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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    I'm still here! I hope to update this thread eventually, I just don't have time at the moment. We live in a very dry climate. I occasionally spray it down with some WD40 and that's sufficient. It has rusted a little bit, but I don't really have a choice. I don't have space inside or under a...
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    Yikes! I am behind on updates! I promise updates are coming! In the meantime, enjoy some videos.
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    Awesome recommendation, I hadn't seen that option before. Do you personally use Google Fi? Do you find the service to be great? I have considering switching to Fi a few times but I currently have Verizon locked into a GREAT rate (by Verizon standards) and I'm a little uneasy about losing that...
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    Thank you very much to all of you for supporting our build and watching our videos. We are blown away by the momentum on YouTube and continue to have a ton of fun with this project. Episode 9 is up where we tackle the installation of the slide out fridge!
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    Through the large door in the side of the camper that has yet to be built
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    We've been working on getting all the mechanical systems installed, plumbed and wired. This has also included building a few of the cabinet boxes for the interior. Here you can see the kitchen (bike box) and dinette taking shape. We're using Alder plywood for the interior cabinetry. The...
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    Thank you very much! This build is a dream come true for me and I have as much fun building as I do adventuring. We are working hard to keep up on the quality even with the adventure on the horizon. I'll be sure to let Courtney know that you enjoy her videos. We sure are having fun creating them...
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    I have a tough time ever "finishing" a project, something about that last 10% taking 90% of the time! But, we have been diligent about making sure we finish a portion of the build before moving on. We finished up the underbody boxes with a coat of Raptor Liner. This was our first experience with...
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    Thank you very much for the response, and for following along on YouTube! I'm sure all this toilet talk is getting old but I think we're going to really like being free from RV dump stations. I hadn't considered vault toilets but that has been the overwhelming recommendation. I was imagining...
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    It's a Plasma table. ArcLight Dynamics 4x8 with a Hypertherm 65. Its a work horse and makes quickly fabricating quality stuff possible (and very fun!). It takes up significant real estate in the 2 car garage that we work out of, but totally worth it. Organization is the key!
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    We have a diesel furnace for air and a hydronic/electronic marine water heater for hot water. The bench is a great idea and will likely be implemented! Thanks!
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    Thanks! Thank you! I have fallen out of our past campers a few times trying to hop in without the stairs (in too much of a hurry to be bothered to deploy them, I need to be reminded to SLOW DOWN). I think the flip down single step is going to be super handy. The slide out landing is a bit...
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    Thank you all for the compliments and for following the build! We are having a ton of fun sharing it with others! After a few close calls with a rickety step stool it was clear that we needed a better way to get in and out of the camper before we could keep working on the interior. Here's what...
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    Build: Ram 3500 and Aluminum/Composite Expedition Camper

    Our next episode is up, where we start tackling some of the interior of the camper!
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