Yeah, when the trend went to making the truck a station wagon, with 4 doors, something had to go and it was the bed length. Unfortunately.
I have always had a station wagon 4 doors and an 8 foot bed on my trucks. It is doable, the only real problem is getting into a parking space without doing a 10 point turn. I have not had a problem finding a second hand camper though. It is the newer go fast/go light campers that are slow to come in an 8 foot variety. My truck is already 20 feet long and 4 tons so fast and light is out of the question. Plenty of Northstar, Outfitter, Alaskan, Hallmark and even Four Wheel Campers are out there. The problem would be having a half ton with an 8 foot bed.Thank you and others for response .I was only trying to determine If Hiatus had started building a 8 foot camper . I sorta feel like 8 foot guys are being left in the dust ,as most of the new stuff coming out is for mid size trucks or for full size short box . Small market I guess .
@HiatusCampers will for sure build a camper for your 8ft bed. No issues there. Contact them for a quote or to just chat about what they can do in more detail.Thank you and others for response .I was only trying to determine If Hiatus had started building a 8 foot camper . I sorta feel like 8 foot guys are being left in the dust ,as most of the new stuff coming out is for mid size trucks or for full size short box . Small market I guess .
This is a crapy article to be direct and is wildly over simplifying intellectual property (IP) and the patent system here in the USA, let alone internationally. If you are going to talk about international patenting, forget about it. What GLOBAL data base are US patent attorneys going to check? What company, entity, country, or government is responsible for compiling such a unique data base from everyone on the planet? Who funds those efforts? How often is it updated? There are a numerous patent categories, so are there global data bases for each? These are retorical questions, as such a GLOBAL data base does not exists.Is this the prior art principle you mention:
The existence of "prior art" can be a roadblock to obtaining a patent. What exactly is "prior art" and how can you overcome it in order to secure your patent?www.nolo.com
, the prohibition on prior art is not limited to merely existing patents; rather, it includes any written description or patent anywhere in the world. If the proposed invention is already the subject of a patent in another country, that precludes the issuance of a patent in the United States. Moreover, if the proposed invention is described in a written publication anywhere in the world (even if it is not formally patented), this still precludes the issuance of a patent in the United States.
Nice camper, agree this will definitely shake up the pop top market
Agreed. I was interested a couple months ago. Then started thinking project m. After seeing that wait time i went back to hiatus only to find the price was up something like $3000 now (15k compared to project m at roughly 10k) and a longer wait time! May very well be a great camper, but I will invest my money into a company with a larger reputation for now.Sounds like their camper is a success.
lead time is well out past a year and price went up 12%
But a full size 6.5’ bed shell unit is $4500.00 more then an AllTerrain camper shell unit and it has a bottom. Don't take me wrong I really like there design and if it had a bottom that facilitated easy removal i would have a serious interest in replacing my wedge
I guess I'm just missing were the value is