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Converting a Flat Utility Trailer To a Camper

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What is the best option to use an Alumna 6810 trailer as the base for a camping set up? Will the tent designed for pickup truck 8-ft beds work as well on a trailer or is there better options? Have considered roof and frame structure from a salvaged popup trailer, but don't know where to find such parts. Would like the finished project to also have a secure top for travel and parking.

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Converting your Aluma 6810 from a utility trailer into a camper-style trailer will be possible with a bit of ingenuity. A local salvage yard might have those, a local trailer dealer might be able to point you in the right direction, and though you're more likely to find those things online, the shipping cost would be a factor.

If you are looking for a camping set up in the meantime, Rightline Truck Bed Tents such as # RL110710 will not work for you, as they are specifically designed to fit and secure to certain trucks. Until you start the conversion process from utility to camper, your best bet is still going to be something like a pop-up tent # RL110995.

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