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27th June 2011, 12:56 PM
looking at purchasing/ useing one and wondered if any one had experience and/or opinions ,with them? want some thing for quick setup, and dont want to tow . will be 4wd ing please help cheers Bob

27th June 2011, 06:15 PM
If you anticipate 4wd'ing a pop top is one option.

This crowd has some good ones that are well built.
Slide On Campers (http://www.islandercampers.com/slide-on/slide-on.htm)

2nd July 2011, 06:13 PM
Depends upon whether you have a tray back ute or a tub ute?

We have a tray back with a 1.8m wide by 2.25m long tray.

An important issue is just where in relation to the centre of your tray, your rear axle is. If you are running a dual cab or an extended cab version, as opposed to a single cab chassis with a tray back, then you may, just may have issues with overhang at the rear.

We have a slide on camper similar to the one the link goes to, to ensure we had no overhanging problems, which we did, we got a chassis extension done in QLD.

There are quite a few manufacturers of slide-on canvas campers and slide-on pop-top campers then there are the other end of the market with the slide-on camper with a hard top.

I looked for three years before finding what we wished for, then we had someone build it more or less to our specifications.


11th July 2011, 07:15 PM
thanks will contact them for prices etc . cheers Bob :2tsup:

Cliff Rogers
12th July 2011, 11:20 AM
Here are a couple more links to look at.

slide on camper manufacturers (http://www.campertrailers.org/slide_ons.htm)

Slide-on Campers - CMCA (Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia) (http://www.cmca.net.au/pages/marketplace/marketplace/SlideOn.php)