Truck Campers Only, w/ an Overland & Off-roading theme

So I apologize in advance for not answering your question but…. I’m typing this from the top of a beautiful mountain in the Catskills in NY which has pretty limited boondocking availability. The previous night I slept beside a beautiful creek… my point is I came down here to fish without a plan as to where I’m going to camp. Looked at a map and found some state forests and went exploring. Drove around a few rutted out dirt roads until i found a good spot.

My point is usually searching out these new spots is half the fun. That said iOverlander is an amazing resource to find camping as well unfortunately it didn’t show anything for down here where I am now. I bet there is a ton of land to use out where you are! Good luck!
I know and you are preaching to the choir a bit as I usually tell people the same thing. I have some areas I plan to go explore, but I figured a lead or two wouldn't hurt.

I have a love / hate thing with iOverlander. It is the reason a few places I love in Baja have now become over crowded but I admit there are times I consult it if I'm not coming up with a place on my own.
 
I stumbled across this route while browsing through some of my apps. No personal experience and not sure how the camping is, other than there seems to be a great spot at High Rock Bay at the very northern end of the trail (maybe a crowded spot though?). Lots of articles and resources online about the route in addition to this map

Thanks! I'll look into it.
 
Well, I was going to get a slide in...but ended up pulling the trigger and ordering a Tune M1 topper. It will be more fun to build it out exactly how I want. This isn't my rig, but is a pic of what I believe is the only other FSD Tremor to get get one so far.
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When you get yours, I’m curious about the transparency of the roof. I haven’t been able to see one in person, but I like a lot about this design. My only concern is that in videos I’ve seen, seems like the roof material lets a lot of light through. I just can’t tell if that’s true or just how the cameras are reacting. Thanks!
 
When you get yours, I’m curious about the transparency of the roof. I haven’t been able to see one in person, but I like a lot about this design. My only concern is that in videos I’ve seen, seems like the roof material lets a lot of light through. I just can’t tell if that’s true or just how the cameras are reacting. Thanks!
I assume it is similar to the Go Fast Camper in terms of light that comes through. On the GFC, light definitely came through but it wasn't too bad. Mounting solar panels above the sleeping area would probably darken that area up quite a bit. I'll definitely post pics after picking up the Tune M1.
 
I assume it is similar to the Go Fast Camper in terms of light that comes through. On the GFC, light definitely came through but it wasn't too bad. Mounting solar panels above the sleeping area would probably darken that area up quite a bit. I'll definitely post pics after picking up the Tune M1.
I thought about that. I also thought if it was possible just to get some black vinyl wrap to line it in. Anyway, looking forward to your pics.
 
I thought about that. I also thought if it was possible just to get some black vinyl wrap to line it in. Anyway, looking forward to your pics.
I didn’t have any light coming through mine (LonePeak camper), but I lined the interior of the roof with Siless sound deadening material. It’s worked awesome as insulation, which was my intent. It could pull double duty though and insulate the camper as well as keep the light from transmitting through.
 
Well, since Ecoflow just came out with an 800W alternator charger...I took advantage of a good package deal and ordered the DC charger with a Delta 2 and 120W solar panel. The Delta 2 just showed up so I figured I'd throw my Dometic fridge in the truck until I get the Tune M1 in July. I put the Delta 2 in upside down as it fits better. My main power for the camper will still come from my Ecoflow Delta Pro, but the Delta 2 will be a great little addition to provide pretty decent power in a smaller package. I'd build out a custom Victron setup if I were going to run a bunch of 12V appliances, but I'm not, so I won't...I'm a big fan of Ecoflow for 120V power. I think it's nice because you just roll it back inside the house in the case of a power outage, or to help run high amp drawing 120V equipment wherever, whenever. If I had a 2023 with the 2kW Pro Power Onboard, it would be much easier to charge these things when solar input is minimal, but for the big price advantage I got my 2022 for, this will be the next best option I think.
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I stumbled across this route while browsing through some of my apps. No personal experience and not sure how the camping is, other than there seems to be a great spot at High Rock Bay at the very northern end of the trail (maybe a crowded spot though?). Lots of articles and resources online about the route in addition to this map


I had a lot of fun on that trail last year in my Tremor!


