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Old 09-18-2013, 08:03 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Hey Turbo, what's new w/ your project? Any updates?
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:20 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Nice camper !

I am in the designing stage of building a foam board fiberglass pop up truck camper. Can I ask what thickness your foam board is and how you did or will attach the boards together? Glue epoxy etc. ?

Also what does your framing look like ? Aluminum or steel etc.

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I know old thread. I haven’t been on the form in a long time.. but i took a few pics of the camper I was working on a few years ago then it sat in the corner of my garage unpainted. Well I did get it painted
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How does it sound out on the highway?
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How does it sound out on the highway?
It is more quiet than my previous camper (Northern Lite 6’10”) which I thought was pretty good.
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It looks great - nice work! I'd love to see it in person some day if our paths ever cross. (I full time RV all over the US.

So how did the dry weight come out?
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It looks great - nice work! I'd love to see it in person some day if our paths ever cross. (I full time RV all over the US.

So how did the dry weight come out?
That would be great...

Finished shell weight with door and windows is 473 lbs. But that does not include the remote jacks which are another 125 lbs. I will be under 1000 lb dry for sure but not sure by how much. I put in lifepo4 cells just too make sure.

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Love this thing. Have a few questions.

How many layers of glass do you use?

Could you give a rough price per square ft of construction? This is foam, cloth, resin, paint.

I own a Toyota Sunrader, which is a C class fiberglass clamshell construction RV.

Absolutely love it, but would love it more if I could bump the good (for an RV) mileage up from 17ish to something the other side of 20.

As the kids are grown, we don't need the extra bed provided by the aerodynamic train wreck of the cabover.

I would like to build a very sleek, lightweight B Class Toyota motorhome on an existing toy RV platfom.

There are literally thousands of old stick and staple Toyhouses out there that have suffered the fate of most, which is they are structurally shot due to water intrusion. Many of them have perfect frames and low mile 22RE drivetrains.

These things can be picked up for a pitance. I looked at one a few years back. 40K miles. It had an Onan 2800 generator that was optional on these and can bring 800 bucks in good shape. I could have bought the whole thing for 800 bucks! Maybe less, but I didn't have a shop to work on it.

I would have the dinette/bed forward, galley midship and a V shapped wet bath in the boattail rear.

I really thing such a rig could make 20 mpg with the 22RE, maybe 22-23 with a manual trans.

Give it a tdi re-power and we're talking Vixen RV mileage! Without all the Vixen headache that come when you use Renault in any part of your drivetrain.

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