SpaceKap Diablo

Tonymorr

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hi, do you know how much weight the cab over bed area can take? i know these werent designed as a camper from spacekap, i want to know two adults can be on the cabover safely.
I don't know the official rating but I would say the weight would not be a problem. There is no way you will fit two big people up there and any two people would have to be spooning in a slight fetal position.
 

jrubicon

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hi Tony, do you have the short diablo? is it worth the investment to transform to a camper? I actually have a Travel Lite camper but i want a slightly shorter ligher camper and prefer to design my own.
do you have any pics?
 

Tonymorr

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Tonymorr

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Hey Tony,

Just getting back on here to start posting about my build. What tie downs are you referring to? I saw in your build you have the newer style on the ‘18&up SpaceKaps, is that what you’re referring to?
My camper is still off from the winter. I'll try to take some pics tonight or in the morning. i was mostly talking about the bracket that bolts to the bed sides in the truck. These are special because of the aluminum body.
 

Nvbrian

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hi, do you know how much weight the cab over bed area can take? i know these werent designed as a camper from spacekap, i want to know two adults can be on the cabover safely.
In our spacekap plus we normally sleep two adults and a very large dog (450ish lbs) in the cab over portion. It's an 8ft model if that matters. The bed extends out about 2 ft into the "main" part of the cap and has supports that go to the floor so I guess some of our weight is transferred to the floor.
 

erstwild

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In our spacekap plus we normally sleep two adults and a very large dog (450ish lbs) in the cab over portion. It's an 8ft model if that matters. The bed extends out about 2 ft into the "main" part of the cap and has supports that go to the floor so I guess some of our weight is transferred to the floor.
Just FYI, I was told by SpaceKap that the cabover portion alone is built to hold up to 300lbs for anyone else curious about that.
 

mattlemoo

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My camper is still off from the winter. I'll try to take some pics tonight or in the morning. i was mostly talking about the bracket that bolts to the bed sides in the truck. These are special because of the aluminum body.
Gotcha. Yes I was sent those by SpaceKap but my unit is a 2017 shell, they changed to the newer tie down system you have in 2018. You also got a much better door latch I think too. I’d love to be able to switch but wasn’t able to explain it well to my rep as I don’t speak French and her English wasn’t great. So, I have a cantilever style attachment that seems pretty stout but I’d rather have the newer version.
 

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mattlemoo

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Ah, gotcha. Will the old camper side brackets still work with the new truck side brackets? I would think they will. Truck bracket pic for reference.
I actually tried but I couldn’t get them to “latch.” The rubber “feet” wouldn’t compress enough. I did end up with another set though so maybe I should try a again. I have noticed really slight rises on top of the bedrails where the feet clamp but it hasn’t been enough to concern me.
 

ABoverland

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Try: usedtruckcaps.ca or Google: Windmill truck caps...they are based in Elora, Ontario. I have a Mory Master 50 on my Ram 2500. Great solo rig!
Okay thanks i will have a look. It's been tough to find one that fits a 6.5 box with the over cab on it.
 

mobydick 11

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Okay thanks i will have a look. It's been tough to find one that fits a 6.5 box with the over cab on it.
I have been driving past Windmill twice a week for the last 5 weeks . They have them lined up across the front of there lot .Pretty much every model new and used . They also have brand new take off truck boxes ,probable 50 of them .
 

ABoverland

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I have been driving past Windmill twice a week for the last 5 weeks . They have them lined up across the front of there lot .Pretty much every model new and used . They also have brand new take off truck boxes ,probable 50 of them .
Thanks I will look to see if i can find one closer to the west coast. If not maybe I will consider a drive.
 
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