Vincenzo,Can anybody offer the name/model of this mattress?
First State Overland shows a 60:40 split mattress in his 5x8 Hiker - it looks great. Can anybody offer the name/model of this mattress? Is it custom made?
I am about to place an order for a similar Hiker... any Hiker 5x8 owners out there that can tell me the interior dimensions for a unit with the “close off rear galley” option?
A special thanks to First State Overland for posting his materials list on youtube - VERY much appreciated.
Vincenzo in Reno
Sorry for chiming in here but I believe his mattresses are made by Magshion. We had one in a full size and sold it when we bought the queen mattress. I actually liked that one better than the Milliard one we have now.Vincenzo,
First of all, welcome to the Overland Bound community. You'll find a wealth of information, and a lot of helpful, friendly members.
I have a new Hiker 5X8 Deluxe that we picked up from Wes in Indianapolis in September. Upon the suggestion of Wes and a bunch of folks on the private Hiker Owners Group on Facebook, I bough the 6" Milliard queen folding mattress. It is slightly undersize at 58" X 75" long. I do not have the closed off rally. Mine is open below the middle shelf. The mattress extends beyond where the "wall" would be, but probably by less than two inches.
Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2Fgrb7o
If you are getting screen doors, you will need to trim a couple inches off of a 58" mattress, as they intrude into the interior just a bit. Some folks trim the 58" just to make it easier to tuck in sheets even without screens.
Chad's 60/40 setup is a 5" Milliard, I think. It consists of a single (25X75) and a twin (31X75) for a width of 56" with his screen doors.
Amazon Links: http://amzn.to/2FjyaMQ and http://amzn.to/2Fl8fnW
If it is just you, some people put in a twin XL and a night stand, or raise the bed for storage underneath.
Be prepared for an 11 month lead time!!
Mine is a Deluxe Road model, but that was the reason for me. It was hard enough convincing my wife, who hasn't camped with me for 25 years, to move up to the 5X8 from the 4X8 I was first discussing. Another $1000 for a foot longer was a non-starter.(other than extra$$)
At 6'5", I do fit in the 5x8 sleeping cabin. If I upgrade, I'm going 5x9 just to have the extra space for "stuff" and the end of the bed. In fact, I think I'd to a 5x9 on a 5x8 frame, or 5x10 on a 5x9 frame. (That may only be an offroad model option now.) This is what the oversized on a smaller frame looks like:Hello all,
I'm about to pull the trigger on a Hiker 5x9 off road. I have the proposal in front of me. Couple of questions for Hiker owners, why would you get a 5x8 over a 5x9? Is there any real drawback to the 5x9 (other than extra$$). Also, how do you guys like the swing away tire carrier? Is it the way to go. I'm excited, just want to get it right!!
Is that a BLACK roof?!?!?!? Or am I seeing things? That has got to cook that trailer and that solar panel (that I think I see) in the summer. I want to know how much you bribed Hiker to let you do a black roof? I was told they wouldn't do them anymore due to warping. You must have friends in high places, hahah!
Yeah, apparently whatever site I used to host back in the day went ka-put.@First State Overland The photos on the first few pages are not showing, so I can't see how you attached your flexible solar panel. You mention Eternalbond; is that a double-sided tape, or did you put half on the panel and half on the roof? What width did you use. I don't want my panel blowing off!
i bought mine used so not sure on how she got a black roof, but its not that hot in there. our A/C keeps it nice and cool, as for warping it is a 2015 model and has not warped yet ( knock on wood,crossing fingers lol)Is that a BLACK roof?!?!?!? Or am I seeing things? That has got to cook that trailer and that solar panel (that I think I see) in the summer. I want to know how much you bribed Hiker to let you do a black roof? I was told they wouldn't do them anymore due to warping. You must have friends in high places, hahah!
Hi, just watched you video on the trailer. We are just starting to look into them. A few questions. We are interested in the 5x9 due to husband's height 6feet. How is the room on the inside? Want to be sure he can stretch out. Also, can't decide between mid range or off road. How is the height of trailer on yours outside. I think the mid range would require him to stoop under the awning. Just wanted to narrow down things before we actually talk to them since there are so many choices.Guess I should update my own thread huh? I forgot I posted this! I did go with the Hiker and I picked it up this past weekend. Time to start adding all the mods. I ordered the rear tire carrier, under floor storage, climate control, 21 gal water tank with skid and dual screen door options. Went with black on black diamond plate and had my local graphic shop create a logo that matches the wrap on the JK. Lots of project work for the next couple of months!
Equipment that is sitting in my garage waiting to be installed:
- Full solar kit, MPPT controller, two 6v 225 amp hour VMAX AGM batteries, inverter charger switch
- Shower with on demand heater
- Alu-cab awning with sidewalls
- 24" Smart TV
- Fold out, wall mounting laptop table
- misc camping accessories, 60/40 split fold out mattresses to accommodate 1 or 2 people.