Shop sweet shop

Most normal people say “home sweet home” when they get back to their home after being gone for a few months. Not Steve. He was definitely happy to see his shop and hop back into the camper build.

Finishing the wood components

Most of the wood construction and fiberglass work was completed before we hit the road in June 2020. The first tasks tackled when we returned to the shop was to construct and install the wheel wells. That left the doors as the last big wood components to complete and we have 3 of the 4 doors.

Building the cargo boxes

After the tedious task of fiberglassing the new components, it was time to move onto metal working and build out the cargo boxes. The camper has 4 total boxes that will mount under the camper. The 2 smaller ones, in the back, will be for storage such as tools, outside camp gear, fire wood etc. The 2 larger ones will mounted in the front to hold camper equipment. Both the wet bay and the electrical bay will live in the 2 front cargo boxes.

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Next up will be completing the wet bay components and plumbing. Quickly Then, all the doors get installed, outside camper surfaces sanded and finally we’ll get the outside painted.

For more details on the build, review the camper build priorities on this post by clicking HERE.

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Ford F350 details

We have worked out the kinks in the 2004 Ford F350 and will continue to commission it to carry the new flatbed camper. Above, we cover the key priorities that went into the camper design. It’s great food for thought and a review of the trade offs to consider. You can also read more about our Ford F350 (a “franken” truck) background by clicking HERE.

Where to next?

No big plans until this camper is in a usable state. The target is end of January. There’s a lot of work to do in the next 2.5 months.