  • High Rock Bay is awesome.
  • Copper Harbor is a nice little town for stretching your legs.
  • Lots of old mines to explore.

Let me know if you guys have any questions.
 
I had a lot of fun on that trail last year in my Tremor!


  • High Rock Bay is awesome.
  • Copper Harbor is a nice little town for stretching your legs.
  • Lots of old mines to explore.

Let me know if you guys have any questions.

Awesome video! Reminds me of the exploring I did in the North Maine Woods last summer.
 
Anybody out camping????

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I did a 6 day solo trip down into the Catskills for some fly fishing and relaxation. Boondocked all of it (not to easy in NY) this was the only sanctioned campsite, the rest of the stops were random pull offs in state forest land.
 
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I did a 6 day solo trip down into the Catskills for some fly fishing and relaxation. Boondocked all of it (not to easy in NY) but this “campsite” was the only actual campsite I had but was 100% free. Rest of the places I slept were random pull offs way up into a few different state forests.
I'm between trips but loving that spring picture! Makes me want to just go for a trip!
 
Just got back from an amazing time south of the border. We towed a vintage race car to the start line in Ensenada, then towed a mostly empty trailer another 1500 miles to the end of the Peninsula, before loading up and heading back north with trailer and race car in tow -- all with a truck toting 3500lbs around.

This was our first real shakedown of the truck and the camper, rack, and suspension worked really really well. I am making some changes now that we are back and home (and I have a few more weeks of completion on the inside) but I am blown away, and quiet happy as well.

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Guess I posted these over in the Fly Fishing thread…. But really they belong here too. Here’s a few shots from my solo trip. What an awesome experience.
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Ok, I know I'm a lurker on this forum since I don't have a truck camper... Maybe someday, ha! I read this article earlier and thought I would share the link:

 
Ok, I know I'm a lurker on this forum since I don't have a truck camper... Maybe someday, ha! I read this article earlier and thought I would share the link:

That’s quite a rig! The interior, what I can see if it looks really nice and while it’s far outside my price range $700k doesn’t seem all that bad in comparison to other “expedition” vehicles out there. I’m not ready to place my order today, but maybe in the future…. 😉
 
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Krug does some really nice work. Generally, their boxes are a little bit cheaper than Boxmanufaktur, Unicat, Bliss etc. The quality is top notch too but production in Ukraine keeps the cost down.

The Arctic Trucks conversion is quite interesting. They have other 6x6 systems that have been out for quite some time. Im excited to see their operation in the states is now open for biz!
 
Installation of the Ecoflow 800W "Alternator" Charger (DC-DC charger) was one of the simplest things I've done to a vehicle in quite some time. It involves a basic pos/neg connection to the battery. I routed the wire through the passenger side bed, above the frame rail, and then into the engine compartment. I'm super excited for the functionality this product gives me for my Ecoflow solar generator batteries (Delta Pro and Delta 2). If you don't like Ecoflow, then this doesn't matter for you, as it is specific to Ecoflow.

App functionality is great, and this is more than a typical DC-DC charger. You can charge your Ecoflow at any rate you tell it in the app up to 800W. You also set in the app at what starter battery voltage you want it to start charging...so it's pretty easy to have it automatically charge when the vehicle is on and it will automatically shut off charging when the vehicle is turned off and the battery voltage drops without the alternator voltage bump.

The icing on the cake is through the app you can reverse charge your starter battery up to 800W or set it to battery maintenance and have your Ecoflow act as a trickle charger for your starter battery.

This will be perfect for my use case. I realize Ecoflow and its less than stellar 12V output capabilities (although with this reverse charging feature you could get fancy with a 2nd 12V battery between the starter battery and the DC-DC charger and have lots of 12V output) and mid pack solar input capabilities isn't for everyone. I just wanted to share, because I think this is the best plug and play functionality for this type of product on the market. If I planned to run a bunch of 12V appliances, I would've gone a different route.

Obviously this is a temporary battery mounting solution until I get my Tune M1 and do an interior build out. I caulked the areas near the wiring to ensure water didn't come up through the few small seam gaps.


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