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Elkins45
post Oct 10 2018, 07:28 PM
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I decided to build my own non-cabover minimalist truck camper to fit my 6.5” 1/2 ton truck. The reason for the truck camper as opposed to a pull-behind is that I plan to tow a boat. As of today the framing is essentially complete.

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Im going to start on the roof tomorrow.
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lyman guy
post Oct 13 2018, 05:12 PM
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That looks great! I built one about 35 years ago, and loved every minuet of doing it. Yours looks a lot better than mine did. Looks like you glued along with the deck screws. Keep the pics coming.
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post Oct 14 2018, 06:21 PM
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QUOTE(lyman guy @ Oct 13 2018, 05:12 PM)
That looks great! I built one about 35 years ago, and loved every minuet of doing it. Yours looks a lot better than mine did. Looks like you glued along with the deck screws. Keep the pics coming.
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Yes, every joint is screwed and glued with Titebond III. I also used 2x4s in a couple of places where 2x2 would probably have worked, but I will accept 100 extra pounds for the sake of increased durability.

It now has front and roof sheathing.

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post Oct 15 2018, 09:11 AM
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Truck and Camper Setup: F250 with camper package, long bed, air bags and billstein 4100's



The new progress looks great. You might consider using CPES, clear penetrating epoxy sealer on everything inside and outside on the frame and sheathing at this point. It is a thin penetrating epoxy that does not let any moisture in. It is used a lot in wood boats, new and restorations. I think the Smith Brothers brand is the best of what is out there. It is a little pricey but will keep any rot at bay for MANY years.
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