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Old October 18th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #41
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Is it done yet?
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Old October 18th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #42
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I was assuming that since he is in Michigan he most likely would end up in a campground... if he stays local anyway. Either way for that price it would be a good benefit to think about while he is building it, better now then try to modify later.
Actually they retro fit those all the time. They make a wooden insert that fits in the door window with the hoses attached to it. You could just toss the unit in if you are going someplace with power.

I think if I do air, I will do what Stan did with his tent and use a Sam's club $75.00 unit. I plan on having a tent attached to one side anyway.

I prefer to camp in the woods rather than a campground. But it does seem like I end up at campgrounds a lot, so I would probably have power a lot.
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Old October 18th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #43
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No, the project will probably slow down for a while. Lack of time and money right now..

I need to seal the outside with epoxy before painting the sides and putting the aluminum on the top. It works best in temperatures over 70 degrees. You can mix some faster hardeners in so it can be coated down to around 45 degrees. I have to see what the temp is like when I get the back hatch and doors done.

I did get the floor covering installed inside.


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Old October 19th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #44
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I really like this project. Keep posting the pics, and let us know when you do a shakedown run with it.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #45
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Haven't done much work on the camper. With hunting season I haven't spent much time wrenching or building. But I did get some work done on the galley and all the electrical is in and functioning.

(like my bus tail light?? )




and some measuring on the lower cabinets. I plan on putting drawers in the center area, the stove, water and cooler on slides.

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Old November 12th, 2007, 11:02 PM   #46
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Nice Work I like the idea of these campers so i looked at buying one of these...until i saw the factory price tag
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Old November 13th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #47
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Looks awesome.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #48
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Any updates?
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Old January 17th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #49
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Old January 17th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #50
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Wow, that is lookn' good there.

That should be great fun for off-road camping.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #51
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Very nice. Updates???
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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #52
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At least I'm not the only one thinking that.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #53
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HAHA... i thought about bumping this thread yesterday...lol
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Old January 18th, 2008, 10:29 AM   #54
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Looking good for homebuilt. Never thought about building one, just buying. But like you said, knowing how it was built, it must be easier to maintain.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #55
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just a thought for ya. you can get 4 x 8 sheets of fiberglass 1/8" thick in the bathroom/shower isle at homedebt poor. one side is smooth and the other is patterned like tile or something. might work for the roof or siding.
then you just need the corner beads for the roof/wall joints. any rv place would have them or Palco over in roseville I think.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 12:34 PM   #56
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Bump, hope fully he will see our interest in updates soon.

This is a very interesting project.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 12:43 PM   #57
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Update when the weather breaks!
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Old January 21st, 2008, 08:38 PM   #58
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That is a sweet looking project.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 09:36 PM   #59
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wow, great work on that trailer! what a great build. I absoultely cannot work in wood no matter how hard i try it always comes out like crap. I admire your skill.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 03:15 PM   #60
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Hey, thanks for all the interest! Sorry for the lag in the updates. I just haven't made time to work on it lately. I do have the rear hatch bows and piece of Birch Plywood ready to build the rear hatch. I have a couple of ratchet straps holding it bowed, hopefully it will take a set and ease my problems when I do put the hatch together.

One of my big hold ups is that I need to treat the whole thing with Epoxy before I finish the outside. That stuff needs warmer temperatures to cure properly (at least 50 or so, the warmer the better). I was going to do it before winter, but it just didn't work out.

I promise to post up some updates as soon as I get off of my butt and do some work on it.
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