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32vld

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Posted: 08/24/20 07:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 1500 Chevy reg cab 8' bed 4wd pickup.
Does any company make a truck camper for this type of truck?

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All I am finding are truck campers for 5.5' and 6.5' pickup beds.

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Posted: 08/24/20 08:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here are links that have long bed campers.

Travellite Campers

LancCampers.Campers

Please note your available payload as 1500 are limited in what they can carry.
I had a Travel Lite 800 and it was pushing the truck's limits.

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Posted: 08/24/20 10:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The glove box has a sticker that tells you your Cargo Weight Rating. A 1500 I saw said right there it could not carry a camper. 4wd makes it even worse adding truck weight instead of that much for cargo.


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A 1500 chevy with a 8' bed and 4wd with no GVWR/FAWR/RAWR/engine size/gear ratios/tranny/year model doesn't tell us which 1500 chevy truck you have so giving you a recommendation may not work for your truck.
WE have '00 up to '06 1500 chevy that have 8600 gvwr and 6000 rawr for carrying over 3000 lbs in the bed.

GM has a NHT package with 7600 gvwr and 4300 rawr depending on year models good for over 2000+ lb payloads.

And the std 1500 chevy with small 6xxx gvwr and 3xxx rawr and 1400 lb payloads.

In most cases with GM their 4wd trucks are heavier built for off road use and can come with uprated suspension allowing more payloads than a std 1500 truck.

So which 1500 truck do you have ?? Makes a huge difference.


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A 1500 truck can be a nice commuter vehicle that allows you to carry garden supplies and a few sheets of plywood. It is not made to carry the weight of even a small hard sided truck camper. If you feel you must have a TC, consider a small soft sided camper. Northstar and others make them.

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Posted: 08/25/20 07:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would look at a Four Wheeler Granby.

* This post was edited 08/25/20 08:23am by Geo*Boy *

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JimK-NY wrote:

A 1500 truck can be a nice commuter vehicle that allows you to carry garden supplies and a few sheets of plywood. It is not made to carry the weight of even a small hard sided truck camper. If you feel you must have a TC, consider a small soft sided camper. Northstar and others make them.

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We see comments like this on the 5th wheel forum. Those types also claim a 1/2 ton truck can't carry/tow nothing but a Scamp 5th wheel trailer or nothing but a pop up trailer .
However there are other small size 5th wheel trailers and TTs and hard sided truck campers out here that fit even a std duty 1/2 ton truck capacities.

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Geo*Boy wrote:

I would look at a Four Wheeler Granby.

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JIMNLIN wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

A 1500 truck can be a nice commuter vehicle that allows you to carry garden supplies and a few sheets of plywood. It is not made to carry the weight of even a small hard sided truck camper. If you feel you must have a TC, consider a small soft sided camper. Northstar and others make them.

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We see comments like this on the 5th wheel forum. Those types also claim a 1/2 ton truck can't carry/tow nothing but a Scamp 5th wheel trailer or nothing but a pop up trailer .
However there are other small size 5th wheel trailers and TTs and hard sided truck campers out here that fit even a std duty 1/2 ton truck capacities.

A lot of the campers a manufacturer claims will work on a 1/2 ton truck won't. Not without some serious mods at least.

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