Tag Archives: bed construction

First Practice Night in the Truck Camper

I slept in the truck last night! The temperature was 21 degrees. I was warm, thanks to a hot water bottle, a down vest, two wool hats, a scarf and two sleeping bags. Questions that came up: 1. Do I take … Continue reading

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Bed and Shelf Building

The bed and floor and shelf were built by Dave in a few hours. Wow. Was I impressed. This is the finished work, with the scraps left over. I have put two sleeping bags and a teddy bear inside and … Continue reading

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First Stage of Truck Home Construction

Gathering of Materials 2″X4″X8′ fir boards for legs, one 1″X4″X8′ length board for the shelf lip, a 1/2″ cdx plywood for the floor, a 3/4″ maple plywood board for the bed and shelves, several boxes of wood screws, some sheet metal … Continue reading

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Interior design of a Truck Camper

The topper will be installed tomorrow, so now is the time to really start thinking about interior construction. The image below is the bed of a woman who goes several levels higher in van/truck bed construction with  T-slotted extruded aluminum. Check out her materials list. … Continue reading

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Bed for Truck Camping

This bed is in a restored Airstream. I found the image on pinterest.  This looks fancier that I had imagined for my bed.   I love the dividers under the bed … Extra support and so things don’t slide around. (The preliminary  bed drawing  has … Continue reading

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