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Old 06-20-2015, 06:59 PM   #1
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New from Virginia

New member, sun-line owner for over 10 years. started with the 13 foot tow behind, which i still have. recent events mandated a truck camper so i can tow the boat by myself, so as fate would have it, I brought home a 7 foot short bed model sun-line today. loaded except for the air conditioning option started cleaning it up today with the eviction of wasp nests and an ant colony . tomorrow ill check systems and apply soap and water.
Basically a camping nut, got out of tents years ago for the comforts of a camper. Got the first one off another camper couple that was buying a bigger unit. recent separation required the new one, the truck camper. both units are 1985 and in great condition.
ordered the air conditioning unit online and plan to do that install this week after work. i believe it is pre wired. hoping by next weekend its ready to go to the river.

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Old 06-21-2015, 06:25 AM   #2
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Hi lilrednekgi! Welcome to the forum! You lucked out in find a Sunline Truck our neck of the woods (way upstate New York) they are rather hard to find!

We love seeing pictures.....please feel free to post some of your progress.

Good luck with your a/c install next week!

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Old 06-21-2015, 07:23 AM   #3
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Honestly, aside from evicting the bugs, there isnt much to do on it. It was a back yard setter. never used, idle for 10+ years. the biggest issue is getting it secured in the truck bed. it came with factory tie down brackets that mount in the bed rail holes. they stick up 2 inches, . the bed sides are 24 inches, the camper is 18 inches to the bed sides overhang. soooo, a few 6X6 under the camper puts it at the right height. ill do the frame mount tie downs this fall, but will make do over the rest of the summer. my one project is to install air conditioning. here in Virginia, it is a necessity. It is ordered and paid, should be here early in the next week and should be an easy install, through an existing roof vent. trailer is supposed to be pre wired, so no big deal fishing wire to it. thinking also the 3 point tie down system needs to be a 4 point system, so ill deal with that this fall also. ill work on getting up some pictures.
as to hard to find. i searched for a month, online, penny savers, etc. and no short bed truck campers under 10k were to be found. seems most mfg's went out, and the few left in are asking and getting a fortune for new units. most are huge, and extravagent, mc mansions on wheels. i was shocked to get a reply to a WANTED ad, just a few miles away from me, and more suprised when it turned ut to be a Sun Line short bed model. Carma i reckon, can be good at times. so now i have 2 1985 models, happy as a frog on a Lilly pad.
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