Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-27-2015, 06:25 PM   #21
3 Rivet Member
 
2001 30' Excella
Full-time traveling , Hmmmm. what day of the week is it?
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 159
Blog Entries: 35
Thank you for all this advice. It has been very helpful.
JBBeaubeaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 07:02 PM   #22
4 Rivet Member
 
Adiredneck's Avatar
 
2014 27' FB Classic
Vicksburg & Cambridge , Mississippi / New York
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 379
Images: 7
Pickup Pack & Bed Roller

I went through the same thought process: Tonneau cover does not leave much room, and. depending on type, lacks security; fiberglass cap with windows has more room; but, again, makes generators, tools and other equipment in the back of the truck visible and vulnerable. After much searching, my solution was both a "Pickup Pack" (Pickup Packs by Highway Products Inc.) and a "Roller Coaster" bed slide from Highway Products. I think they give me ample room (I went with two 8' tool boxes down each side of the box, and the "dome" cover to give more height on the box). I'm very pleased with the product:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4597.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	493.7 KB
ID:	239403   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4598.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	384.1 KB
ID:	239404  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4600.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	408.5 KB
ID:	239405   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4602.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	458.0 KB
ID:	239406  

__________________
"Hot meals, cold beer, dry bed & flush toilet - everything I look for in a wilderness experience..."
Adiredneck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 07:32 PM   #23
4 Rivet Member
 
Adiredneck's Avatar
 
2014 27' FB Classic
Vicksburg & Cambridge , Mississippi / New York
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 379
Images: 7
I forgot to mention that the Pickup Pack I bought came with the "headache rack", and a ladder/lumber rack that fits on the rear (I don't have it on in the photos) for canoes, kayaks, whatever; and you can also get the regular flat-topped bed lid, which costs you 4" of height, but makes for a more attractive matching flat surface with the tool boxes. You can get a gull-wing lid box that goes across the front, but as high as my Ram 3500 4x4 is I didn't want to have to be reaching up and bending way over to get things in and out - the two 8' side boxes are very convenient. All the boxes and lid are heavy-duty aluminum, and well made. All three latches have steel mortise locking rods attached to the "T-handles" with key locks, and although my Ram has a locking tailgate, the dome lid has a lip that comes down across the top of the tailgate that also prevents the tailgate from being opened when the lid is closed and locked. The roller bed is rated at 2000#, although they do have a 4000# model available. I'm looking at getting the two Honda 2000 units to hook in tandem, and plan to just let them sit on the rear edge of the roller bed with exhausts facing out, tailgate down and top hatch closed to keep out the weather. That's the plan, anyway...
__________________
"Hot meals, cold beer, dry bed & flush toilet - everything I look for in a wilderness experience..."
Adiredneck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2015, 07:55 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
Moflash's Avatar
 
2007 28' International CCD
Springfield , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,422
I have put the Lund Genesis roll up lockable soft tonneau cover on my last 4 trucks.Simple,doesn't interfere with full pickup bed usage and its water tight.Very durable.
Moflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 04:06 AM   #25
1 Rivet Member
 
2016 30' Classic
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 5
Cover suggestion

Hello all.

I am new to Airstream - a full timer who is trading in a motorhome and awaiting delivery of a new Classic. As for the cover, I like the ReTrax. It's retractable and locks in any position so I can easily cover or open it as much as needed.

Cheers!
Amaranto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 01:58 PM   #26
4 Rivet Member
 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
Eugene , Oregon
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 441
All these ideas and photos are awesome! Thanks to everyone for sharing. Still looking for a solution that will work well for our pickup.
Meeks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2015, 10:11 AM   #27
4 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
sequim , Washington
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 301
i have used all three options on various trucks i have had. the problem with a full sized shell is crawling to the front on your hands and knees. same issue with a solid tonneau. right now i have a roll-up that came on the truck. certainly not as 'secure' as the other two choices but out of sight out of mind.

as long as you are not sleeping in the truck bed or have pets in that truck bed, i don't see what problem you allude to when you are running the gen set. simply open up the tail gate or the side windows or lift up the tonneau. since nothing is living in the truck bed, you should be go to go no matter which choice you make.

i secure the my gen set with a motorcycle locking cable left over from my days of riding. it would require quite a bit of effort to cut this cable, not that it could not be done.
reelfastgreg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To cover or not to cover? steveirving Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 9 07-28-2014 07:31 PM
to cover or not to cover tfetterer Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 8 09-16-2008 12:14 PM
Cover or not to Cover? Sixty3TW4US Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 7 09-16-2008 12:08 PM
To cover or not to cover vents? Director 1965 - 1969 Overlander 4 10-28-2007 07:01 PM
To cover or not to cover goldenlily Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 1 10-03-2005 11:48 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.