the outside water valve from the tank drain breaks easily, especially in the cold)

Maybe have them add a rubber bumper to the front of the camper, in case it slides forward a bit in the truck bed.

is one Power Roof Fan 3-speed w/ In & Out included? (i think it is)

Differences between rear exterior Ladders : narrow, full, OR off set ($125 any option)

Should I do Bed Line X? Not bother?

Thanks for any and all good thoughts! :-)

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Like 2 separate run on Christmas lists!
Zero use for spray in bedliner if the truck is always going to have a camper in it. Toss a rubber bed mat down and you're set.
Maybe add rubber bumpers on front of camper? It's a given that the camper will slide forward until something stops it against the front of the bed. Depending on the length and location of the bumpers and the profile of the front of the truck bed, the bumpers "may" be useless, but a couple boards the right thickness across the front of the truck bed is a sure and common forward stop for the camper.


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I have a sprayed in X liner on my 2005 ford ,and theres not a rust spot in it, with just a matt or plastic liner its gonna rust.

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midnightsadie wrote:

I have a sprayed in X liner on my 2005 ford ,and theres not a rust spot in it, with just a matt or plastic liner its gonna rust.


Hi midnightsadie

It is my understanding that the current Ford SuperDuty's have an aluminum alloy body - all of it - and so it will not rust at all.

The frame is still steel, but that isnt anywhere near the bed, of course. [emoticon]

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Grit dog wrote:

Like 2 separate run on Christmas lists!
Zero use for spray in bedliner if the truck is always going to have a camper in it. Toss a rubber bed mat down and you're set.
Maybe add rubber bumpers on front of camper? It's a given that the camper will slide forward until something stops it against the front of the bed. Depending on the length and location of the bumpers and the profile of the front of the truck bed, the bumpers "may" be useless, but a couple boards the right thickness across the front of the truck bed is a sure and common forward stop for the camper.


Thanks much GritDog - much appreciated. [emoticon]

First time truck, first time custom ordering a vehicle, first time pop up camper owner.... so lots of questions indeed.

Thanks to you and everyone here I am avoiding lots of rookie mistakes (I think)

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Much appreciated!!

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USB outlets for charging your devices and RotoPax for gasoline for the generator.

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Man, you are spending a lot of money for what you are getting. Thought about a Class B with 4 wheel drive? I only bring it up because you are going to lose a ton of money on all new if you find out you are wrong. Also, a Class B will allow you to go to sleep on the road without getting out of the vehicle and raising the roof. I seriously can’t imagine fulltiming in a popup TC if you will never use the truck separately and will never tow.

Any way, I’d prefer a LP vs DC for the other fridge option. I’m not sure if 2 batteries will keep up with the fridge. All I’ve heard says DC isn’t very efficient for a fridge, but I’m sure others know more.


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You must be upwardly mobile is all I can say. Hate to think about the depreciation curve.


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GeoBoy wrote:

USB outlets for charging your devices and RotoPax for gasoline for the generator.


Cool - thanks!

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SidecarFlip wrote:

You must be upwardly mobile is all I can say. Hate to think about the depreciation curve.


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