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#1 gbail

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 04:30 AM

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SOMETHING NEW?

This is a tent top non-cabover camper shell very much like a FLIPPAC, but this has an actual geared out interior. Never saw or heard of these, made by Phoenix Campers in Colorado....very lightweight.

(here is a review: http://www.truckcamp...phoenix-geo-den)


See ad and ad pics at:

http://denver.craigs...4234552744.html

Geo-Den Pop up truck camper - $7000 (denver area)

Super light weight, low profile, fully equipped, pop up truck camper.

Made originally to fit Tacoma, but can slip into Frontier, Ranger, Dakota, and many other small size trucks with little minor alteration. Also can lifted to fit larger size trucks as well.

Some photos show an awning that I do not have any more.


Unit does include the following:

- LP heater
- Insulated pop up liner
- Full size propane tank and system
- 3 burner stove
- Sinks with water tank
- Regular ice chest cooler
- Battery and wiring system
- Power converter 110v to 12v
- Sleeping for two
- Fantastic power roof vent
- Gas strut assist roof lift
- Aluminum welded cage frame construction
- Phoenix ratchet strap tie down set
- Fiberglass siding
- Screen door

e-mail to come see and buy it. Thank You, Rob
Location: denver area

Edited by gbail, 28 December 2013 - 04:31 AM.

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#2 Buckwheat

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 04:39 AM

Just a word of advise. You have 4 pictures of the camper closed from the outside maybe post a pic of the inside of it and one of it popped up.


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#3 super doody

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 04:50 AM

Not new. FWC has had the Cajita model for years. I believe its discontinued.

 

http://rockymountain...ajita-Model.pdf


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 07:16 PM

Interesting. More pics would be good. No popped pics?

I don't see how this is like a flippac in any way. I had one and like many other flippacr's a true popup came after.


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Founder of D.E.R.P. Desert Exploration & Research Project. A camp proper is a nomads biding place. He may occupy it for a season or only for a single night, according as the site and its surroundings please or do not please the wanderers whim- Horace Kephart.

2009 4x4 Tacoma Access Cab-The Gini

2013 Silver Spur Finch Shell- The Oxcart/Gini's Burden-

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:37 PM

Hey ya'll........this is not my camper or ad, and I am just trying to share with fellow members something I had never seen before. And I thought the review had some inside pics?

At any rate, with a flip top (yeah, not really the same as an FWC straight up pop up), this unit caught my eye as another innovative, albeit expensive, lightweight camper for trucks with low payloads.

Cheaper by just a bit than an FWC shell with interior mods.

It is hard to make sense of the prices for these minimal tent top shells tho. If you have money to burn, why not?

But for most of the rest of us, a cheap used topper, a tent and toss in the basic camper gear and we are left with lots and lots of cash for gas, good booze and camping fees.

(is it really that scary to sleep in a tent on the ground?)

Edited by gbail, 28 December 2013 - 08:46 PM.

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#6 ETAV8R

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:32 AM

It's about comfort and less set up time. I've slept on the ground many times. Slept in the back of my truck too. Neither are as comfortable as my flippac was and my finch is.


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Founder of D.E.R.P. Desert Exploration & Research Project. A camp proper is a nomads biding place. He may occupy it for a season or only for a single night, according as the site and its surroundings please or do not please the wanderers whim- Horace Kephart.

2009 4x4 Tacoma Access Cab-The Gini

2013 Silver Spur Finch Shell- The Oxcart/Gini's Burden-

http://www.wanderthe...ory/#entry83606


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:24 PM

As others have said, not new.

 

Clearly being sold by Rob Lowe of Phoenix Campers, who built it. I suspect that someone is trading it in, having realized its limitations. Rob is the son of Dave Lowe, who founded Four Wheel Campers. The design is innovative, primarily in that its streamilined and you can park it in your gargage. It also has a full kitchen, heat, and a couch/bed. But adding a cabover bed suddenly exponentially increases the available living space in the camper. The Geo Den makes excellent use of the truck bed, but its no different than a truck capper with the exception that it pops up. Which is why both FWC and Phoenix no longer push this model.

 

Just an opinon.


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#8 gbail

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:18 PM

Thx, IMIX, that is a well written piece on the history of this camper.

I applaud attempts at product innovation since each failed venture potentially helps another better, more useful product emerge or get refined.

In my dreams, I look forward to finding well built affordable campers constructed with better, lighter materials than the heavy pressed sawdust board used by so many. Of course, "better built" and "more affordable" are too often contradictory goals.

Meanwhile, I am very thankful for informative forums like this, that help buyers find good deals on used campers and help sellers expand the potential market for their FSBO's.

Edited by gbail, 29 December 2013 - 08:20 PM.

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#9 Waltzing Matilda

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:30 AM

I'm looking at low profile options to replace my current cab over hard shell that has no built ins. This one looks interesting, not sure if will fit my small truck tho. Agreed, would be good to see inside/pop up view.

I've spent plenty of time sleeping in tents/outside on ground, but there are times being indoors is important. I just returned from solo  whale watching trip to lagoons in remote parts of Baja, and the wind down there can make tents a bad choice. Also, even inside my camper shell I felt a bit nervous the final night when I was far from anyone else, to be close to an estuary inlet for early morning birdwatching. It felt better to be able to lock myself inside for the night.

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#10 gbail

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:02 AM

Probably need to move this discussion now to a different forum?

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