Building Modified Importer

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Geor
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Building Modified Importer

Postby Geor » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:06 pm

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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rocker
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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby rocker » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:01 am

Yes but does it float? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Looks great.
Scott again.
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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby Geor » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:21 pm

Sure, it'll float. :roll:

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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby Geor » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:58 pm

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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby Lowka53 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:27 pm

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)
Don't be afraid to attempt anything. You might surprise your self in the attempt.
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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby Geor » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:01 am

I'm in Salt Lake County
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Lowka53
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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby Lowka53 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:27 am

:lol: not to far away then from my location I am in Ogden :wink:
Don't be afraid to attempt anything. You might surprise your self in the attempt.
http://www.facebook.com/Home.Made.Boat.Building
Bon Voyage-"Wild Flower" 40' house boat being built
14' Mr John-being built
32' Supper Huck-in design

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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby Geor » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:52 pm

Interlux Inter-Prime Wood Sealer Clear
Interlux Pre-Kote - White
Interlux Brightside - Black
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Hello Dolly!

Postby Geor » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:16 pm

Waiting for the black goo to dry I built a dolly for the camper.
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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby Geor » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:19 pm

I'll be putting the first ceiling panel on this weekend.

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Help bending panel needed

Postby Geor » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:29 pm

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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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby Geor » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:57 pm

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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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby slug » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:11 pm

Coming along quite nice. What are you planning for the outer skin?

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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby Geor » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:19 pm

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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Re: Building Modified Importer

Postby dan8089 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:57 am

lookin' good any updates?


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