Picking up my new project tomorrow. it's a 1988 SunLite Hideaway 9.5' slide in. I say project because it needs the entire roof ripped off and replaced (water damage of course) luckily, the damage does not extend to the nose over the bunk, nor to the walls. It also needs an a/c unit. After it was taken out of service, the a/c unit was robbed for another slide in that was not factory equipped with a/c. None of this is any concern to me; the price was right and I wouldn't want something that didn't need work, i LOVE a project!!!
My previous project camper, for those that don't frequent the TT forum: My humble TT renovation project
Plus, I am quite certain I will be personalizing and upgrading this unit plenty along the way. It has a full wet bath, dinette/bed, queen bed in the overhead, furnace, and kitchen with fridge, stainless double sink, 3 burner range w/oven, and I will be adding a microwave. It holds two 20# LP cylinders. A previous owner has added a gray tank as it only came factory with a black tank (gray waste shared black tank originally). However the gray tank has been busted, so I'm going to have to source out another tank, I won't be reverting to the factory single waste tank setup.
I will have to replace every interior ceiling panel, roof trusses and the outer roof skin is aluminum but will either get resealed or else replaced with rubber EPDM RV roofing. Really want to stick with aluminum, seems much more durable. It has a large vent over the queen bunk which in the roof rebuild may get replaced with a standard vent. Vents will get MaxAir covers, after installing them on my TT I insist on having them on everything from now on. I will possibly install new flooring material and update some other interior along the way. I know how I am, once I get started I never find the end LOL....
The truck is already fairly well setup for the task. It's a 96 Ram 3500 Club Cab Dually 6x6 (4x4 is an ignorant designation for a dually, it has 6 wheels not 4!), highly modified Cummins diesel, 5 speed, 14 ply load range G 19.5" tires on custom steel wheels, air bags in the rear. I will be adding a sway bar in the rear and have a disk brake rear end in storage already to upgrade from drums. The truck also has a Jacobs exhaust brake and a 1,000W inverter along with a gazillion other mods but these are the ones that pertain to the TC. The inverter might get pulled off of truck and installed on camper. Initially I installed it on the truck under the hood for occasional use to run power tools etc., but it rarely gets used for that and I also have a 1500W generator that isn't a pain to lug around if I need remote power... I usually won't be out much longer than a weekend so extreme boondocking isn't a concern, between a couple batteries, the generator and running the truck for a while to recharge batteries, I will be plenty fine there. I'd like to find a larger generator to run a/c unit on camper because I'm thinking that I will not usually have hookups on outings.
Here's a few pics to get warmed up. The camper is going to sit until it warms up outside, it won't fit in my garage and its too cold out to mess with right now. I may do some work on the inside of it before I get to the roof though like try to massage the microwave in somehow. Not entirely sure what other mods will happen to it just yet, I will probably add an outdoor shower box and removable curtain/rod setup, but aside from that it just depends on what space I have to work with and what I deem necessary. I always have lots of ideas for mods but who knows what will actually fit and work or what is truly needed
Pic of my truck with tongue heavy trailer and like 15 psi in the bags, the camper pics are from previous owner taken about 5 years ago but its in basically the same condition except the roof