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#1 Captm

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 04:02 PM

Living in the wet northwest soft sided campers are not ideal. So last month I drove over to Issaquah to check out Hiatus campers https://www.hiatuscampers.com/ and really liked how they are built. 

Check them out!

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 05:24 PM

Those look nice. I do like the idea of the hard sides. My only concern is the seals on the corners.

 

Also I just moved from Forks to the east side of the peninsula. Good to know there is another WTW member out here.


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 10:39 PM

Those look nice. I do like the idea of the hard sides. My only concern is the seals on the corners.

Also I just moved from Forks to the east side of the peninsula. Good to know there is another WTW member out here.

Hello neighbor, Do you fly fish? The rivers are really blown out right now!
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Posted 26 January 2020 - 01:31 AM

Hello neighbor, Do you fly fish? The rivers are really blown out right now!

 

Can't say I do. My patience is normally not good enough for fishing. I mostly do backpacking and skiing. I occasionally fish in the Olympic Alpine lakes.


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Posted 24 February 2020 - 04:03 AM

started looking for a camper for new tacoma dclbed. Assumed it would have to be a fwc,

awc, etc as I wanted minimal and lightweight.

Soon, search turned up the new (to me anyway) truck canopy style popup. There are a lot more of the wedge style campers out there, but wanted roominess of popup. The advantages to me are lot lighter weight, [wanting to use the tacoma for those  qnarlyer, sandier, rockier roads that I don't want to beat the Silverado/northstar combo up on. And being able to use the truck bed for my bicycles or other cargo.

Not wanting to climb over (and have to pull up from inside) a tailgate and pull down a canopy style upper door, I want barn doors. Will take the tailgate off and pack around a small table thats a lot lighter. That ruled out fwc's new project.  (good to see all the camper companies so busy. Most wouldn't return phone calls/emails. Those I did get a hold of said they wouldnt , or maybe in 9 months think about making their version with barn doors.

All that left just Hiatus and overland (in flagstaff) that I could find as candidates. Liked overlands more basic, Maybe more rugged?, less expensive setup. Liked Hiatus solid walls, (noise and wind are two of many draw backs to tent walls), more elegant?, design. A big plus was being close enough to check out Hiatus's setup in Issaquah. Both being newer unproven "startups" compared to fwc was biggest drawback. Putting a big down payment with a new company kinda raises the hair on the back of my neck. What could go wrong??

Liked the couple that runs Hiatus. Liked the design and execution upon seeing in person. And wait till later in the process to put up 1/2 $ down. All the companies I looked at said 6-9 month wait.  (in my initial naivety, I figured to be able to use a camper this spring, ha. Guess I'll be back in a tent next to the tacoma a few nights)

 So, excited to put my 550$ initial down and get on the waiting list!!!


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Posted 24 February 2020 - 03:01 PM

Keep us in the loop. Those campers have a lot of promise. I am hoping for a few more years out of my FWC then I will be on the market for something new or used.


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 06:53 PM

Been following them and the quality looks great. JD

Living in the wet northwest soft sided campers are not ideal. So last month I drove over to Issaquah to check out Hiatus campershttps://www.hiatuscampers.com/ and really liked how they are built.
Check them out!
Cheers


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 04:42 AM

The best laid plans;

I picked mine up last November, and headed for Az in Jan. Only camped 5 nights in it as had the Northstar along as well. 3 nights on the Camino del Muerte, and two in moms driveway!  (tried adding pic, but says file to big?)

Great little rig. I kept it bare, as less to go wrong using it on jeep trails. Slide out bed works well, and being able to stand up is sure nice ( compared to truck cap). Have been keeping a list of mods and add on's to do. Intended all along to put the tacoma/haitus in a car hauler for next winter, but.....

After 3 months snowbirding, dragging around an 18' cargo hauler with quad, bicycles and kayaks.

I've decided a better way to go, will be to flat tow. And all my research so far indicates a tacoma is a no go in that department. 

So my thinking now is to jettison the taco and pick up a jeep gladiator. Tempted to try to accommodate the Hiatus on to the gladiator.....

But...would like to be able to load the quad into the back of the pickup, and that takes more headroom and about 7' in length....

Seems my only option is to build my own camper. Don't want complexity of a popup. Want 71/2' long, by 5'8'' tall in back , so as to be able to stand up. And an extension over the cab just hi enough for my feet, a sleeping platform like the Hiatus. Might as well start with a flat bed?

Ugh, I don't want a lot :)  To much to ask?

Any ideas welcome!!!!


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Posted 22 June 2021 - 10:07 PM

 

But...would like to be able to load the quad into the back of the pickup, and that takes more headroom and about 7' in length....

Seems my only option is to build my own camper. Don't want complexity of a popup. Want 71/2' long, by 5'8'' tall in back , so as to be able to stand up. And an extension over the cab just hi enough for my feet, a sleeping platform like the Hiatus. Might as well start with a flat bed?

Ugh, I don't want a lot :)  To much to ask?

Any ideas welcome!!!!

 

Have you looked at an ez-topper lift? Just tossing that out there for your consideration, don't have one. TopperLift - The Pop-Up Camper For Your Truck Bed. (topperezlift.com)


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Posted 24 June 2021 - 05:10 AM

Thanks okiedavid. Interesting setup the topperezlift.

Sold the tacoma and Hiatus.

Gladiator in hand, I have decided to build a camper. Looked at both foam with fiberglass over it, and plywood. Plywood a bit heavier, but easier for me to build and modify. Flatbeds to expensive for my taste unfortunately. Gonna stick with 5" bed. 3' forward over cab, with 2' height above cab. slide out bed.. Rest of it bare bones, less to go wrong, less weight on rougher roads.


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