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New Member, 07 Tacoma with Homebuilt Camper

Discussion in 'New Members' started by mgord, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Jan 14, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    mgord

    mgord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd share a picture of the camper I built. Great for backpacking and naps. Rock Solid down the freeway at 70 mph. 600lbs.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    Welcome to TW! If you were ever in the dog house that ouldnt be a problem with you, looks good you got some skills and that sits permanent on the truck?
     
  3. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    jrw1965

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    Welcome, cool pic
     
  4. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    Welcome to tw
     
  5. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    mgord

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    Most of the time it is off the truck on the camper stand. One man operation. I used to bolt the sides to the stand (took myself and one of my boys to do this) until I came up with this idea.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    HAHA that is coolest thing ive ever seen !! nice job man
     
  7. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:24 AM
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    Welcome!
     
  8. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    Welcome to TW :wave:

    Looks like a mobile treehouse... :D
     
  9. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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  10. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    mgord

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    Have you ever tried to buy a camper for a short-bed double-cab Tacoma? Took me 3 months to build - after hours and weekends.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    Welcome to the forum....we are glad to have you!!! :p
     
  12. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    Don G

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    Welcome to TW! !!!
     
  13. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    mgord

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    I was out camping with a bunch of cub scouts and one of the fathers critized and yes poked fun at my camper. I told him that since he drove a BMW he wouldn't understand. I guess some people will never get it. :confused: I have had far more compliments then complaints (mostly from girls and guys who didn't want to get their cars dirty :)).
     
  14. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    tcBob

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    Welcome to the site man!
     
  15. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I like the camper. It is especially nice how you've designed it for your exact needs. I've been contemplating doing a folding plywood shell for the times when I need to evacuate. I'll be sure to post up pictures of my solution when I start doing it.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    Can we get some interior pictures?
     
  17. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    mgord

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    Don't worry to much about my feelings. I have 4 kids and they love the camper. Whatever happens here doesn't really matter. I have had many great backpacking trips with this camper and will have many more.

    The inside is partially finished. The sides and top are insulated and covered with 1/4" finished wood. The botton has insulation as well. I built the camper so I could stand straight up and sleep 2-3 small children above the cab. I have a place to sleep running the width of the camper and a place to store gear underneath. I have a Coleman stove inside for cooking. I don't have any current pictures.

    This is an evolving camper. As needed I add creature comforts. Next a coffee maker and an extra battery under the hood.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    lsocoee

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    Well, it's a mediocre idea. I don't want to have a full time shell. I don't want my wife freaking out that all our stuff is getting wet. I don't want to store a rigid shell for the other 9 months out of the year. Also, I'm cheap. A folding plywood camper fits my needs. I'll be sure to install a set of truck nutz and just seal the plywood so everybody knows it is plywood.
     
  19. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    you jackass. I don't want pictures of your home, I want some of the camper.
     
  20. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    We have a couple users here that have installed an extra battery. I would guess that you already have an extra inverter installed. Are you running LED lighting in there?
     
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