jclures DIY crossover camper

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Unread post by jclures » December 7th, 2017, 10:00 am

:) My poor wife.

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Unread post by Gojeep » December 7th, 2017, 11:54 am

jclures wrote:
December 7th, 2017, 10:00 am
:) My poor wife.
Ha ha, was thinking that might be the case a lot of the time. :)
Cheers, Marcus

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Unread post by jclures » December 7th, 2017, 10:47 pm

Bonnie is my left hand, and I could not do what I do without it. It also gives her something to do with her spare time, although I don't think she sees it that way sometimes. :D

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Unread post by stretch4x4 » December 11th, 2017, 9:36 am

:lol: :D
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Unread post by jclures » December 22nd, 2017, 7:54 am

I have been a little slack working on the camper. With going to Tasmania for a week and Christmas coming up.
The front solar panel is fitted, even though this is not the panel I brought for the job, I have used this one as it fitted better for the look of the camper I thought. This will give me 360w of solar on the camper in total.
I have also fitted the sheeting on the two front doors, plus fitted the water tank filler. I am yet to fit the corner edging on any of the walls or around the doors and door frames.
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Unread post by jclures » January 8th, 2018, 10:12 pm

After Christmas I had a little trouble with my main door lock, I had a go at fixing it, but on reflection I decided to replace it. As I had made the door around this stile lock, meant I had to find a replacement that fitted the door. Looking around I found there were several other brands, which were screwed together rather than riveted.
The new door lock feels better opening and closing now as well.
Motor home door lock 01.jpg
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I have now finished trimming the door and the small side door as well. I have used a pinch weld seal on the inside, and as cover seal on the outside.
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entry door finished 01.jpg
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Unread post by jclures » January 9th, 2018, 10:46 am

I have made a decision, after some consultation with Bonnie,on the walls regarding colour. After all she has to be happy with it as well.
I am going to paint both inside and outside using Septone silver hammer finish.
I have cleaned two of the walls using a aluminium cleaning acid, primed and painted both sides.
Folding wall painted 02.jpg
Folding wall painted 01.jpg
I am yet to fit the windows back in, but I am happy with how they look.
I need to get a bit of fine weather, and I will paint the lelt side folding wall.
I am still to make the front wall as well.
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Unread post by jclures » January 18th, 2018, 5:58 pm

A big day today, I took it to the Qld Transport Office and had the camper registered. I had no trouble at all, the only problem was with onlookers wanting a look.

Alter the registration was finished, I took the camper down to the weighbridge. This I was worried about as all my weights have never been able to be checked. I thought it should come in at or around 1640kg at this stage, but it was 1560kg. I am happy with that I can tell you.

As for towing it felt good, I thought it would have had some problems but there were none that I could feel, I hardly even new I had it behind me.
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Unread post by Gojeep » January 18th, 2018, 7:38 pm

Congrats of getting it registered. :)
I thought you would have had to weigh it first and show a certificate? We do here.
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Unread post by jclures » January 18th, 2018, 7:49 pm

No not here, they tell you it is your responsibility to be right with weights. Being a new trailer I did not need a roadworthy certificate either.

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Unread post by jclures » January 22nd, 2018, 6:45 am

The three walls I have made are now fitted. I have weighed these wall to see if they are within my weight estimates as well before fitting, including the windows.
painted folding wall fitted 01.jpg
painted folding wall fitted 02.jpg
I brought some trims to go around the inside of the window frames. These were not allowed for when I made the walls, but with a bit of trimming I fitted them, giving a white edge around the windows.
I am yet to fit the top trim along the top of the walls to hide the joint, but over all I am happy with the look and colour.
painted folding wall fitted 03.jpg
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All the outside side lights are also now wired in as well. They are just strip led lights with a aluminium shroud so they look down at around 45 degrees off the walls.
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Unread post by jclures » January 22nd, 2018, 7:44 am

The walls lock together when folded up. On the longs side walls I have the J seal on each end, the back wall then pushes into the J seal and I lock it up with a draw bolt.
folding wall lock 01.jpg
This gives me a good weather seal on the corner of the wall, but I need to do something on the bottom corner joint.
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Unread post by jclures » January 25th, 2018, 9:00 pm

Not much to show, but I have now a hole ready to work on fitting the kitchen.
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I have also have worked on the second hinging part for the main door. I fitted the extra draw bolt as I was worried with my other door lock giving me trouble, I am planing on leaving it there now anyhow, as it also might be used to lock the door together when it is set up.
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Unread post by jclures » February 12th, 2018, 7:06 am

have finally finished building the last folding wall, and after a test fit I have it ready to paint.
Front F Wall TF 01.jpg
Checking my drawings and estimated weights I thought the bare wall will weight 14kg, weighing the actual wall with hinges and with the window it weighed 15kg.
Some of my weights were unknown when I started as I did not know what I really wanted, so I am happy that the numbers have been this close.
I should be able to paint and fit the wall over the next few days, and that finishes the main construction of the camper.
I still have the inside, the kitchen, the plumbing, the electrics and all the trimming inside and outside to go though.
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Unread post by jclures » February 15th, 2018, 10:20 pm

The front wall is now in, and painted with window fitted. I had a couple of minor issues though. The seals gave me a bit of trouble, I ended trimming them and now they work as they should. I hope so anyway.
Front F Wall painted 01.jpg
Front F Wall painted 02.jpg
Folded down there is not a lot of room inside, but I knew this when I thought I will go with this idea.
F Wall down inside 01.jpg
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