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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 11:23 AM

With the front corner supports in and the overhang properly braced, it's time to work on the floor.
There is a 2x4 centered at 18" in from each side.
This will give me a good base to fasted the cabinets on one side and the bench on the other.
Then I put in two 2x2's to support the floor in the center.

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After fastening the 1/2 inch treated plywood down for the floor, I built the framework for the right wall.

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On a regular truck camper, only the front of the overhang is hit by the wind while going down the road.
With this mounted on the trailer, the whole front of the camper is going to have the force of the wind pushing against it.

The wall is built for the left side with an angled 2x4 too support the front wall.

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I also put in another angled 2x4 in to support the wall on the right side.

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I stripped the excess framing from the rear wall and got it ready to mount in place ( you can see it sitting upside-down in the background ).
The door opening in the rear wall is only 5 foot high so I'm going to set the wall up on a 2x6.
It's a lot easier to step over a short threshold than to have to duck all the time.
The 2x6 is treated lumber also and I tilted the camper forward so I could fasten it to the floor with screws from underneath.

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The back wall is fastened into place.

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The door even opens and closes ( a lot better than it did when I got the camper ).
The opening for the door is now 5 foot-8 inch high.

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 05:50 PM

Nice Work :bounce:
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Posted June 09, 2011 - 05:51 PM

Looking great Ray! Just figure being it's condensed that you have sketches of the future layout of the inside???
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Posted June 09, 2011 - 06:37 PM

Oh boy,another one of Ray's great build threads to follow.Looking good so far.:thumbs:
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Posted June 09, 2011 - 09:58 PM

It's starting to take shape.Putting the bottom of the door up a bit higher is a good idea.Being only a 5' 8" high door would be OK for me there'd still be 2" to spare LOL Good job with what your doing.Larry
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Posted June 10, 2011 - 05:40 AM

Ray, looking like a nice addition for your trailer. Raising the door was a good idea. Should be a lot easier to get into.
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Posted June 12, 2011 - 08:30 PM

Found part of you project!

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Posted June 15, 2011 - 07:33 PM

Thanks Ray for the post update! Now I know what your up to. Looking good too!

Randy
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Posted June 15, 2011 - 08:36 PM

Wow Ray, when you said you were gutting it you were not kidding. Thanks for the update. Can't wait to see it all finished.
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