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Attaching Pop Up Camper

I'm in the final stages of purchasing a Bronco and would like to attach a pop up camper to the back. My wife and I plan to travel the country for a few months with it. I would like to make it one unit from the cab to the pop up in back. I see them online and am wondering is there is some sort of kit to seal it to the cab or if most of these are just fabricated by the owners to work. Thanks for any info. I've had trouble locating anything on the matter

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Hey there Cole!

I have no personal experience with the matter but have seen a couple over the top awesome setups on this forum. Check out this thread for some pics, links and ideas.
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You are gunna have a really tough time sealing up the cab to the camper if you are thinking about going with a standard in bed camper. Have you considered a nice tent trailer? Anyway here is a link to a company that makes custom campers, they make them for Broncos, or used to anyway, maybe they can help you out

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Interesting influx of interest in the Bronco/Camper setups recently. Welcome to the forum.
Search around, lots to be found over the years here.

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Yeah, I have considered other options. My wife and I plan to travel the country and live in it for a few months. Have a small puppy and really like the idea of being able to go from cab to camper without stopping. My Aunt is trying to sell me the 1983 S-1o Bandit 1 camper. She hasnt ran it in 4 years so I am not sure how reliable this is going to be.

Have any of you seen anything like her S-10. I can find absolutely nothing on the internet about this.


Thanks for the info!
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Here the link I put of the car on Pinterest

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I've actually been researching just this for the past couple days because, like you, I think it'd be awesome to overland a Bronco. No companies sell a new camper fitted for the Bronco besides Phoenix Pop-Up, which makes customs (very expensive).

Your second option would be buying a used one and sticking with it or refurbishing it. I have heard a few members saying that you'll find one on craigslist once in a while, but looking through some midwestern craigslists, I haven't found anything. Junk yards are also feasible options; I've seen a few trucks with popup campers (not Broncos though) at yards.

Your third, and probably easiest option for an actual popup, would be building your own. Here are a few resources to help. These European guys that made one for their bronco, towards the bottom of this page there are schematics and building pictures if you want a better look. Here's a few different links to help you. Honestly, this or a homemade teardrop is what I will do in a couple years. It doesn't look hard, just time consuming.

Third option is being a redneck. Put a tent on the back and strap it down. Keep it in the back and potentially double your size. Not the best option but cheap and works.

Good luck! Here's an album of images about popup campers.
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Thanks! I have pondered doing all three of the mentioned options as well. I was able to find Qty3 K5 Chalet Campers on craigslist. It took me 5 hours of searching and going through every state and area within the state. Dedication, haha.
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Did you see the link I have above of my aunts pop up?
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I hate being linked off site to social media crap but yea... I saw it. Looked weird as all get out to me. Still... if it's got a solid roof and working applieances and youcan get a good deal from family... rock on with your bad self.

It's entirely possible to get an old, used topper and use it to cut and mate the pop-up to the Bronco but you'd have to be pretty good with fiberglass work to seal it to the aluminum pop-up. Then again... anything worth doing, shouldn't be too easy.

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Can a mod edit his post to include the proper image link? Just copy & paste:

[img]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/11/47/c7/1147c79f293b371869021acda1e515dd.jpg[/img]



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