This is a work truck and therefore it's got to work to earn its play time... After taking into account all the feedback I've got here, I believe a hard cap such as the A.R.E. or Caravan Campers shell would be ideal, as it could stay permanently on the truck in both the work and play modes. I'll build the "expedition set" interior in such a way that it can be easily removed (in sections) when the truck is in work mode, then quickly put back for weekend expedition time or longer trips such as this one to Alaska.I am confused about why you would limit yourself to just these two options? What is it about your trip that requires you to be "stealth" especially since you say you are going to Alaska. I would not think you would be "urban camping" a majority of your time. Personally I wouldn't torture myself if I didn't have to by living out of a truck cap for 2.5 months especially in Alaska. .
I agree, a used Callen is your best bet. The one in my photo was picked up for $700, later down the road an even nicer one with a flip up side panel (blue striped one) was had for $900. I have done everything with them from camping to moving our home up the west coast. The truck and camper have since been sold but when I get another, buying or building this style camper would be my first choice.Will,
I would buy a callen camper hands down- its a steel frame and indestructible- plus it has insulation, paneling and lights standard. website is callencamper.com but you can get them on craigslist for about a grand used.
I want to say about 5'6"?HMalice, do you remember what the height (floor to ceiling) was inside your Callen, approximately?