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    Posted: 13 Oct 2020 at 7:54am
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We camp with friends in the winter for a bit who have an Earthroamer.. Interestingly rig, but bigger than we want and you can't drop it like a slide in..

Research Overlanders and check the lifting roof models. Sized much better, low drive profile. You can get either a slide in or frame up. I built a frame up due to better floor area. 


Yes.. that would be MY choice.. I have been to the Four Wheel Campers factory 3 times, and know exactly which model I want.. My parents live about 20 minutes from there, and as a kid, my uncle had one. We were overlanding in the high sierra and "rural" western Nevada long before it was cool.. LOL

But my co-pilot is not interested in such ruggedness. She wants a full bath, and full facilities and nothing smaller then our 177 was. So...
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Originally posted by furpod

We camp with friends in the winter for a bit who have an Earthroamer.. Interestingly rig, but bigger than we want and you can't drop it like a slide in..

It's been about 35 years since I had a slide in truck camper, and I recall it being a pain taking it on and off the truck, to the point that we just didn't use it, because I needed the truck to be a truck during the week.  Wound up selling it and getting a Toyota mini motorhome that we could just get in and go. 

Are the slide ins any easier to deal with these days? 
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Yes, at least the people we know who use them say no big issue. The ones we are looking at have power jacks/levelers. Use FastGuns tie downs. Flip 4 levers, unplug the umbilical, press the button on the remote to lift the camper, pull out from underneath, press button to level and lower the camper. Make s'mores.
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Sounds like they have come a long way. No auto leveling electric jacks back in the day, or at least nothing generally available. Ran around cranking them one by one. I also had a pass through boot to the cab which was a pain to connect up and keep from leaking, but double cab pickups were rare then so our kids rode in the back and needed supervision and a/c. 

IIRC, my other problem was getting it lined up and centered where I wanted it when putting it on the truck. 
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