Camper

Camper

Camper

I spent Thanksgiving Weekend 2016 in Bishop CA in my Toyota Tacoma with a camper shell and deck so I could sleep in the back of the truck. The weather was great during the day for climbing and hiking but at night it got down into the single digits. The sun went down at 4:43pm and didn’t come back up till 6:36am almost 14 hrs later. Each night as I lay in the back of the truck, without the ability to even sit up, it led me to the conclusion that I was going to need more living space if I was going to do this full time.

I got back from that trip and started to layout plans to build myself a new home, these are the cornicles of that build.

Aaaaaaaaand Transfer Case

Aaaaaaaaand Transfer Case

So it turns out that the issue wasn't resolved with the rebuild of the tranny, at least not the major issue....

Transmission Rebuild

Transmission Rebuild

The truck had a major blowout a couple of years ago. I was driving over Monarch Pass in Colorado hauling the...

Cabinets

Cabinets

It’s been a little while since I’ve made any progress on the camper but I finally have some more to post...

Trailer Extension

Trailer Extension

I have recently made some more modifications to my trailer you may remember from a previous post. As I've been...

Electrical Part 4

Electrical Part 4

This is part four of my electrical system, for part one go here. In this I’m going to talk in more detail...

Electrical Part 3

Electrical Part 3

This is part three of my electrical system, for part one go here. In this part I’m going to talk about the...

Insulation and Trailer mods

Insulation and Trailer mods

Insulation and Paneling All of my frame work was done using 2”X2” I beam, to insulate the spaces in the I beam...

Electrical Part 2

Electrical Part 2

This is part two of my electrical system, for part one go here. In this I'm going to talk in more detail about...

Electrical Part 1

Electrical Part 1

No off grid system would be complete without a proper solar set up. I don't plan on spending a lot of time at...

Will it fit?

Will it fit?

With a new truck comes new modifications, the camper was custom made to fit on a first gen Tacoma, a mini...

New (to me) Truck

New (to me) Truck

1999 Chevy Classic K3500 Club Cab Well, I just sold my Tacoma and bought a Chevy, one ton, 4X4. I am really...

Trailer

Trailer

I haven’t talked about my trailer yet but as it has become a critical part of my current trip I decided to do...

Air Bags Suck!!!

Air Bags Suck!!!

I am currently on vacation for 5 weeks (unpaid) as I need to be back in CO for a series of events starting...

Roof and Running Lights

Roof and Running Lights

Still working away, over the last few weeks I’ve been working really hard to get this thing done. Looking at...

Skin

Skin

I’ve been busy as hell lately. Over the last two weeks I’ve worked several hours every night after work and...

Fiberglass

Fiberglass

Over the years I have worked with fiberglass many times but this was the biggest job I have done yet. In my...

Sheeting

Sheeting

LA has been having an unusual amount of rainfall this winter, which is awesome for the area but sucks when...

The Frame

The Frame

So the idea of building a homemade camper came after I spent the weekend in Bishop CA over Thanksgiving with a...

The Design

The Design

I’ve always been a builder so the decision to make a DIY camper was an easy one. For much of my life I have...

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