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Old 01-26-2016, 06:42 PM   #15
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... It's her camper to I guess.....
If mama ain't happy......
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:05 AM   #17
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Congrats to you. Looks like a really fun project. I'm sure you'll appreciate it a lot more when it's finished versus a store bought RV.
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:52 AM   #18
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We sure plan to use it a bunch.
Designing and building your own camper is kind of like building a custom home rather than buying a spec.
You get exactly what you want / need and nothing more.
I really like that aspect of the build.
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:26 PM   #19
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This project is looking great my friend but is it just me or are the first half of them pictures not loading for you guys?
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:30 PM   #20
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The wife is taking over the interior at this point . She's a wiz at sanding, staining and trim.
Freeing me up to start buttoning up the exterior.... Finally.

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Old 01-31-2016, 12:44 PM   #21
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Awesome frame for our Northwest weather and especially Astoria.
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:35 AM   #22
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She's making progress.
It's a bit darker than I'd like but she's happy with it.


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A bit of an update:


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Old 02-16-2016, 01:23 PM   #24
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One large advantage to steel chassis. The ability to use welded bungs .

The camper jack mounts and jacks.....

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Quick update:
Things are moving real fast now that the int. is done....
I'm off to the big city today for a load of aluminum camper skin.....

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Old 03-03-2016, 10:05 AM   #26
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A few updates:

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Old 03-10-2016, 10:31 AM   #27
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Thought it would be a good time for an update.
The camper is nearing completion.
I am in the process of trimming it out as we speak.

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I have added a second option in the truck department though.
I still plan on carrying the camper on the Nissan when gas mileage and comfort are the main concern.
But when over landing, towing, and off-road trips are the norm I will be hauling it on a 90 Ford F-250 4x4 bobtail .
I found it in a fleet yard last week. The price was right and at 104,000 miles a perfect candidate for an expedition build.
The truck is a bit of an odd ball.
A 1990 F-250 Lariat with manual windows, no auto door locks, Ac, cruse, tilt, standard cab. small block and a T-18 4 speed with a PTO output.
It was ordered with 4:56 gears and factory LSD's at both ends.
As delivered to my yard it has a set of Helwig over loaders on the rear as well as an aftermarket 1.25" rear sway bar and Procomp RS-9000 gas shocks.
It also sports a second battery and a battery isolation system on board.
Basically it is all set up to carry a camper.
I will probably just add a tray to the frame of the truck as a bed or flat bed would just add weight.


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Wow this has been a great story so far....can't wait for the next update.

Best of luck and Happy Trails!!!
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