Anyone building popup shells for the new Ridgeline?

AbleGuy

[Back] Roads Scholar
Hey ya’ll,

Do any of you know whether Anyone is building popup shells for the new Ridgeline?

If so, do any of you have experience with the same?

Thx
 

DaveInDenver

Expedition Leader
Phoenix and maybe Northstar apparently do or at least used to make one. The new generation looks to me to be a more standard bed shape so maybe the dimensions are enough similar to other pickups that a custom shape isn't necessary.

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ishmael

New member
I emailed GFC, Vagabond and AT Overland, asking if there was a topper for the Ridgeline in their future(s). GFC replied "Not at this time.", no reply (yet) from the other two. Haven't asked Snap, FWC, Alu-Cab, ????, yet, but intend to do so.
 

shade

Well-known member
The responses make me think that there must be some significant differences between the 2nd gen Ridgeline and other mid-size trucks. I know GFC is able to adapt theirs by using different mounting systems for different trucks. If it's not just an oddball dimensional issue, it may be a structural problem with the bed, or something as simple as needing a custom mounting system.
 

Kmrtnsn

Explorer
Frankly, just how big do expect the market for Ridgeline campers to be? Judging by the ones on the local lot and how few I see on the street, I doubt Honda is selling 12,000 units a year. It's pretty much a unibody unicorn.
 

DaveInDenver

Expedition Leader

It looks like Honda sells about 30,000 annually in good years, about half that in recession years. It's probably large enough to support the slide-ins for traditionally developed camping but probably not many are used beyond that to justify off highway and "overland" types, which is already kind of a niche relatively.
 

jadmt

Well-known member
seems like it would be a waste of time that would be better spent building campers for real adventure rigs.....Just kidding sorry I could not help myself. :)
 

Kmrtnsn

Explorer

It looks like Honda sells about 30,000 annually in good years, about half that in recession years. It's probably large enough to support the slide-ins for traditionally developed camping but probably not many are used beyond that to justify off highway and "overland" types, which is already kind of a niche relatively.
Those numbers would be for the old model...….
 

DaveInDenver

Expedition Leader
Those numbers would be for the old model...….

Late 2004 to early 2015 is 1st gen production
May 2016 to present is 2nd gen production

2018.....30,592
2017.....34,749
2016.....23,667
2015.....520
2014.....13,389
2013.....17,723
2012.....14,068
2011.....9,759
2010.....16,142
2009.....16,464
2008.....33,875
2007.....42,795
2006.....50,193
2005.....42,593
 

Bayou Boy

Adventurer
My question is why? A car with a space saver spare in a compartment in the bed seems to be a poor choice for carrying a thousand pound plus camper. It's extremely easy to trade vehicles these days and the cost to move to something more suitable seems small in comparison to the purchase price of a custom camper.
 
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