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Boondock Campers?

Postby rivernstream » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:02 am

Hi
I'm really close to pulling the trigger on my own build but am still looking already built alternatives to suit. Yesterday came across Boondock Campers, located in Missouri. They have several levels of build available and their prices seem quite reasonable-- even hard to believe. Anyone have any experience with them or know the builders?
It would be quite a road trip if I did it as I'm in California.
http://www.boondockcampers.biz/
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Re: Boondock Campers?

Postby greygoos » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:44 pm

He Posts on here all the time and is a member. His name is Andrew Herrick.
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Re: Boondock Campers?

Postby rivernstream » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:50 pm

So I've learned. We're having a great back and forth now! I may well abandon my build plans.
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Re: Boondock Campers?

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:13 pm

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I think that is interesting.
http://www.boondockcampers.biz/gallery.html
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Re: Boondock Campers?

Postby Andrew Herrick » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:00 pm

Hello all!

It's about time I properly introduced myself. And thanks for the bump, Marguerite. I'm actually elbows-deep in her build right now.

I won't rehash the information available at my website (http://www.boondockcampers.com or http://www.boondockcampers.biz) or Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/boondockcampers). Instead, I'd like to first and foremost thank this forum and its members for the incredible knowledge, respect and experience displayed daily. I am both constantly learning from those who have gone before and (hopefully) teaching those following.

The question I want to address here is: What makes a Boondock Camper? What comprises its DNA?

- Affordability. Fun fact: When I founded Boondock Campers LLC, I was determined to have a fully finished model available for $2,000. I've since determined that's basically impossible :p but I will always design and build products that are within reach for everyday people like you and me. I accomplish that by 1) creating simple, effective designs and 2) relying on high-quality materials that do the job "out of the box." This makes for very swift assembly, and that's why the prices are lower than average.

- Durability. Some of my campers are used almost every weekend. They need to hold up to use and abuse. Every camper is backed by a 2-year warranty. I've grown to trust OEM manufacturers like Fulton, Blue Sea Systems, Roseburg, Moen, NOCO, SPAX, Timbren, EternaBond, BUD Industries, etc. It's getting to the point where buying a Boondock Camper is an investment in a highlight reel of brand-name USA companies.

- Style. What's the point of a teardrop camper that doesn't look the way you want?! If you browse the Boondock Campers Facebook photo albums, you'll hardly see two campers that look the same. That's because A) I'm constantly improving my designs and B) I encourage all customers to choose their favorite exterior colors, camper profiles, interior wood finishes, headliner colors, hardware finishes, etc.

- Adventure. While I do offer "glamping features" like water tank systems and air conditioning, the heart of Boondock Campers is the shell: the suspension, the exterior, the walls. I want my campers suited for the boondocks, those out-of-the-way places with no service and no power - just memories in the making.

As Boondock Campers continues to grow - I'm now located in southwestern Utah - I will continue to invest in the materials quality of my products. To be honest, when I started, I was penny-wise and pound-foolish, and some of my earlier designs suffered. I've since learned that the best customer service isn't a warranty or a free feature: It's a product that just works. I certainly haven't mastered the art of teardrop building - will I ever? - but that's no reason to stop trying!

Anyways, thanks for reading, and happy camping.
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Re: Boondock Campers?

Postby rivernstream » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:10 pm

It's true
I abandoned my plans to build my teardrop when I became convinced over lots of back and forth with Andrew that he could execute my vision in 1/3 of the time at a very reasonable cost. And the amount of communication that we had led me to feel comfortable wtih a remote build. I have had a ton of input into all aspects of the creation. I wanted to use sunbrella fabric for the headliner, no problem. Wanted a xm/sirius bluetooth cd/radio on a turntable to the galley, instead of a DVD player-- no problem. Turquoise sides--no problem. Big Moon roof a la Jeff and Zeneta's also no problem (waiting to see pics of this....) Futon sofa mechanism a la dusty mark/jeff and Zeneta/BRX017. Plenty of consultation on hardware, electrical, suspension etc... This kind of interaction is not always easy, and we've had some back and forths, but have always found Andrew to be a responsive, creative, and capable problem solver and builder.

I'll be picking up in Utah at the end of the first week of August and will be sure to share pics and reviews of the finished product!
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