off road camper build in WV

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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby KCStudly » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:33 pm

You really nailed the heights. The belly and roof heights look to match the Cherokee very well. :thumbsup:
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:22 am

Thanks KC were hoping to take it out in a couple weeks to try it out...Probably be cold but thats what the heater is for....
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:56 am

All I can say is these fenders are kicking my butt....... :x Every problem I've fought with this camper has been with the 35in tire, I'm not sure what I was thinking........ 65 degree's this weekend and reservations are made for 2 nights in Hocking Hills campground and I can't get a fender bent up that doesn't look like crap...
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby SCwood » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:13 am

jonb8 wrote:All I can say is these fenders are kicking my butt....... :x Every problem I've fought with this camper has been with the 35in tire, I'm not sure what I was thinking........ 65 degree's this weekend and reservations are made for 2 nights in Hocking Hills campground and I can't get a fender bent up that doesn't look like crap...

Are you super attached to bending them? I cut flat pieces of steel for mine and then welded them onto the skeleton I had made for the fenders. It looks like you have a similar setup and maybe that would work.
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:07 pm

I got a friend to come over and he's bending me up a set of aluminum ones now, gonna see how they turn out.... I just can't seem to get them to look like the one's that's in my head...
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:09 pm

By the way how's BOB, I'm hoping to finally get a payday on mine this weekend....
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby SCwood » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:23 pm

Good luck! BOB's been mostly hibernating in storage for the winter but I've put a few finishing touches on and still have a few things planned. I've been meaning to post an update but just haven't had time. Soon!


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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:54 pm

Right On, it's one of my favorite builds,
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:23 pm

Pay Day.... Got to camp in the teardrop this weekend. I'm happy to say we loved it, Since this was our first time sleeping in one I was a little nervous that me or my wife Missy wouldn't like the small area. Went 2 hrs away to Hocking Hills OH, easy pull and the right distance for a shakedown of trailer and tow rig. Did great at interstate speed and we had no hickups at all....LUCKY...

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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby azgreg » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:52 pm

That's what it's all about right there. :beer:
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby SCwood » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:12 pm

Excellent! Are those some aluminum fenders I see?


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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Yea we bent up a set out of diamond plate, They look great but the 35's just look to big for the camper without more lift. Since we can barely get in it as it is It looks like I might be dropping to a 31in tire and scrap the idea of only carrying one spare....details details...
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby KCStudly » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:18 am

Fabulous! Great pics, too. I figure luck has nothing to do with it. It was your great planning and attention to craftsmanship that made everything work out so well. Kudos. :thumbsup:
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:47 pm

Thanks KC, I'm sticking with lucky for now. I did put alot of planning in this before I started and I made everything harder then it actually was...
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Re: off road camper build in WV

Postby jonb8 » Tue May 30, 2017 8:56 am

Haven't had any updates, we've been out enjoying the little camper.... I know it's alot of work but believe me it's gonna pay off in Spades, It's hard to get out of gas stations without showing people the little camper but I've never got to meet so many people on my travels...


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