Total Composites Slide In Camper Kits

adam88

Explorer
Just want to chime in and say, I really think you guys should make one for the 5.5 foot bed (F150 / 1500 etc). It is a very popular bed size and nothing exists for it. I know the 5 foot one will fit, but it is likely not taking full advantage of the width between wheel wells and also misses out on an extra 6 inches.

Thank you :)
 

Victorian

Approved Vendor : Total Composites
Just want to chime in and say, I really think you guys should make one for the 5.5 foot bed (F150 / 1500 etc). It is a very popular bed size and nothing exists for it. I know the 5 foot one will fit, but it is likely not taking full advantage of the width between wheel wells and also misses out on an extra 6 inches.

Thank you :)
Noted thanks
 

hellojava

New member
the 6.5' camper was allowed to leave the shop today ;-) Still waiting for the windows but as far as prototyping goes we seen and figured out what we needed. Loving it!
These look amazing! I really see the potential for a wet bath on the 6.5' if the entry door is offset to the left or right.

What is the length of the cabover? I noticed you mentioned you will be posting the CAD for these soon. I'm looking forward to it.
 

Victorian

Approved Vendor : Total Composites
These look amazing! I really see the potential for a wet bath on the 6.5' if the entry door is offset to the left or right.

What is the length of the cabover? I noticed you mentioned you will be posting the CAD for these soon. I'm looking forward to it.
Cab over depth is 48" . Although the 8' is a lot bigger than the 5' (mostly due to weight consideration for smaller trucks) fitting a bath is still tricky (but possible) The door will be centred as a standard, sadly, can't change that.
 

hellojava

New member
Cab over depth is 48" . Although the 8' is a lot bigger than the 5' (mostly due to weight consideration for smaller trucks) fitting a bath is still tricky (but possible) The door will be centred as a standard, sadly, can't change that.
Ah, are you cutting the door openings at manufacturing in China?

The honeycomb frp panels you used on your van are inspiration for a lightweight wet bath/wet entrance.
 

Victorian

Approved Vendor : Total Composites
Ah, are you cutting the door openings at manufacturing in China?

The honeycomb frp panels you used on your van are inspiration for a lightweight wet bath/wet entrance.
The door will be cut at the assembly place. In theory the door can be moved off center. But when you look at the picture it really wouldn't make a big difference. It also comes down to workflow and assembly process. Each company will have their own "system" set up. Best if you chat with them about a custom solution. If they do it, that great, but we can not treat this like a custom build.
 

Victorian

Approved Vendor : Total Composites
Real world weights:

the 5' camper is 230kg/530lb
6.5' camper is 336kg/745lb
8' camper is 350kg/780lb

This weekend we are placing them in as many trucks as possible!

Overland Adventure Truck in Olympia has started taking pre orders. The order book is filling up fast for California, Oregon and WA
 

gsea

New member
Real world weights:

the 5' camper is 230kg/530lb
6.5' camper is 336kg/745lb
8' camper is 350kg/780lb

This weekend we are placing them in as many trucks as possible!

Overland Adventure Truck in Olympia has started taking pre orders. The order book is filling up fast for California, Oregon and WA
Are the 6.5 & 8’ campers wider than the 5.5’? I assume that explains the weight difference.


I really need the dimensions/CAD before I can place an order. Any movement there?
 

ripperj

Explorer
These look great. I was surprised that I could order one from the Overland Adventure Truck site, but I saw zero specs on things like cabover size and floor width, cabover height from truck bed etc.

I saw somewhere that you will have a flatbed version, how soon? It would seem to be simpler and faster to build as you can skip the 4 90 degree extrusions for the fender wells on the pickup version?

Thanks!


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Victorian

Approved Vendor : Total Composites
Are the 6.5 & 8’ campers wider than the 5.5’? I assume that explains the weight difference.


I really need the dimensions/CAD before I can place an order. Any movement there?
Today and Tomorrow we are placing the campers on several other trucks. After that, we will publish the drawings. Yes, the 6.6 and 8' share the same overall dimensions with the exception of the length. These are also wider and taller than the 5' and will NOT fit the 1/2 ton trucks.
 

Victorian

Approved Vendor : Total Composites
Great news! All dimensions important for proper fitment turned out great. The 1/2 tons 5’ camper will probably get a big brother at 7-8’ length. It fit perfect into the 5’ Tacoma bed but with the 6’ it looked a bit lost. With its current empty weight of only 510lb/230kg it will only ad roughly another 60lb for the 8‘ length. This will make it way more livable for small families.
the 3/4 and 1 ton truck camper fit excellent also. Will increase the overall interior height by 8’ to offer more headroom in the cab over. We made the prototype a bit lower to get a visual on a lower profile. Still a great interior feel but a taller alcove head room will be beneficial for most potential customers.
One thing that stood out: every truck and model year is slightly different! Therefore it paid off to give more clearance between drivers cab and alcove.

Interested in more info: please visit our website for brochures and pricing. Www.totalcomposites.com
Our partners have started taking deposits and the first shipments are filling up. If you are in the market and like to avoid long waits, I highly recommend putting your name down.
 

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IdaSHO

IDACAMPER
Cool beans. (y)

A thought for ya.... from experience I know that the large gap between cab and camper is a MPG killer.
Might be worthwhile to offer a couple different length "skirts" or deflectors to take up the gap a bit as needed based upon application.
 
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