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#1 Leddy



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Posted 11 February 2023 - 05:17 PM

I'm looking for a ready to roll, turnkey truck and camper combo sale. Must be a true 4-season option as I do a lot of winter camping. This deters me from the FWC and propane heating system due to condensation issues but I'm willing to listen to experienced campers. 


Just starting out my search for the ideal rig I can travel full time in. Early in my purchasing process and taking the time to do my research and hopefully receive some suggestions/ tips from the community! Thanks in advance. 

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Posted 11 February 2023 - 05:54 PM

Welcome to the cult,


IMO, nearly all popup campers will have condensation to deal with, and more so if they have a catalytic heater.  Forced air furnaces don’t add to the internal moisture load, that comes from combustion, wet clothing, and breathing.  The secret to minimize condensation is having an adequate ventilation flow to take the warm moist air out.  It also helps to wipe down interior surfaces when condensation occurs.  Hypervent under the mattress is also helpful.


Good luck with your search.

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Posted 12 February 2023 - 01:24 AM

Hi there!

Good luck on the search, I hope it’s exciting and rewarding for you. Take your time and find what you want so you’re happy out there in the great wide open.

I have lived in a 2010 FWC Eagle on a Tacoma for a late fall climbing season thru a winter ski season. We spent the majority of time in the PNW in the fall and then southeastern BC for the winter season. We did have condensation issues and the problem wasn’t so much the condensation but the extended sub freezing temperatures that never allowed us to fully dehydrate the camper. Shorter trips to sub freezing zones would have been different but never leaving an area where the temperature was below freezing continually and below zero fahrenheit regularly was too much. Being in that type of environment intermittently with trips to warmer drier climates to allow the camper to dry would have been much more manageable.

I also lived in a 2020 ATC Bobcat on a Tacoma. I was in Utah for a winter, South Carolina in the spring and NH in the summer. I still had condensation issues but the ability to be in environments that were warmer (above freezing) and drier (no snow) made the camper much more manageable.

Overall, it was the condensation for me that was the major issue that would cause me to pause on a pop up for extended cold weather trips. It can be done but is worth a long thought prior to moving down that path.

In the future if I live in something full time I will likely go the 4x4 van route as it allows more space with better climate control and decent off pavement ability.

That said, there are of course more considerations than condensation and I believe it’s important to consider all of the variables. Will you be doing short trips to super cold places? Do you want high level off road ability? Do you just need a moderate level of off road agility? Etc etc.

Will be happy to talk more if you want any more thoughts.

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Posted 27 February 2023 - 01:46 AM

I just posted a rig for sale: https://www.wanderth...tbed-and-boxes/


It's not 100% ready to roll, but close.  Feel free to reach out if you want to discuss.

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