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Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 27 Mar 2018 04

Morning, all!

Adam Lee aka alphalimafoxtrot here, with news about my planned camper install job. It is done!
Here she is, my new 2018 FWC Grandby slide in camper mounted atop my 2017 Chevy 2500HD double-cab.
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The guys at Main Line Overland's Bow, NH location did a great job. I am very pleased with the camper and its features, which does include a rear-mounted a/c which is not a usual option for most of these.

You can't see the rooftop, but I also have a 160-watt solar panel that will keep things humming along, constantly charging my dual AGM batteries as well.

Propane stove, hot water heater, 15k btu cabin heater, outside shower hose option, queen size bed up top, side dinette, 130L 2-way fridge/freezer, and full exterior LED flood/marker lights.

More pics to come! My wife and I are visiting family in the Boston area, about an hour south of Bow, NH. Just got the camper done yesterday (Monday) and I have all week to check it out while we are here!

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Postby GasGuzzler » 27 Mar 2018 05

Post a pic with the top swole up.
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Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 27 Mar 2018 06

GasGuzzler wrote:Post a pic with the top swole up.


Yep, that's exactly what you'll be seeing once I get out and about later today. Thanks for checking in!

By the way, my 2500HD with 4.10 gears and 6.0 liter gasser matches the camper perfectly in terms of ride and performance. So glad I went with my instincts, and bought a heavy 3/4 ton instead of a half-ton!

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Postby zippy » 27 Mar 2018 07

That's a great looking combo. Good luck and happy trails.
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Postby Ranch Dog » 28 Mar 2018 04

Good looking, hunt ready (AC would be important when hunting in Texas)!

Some pictures inside too!
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Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 28 Mar 2018 04

Ranch Dog wrote:Good looking, hunt ready (AC would be important when hunting in Texas)!

Some pictures inside too!


Thanks Michael - yes, you are exactly right about this being a great hunting rig. At some point in time, I will be visiting some friends who live and work at Virginia Tech, where I did my undergrad, and go camping and deer hunting with them.

We are still in Lexington, MA for a few more days visiting family and once the rain stops today I want to pop the top and take some pics. Might not be til tomorrow if it's too dark and rainy.

By the way, where we are staying is at a rented house only 5 blocks from the historic "Battle Green" where the very first shots of the Revolution were fired between 77 militiamen and 700 British Regulars!
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Postby Ranch Dog » 28 Mar 2018 05

alphalimafoxtrot wrote:By the way, where we are staying is at a rented house only 5 blocks from the historic "Battle Green" where the very first shots of the Revolution were fired between 77 militiamen and 700 British Regulars!

Very cool.
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Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 28 Mar 2018 05

Michael, since you are interested in the history of Lexington, I just edited a map to show where we are staying in relation to the Revolutionary War battle sites and key locations. Also, here's a link to the town's history.
https://www.tourlexington.us/home/pages ... tors-guide
Our place is noted in the upper right, we are on Grant Street about where I pointed the arrow.

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Postby medezyner » 28 Mar 2018 21

Adam, I have to admit I'm a bit jealous...looks like a sweet setup. That place is just down the street from me so I my have to check them out. Always thought about a rig that was truly off-road worthy, low profile with just enough amenities. Enjoy!
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Postby alphalimafoxtrot » 29 Mar 2018 04

medezyner wrote:Adam, I have to admit I'm a bit jealous...looks like a sweet setup. That place is just down the street from me so I my have to check them out. Always thought about a rig that was truly off-road worthy, low profile with just enough amenities. Enjoy!


Main Line Overland at Bow is a great off-road and camper shop. I can't recommend highly enough. Spend some time surfing through their website, you'll get a good idea of what they can do for you.
The basic FWC (four wheel camper brand) models are one of the best-designed lightweight but extremely tough slide-in campers made. They make models designed to properly fit almost every size and configuration of truck - seems like Toyota Tacomas are super popular for the FWC crowd. I saw 4 or more Tacomas up there either getting built or modified in some way. You'll see FWC's on MB Unimogs.
Be prepared for financial impacts though, these are high-end and once you tick off as many options as we did, these rigs are pricey. Like they say, you get what you pay for. I will add that it's pretty hard to find the FWC campers on the used market either.

Thanks for your comments!
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