jclures DIY crossover camper

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by jclures » October 18th, 2017, 7:06 am

I have now fitted the new air bags, along with the new paddle valves and things are looking up, airbags that is, as they are still up sitting at 75psi.
The main panel.
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The back looks a little untidy.
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Along with the air lines.
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Unread post by Peter Aawen » October 18th, 2017, 7:13 am

It's how they work & what the front looks like that matters! And if they are still holding air & lookin' as good as they do, then I reckon you are onto a winner! :thumb:
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Unread post by jclures » October 18th, 2017, 1:01 pm

I am happy, I can tell you. :)

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Unread post by jclures » October 19th, 2017, 8:20 am

I have finished the front and side inside walls, the inside back wall is a removable panel, so I can access the rear actuators, so I can fit that when the camper is nearly finished.

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I now have it ready to remove the roof so I can sheet it, so I have taken it down to my brothers shed so I can lift it off using his lifting gear.

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Unread post by stretch4x4 » October 19th, 2017, 11:01 am

That's awesome, good to see some generosity, hopefully that will sort that out and keep you moving!
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Unread post by jclures » October 20th, 2017, 8:26 am

Stretch4x4 I thought so as well, the suspension now is still up, :) the compressor still might need a upgrade in the future, so you know where I will be buying that. :thumb:

Now the roof is off I have started to work on the fittings and the lining. All six overhead light brackets have been fitted as well as the holes through the frame to run the wiring.

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I have also made a bracket in the two back corners to carry the strap for the wiring to travel up and down with the actuators.
Then the fun started, the ceiling panels had to be flexed into place, as they were a tight fit. Once in they were not coming out again.

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I still have the narrow wall sections to finish before turning the roof over to fit the single roof sheet in place.

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Unread post by jclures » November 5th, 2017, 7:04 am

Well the roof is now finished, bar the trimmings. With some help I fitted on the top sheet.
After checking and rechecking I cut the sheet, and grooved the underside to make the bend for the roof.

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Then it only was a simple job of gluing the sheet down and clamping.

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Anything loose in the shed was then put on top as a weight.

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All I need to do now is trim the edges down and then fit the edging. I might fit the solar panels next as well, as it should be easier when the roof is off the camper.

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Unread post by Gojeep » November 28th, 2017, 1:32 pm

Wow, that is really good customer service that you don't see often anymore. They deserve more business, hopefully through this thread. :)
Cheers, Marcus

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Unread post by jclures » November 30th, 2017, 8:27 am

I have to agree Marcus, and out of the blue as I was not expecting it.

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Unread post by jclures » November 30th, 2017, 8:30 am

I have now fitted the roof on the camper. Using my brothers gantry made lifting it on easy, and it lined up with my actuators first try. It was just a matter of fitting the bolts in and it was done.

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I have fitted the solar panels on, but I still will need to wire them in at some stage later on.

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The camper is now back in my shed, and I have started on the left outside wall.
I took this photo after fitting the roof on, it will give you a idea on how it is going to look when finished.

The front storage section has now been framed up, with shelving, the sheeting is the next thing to do. I found I had made a mistake in where I fitted the water filters so then now need a plumbing change. Better to fix it now than later on.
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Unread post by Gojeep » November 30th, 2017, 10:08 am

Excellent that it fitted so well first try. :)
Cheers, Marcus

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Unread post by stretch4x4 » November 30th, 2017, 11:46 am

Looking better than a bought one!
Certainly starting to take shape now!
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Unread post by BigDutchy » December 2nd, 2017, 8:12 am

to use your own words....

jclures wrote: ↑30 Nov 2017 17:33
I think there is a few of us that come to read this thread, I know I do.

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Unread post by jclures » December 7th, 2017, 9:15 am

I had hoped to be closer to finishing the camper, but it seems to take me longer to do things than I think I can.

Any how I have finished the right folding wall, and started the back folding wall.

I have also sheeted the front storage area, it still needs to have the sheeting trimmed, and fit the doors.
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Unread post by Gojeep » December 7th, 2017, 9:35 am

Still beats me how you can do all these one handed!
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