Building a tiny Camper

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12/13/2017 10:37 AM

With my last of four. Up to part 7 last weekend.

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12/13/2017 5:51 PM

How are you going to protect and cover the exterior walls?

I'll be building a pop up truck camper, similar in design to the 4 wheel camper style, except I'll have it resting on the bed rails instead of the typical camper floor as it gives you maximum floor space.
I'll be using smooth 1/4" ply, doing poor man's fiberglass using titebond2 and canvass. It should come out looking near factory by the time I'm done.

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12/14/2017 7:48 AM

White_Trash wrote:

How are you going to protect and cover the exterior walls?

I'll be building a pop up truck camper, similar in design to the 4 wheel camper style, except I'll have it resting on the bed rails instead of the typical camper floor as it gives you maximum floor space.
I'll be using smooth 1/4" ply, doing poor man's fiberglass using titebond2 and canvass. It should come out looking near factory by the time I'm done.


Great question. I have gone back and fourth between Aluminum sheets, or fiberglass rolls, and even Bathroom and Kitchen plastic panels. I also toyed with the idea of sheets of plastic diamond plate sheets (can't seem to find these though). I an d going to talk to a buddy of mine who has been an RV repair guy for a long time and see what he things. I will keep you posted.

I would love to see your project. Any videos or pics?
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12/14/2017 9:43 AM

I like the mini camper idea ,I'm currently looking around at the possibility of doing something similar with a AWD astro/safari van to use as a base camp for some deep woods bowhunting next hear.

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12/14/2017 6:39 PM

SPODEBOY wrote:
Great question. I have gone back and fourth between Aluminum sheets, or fiberglass rolls, and even Bathroom and Kitchen plastic panels. I also toyed with the idea of sheets of plastic diamond plate sheets (can't seem to find these though). I an d going to talk to a buddy of mine who has been an RV repair guy for a long time and see what he things. I will keep you posted.

I would love to see your project. Any videos or pics?

Haven't started yet, its in the -20c (-4f) during the days at the moment... I won't be starting until spring comes around, I have an old Trans Am with no floor in it at that has to be done for next summer so that is my winter project.

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12/15/2017 2:27 AM

White_Trash wrote:

Haven't started yet, its in the -20c (-4f) during the days at the moment... I won't be starting until spring comes around, I have an old Trans Am with no floor in it at that has to be done for next summer so that is my winter project.

A trans am in the north that needs a floor ? Say it aint so ! laughing

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12/19/2017 7:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/19/2017 7:35 AM

The latest in my progress.

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1/8/2018 7:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/8/2018 7:51 AM

Getting back at it. Initial electrical and some body work.


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1/15/2018 7:53 AM

Getting there.

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1/15/2018 8:58 AM

You lost me at the Duck commander shirt.

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1/22/2018 8:21 AM

Part 13

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1/22/2018 10:46 PM

SPODEBOY wrote:

Part 13

cool idea haha you interested in making another one?! haha

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1/29/2018 10:00 AM

hyler199 wrote:

cool idea haha you interested in making another one?! haha



LoL,
I have had a couple people ask me this. If I didn't have a job I would consider building customer toy haulers for a living. I really like it. But this project has taken me so much longer than I estimated. I thought originally it would take 6 to 8 weekends. I am now at 20!.
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1/29/2018 10:00 AM

Part 14 Electrical and the kitchen.

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1/29/2018 7:30 PM

Looking good man, nice project.

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2/6/2018 9:45 AM

Part 15 and 16. New generator, Getting the kitchen done. Rear Cabinets.

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2/12/2018 9:26 AM

Part 17. Interior is 99% done !



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2/20/2018 10:56 AM

A few finishing touches on the inside and another quad riding day!

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and 18 here.






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2/20/2018 3:32 PM

You should throw up some pics of your progress..I hate watching YouTube for this kind of project.

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2/26/2018 11:53 AM

Tackling the adjustable bunk/shelving. Showers & Stabilizers!



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3/6/2018 8:50 AM

Part 20.

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3/13/2018 8:30 AM

Part 21

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4/14/2018 6:06 PM

Spotted this one at Diamond Don’s Vintage race today.

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4/17/2018 7:54 AM

newmann wrote:

Spotted this one at Diamond Don’s Vintage race today.

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Awesome!



A little more progress before the big push to comletion.





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4/23/2018 10:34 AM

Headed down the home stretch.




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5/1/2018 11:25 AM



We finally get to test it!



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5/15/2018 8:16 AM

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6/4/2018 2:37 PM


Looking for a cruiser! 4 x 8 Camper Part 27




SHE LIVES ! 4 x 8 Camper Part 28
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6/14/2018 1:10 PM



4 x 8 Camper Part 29 Camp out #2 and a tad more progress.

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10/29/2018 11:02 AM



Back at it! Parts 30 & 31.



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