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ive looked at a couple and they seem to be more expensive then a trailer...why?
 

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I was wondering the same thing. Maybe because there compact design:confused:
 

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I would guess that it's the structure required to built a box that sits in a pickup with a queen size bed suspended over the cab and a bathroom hanging over the rear bumper. Trailers are just wood boxes bolted to a steel frame. Most truck campers have an aluminum welded box frame that can withstand the abuse of being hauled around all day in a pick up bed. I think that is why there are so few manufacturers and why they are more expensive.
On the up side, no wheels, no registration and no road tax. And I don't think i would take a travel trailer off roading. just my thoughts.
 

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Because they can
 

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Yea when I was comparing the two its crazy how much they want for a camper.
 

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Alot of it has to do with the fact that they crammed the living space into an area that slides into the bed of your truck. They also re-enforce everything 10 fold to support riding around in the truck. Also, like was mentioned.. No registration needed, and maintenance is less on the camper than it would be on a TT...
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the REAL reason theyre pricey is because of the TINY market theyre in !
 

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Alot of it has to do with the fact that they crammed the living space into an area that slides into the bed of your truck. They also re-enforce everything 10 fold to support riding around in the truck. Also, like was mentioned.. No registration needed, and maintenance is less on the camper than it would be on a TT...
Scott
It depends on what state you are in if registration is needed. Oregon does require campers to be registered.
 
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