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by lynnburcher
Mon May 05, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Camper recommendations for Dodge RAM 2500 short bed truck
Replies: 4
Views: 6818

Re: Camper recommendations for Dodge RAM 2500 short bed truc

I don't have first hand experience, but just as an example, back in '72 my father took a set of the Cascade plans and stretched 'em into a nice chassis-mount motor home. What can be done really depends on your skill set. He's a very talented man. The Glen-L camper plans are pretty darn cheap. What I...
by lynnburcher
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Side box question
Replies: 4
Views: 9102

firestone, Sadly, this forum doesn't get much activity from folks building campers. And the only way I can try to help would be to suggest that you see if you can contact one of the folks listed in the project registry directly: http://www.glen-l.com/campers/rvprojectreg.html It might also help to l...
by lynnburcher
Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Campers for Flatbed Truck?
Replies: 10
Views: 49922

I went to the Hackney website and perused all over it. Wow, what a concept! While I was there I saw the link to "truck transformers" and I took a look at that site as well. This just might be the best compromise for what this thread is talking about - an adapter type affair that allows the installa...
by lynnburcher
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Campers for Flatbed Truck?
Replies: 10
Views: 49922

Mr. Grason has some good points r.e. the higher CG, but keep in mind that his experience is with trucks that have single rear wheels. Your duallie has a wider stance, which should help offset the instability he mentions. Also keep in mind that a standard camper, sitting on your flatbed, is going to ...
by lynnburcher
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: plumbing holding tank
Replies: 4
Views: 8918

Re: plumbing holding tank

Don't know much about trailers but maybe an RV forum would be better choice for answers. KnottyBuoyz, that's rich. You posted that on one of the very few DIY RV forums that exist. Kate, one thing you might try is buy a set of the Glen-L camper plans. They're pretty cheap, and I'll bet the camp trai...
by lynnburcher
Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Corrugated fasteners
Replies: 19
Views: 16618

Re: idea

Eric wrote:Hi Guys

I'm thinking of building one myself, a little break from boats.

How about these?

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5985

Eric
Looks like a lot of work for joints no one will ever see, but what do I know...
by lynnburcher
Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Corrugated fasteners
Replies: 19
Views: 16618

Re: Stapled joints & inner 7 outer skin

Thanks for the reply. That was my feeling about the staples as well. I am planing to glue/ nail a panelling on the inside and applying a layer of 3/16" to the outside ( glueing and stapled as well) seeing I'm going with Filon for outer skin. So, If I'm reading you correctly, your saying, by sandwic...
by lynnburcher
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Corrugated fasteners
Replies: 19
Views: 16618

In the plans, they call for fasten the side walls together using 5/8" X #5 corrugated fasteners. They are a pain in the but to drive. I was wondering what everybody else was using. I saw in builders photos, the couple that built Acapulco, they used an air roofing stapler with 1" wide staples. Is th...
by lynnburcher
Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Building everglade
Replies: 6
Views: 9836

FWIW, the 'Chad's Projects' link I posted above is working now.
by lynnburcher
Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Building everglade
Replies: 6
Views: 9836

Re: Picture of camper you sent

By the way, the picture you sent, that camper is painted, not fiberglass sided. Oops. I know that I saw one around here somewhere that used the fiberglass, along with some discussion on the source, but I guess my quick search didn't work. It's unfortunate that the other link isn't working. He had a...
by lynnburcher
Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Building everglade
Replies: 6
Views: 9836

Re: Building everglade

Also, . I was reading about the question about extending the cabover for a queen bed. That is my plan as well. If you look at the sidewall framing, there is plenty of meat in that 2X4 on the lower member & as Dave said, if you bond the inner and outer walls to the frame with epoxy resin, it will bec...
by lynnburcher
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Building everglade
Replies: 6
Views: 9836

Re: Building everglade

I just bought the plans for Everglade and plan to start the build ASAP. I currently own a 1986 10" Lance that Has Had the Radish. Hey Cornnutz, sounds like a fun project. Re-using the stuff out of your old camper should make it pretty inexpensive, as well. When I'm ready to start my project, I'll b...
by lynnburcher
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: updating the cab on an old chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 7706

That Hummer thing looks like an Urban Gorilla. Yeah, I probably should have given them credit. I liberated the pic from their site: http://www.4x4bodies.com/ The pickup model must not be a popular option. There's only the one picture, and it's fairly buried, without any other info... The Lil Big Ri...
by lynnburcher
Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: updating the cab on an old chassis
Replies: 3
Views: 7706

updating the cab on an old chassis

OK, let's put it right up front. I'm a cheapskate... With a really weird sense of taste... And I want a 'unique' motorhome. For the class C I want to build I'm investigating getting a great deal on an old ('70's?) 1-ton chassis and 'updating' the cab on it... At first I thought about getting a Lil B...
by lynnburcher
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: pickup campers
Replies: 4
Views: 7107

Guys,

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply a queen-sized cabover didn't exist or couldn't be done, I just think it would take some structural engineering to convert Glen-L plans.

Lynn