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If you are making them let me know. I think they would be wildly popular in Colorado. I've owned 3 Sportsmobile pop-up campers and now have and F-250 Superduity and would like to have a flip open camper that is a topper.
I have owned a full sized Wildernest for 16 years moved it from truck to truck. Love it, may want to replace it with a new one, but the one I have is great. Don't get fancy with your design. Work on the top tensioning rods to prevent flap in the wind. A better rear curtain for mosquitos and in and out would be appreciated. Don't bother with bed accessories like carpeted bins etc. Stick to the design. Best of success with your venture. John
I've owned a WilderNest Camper with the built in Lowe's Alpine Tent. I'd bought it new for my 89 F-150 for $3K. It was in heavy use until I'd sold it in 2001. I now own a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel. It's been one of my top desires to buy another. In the past,I've written and called the owners on numerous occasions inquiring about the new designs even while the company was in probate. Build them and you will have the #1 selling go anywhere camper in America,if not the world. The Wildernest dealer, I'd bought mine from,handed out $50 vouchers to owners. The vouchers payed for mine.and it was so easy. I had guys coming out of their million dollar Bluebirds and Beavers wanting to know where they could get one. These where guys that want to go where it is impossible for the big rigs. Fishermen,hunters etc. Hand them a $50 voucher. Be prepared to expand.
I'd love to have one for my 2000 Dodge Dakota extended cab 6.5 foot bed.
The economy is down right now but people still want to be able to freely travel this great country of ours, I you offer them a cheaper alternative to a tow behind pop up camper they will flock to it in droves.
I have one of the original Wildernest Adventure Campers although I haven't been able to use it since I bought my PreRunner back in 1999 (Toyota stopped making long bed trucks in 1991). I absolutely loved being able to take off in a moments notice to go water skiing! I would buy a Wildernest for my 1999 Tacoma Prerunner tomorrow if the price is right! $5,000.00 is just WAY TO MUCH!
If anyone is interested in buying my Wildernest that fits on Toyota Long Bed trucks (I had it on a 1984 then on a 1991) leave me your email address and I will contact you.
How is progress? Are you still planning on making the Wildernests? If so, when will they be available & what trucks will your models fit on? We are thinking of getting a chevy Colorado quad cab, new, but want to see what you are doing with your manufacturing. Also, we are in FL, will you have any distributution in the southeast?