ruderunner We are talking 1960s vehicles not current technology. 4:30 gears 4000 pounds of camper which was normal for a large slid in. towing a 24 foot boat. Then fuel load between the boat and truck was 165 gallons at about 8 pounds per gallon which adds another 1300 pounds. Plus the old campers were not streamlined at all. My current silverado weighs 5800 pounds and will get over 20mpg towing my street rod. I don't know how old you are but back in the early 60s a lot of cars only got 10 to 12 mpg. Also in the 60s 50K was in a world where a good job paid 10K. My total load back then was most likely over 20K truck,camper, boat, plus all the extras that get piled in. My 1990 Dodge 360 4 speed got 11 mpg loaded or empty but it was fuel injected. I loved that truck but it was thirsty for the time period also. Have a great day
Understand that, and you might recall that I mentioned mostly older vehicles.
In summer my daily is a 69 Plymouth. I get about 15 mpg, though I did install a overdrive version of the original 4 speed. The overdrive doesn't do much for economy but does make it less buzzy on the freeway.
Load your Silverado like you did before and see what you get for mileage.
Post by holzarbeiter on Jul 9, 2023 17:59:25 GMT -8
I own a F350 4x4 CC LB. The truck comes in at 22' nose to tail. I enjoy Slide in Campers and think there is a market for the right Truck Campers as in Avion, Cayo and some of the newer (mid 90's up) Bigfoot etc units.
So, I was scanning CL while on a trip to the SF Bay Area and came across an ad for a King pickup truck camper. For discussion, they were asking $4900. It made me think about this discussion. The key take away here is that somehow they got the camper to seat in the bed of the Chevy/GMC pick up. This does not have the cabover section on the camper, so maybe that’s why it fit.