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Thread: Aluminum flat bed options?

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    We (www.slowcarfasthouse.com) wanted to do something with a flat bed style camper mount. We found it difficult to locate a special camper for the flat bed configuration that would do all the things we wanted it to do and could be available within our time frame. We liked the look of the high end units such as XP and EarthRoamer, but we they lack in storage and are quite expensive! We had specific features we wanted, and things we did not want to haul around. So we built our own.
    We removed (and sold) the truck bed. We had a frame constructed of aluminum. https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2016/12...ld-the-camper/ We mounted a Northstar camper on it. We added amazing storage boxes along the sides. https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2017/02...s-theyre-yuge/ We added to the suspension. We modified the interior. And now we are on the road in Mexico, headed to South America. There is a lot more information on our website. Or you can contact me directly for more details. We are still very pleased with this rig and its ability to do all that we wanted it to do! Contact us through www.slowcarfasthouse.comIMG_1887.JPG

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    highway products in oregon is the go-to ,in my opinion for such custom stuff. nothing is too wild for that outfit to build from aluminum.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by cgengo View Post
    We (www.slowcarfasthouse.com) wanted to do something with a flat bed style camper mount. We found it difficult to locate a special camper for the flat bed configuration that would do all the things we wanted it to do and could be available within our time frame. We liked the look of the high end units such as XP and EarthRoamer, but we they lack in storage and are quite expensive! We had specific features we wanted, and things we did not want to haul around. So we built our own.
    We removed (and sold) the truck bed. We had a frame constructed of aluminum. We mounted a Northstar camper on it. We added amazing storage boxes along the sides. https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2017/02...s-theyre-yuge/ We added to the suspension. We modified the interior. And now we are on the road in Mexico, headed to South America. There is a lot more information on our website. Or you can contact me directly for more details. We are still very pleased with this rig and its ability to do all that we wanted it to do! Contact us through www.slowcarfasthouse.comIMG_1887.JPG
    That's exactly what I'm looking for to mount my maranda fiberglass cap. Perfect!

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    Anybody checked out the home depot tray beds?

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    I really like having my flatbed with tool boxes to carry my camper. My bed was semi custom built to fit the camper. It cost around $6,000. I now have tons of storage for tools and supplies. One bin has an additional battery, another has an inverter and the air compressor for the air bags. I use my truck for work so I have lots of tools in there too. That made the cost of the truck and the bed a business expense. Otherwise I could have never justified the expense.

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    2007 Dodge 2500 Regcab 4wd 5.9 CTD. G-56 , TC800 Northstar popup 24/7. Suspension mutt. Kore,Thuren & Carli. Anarchy EFI Live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c7train View Post
    I'm curious what people think of the idea of using an aluminum flatbed to haul a truck camper. For background info my truck is an 03 dodge 4 door short bed 2500. I did a little searching and read some threads here on expo with a little success, but wanted a current take on the trends and what options are out there. I've found these: https://www.alumaklm.com/truck-beds and have heard of UTE, but UTE's webiste isn't great and the number is disconnected. Anyway, any info on this would be good. Thanks~


    C.

    I have been impressed with this company’s builds... they come from the oil fields and ambulance fire eqipuipment world, so there stuff is really well built to withstand punishment.., and they use a proprietary clamp down to flatbed system... they also build the aluminum flatbed for you...

    https://overlandex.com/removable-cabin

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by ericvs View Post
    Have you seen these guys?

    https://sherptek.com/
    I saved that URL. That's exactly what I had in mind. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrblah View Post
    I saved that URL. That's exactly what I had in mind. Thanks!
    The basics under 7k

    That seems kind of high for a flatbed. Right?

    You could buy a welder, materials, and a welding class for less money!

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