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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:06 pm 
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After looking for a commercial built camper and only finding campers that weigh 1000+lbs. I've decided to build my own. My Tacoma only has a 1300lb. load capacity and after passengers and gear that doesn't leave much. I want something smaller than a full cabover but more than just a shell. I've been camping this summer and sleeping in the back with the Leer shell and the 6' bed isn't long enough for me to sleep in comfortably, being 6'1".

This will be just tall enough for me to sit on the bunk without hitting my head on the ceiling.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:01 am 
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Location: Fingerlakes and Marthas Vineyard
Yes but does it float? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Looks great.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:21 pm 
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Sure, it'll float. :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:27 pm 
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Location: Ogden, Utah-Jubilee build
8) you are getting there if the paper i seen in one of the photo tells me any thing you are in Utah what town. 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:01 am 
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I'm in Salt Lake County


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:27 am 
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Location: Ogden, Utah-Jubilee build
:lol: not to far away then from my location I am in Ogden :wink:

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Bon Voyage-"Wild Flower" 40' house boat being built
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32' Supper Huck-in design

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:52 pm 
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Interlux Inter-Prime Wood Sealer Clear
Interlux Pre-Kote - White
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 Post subject: Hello Dolly!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:16 pm 
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Waiting for the black goo to dry I built a dolly for the camper.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:19 pm 
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I'll be putting the first ceiling panel on this weekend.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:29 pm 
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I'm trying to bend a piece of panel I got from Lowes, 5.0mm Utility Hardwood, and not having much luck. I've been soaking it with wet towels for about two hours now and it's not softening up. I'll probable have to get something else to work with. Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:57 pm 
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Sometimes you just gotta do it!
Used a ratchet tie-down to pull the panel down once the front was secured to the cabover deck.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:11 pm 
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Coming along quite nice. What are you planning for the outer skin?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:19 pm 
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I'm going to check out some trailer repair shops in the area to see what's available and what they suggest, but I think it will probably be aluminum. My #1 priority is weight. I may just get a couple quotes on having one of them do it.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:57 am 
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lookin' good any updates?


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