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Old Mar 4th 2018, 6:21 am
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Not cars, but automotive. OCC was back on the air with a new season, on March 1st.


Wish they would have turned away from that contrived tired old crap of forced deadlines as a means to create drama and tension.
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Old Mar 4th 2018, 6:23 am
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Complete episodes of Wheeler Dealers, from the 1st season to season 12, which I believe was the last season with Edd China.

https://wheelerdealers.oldtvepisodes.com/
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer
Complete episodes of Wheeler Dealers, from the 1st season to season 12, which I believe was the last season with Edd China.

https://wheelerdealers.oldtvepisodes.com/
In the words of Mike Brewer: 'old owt yer 'and fella!

Awesome link, can't wait to watch some of these!
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Any of the fellow truck drivers on here using a camper top on their truck?

I've been searching the usual, Leer, Ace etc etc and can't really seem to decide what's good. (They also don't even list 2018's available yet but I'm 99.9% 2017 models will fit).
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Originally Posted by BenK91
Any of the fellow truck drivers on here using a camper top on their truck?

I've been searching the usual, Leer, Ace etc etc and can't really seem to decide what's good. (They also don't even list 2018's available yet but I'm 99.9% 2017 models will fit).
Never understood why someone would.
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Old Mar 15th 2018, 11:31 am
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Never understood why someone would.
Cheaper than a mortgage/rent...
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Originally Posted by tom169
Never understood why someone would.
There’s a million good spots to camp here in CO. A camper shell will be a bit more difficult for a bear to chew through than a fabric tent!
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There’s a million good spots to camp here in CO. A camper shell will be a bit more difficult for a bear to chew through than a fabric tent!
I thought you meant the metal shell things people have.
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I thought you meant the metal shell things people have.
They definitely do some pretty grim metal ones. I’m thinking more along the lines of one of these fancy fiberglass ones:

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Originally Posted by BenK91
They definitely do some pretty grim metal ones. I’m thinking more along the lines of one of these fancy fiberglass ones:

http://i63.tinypic.com/351brqx.jpg
Are they permanently attached? Because whenever I use a truck it's normally hauling something tall.
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No they come off, it’s definitely a 2 man job (or 4 in the case of my neighbors topper!).

They just clasp on to the underside of the bed. They seem to vary in price quite a lot which is frustrating but from what I’ve read it’s definitely a buy cheap buy twice situation.

I certainly wouldn’t get one if it wasn’t detachable. Hauling the motorbikes and other crap wouldn’t work if I couldn’t.

Buy a truck already!
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Originally Posted by BenK91
They definitely do some pretty grim metal ones. I’m thinking more along the lines of one of these fancy fiberglass ones. ....
I thought you meant one of these:



My in-laws used to have one - that slid fairly easily in and out of their GMC Sierra 2500.
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Old Mar 16th 2018, 2:22 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I thought you meant one of these:

https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/...HLa/s-l225.jpg

My in-laws used to have one - that slid fairly easily in and out of their GMC Sierra 2500.
Jeez

The one I posted a photo of above is around $1300. I dread to think what one of those cost
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Old Mar 16th 2018, 2:47 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I thought you meant one of these:

https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/...HLa/s-l225.jpg

My in-laws used to have one - that slid fairly easily in and out of their GMC Sierra 2500.
I thought the same. Those are truck campers and can run $20k or more. I doubt Ben's Colorado could take one of those. My short bed Silverado specifically states it is not designed or rated for a truck camper.
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Old Mar 16th 2018, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by BenK91
Any of the fellow truck drivers on here using a camper top on their truck?

I've been searching the usual, Leer, Ace etc etc and can't really seem to decide what's good. (They also don't even list 2018's available yet but I'm 99.9% 2017 models will fit).
We have one for our F-350, the good is it keeps whatever you have in the back dry and relatively secure, the bad obviously is you have height limitations.
I forget the price it was ordered to match the color of the truck but it was not cheap.
The other issue was that as the rear door lifts up it was difficult to load a pallet unless the fork lift had extensions.
Removal was not difficult we used a tractor loader.
If you want to keep the top on maybe a small trailer to haul your motorcycle.

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