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FS/FT: Better than a Teardrop Camper: Glenwood Springs, CO $800 OBO

So. I picked this up from a buddy that had to drop things and move to AZ quickly. These are pretty rare, so pricing it for condition is a little difficult. It is a Mitchell & Sons truck bed camper, model # B5 83 14 "Fishing Hut" that was manufactured in 1973. It is sitting in a similar age truck-bed-trailer from a Ford F250. It has either a Dana 60 or 80 axle - haven't had time to check on much of anything between DST, elk season, and work... which is why I'm looking to offload it. I thought it'd be a cool project for my son and I to work on, but I don't have a shop space close enough to the house and winter's coming.

Good:
It's cool as shit
It doesn't leak or stink
It has a built-in/original fridge, two-burner stove, and built-in heater
It has on-board propane and water
The windows/doors/cabinets all open as they should
Lots of storage
Could easily sleep 4-5 (6 if children mixed in) people as the table doubles as an insert for the center section
Everything appears to be there
Pulls straight as an arrow and tires are in good shape
Comes with title; previously titled in Garfield County, CO and believe it's been here all it's life after being built in Commerce City

Bad:
Truck bed is in cosmetically rough shape; structurally sound
Some of the rivets and screws need replaced
A few dings and dents here and there, to be expected for a '73
I'm sure some of the wood could stand to be replaced, but it all feels solid for immediate use
Could use reupholstering somewhere down the road

Questionable:
Just about everything else... I've had it for 3 days.
It is heavy due to the truck bed/frame/dana axle

I am in between wanting to keep/restore and just "catch and release" this thing. The cool factor is there, but I have a ton of other projects + 3 kids. The price is obo. I'm also open to trades for a huge list of other items. Interests including 4th gen stuff, 4-wheelers, bows/rifles/hunting equipment, fly fishing stuff, cars, bikes, etc etc. If it's cool, put it on the trade list. I can add or accept cash if the values are off. Forget building a teardrop and just get this thing.

More pics upon request. Prefer pickup in or close to the Roaring Fork Valley, CO. ***Price dropped to $800 obo and interested in trades. I cleaned the interior over the weekend and confirmed that the propane stove/heater do function as they should.
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