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Elkins45
post Feb 7 2018, 03:42 PM
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I recently discovered these guys are just a few hours from me.

https://www.eurekacamper.com/camper-models/...n-truck-camper/

They claim to make a slide in unit that comes in at 700 pounds and $5K for the base model.



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post Feb 11 2018, 05:09 PM
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Unless it's a shell with nothing inside, I'd say like most builders, they are fibbing. With a non cab over arrangement, it will be extremely tight inside. Add in some appliances and it becomes even tighter.

If it was me, I'd drive over there and want to see an actual unit weight slip.
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post Feb 14 2018, 09:16 PM
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Well, itís a moot point because I have decided to build my own.
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post Feb 16 2018, 10:32 PM
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Sounds like a fun project. Have fun
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post Apr 18 2018, 08:24 AM
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I've been seriously considering one for my F150 so been Googling for any info possible. Sharing what I've found so far:

They are a very small manufacturer and most campers are built to order. They are shooting for the low price market and lead times have been short of a month. Most deliveries are pretty basic and owners either pay extra to add options or get them home and add their own accessories.

Eureka installs an inverter and normally installs an inexpensive 110 VAC dorm fridge, microwave, and window A/C unit. The cabinetry looks well built and with those kinds of accessories you can replace them at any Walmart, but you do need an AC power source. If an owner wants to add regular RV accessories, supporting structure can be welded in during the build as an added cost option. Heck, for a $250 charge you can change the floor plan to whatever you want. The lights are 12V LED and they provide a connection point for a house battery, but you buy the battery extra. Since there is no gas, owners have written that small electric heaters running off a large deep cycle house battery have been sufficient, and they provide their own counter top induction surface or gas grill.

The low weight is real. There's a fairly new Youtube from an owner with an 8 ft model with the bigger cabover and not the optional fridge, shower, or toilet. (Shower with electric heater is only $300.) His actual scales weight is 1272 lbs.

The only wood to add weight are a plywood floor and the interior wall panels. Otherwise, the construction is completely welded rectangular aluminum tube with foam between frame members. The exterior is covered by aluminum faced laminate, similar to this: https://www.transport-industry.com/alucobond.html
It's the same stuff the sides of city busses are made of. Insulation-wise, these probably ought to be considered 3-season campers unless a real source of heat is added.

Again, not meant to be fancy, should last a long time, and great entry pricing.
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post Apr 22 2018, 10:31 AM
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QUOTE(Checkswrecks @ Apr 18 2018, 08:24 AM)
I've been seriously considering one for my F150 so been Googling for any info possible. Sharing what I've found so far:

They are a very small manufacturer and most campers are built to order. They are shooting for the low price market and lead times have been short of a month. Most deliveries are pretty basic and owners either pay extra to add options or get them home and add their own accessories.

Eureka installs an inverter and normally installs an inexpensive 110 VAC dorm fridge, microwave, and window A/C unit. The cabinetry looks well built and with those kinds of accessories you can replace them at any Walmart, but you do need an AC power source. If an owner wants to add regular RV accessories, supporting structure can be welded in during the build as an added cost option. Heck, for a $250 charge you can change the floor plan to whatever you want. The lights are 12V LED and they provide a connection point for a house battery, but you buy the battery extra. Since there is no gas, owners have written that small electric heaters running off a large deep cycle house battery have been sufficient, and they provide their own counter top induction surface or gas grill.

The low weight is real. There's a fairly new Youtube from an owner with an 8 ft model with the bigger cabover and not the optional fridge, shower, or toilet. (Shower with electric heater is only $300.) His actual scales weight is 1272 lbs.

The only wood to add weight are a plywood floor and the interior wall panels. Otherwise, the construction is completely welded rectangular aluminum tube with foam between frame members. The exterior is covered by aluminum faced laminate, similar to this: https://www.transport-industry.com/alucobond.html
It's the same stuff the sides of city busses are made of. Insulation-wise, these probably ought to be considered 3-season campers unless a real source of heat is added.

Again, not meant to be fancy, should last a long time, and great entry pricing.
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1272 is quite a bit higher than the 850 they advertise. I need to go watch the video. If I had an 8 foot bed I might have bought the one they had on the sales lot, but I donít want to have to use a hitch extender to tow my boat.
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