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  1. Traveling 2gether Journal

    My next new build is about to start - V3 Explorer - Feedback from the group needed

    Great Build! One step I didn't see mentioned was the attachment of the camper box to the subframe. I watched the videos, but couldn't decipher how you attached the two. Did you use bolts or adhesive or both? What kind & how much? I'm trying to figure out these different little steps before I...
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    How Much Flex is Too Much Flex?

    The tricky bit is that his camper is going to act a lot different than your topper and I believe his build (I couldn't find a build thread) is on a large military truck of some kind that will act much different than an F-truck. I was hoping to minimize some of the variables by focusing on just...
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    How Much Flex is Too Much Flex?

    He posted in a thread about tacoma camper mounting and shared the info. https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/attaching-diy-camper-direct-to-tacoma-frame.201452/post-2606756
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    How Much Flex is Too Much Flex?

    That's funny. I'm hoping that my entire truck with the camper (dry) comes out to 5,500 lbs. 😅 Unfortunately I can't do anything with my truck where I live, so will have to wait on retesting the frame flex.
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    How Much Flex is Too Much Flex?

    OK. Now I just gotta google how many buckets of water I gotta put in there to equal 1950 lbs 😅
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    How Much Flex is Too Much Flex?

    Glad to see you chime in @IdaSHO I've read through your build a couple times. I'm planing on doing a steel subframe with a wood/XPS/fiberglass camper. A 3-point pivot seams like the way to go as far as isolating the camper from the flex. I'm just trying to get a feel for weather or not I...
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    How Much Flex is Too Much Flex?

    I've read quite a few threads about torsional flex in truck frames and various mounting systems to help isolate campers from this flex. So my question is how much torsional flex in the camper subframe is OK and how much is too much? The best way to answer this question in my opinion would be to...
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    Tunook Build Has New Life

    @Tank5 Any signs of stress issues in the camper or frame as a result of the subframe being welded directly to the truck frame? I have a similar idea in mind for my T100 but with a custom camper. It's hard to find other builds that have been done on similar sized trucks with boxed frames.
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    Copper Canyon, Mexico Video

    This was filmed in October of 2018 as part of a much larger trip through Mexico and Central America and I finally got around to editing the footage. I've seen posts on here asking about this area, so I thought there might still be some folks interested in the experience. Hope it's helpful
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    ExPo Videos: Post your videos here!

    Camping and hiking through the mountains of Nicaragua and Honduras. It's late rainy season and things are a bit muddy, but the jungle is lush and the waterfalls are plentiful :)
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    Designing a Subframe for a pickup / Ute Camper Build

    I just added it up. 90 lbs of 1x3 116 lbs of 1x2 16 lbs of angle iron total of 222 lbs
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    Designing a Subframe for a pickup / Ute Camper Build

    OK. Would you suggest thinner walled tubing or small tubing or fewer crossmember? the floor will be a sandwich of .5" plywood- 1"XPS- .5" plywood adhered together with epoxy. I haven't found any good information on how wide of a gap is acceptable between supports when using this kind of...
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    Designing a Subframe for a pickup / Ute Camper Build

    Ok. I managed to find a couple of smaller camper builds (not on unimogs or canters or other such trucks) and got some info on their subframes. They are WAY smaller then the subframes on the bigger trucks that I was previously trying to "scale down". Confirming the advice I was given here. Here's...
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    Designing a Subframe for a pickup / Ute Camper Build

    The wheel will be on the outside of that beam. The space on the inside will be used for longer shocks and shock mounts
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    Designing a Subframe for a pickup / Ute Camper Build

    This is what I have mocked up, but I'm starting to think it is overkill. What do you think? yellow = 2x3 inch red = 2x2 blue=1x2 green= 1.5 inch angle iron I'm thinking 1/8" wall on all tubing. The total floor plan will be 104x75 inches. The closest corner in the image is the passenger side...
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    Designing a Subframe for a pickup / Ute Camper Build

    I'm currently only planning on using steel for the subframe. a layer of XPS foam and plywood will make up the floor of the camper on top of the subframe. Will this still cause "frost bridging" ? What would you recommend using to build the subframe?
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    Designing a Subframe for a pickup / Ute Camper Build

    Thanks for the input. What vehicle is your camper on? What did you build your subframe out of?
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    Designing a Subframe for a pickup / Ute Camper Build

    Hi all. I am planning to build a camper that will be permanently mounted on my Toyota T100 with a pass through similar in theory to the Maltec land cruiser campers. The camper will be attached to the truck cab and move together as one. My general plan is to build a subframe out of steel square...
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