Thanks, that may work. We have a tray rack and with it tilted down with two bikes, and pedals indexed properly, there’s a few inches clearance beyond the rear of the open tailgate, so maybe 20”. That means the door could probably open about 40° with a 20” opening to squeeze in and out. Short bed woes ...My notes from looking at the demo model at OK4WD in November say 36" wide and 40.5" high on the rear door of the canopy camper. Since I have a long bed, I'm planning on putting the bikes (2) in the camper when not actually camping since most gear will be readily accessible via the side doors. I decided our hitchmount bike rack wasn't going to play nice with the door, plus using our rack entails me removing top tube packs from the bike which is a pain in itself.
You know I am glad you brought this up. My colorado has the little antenna right off the back of the cab and I am wondering what to do. I went to a car audio place and they just seemed to have no sensible solution.I'm concerned about the clearance between the roof and the overhang of the camper. Then there is the sharkfin antenna on the gen3 Tacoma. I wonder how that works with the table stored under the overhang.
I know from my previous Gen 2 Tacoma and my Phoenix Pop up camper I needed about 3" of clearance on overhang to roof when flexing the crap out of the truck. My Tundra has slightly less flex with a way heavier Phoenix camper.Boy, I'd expect that camper to have interference with the roof and roof rails in no time on any sort of rough road. That clearance looks completely inadequate on the world-market Ranger.
Indeed, I'd agree. And with the global Ranger a "local" truck in South Africa, they've fershure had many, many chances to test the fit in that application.... I'm sure Alu-cab got it right......
Sorry for the delay guys! So here are some shots of a 5' 3rd Gen we fitted at the shop. We need to get some better ones on this next round of campers coming this month I apologize!Is there pictures available of the Canopy Camper on a SWB Toyota Tacoma?
Yes that is the current world Ranger, very similar to the Colorado and Tacoma besides the bed being about 5" shorter than the two. The Tacoma and Colorado have a spacer as seen below which will double as a water tank mount for a new Rotomolded custom tank in the works.
So the table is actually flipped versus our Khaya camper to achieve this low fit on the Tacoma. The shower is now beaneath the table to clear on the 6' beds and their is an intenial opening between the table and camper that clears the shark fin on 5' bed models.I'm concerned about the clearance between the roof and the overhang of the camper. Then there is the sharkfin antenna on the gen3 Tacoma. I wonder how that works with the table stored under the overhang.
Like all Alu-Cab products, these campers have been in testing with not only Alu-Cab fleet rigs but also in the Safari Rental market far before being publicly launched. Don't sweat!Boy, I'd expect that camper to have interference with the roof and roof rails in no time on any sort of rough road. That clearance looks completely inadequate on the world-market Ranger.
Sorry missed this, the antenna piece that sticks up un-screws form the base from what I understand. For re installing it, we have been looking into options for our future ZR-2 Bison receiving a camper. The idea at hand looks like a new OE antenna mounted to a ditch light mount on the RHS.
Appreciate the kind words and appreciation for what we put into the camper man! The rear door was a big must for us to really offer an "RV" style camper meant keeping dust and water out more than possible with a normal canopy.I can't imagine XM radio reception would be any good with a back-of-the-rooftop antenna shielded by aluminum plate, even if clearance were managed. Does the shark fin contain the GPS antenna too? (My 2015 Tacoma doesn't have a nav system -- yet -- but I didn't think the GPS was in the fin.)
That said, the Alu-Cab canopy camper looks like a terrific product. The South Africans are right up there with the Australians in building durable, real-world, offroad camping gear. The build in rear door is a good upgrade over the factory tailgate, and the trim panels do a nice job of integrating the camper into the truck.
Hi RinThe Tacoma and Colorado have a spacer as seen below which will double as a water tank mount for a new Rotomolded custom tank in the works.
Hey man!Hi Rin
Can you please provide any more details abut the "Rotomolded Custom Tank in the works"? Is this an Alu-Cab accessory or a OK4WD accessory? How does this mount, what kind of volume etc.