demountables

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  1. Taffand Dawn

    Taffand Dawn Read Only Funster

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    Just wondering if anyone has a demountable as we are thinking of going down this path:Smile: pro,s and cons:thumb:
     
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    ooopppss wrong section sorry
     
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    "NO".... right section RV`s... most sizeable "Demountables are Yank and you would need a yank pickup to carry one...

    There are a few nice ones around that have a slide...

    "Sundowners" who are here camped at Zahora have a nice one... and are club members.. :thumb:

    Drop them a pm and they will give you all the information you need..:thumb:
     
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    Are you talking demountable or 5th wheel? If the first then from what I have seen they are small, we thought about it but decided we wanted more space.
     
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    Some American demountables are really spacious, slide outs, shower, the lot. Very comfortable. Viewed a few in the states and for two persons, ideal. Oh, and thank you for describing them as demountable, as opposed to dismountable.

    Craig
     
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    yep demountables we are looking at the american ones but ones that will sit nice on our base vehicles
     
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    Here's a budget example.
     

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    Always thought that they are a lot of money for not much space, and you still have to shell out for a base vehicle.

    Pete:Cool:
     
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    Hi, there are smaller UK Version to use with either single or double cab Navara etc

    Main advantages are a set of wheels to explore with once away (one less vehicle at home to tax etc). Really comes into its own when sited at floor level (walk in not climb steps, although nay have high access if on truck). Easy to level up with leccy jacks (no need to carry ramps). Drop unit to ground and virtually impossible to steal. Smaller so easier to explore with, most are 4wd.

    Main disadvantage is lack of storage for BBQ etc. and foor space, although a double cab gives more storage but steals living space. Nowhere to put a cycle rack, but you you could use the roof. When stopping for rest breaks you are more like a caravaner ie have to climb out to get into the 'van'.
    Beds tend to be transverse overcab so you and swimbo should be fit.

    Ps one lage dog can take up most of the floor.

    We have moved to a low profile and occasionally miss the 'freedom' and flexibility of the demountable although the American designs to overcome some of the problems. Let us know which you go for,

    Regards Richard
     
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    We have a demountable (truck camper). They are less spacious than a class C, and you have to be careful about what pick-up truck you are placing them on.

    However, we love ours because it gives us a 4x4 camper that is compact enough to get most places and use off-road, but when not in use it gives us a 4x4 pick-up truck which we use for all sorts of things.

    We tour around, staying one or two nights at each place, so when travelling we never remove the camper from the pick-up. If instead we stayed a week or two in the same place I would probably buy a caravan instead.

    They are heavier than people think though.

    What pick-up truck are you thinking of using? If you have a double-rear wheel F350 / 3500 then you can pretty much chose any US 'truck camper' you like, but if you have an F150 / 1500 you are going to have to look very closely at the stated payload capacity.

    If you are considering mounting one on a typical Japanese pick-up be careful of the centre-of-gravity unless you are buying a single-cab pick-up. We have a 'super cab' and my centre of gravity is behind the rear axle, but I get away with it; with a double-cab the short load bed means you could have almost the entire weight of the camper behind the rear axle, which is not a good thing.

    Steve.
     
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    Steve,

    Nice to see you found your way to Motorhomefun - perhaps we might see you at one of their meets if you can find time in your busy schedule.

    Nigel and Pamala
     

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