Supertramp Flagship LT pop-up slide-in pickup camper

Chadx

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I swear that looks like Copper City near Three Forks, MT. We often "workation" out there from Bozeman at a camp spot through a ravine that looks like the above.

Not to get super sidetracked, but do you find your 1up rack + swingout twists/rocks much side to side when on trails?

Yes, yes it does look a lot like Copper City. Ha. Went for a bike ride and ended up doing more trail driving, shaking out the truck and camper, than biking that day.

1up racks are very solid with a built in hitch stabilizer ball in the hitch bar. Love them. The one in the image is a 1up Superduty rack. So I had a superduty on a superduty. Ha. I did just get in the 1up xtremduty rack and will be selling the 1up superduty that has served me well for around 5 years. The xtreme duty can handle my wife's Surron LBX (though the Superduty can as well if the battery is removed). The xtreme, and the newest design superduty, are both wide trays, like if you had a fat tire kit on the older 1up racks. The extra width would allow MTB tires to move around more but there is the optional wheel chock that will lock in the front tire, so that more than makes up for it. If I was running only MTB, I'd stick with the narrower/original Superduty or maybe even the slightly lighter build Heavyduty rack which is still the old/narrow style. I built up the new xtremeduty rack and need the rain and snow to stop so I can use it as I want to ensure I like it before selling the 1up superduty (which should sell fast as they are like gold on the used market plus the prices have gotten stupid over the last few years. That will help recoup some of the cost of the xtremeduty).

I've found the Wilco swing out doesn't add much rocking. It also has a built in stabilizer in the hitch bar. Some swing outs don't and with those, you'd just want to use an aftermarket external hitch antirattle device. Getting rid of the tiny bit of receiver slop is key to a stable bike rack. The only movement I get is the bikes in the rack and that is just the nature of the design to have some bike wiggle. All touchpoints are tires only so no worries about cranking down suspension, anything rubbing/touching frame, etc.
 

Chadx

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Finally had a chance to sort and choose some images from our UT trip. Really love the Supertramp/Superduty combo. Super happy to have share a few of the days/trails/sites with fellow Supertramper @knutsCO and Mrs. KnutsCo.

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Steve_382

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From an article in November last year there was some mention about more demountable truck campers. Different sizes? Anyone hear any rumors about maybe an 8' or flatbed? Perhaps they are fully occupied with the Megatron for now:

Excerpt from article:
Right now you offer one truck camper model – the Supertramp Flagship LT. Will you be offering more demountable truck camper models in the future?

Yes. We feel composites are the best way to build and design campers and we will offer more demountable truck camper solutions as we continue to grow. But that’s all I’m going to say about that for now.


 

Chadx

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From an article in November last year there was some mention about more demountable truck campers. Different sizes? Anyone hear any rumors about maybe an 8' or flatbed? Perhaps they are fully occupied with the Megatron for now:

Excerpt from article:
Right now you offer one truck camper model – the Supertramp Flagship LT. Will you be offering more demountable truck camper models in the future?

Yes. We feel composites are the best way to build and design campers and we will offer more demountable truck camper solutions as we continue to grow. But that’s all I’m going to say about that for now.



Short answer is, I don't think any other version are close to being released. They've doubled their work space just to keep up with the orders for the Flagship LT. They also have some slots for the Megatron. While they do understand the desire for an 8' slide-in version and a flatbed version and very well may be noodling on designs behind the scene, I don't foresee capacity (manpower or facility) in the near future. And the way they build the campers, it takes a significant investment into both.

Would be interested in the layouts they come up for both. I have definite preferences in the flatbed layouts and design. For the 8', they could might simply stretch the design of the Flagship LT and the extra 1.5' results in a longer galley (with extra storage) and longer side bench (more storage and sitting space). Or, they could totally redesign and shake up the interior. Will be interesting to see when the day comes.
 

Steve_382

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Short answer is, I don't think any other version are close to being released. They've doubled their work space just to keep up with the orders for the Flagship LT. They also have some slots for the Megatron. While they do understand the desire for an 8' slide-in version and a flatbed version and very well may be noodling on designs behind the scene, I don't foresee capacity (manpower or facility) in the near future. And the way they build the campers, it takes a significant investment into both.

Would be interested in the layouts they come up for both. I have definite preferences in the flatbed layouts and design. For the 8', they could might simply stretch the design of the Flagship LT and the extra 1.5' results in a longer galley (with extra storage) and longer side bench (more storage and sitting space). Or, they could totally redesign and shake up the interior. Will be interesting to see when the day comes.
Definitely takes longer to make new molds, etc. than to just use a larger/longer piece of glass foam like OEV or Total Composites for a new design.
 

jaywo

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They could also improve the existing design and offer more options before releasing other versions.

Examples:
Bed extension for north south sleeping for families and tall people. Tune M1 does this easily, the FWC also including the one with electric pop up.
Real solar and power system that keep up with competition and ever growing needs (remote work). When contacted, their answer was « there is no scenario that realistically needs more than 400Wh ». Storyteller customers, who get 16,000Wh of power in their van, and as a reminder they sell hundreds of those each year, would like to have a word.
As someone who rented one with 12,000Wh, I disagree with Supertramp.
 

