Thanks, it was a very nice deer for our area up here in northern MN, field dressed weighed 176#.
I am all with you on the gutless method.
We always bone them in the field out west but in MN and WI we are not allowed to leave the carcass in the woods (littering).....goofy laws.....Its a struggle...
Very nice build, love the colors inside, very much like home.
Some of us shudder at the price of new campers....a lot of us could never even afford to buy a factory unit....i guess that's why we build stuff!
Siding & roof is .040 aluminum, painted both sides, was stocked at local metal supply dealer for use on dirt track race cars. 4x8 & 5x10 foot sheets. Interior paneling is 1/4" (.236 actual) 3 ply plywood from Lowes.
Insulation 3/4 closed cell from Lowes. Framing 1x2, 1x4s. Assorted glues &...
My twin grandsons on a day trip blueberry picking event. After lunch just relaxing.
Put about 500 miles on local trips so far with about 2 mpg mileage reduction. Pulls decent against a headwind, thinking because it is so narrow?
Other than that nothing new.
After viewing that clip & reading that article those flex panels definitely should work.
Right now in an effort to keep weight down there is no auxillary battery and the truck battery is only source. I had a heavy wet cell in my old campers but for at least this fall I will depend on the Honda.
No leaks so far, haven't been on the road in the rain yet. I'm trusting the butyl puddy tape will do it's job (knock on wood).
There is a slight built in "crown" in the roof but depending on the solar mounting brackets there is about 6 feet x 4 feet of flat on the back slope.
A little more progress.
Truck power to camper including; led high mount brake light, one 12 volt interior light, and auxillary port (cigarette lighter socket) for small inverter or phone charger.
Added generator door with lock for more security besides the locking tailgate.
Used aluminum from...
Went in pretty easy.
Here are some pictures.
Tail gate closed as designed (whew).
Access door in base required a little planing as it hit the trim below the door.
Generator slide worked fine with Honda on it, still need tie down strap/lock for it.
Total height ended up 8 foot 8 inches.