Chevrolet Blazer Chalet Camper
c. 1976 Chevy 3/4 ton 4×4. This a unique 4×4 with both the Top-of-the-line “Cheyenne” trim package and the heavy duty “8400 GVW Camper Special” package. Blazer Chalet pop up fiberglass camper. Originally these truck were 1/2 ton, but some were upgraded to 3/4 ton to handle extra weight of the camper shell.
The interior features bucket seats and a wood-grain interior. The rear compartment has a gas stove , bunk beds, space heating, and room for four more seated passengers. It also has a dinette table, steel galley, LPG stove and icebox. The engine is a 350 V8. Features trendy 70’s style earth tones with a flashy stripe scheme. 4 Wheel Drive Cabin in the Woods.
Tough 4×4 drive train gets you when you need to go. It just like a home away from home camper. The Chalet has a fiberglass reinforced plastic shell over a rigid steel frame. This unit will accommodate up to four people.
The Chevy Blazer Chalet is a full size truck that came with a factory installed pop-up camper. Some of the other badges in included Jimmy Casa Grandes from GMC. This was a limited run vehicle with only 1800 units made in 1976 to 1977. The camper shell was installed by Chinook Mobilodge in Washington.
The amenities are adequate for weekend trip for a couple of people and not suited for a large family on a long term trip.Being this was only a half ton truck the US DOT took notice. This got GM in to some trouble with the government. The axle rating being so low could allow for overloading. The height of the vehicle also made it prone to rollovers. And the camper seats did not have seat belts. To retrofit the tuck would be very costly to GM. To avoid huge lawsuits GM pulled these off the market.