off road camper build in WV

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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby justlisawv » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:55 am

Yeah I am definitely planning to make the New River trip that TearJerkers is doing.
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby dmdc411 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:36 am

I just used a good exterior grade primer, 2 coats. And 3 coats exterior paint on the bottom of the floor. Epoxied the bottom of the walls. PL'd the walls to the side of the floor sandwiching the verticle leg of the frame angle iron. It is sealed nicely. I used up any varnish I had in the house on the exterior. Thinned 50%, then 25% for the last couple coats. Covered with aluminum skins. Maybe overkill? But what ever it takes!!
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:10 pm

Got some poly and stain on and finished the interior cabinets... I've finally quit worrying about everything and I'm starting to get Jazzed up... It's amazing I've built all my cabinets out of scrap 3/4 birch plywood.... very cool.... :D

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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:55 pm

Got the floor done, the drawers built and the counter mounted permanently.....

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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby KCStudly » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:06 am

Looks really nice! :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:17 am

Finished up all the DC power this morning with a new battery and box. Mocked up the lights and speakers in the hatch and working on hatch supports, and finished up interior trim.

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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:40 pm

Finally got my aluminum and started laying it out tonight.

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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:49 am

Hittin the home stretch...

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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby G-Mac » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:39 pm

VERY nice setup.

I just started reading your build thread. When I saw your frame design, I fell in love. Below is a design I came up with when I was contemplating building my TD:

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Now you understand why I like your build. The rest seems to be coming together well. I'm not far from you... maybe we'll bump into each other after you get it finished. I'm over in Va Beach.

I look forward to seeing it When you get it done! Good luck!
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:31 am

Thanks G-mac, Were gonna head to VA Beach this year and I use to work at Checkered Flag Hyundai and Isuzu back in the early 90's..
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby G-Mac » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:07 pm

Very cool! Maybe we'll have a chance to see your TD when it is completed.
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:02 pm

Everything is done except the fenders.....My son even slept in it last night with his dog Piper....

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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby Padilen » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:44 pm

Very nice! How tail is your garage ? In your pics it looks close to your ceiling.


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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:16 pm

it's in the basement of my house, 7 ft ceiling I made it to be the same height as my xj..
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:52 pm

Got it hooked to the jeep and outside so I can clean up alot of sawdust. 175lbs of tongue weight which is really close to were I need it...

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