Pilot car truck camper

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  1. ArrowPilotCar

    ArrowPilotCar Bobtail Member

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    Does anyone know if you can use a pickup truck camper as an escort vehicle...looking to do some cross country hauls and save on hotels..thanks
     
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  3. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Might not be practical with a big cab over type but there are plenty of lower profile and lighter pop up ones nowadays. Seems like a pretty good idea. A van is an even better idea, unless you already have the truck.
     
  4. MrEd

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    In virginia for instance, it says pilot vehicle must be a truck of not less than 1/4 ton. It also says you must have unobstructed view out of the rear window. So there, it would not work. Im sure whether a truck camper would be legal would depend on what states you are operating. I know in other states ive seen it say "standard 4 wheeled passenger vehicle" must be used. Dont know if an RV would count. But some class B rvs look just like any other passenger van from the outside. So maybe thats an option.
     
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  5. skallagrime

    skallagrime Medium Load Member

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    Sprinter with "van life" setup in it is probably the best bang for your buck
     
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  6. ArrowPilotCar

    ArrowPilotCar Bobtail Member

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    Wow great replies...thanks everyone....I was think van as well...I just have a nice f350... don’t know if I want to part with it...lol... might try the pickup camper..except in Virginia I guess..lol
     
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  7. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    If it’s a crew cab there’s a couple ways to install a bed. With a portable generator you would have options for hvac and small appliances.
     
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  8. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    You show up to escort me with a pickup with camper I’ll send you home. No pay for a no go.
    You got to be able to see .The money you would save will help with poor fuel mileage.
     
  9. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    I think if I was legal,somebody would have
    Already tried it.
    I never seen one in my 25 years out here.
     
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  10. Razororange

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    Saw one earlier this year in Ohio. 2 pilots from the same company one of them running a palomino pop up truck camper. Had lights mounted to the roof of the camper.
     
  11. ETMF 58 White

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    This is the correct answer. I’m paying for your eyes and ears and your head on a swivel.
     
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