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Old 01-03-2018, 02:47 PM   #1
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Getting a shell

Never thought I'd say this, but I'm going to make a "Man Van" out of my truck. Midlife crisis or something I guess.

Two questions:
1. Any MPG difference between cab-height vs. the taller ones?
2. Going to outfit the back for redneck camping, but it needs to be easily convertible back to a truck for hauling dirt bikes & dirt when needed. Any advice for building out a lightweight, easily removable-and-storable sleeping- system-for-two back there?
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:13 AM   #3
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I recently sold my truck cap. I really enjoyed it while I had it. Buying a fifth wheel then getting orders to move kind of made it hard to keep lol.

Seriously though, it was a great buy and got a lot of good use out of it. During the summer months in Vegas it helped keep the heat down in the cab.

I can't really answer your mileage question. But now that it's gone, I love having my truck back lol.
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Snugtop and ARE make some good camper shells.
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I like the high top fiberglass cappers myself, but I am 6ft2.

I slide a 3/4 inch sheet of CDX plywood over the same height Rubbermaid style storage boxes, then roll out the camping pads, blankets and sleeping bags over it. The storage units hold all my camping gear and tools, The flat ply wood makes for a nice sleeping surface.

It all breaks down easily if I need it to go back to having a pick up truck.
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Consider some of the fabric "shells". Softopper is one. Easiest on and off. Heat some good reviews on them.
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Have an older Leer on my 87 Dodge D250 restoration project -- very decent quality.
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