Aaronmcvay84 wrote:I think with isuzus there is a more mature crowd that realizes the value of their hard work. They keep things.
imamonstertruck wrote:Wow! This thing is really beginning to button up. You're quite the craftsman Jonathon.
Any idea what the weight is now vs stock?
Looking forward to the finished product.
PS. DO NOT TORCH
shaggydoink wrote:My work schedule has been fairly light over the past few days, so I was able to spend a little time working on the camper. As silly as it might sound, one of the big things that was bothering me was the drawer in the kitchen. It didn't slide in and out well, it would never set flush... all in all it just felt like a hack job and it's bugged me on every trip I've taken thus far. While I liked the notion of retaining the original plastic drawer, it simply wasn't cutting it as a solid foundation so I decided to replace it with a new drawer made from scratch:
I replaced my cheap aluminum rails with drawer glides and now have a drawer that I'm actually happy with.
Another small project that I knocked off the list was getting finished floor installed in the rear section of the camper:
Still lots left to do, stay tuned!
imamonstertruck wrote:Any idea what the weight is now vs stock?
shaggydoink wrote:imamonstertruck wrote:Any idea what the weight is now vs stock?
If I had to guess I'd say somewhere in the 1,200 lb. range. There are a few truck-oriented gas stations within about an hour of me that have CAT scales, now that the camper is relatively complete on the interior I'm hoping to take it over to one of them to get an actual weight just to satisfy my nerdy curiosity.
DSUZU wrote:Wait a minute, YOU SEW TOO?????? True jack of all trades.
Now as I was looking at your pictures, I noticed that you are still pulling the wheels off. Figure you have deed restrictions that keep it in the garage? Maybe you could come up with a caster arrangement that would support it closer to the axle - or at the axle. Dennis
N law wrote:I had heard of people doing something like that when their off road rig was too tall for the garage: just put a set of cheap steelies on it and roll it in on bare rims.The wooden ones seem like a cool idea, but I would recommend that you do more than just a sheet of 1/2" plywood!
N law wrote:Standard trailer wheel pattern? Find a 1/4" steel spacer for a mustang (make sure the pattern is the same!) and weld those suckers on. Then just run 2 lug nuts down and be done!
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