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    Default XP Camper

    Here is just a hint of what is to come:



    http://www.xpcamper.com/pages/about.html

    A friend has been working hard for some time now on a new expedition camper design. It is a hardside pop-up designed for a full size pickup equipped with a flatbed.

    Personally I am pretty excited about this project. They intend to sell complete campers equipped with top of the line components (think mini Earthroamer) and also unfinished shells that can be completed by the DIY type. 3 prototypes are currently being built at an undisclosed location in Northern California. Anyone interested in getting more info can put their name on an e-mail list at the website linked above.

    Disclaimer: although the owner of XP Campers is a friend, I have no affiliation with the company, I just thought I would share the news.

    Cheers
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutbacKamper
    Anyone interested in getting more info can put their name on an e-mail list at the website linked above.
    Done!

    Thanks for posting the link Mark. A very interesting looking concept...
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    Here is another view;


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    Thanks Mark...I added my name to the email list as well. I really hope they succeed. I want one! It would be nice if they could bring it in well under Earthroamer prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutbacKamper

    Anyone interested in getting more info can put their name on an e-mail list at the website linked above.
    Done
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    Hello everyone

    I have had the chance to meet Mark's friend and I can testify of his complete dedication to this project. We spent a few hours discussing this configuration and I can assure you that he is very well aware of our needs.


    I think we are going to like the final product - personally I can't wait..

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    Very nice, too bad I'm already building.
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    Mark,

    Any idea when the first prototype will be ready for testing? Is it being designed to fit a specific truck platform OR be flexible enough to mate to any full size truck? Also, do you know the projected fresh water tank size?

    Can't wait to see the progress.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by boblynch
    Mark,

    Any idea when the first prototype will be ready for testing? Is it being designed to fit a specific truck platform OR be flexible enough to mate to any full size truck? Also, do you know the projected fresh water tank size?

    Can't wait to see the progress.

    Bob
    Bob;
    I don't know the answer to any of these questions with 100% certainty. I do know that the original design called for a 60gal water tank, and that the flatbed and camper would be designed to fit any full size truck, but these specs are obviously all subject to change.

    I would expect to hear more about the first prototypes in the early spring.

    Cheers
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    Default Pass through?

    If that thing has a cab-to-camper pass through, I think it'd be about perfect. That's my big hand up right now. Being able to let my dogs roam around back and still come up and say "hi" to me is at the very top of my list of non-negotiables.
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