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STEELJOCKEY's Slide-on Camper

Unread post by STEELJOCKEY » February 9th, 2010, 3:05 pm

Well, I've finally started my trayback camper. This project has been going around in my head for months, and after looking at lots of different ideas I've finally got my plan sorted out.

For those who are interested, I'll do an update to costs of materials as I buy them.

Steel $500
Primer $ 20
Aluminium sheeting $565
Plywood floor $112
Centaflex hinge $165
Camper Total $1362

LED lights $30
Jockey wheels $120 (replaced with manutec sidde winders)
Other parts $180
Manutec legs $650
Extras Total $980
1case :drink:

Odds and ends from either Ovesco or UES

So here's the (rough) plan.

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From here I've started on the base frame.

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This project will be ongoing over the next few months, so have patience.

Next will be bottom door sills, and some of the uprights before I lay the flooring, then rest of the frame and cladding, then doors.
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Unread post by nav-pilot » February 9th, 2010, 9:03 pm

Looking good there steel jockey.
It will take shape faster than you think.
If i can give you any tip think about weight (or having less of it) as you build it.

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Unread post by STEELJOCKEY » February 10th, 2010, 12:12 pm

Yeah, I'm always thinking of the weight. The Rodeo is rated at 1T payload, I've had 760kg on the back with bugger all sag, and 'Betty' still pulled good. She's also got airbags to help, haven't needded them yet, but maybe when I lift and soften the springs a bit.

Frame will be all steel (2mmx25x25 and 2mmx25x50 box, so far half way up), panels and flooring will be all aluminium. Like the idea of those rubber hinges, just wondering about longevity.

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Unread post by Ducky103 » February 12th, 2010, 7:50 pm

Looking good so far mate.
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Unread post by 2007rodeo » February 17th, 2010, 12:32 pm

Ditto, looking good.
I'll be interested to see the finished product.

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Unread post by Luxaflex » February 18th, 2010, 1:56 pm

Mate it's gonna look sweet. Your design appears to be similar to the one I made a few months ago for my Hilux. It's here on the forum if you wanna have a look. Just check out Luxaflex's side on camper in this section. I used same size material for frame and it worked out well I reckon.:thumb:
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[size=84]'[/size][/b][size=84]92 LN106, 5 1/2" lift, 35" MTRs, Front air locker
Updated- '07 Lux. ARB Lockers F&R. 3" EFS lift. TJM bar and Premier winch.Awesome custom canopy and heaps of modesty!! Check out Luxaflex in 'The Shed''[/size][/i][/font]

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Unread post by Luxaflex » February 18th, 2010, 2:07 pm

Sorry mate. Just checked over my thread. Looks like you've already seen it. Go for it mate! It'll be sweet. ***** load of work tho!!
[font=Microsoft Sans Serif][i][b][size=100]IFS Aint so bad. Not with twin lockers anyhow[/size]
[size=84]'[/size][/b][size=84]92 LN106, 5 1/2" lift, 35" MTRs, Front air locker
Updated- '07 Lux. ARB Lockers F&R. 3" EFS lift. TJM bar and Premier winch.Awesome custom canopy and heaps of modesty!! Check out Luxaflex in 'The Shed''[/size][/i][/font]

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Unread post by STEELJOCKEY » February 18th, 2010, 2:59 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, Hope you don't still mind me stealing your 'table on a pole' idea?

This project will take me a couple of months to finish, should be ready near mid year for a shakedown, then head off to the middle of oz in August.
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Unread post by STEELJOCKEY » February 23rd, 2010, 5:51 am

Quick try out on the tray

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Unread post by Nissane » February 23rd, 2010, 6:29 am

What are you going to do with the fridge? Are you going to use a slide?

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Unread post by STEELJOCKEY » February 23rd, 2010, 9:27 am

I'm looking at making my own drop down slide, commercial ones are expensive and not the right size for this fridge.
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Unread post by nav-pilot » February 23rd, 2010, 5:56 pm

:thumb:Getting there
I think thats the best way to sit it on the tray and you can visualize it better.
Nice Fridge.
Thats a big gas bottle. Sure you dont want to go a bit smaller to keep the weight down.
Looking good.
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Unread post by STEELJOCKEY » February 24th, 2010, 8:25 am

She'll carry a ton easily (not that the camper will weigh that much), so a 9kg bottle is really only a small percentage of the weight, and easier to find a place to swap over when empty.

Need to straighten out the frame a bit, then grab some more steel for the next bit.
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Unread post by Nissane » February 25th, 2010, 6:13 am

STEELJOCKEY wrote:I'm looking at making my own drop down slide, commercial ones are expensive and not the right size for this fridge.

Can't wait to see that. I've got the same fridge and I'm planning to build my camper soon.

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Unread post by kdw » March 10th, 2010, 6:24 pm

looking good!
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