Stoked about the new Gofast camper

Didn't like the rear flipping of the AT Habitat either, since I tow a trailer, either have to jackknife or unhook it. Not that big of a deal, but rolling in to camp in the wee hours of the morning having to set things up so I can crash and go to sleep...not something I want to mess with. Nit-picky but at $9-10K think you can be.


The design and finishes look bomber to me...it is the lack interior space will keep me from getting one. This past weekend made that point even more apparent, Sunday evening thundershowers with torrential down pours started at 5:00 pm and didn't let up until 1-2:00 am. Being able to cook up a hot meal after doing trail clearing all day was a real bonus. Damn glad I didn't have to do it outside under an awning as the rain was blowing sideways.

Here it comes! It rained pretty damn hard, my Wildernest sounded like I was inside a pot while cooking popcorn.

You do realize the entire bed area opens up and you have a shelf so you can cook and work in a GFC, I do it all the time same as I did in my flippac except my GFC is actually weather proof and doesn't have a giant rainfly that gets soaked.
 
You do realize the entire bed area opens up and you have a shelf so you can cook and work in a GFC, I do it all the time same as I did in my flippac except my GFC is actually weather proof and doesn't have a giant rainfly that gets soaked.
Guess you’re not understanding what I am saying. Want to be able to cook while the bed is deployed. Someone can hang out in it or even have some gear there too. My moto gear bag is fairly big, I usually toss that on the bed when I am changing into the MX clown suit. And still have plenty of room to cook...even in a 6’ Tacoma bed.

Don’t want an either or situation. No desire to cook with a JetBoil while in bed either. Did that enough in my ground tent days.
 
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Guess you’re not understanding what I am saying. Want to be able to cook while the bed is deployed. Someone can hang out in it or even have some gear there too. My moto gear bag is fairly big, I usually toss that on the bed when I am changing into the MX clown suit. And still have plenty of room to cook...even in a 6’ Tacoma bed.

Don’t want an either or situation. No desire to cook with a JetBoil while in bed either. Did that enough in my ground tent days.
Sounds like a habitat or flippac is in your future then not a wedge.
 
Sounds like a habitat or flippac is in your future then not a wedge.
AT Summit on full-size truck is pretty close to replace what I have, that or get a new tent sewn up for my Wildernest.

Though I recently went riding with a friend of mine who converted a 7X14 cargo trailer into a poor man’s toy hauler. Thing is like a mansion compared to these pop up style truck campers. Really don’t get much square footage for the money if you think about it. Brand new 7X14 is $5500. Another grand or so to build it out.

Can’t off-road it but that is what the dirt bike is for. Really only use the truck for hauling toys to the trailhead. Though we camped in a somewhat out of the way place. He had no problem getting it in there.

He used to have the almost exact setup I have now. 1st Gen Taco, camper shell, and an open utility trailer for the dirt bike. He was envious of my Nest. Then he upgraded to a 5.0 F150 and that trailer...now I am the one a little envious. 😁
 
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Security Question: It's apparent in the walk-around video that the side panels lock, but I don't see how the pop-top locks. Does the pop-top lock too?
 

Crazy Schooner

Fortune's A Mistress
So how are people handling bugs with their setups? Tailgate down, upper door up to get in or out (or just upper door up and crawling over the TG). I can see mosquito's being a nuisance anytime the whole setup is opened.
 
So how are people handling bugs with their setups? Tailgate down, upper door up to get in or out (or just upper door up and crawling over the TG). I can see mosquito's being a nuisance anytime the whole setup is opened.
I live in Alaska and the mosquitos here are as bad as people say. I usually leave the upper portion closed until I want to climb in to sleep or leave the entire bed in place to keep bugs from getting up there. However, I experimented with putting my Thermacell in the truck bed with the tent popped up and had no mosquitos in there at all. It is very effective in a smaller space.

A guy on Tacoma World put together a bug net for the sides that I will be copying. https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/gfc-camper-modifications.556552/#post-18167070
 
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