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Photos Inside and Out (Interior)
Here's some pix of the interior of my complete Chalet, Camp Koala, shortly
after coming home. The red tie-down straps were just my temporary way of
keeping the top down, so just ignore them.
- 1 and 2. Top and side views of the appliance unit. The stove and sink are
on the top; the fridge on the left, the heater's in the center, and the
remainder are access doors for the AC-DC converter and plumbing.
- 3 and 4. Closet area. Top view shows the shelf and pocket; the forward
closet door has shelves behind it. 4 shows inside the rear closet, which has
snaps for the table top and support leg.
- 5. Shows how the rear camper area opens into the Blazer's cab.
- 6. Shot from the passenger door, with the rear seats folded down as a
bed, and with the upper bunks folded out as well (this would be the "sleeps 4"
- 1. With the top popped up, there's enough room above the cab for an adult
to sit. A small child could sleep here, though this area is most often used
for cargo -- sleeping bags, bedding, etc.
- 2. I recently added a stretchy springy cargo net ($15 at Walmart) to hold
bulky but light cargo in that cab-over area (pillows, linens, jackets, etc.)
- 3. Looking in through the driver's door showing access into the camper
from the cab.
- 4. From the rear door, showing the top bunks unfolded with the bed out.
- 5. Here we've set up the table, with seating for a cozy four.
OK, that's what I've snapped so far (that actually came out anyway ;-) If
you've not seen one up close, this should give you an idea of what these
trucks look like inside. Feel free to write if you
want pix of some specific part.
Photos Inside and Out (Exterior)
- 1. From the 1976 sales brochure for the Chalet, a nice side view of the
truck with camper, and a floor plan layout of the interior.
- 2. One of the few period magazine advertisements to feature the Chalet.
- 3. From the "Travellin' 4x4's" article (see the
Paperwork page); you can see the truck with the
top popped up for camping and down for travel.
- 4. Three of the more photogenic trucks that owners have sent in: from
left to right, Hal Leedy's #100, Doug Wright's #446, and Judy Hesson's #365,
all 1976 Blazer Chalets.
- 5. Doug and a fellow Arizona owner ('76 Chalet on a newer truck) were
kind enough to take a few snaps of two Chalets in one place.
- 6. The Internet record for Chinooks in one place, four Toyota campers and
one Chalet, courtesy of the Yahoo Group. Notice that the Chalet (farthest
right, with the spare tire on the front) stands a fair chunk taller than the
Toyotas (even the brown one, Quadlight's, which is 4WD and has a bit of lift,
as I recall.)