Chadx

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Wanted to add a little storage hanging from the Kitchen L Track. First try was mounting a tool roll directly. Too floppy. So mounted it to a 1/4" thick finished plywood and mounted. Looked good. Stored good. But functionally, we didn't like unzipping the pouches as it usually took two hands. Had a previous brand camper with little open-top shelves so thought I'd track down something similar. Found some wire baskets (spice racks) and liked the idea of being able to see contents. Mounted them offset from top to bottom in case we wanted to put taller items in there. Wanted to use some black L Track studs that I had and so had to countersink the nuts a bit and not use washer; adequate for the stresses. The small 6/32 bolts have room for washers/nuts on the back since the L Track studs holds the ply slightly away from the flush-mount L track.

We like it sitting in the yard. We'll see if we still like it after pounding down some rough trails. Ha. This was going to be a prototype but I still used finished plywood. The intention was to replace the backer board with something nicer and more finished later (bamboo board? something edged? Painted black?), but this is juuuuust decent enough that I'll probably go with it for this season and then decide what to do over the winter.


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SimplyAnAdventure

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We ended up putting a trash can from Radius right there in ours. As you’ve seen it’s a pretty significant space but you can’t put something too big in there that would block any of the ducting or controls. Ours also has the Starlink router just to the left. I’m curious, where did you end up putting your trash? I couldn’t think of too many spots for it…. I do like your idea for storage!
 

Chadx

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We really liked that Radias trash can when you first posted the pics of it. We just preferred storage in that location and didn't need a trash can that large. We have one of the plastic cereal/food storage containers that we store under the front bench seat when traveling and pull out once in camp. It stands on the floor (usually against the drivers side bench). It's thin enough to not be in the way and always handy and reachable from everywhere. Thought about doing as others have done and mounting on the lower part of the camper door or perhaps to the inside of the electronics cabinet door, but our current "perfectly good" solution has kept me from thinking through an even better solution. Ha. We don't generate much trash when camping and so it's been fine even through it's smallish container. Once full (usually takes two or three days), we empty that into a larger kitchen trash bag and that is moved/stored someplace else.
 

SimplyAnAdventure

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We really liked that Radias trash can when you first posted the pics of it. We just preferred storage in that location and didn't need a trash can that large. We have one of the plastic cereal/food storage containers that we store under the front bench seat when traveling and pull out once in camp. It stands on the floor (usually against the drivers side bench). It's thin enough to not be in the way and always handy and reachable from everywhere. Thought about doing as others have done and mounting on the lower part of the camper door or perhaps to the inside of the electronics cabinet door, but our current "perfectly good" solution has kept me from thinking through an even better solution. Ha. We don't generate much trash when camping and so it's been fine even through it's smallish container. Once full (usually takes two or three days), we empty that into a larger kitchen trash bag and that is moved/stored someplace else.
Ah gotcha. That’s what we used in my last camper, an air tight cereal box, it’s actually a pretty good solution!

We used a few of the 3M stick in storage solutions around the camper in other places, inside the utilities cabinet we have a tray and on the big blank wall above the toilet/ shower cabinet we have a few trays and a set of key hooks that’s been pretty helpful. Those command stick on bins/ accessories seem to work out really well.
 

SimplyAnAdventure

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Hey fellow Supertramp owners, @Chadx and others… I got a call on Friday that they are sending out an update for something to do with the rear wiring for the actuators…. Them coming loose in hot weather or something???? TBH I didn’t have a clue what he was talking about though I wasn’t home to look at my camper either. When I got home and put eyes on the ST I have even less of a clue, they are super secured, and I can’t imagine a problem? Anyone else get this phone call or have any ideas what they are talking about????
 

Chadx

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Hey fellow Supertramp owners, @Chadx and others… I got a call on Friday that they are sending out an update for something to do with the rear wiring for the actuators…. Them coming loose in hot weather or something???? TBH I didn’t have a clue what he was talking about though I wasn’t home to look at my camper either. When I got home and put eyes on the ST I have even less of a clue, they are super secured, and I can’t imagine a problem? Anyone else get this phone call or have any ideas what they are talking about????

@SimplyAnAdventure I haven't heard anything. Could be that it only affected a certain run of campers or certain run of actuators, or they are working their way up through the build numbers. In any case, will be interested in seeing pics and hearing more info regarding the exact issue.
 

SimplyAnAdventure

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@SimplyAnAdventure I haven't heard anything. Could be that it only affected a certain run of campers or certain run of actuators, or they are working their way up through the build numbers. In any case, will be interested in seeing pics and hearing more info regarding the exact issue.
Yeah they said the new ones already had it…. Any chance you have a pic of your rear actuators you could post up? No rush of course.
 

Chadx

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Standing beside it now (about to pull out our custom matress to swap out base foam) so here you go...

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