Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
wallter

Pick UP Truck Camper

5 posts in this topic

Good, Bad or ugly. Your thoughts please.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had a pick up camper for the past 6-7 years and I think they are great. They can be a pain to load and unload, but not too bad usually. We went camping last week and got 10.5 mpg with a 3/4 ton chev going the speed limit. I like being able to pull the boat or 4 wheeler trailer going camping. It is also nice not to have to worry so much about wind, rain, etc. when camping. I have watched others suffer in wet rainy tents while we are nice and dry in our camper. I even took it ice fishing on LOW once and had a great time staying out there 2 days fishing out of a portable with the snowmobile. Thats my opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Question on useage. When you take your camper to the campground do you generally take it off the truck so that you can use you truck to go somewhere, or do you leave it on your truck and then hook it back up. I'm considering one and plan to use it for fly fishing trips where I'll need my truck all day and just wondering how much of a PIA it is to unload/reload them off/on the truck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any thoughts on brands or important upgrades?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't usualy take it off of the truck when camping. I took one up to Canada and we just hauled it with us to different lakes. If you have a good jack system it might not be a problem to take off & on. I guess it depends on the size/wait of the camper and the jack set up. It would also depend on what you set it on when not on the truck. i am not sure I would use mine with only jacks for support, I set it on RR ties when in storage at home. There are so many differnt layout, just get one you are comfortable with. You may also want to be sure you get a heater and Refridge that you like. If i were to get another on I think it would be a bit smaller then the current one I have. It is a 10' so is a bit of a monster on the truck, but hauls fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • SweetsFishing
      1-18-17 Fishing Report. The fishing on LOTW remains fairly consistent in the last week with several Walleyes and Saugers in the 12.5-16 inch range being brought up the holes mixed in with a few larger sized perch,pout and tullibees in the 30-33 feet of water range. Meanwhile,in the 16-20 feet of water range the bite remains fairly steady with both smaller and keeper sized walleye and saugers being caught. The bite in both depths seems to not really pick up until around 10 am most days and seems to almost slow down around 4 pm. Live fat heads have been the bait of choice using a plain red hook or a glow in the dark pink or gold gem-n-eye on a dead stick,jigging a minnow has been effective as well using clam jigs or a demon jigging spoon or charmer with glow in the dark pink,green or hammer gold being the colors of choice. Heading into the weekend with the warmer weather continuing to move in we remind you to please,check with a resort,outfitter or bait shop before venturing out on the big lake as the ice conditions may change daily. We hope to see everyone on beautiful Lake of the Woods very soon!
    • Dabignorski
      Wondering if anyone has been out on Christmas yet this year. Thinking about going this weekend and live a ways away. I know it is one of the later lakes to freeze up. Thanks in advance.
    • ANYFISH2
      It sounds like there definitely can be a worthwhile night bite.  The type of structure seems to dictate how good it can be. "Smaller" humps, or structure by itself seems to produce better then the breaklines along the numerous flats.  It seems "smaller" structure topping out 10 to 15 feet surrounded be deeper water is best.   Good luck, and report back.
    • eyeguy 54
      nephew was fishing a bobber and had another hole about 4 feet away. dropped the vex in and saw a mark and said, I'll get that crappie. Wham!  thought it was a northern. wrapped into his bobber line and had a great fight.  totally surprised when the perch popped up the hole. lol 
    • delcecchi
      Hey, I expressed what I have heard from the locals.   We have been summer folks for quite a while so get some access to the feelings of the locals, like our next door neighbors.      The Landing seems to have made a deliberate business decision to not target local folks but rather upscale tourists.   That is their privilege.    I choose not to patronize them.     As a guy I used to know at IBM said  "that's not the target market".  I am not the Landing's target market.      See you at the Crescent.   (or South Switch.)   (or the VFW in cook for burger night)    Lots of places to go if I want upscale.  Whistling Bird in Gilbert, several places in Ely, etc.