Der Chef der Fahrzeuge
Bob,Just read through the whole thread and really enjoyed the way you have been so generous to share your progress, and incorporate ideas from this community. I was so engrossed that I was surprised there was no "next" button at the bottom of the page !
I'm in the process of building a camper myself, based on a GMC Topkick.
I noticed in the early stages you did a lot of work on a well engineered 3 point pivot mounting system for your subframe; then you seemed to change to a more traditional system with springs etc. There has been a lot of discussion here regarding the merits of each.
I plan on using a simple box van body, 14 ft long, 8 ft wide and 7 ft high, for cost and speed of build. I plan to mount it on a stout subframe, but can't make my mind up on how to mount the subframe to the truck.
Would you be willing to share your thoughts on this subject please, ?
By the way, a very impressive build !
I happen to have a pair of those Honda gennys. In answer to your question, we can build for those. I would add vents for heat and air flow. Further, we could make a hold down that mates to the feet on the gennys. In this way, a rear vent could be located to allow for exhaust gas exit.Are you building any boxes that would house a pair of Honda 2000 generators and allow them to run while traveling?
Love this. I am looking for something just like this for my 2001 gmc 2500 longbed to put a flatbed camper on. Can you provide some info on cost and timing?We have made an integral ISO style hold down in each corner. Works with holding camper down. Fittings can be added when truck is without camper and in utility mode.
Looks great, nice work. Experience from building my own camper is that I would make sure to vent the electrical cabinet externally. The inverter and battery charger both generate a lot of heat, and they noticeably increase the temperature inside the truck when working hard. Not a problem in mild climates, but can be a pain in the tropics. In a perfect world I would still like the equipment to be accessed from the inside only, but would seal the access door and vent the cabinet well (perhaps actively) to the outside.We have built an enclosed aluminum electrical box that places all the heavy electrical stuff over the center of rear axle. This box is accessed from inside of camper body.