1987 - Volume #11, Issue #5, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Pop Up Truck Camper Lowers For Transport"It saves 3 to 4 mpg or about 30% on most pickups," says Jeff Osmundson, general manager of Alaskan Campers, Sioux Falls, S. Dak., a new pop-up camper for pickups that Iowers hydraulically to cut wind resistance in transport.
The camper looks like most pickup campers except that at each corner, on the outside, there's a steel track and a hydraulic cylinder inside. To raise the roof of the camper to its full height, you just reach inside the rear door and pump it up in seconds with a hand-operated hydraulic pump. Depending on the model, it raises about 2 ft. When you want to take it back on the road, simply turn a lever and the unit settles back down into the closed position with only about 1 ft. of camper extending above the pickup cab.
Pop-up Alaskan campers are fully insulated and feature all of the amenities found in other pickup campers. Osmundson says the various 8 to 12-ft. models are competitively priced with conventional pickup campers. They're sold only direct from the factory.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Alaskan Campers, 1005 East Benson Road, Sioux Falls, S. Dak. 57104 (ph 605 334-8372 or 335-0302).
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