I’ve begun. This build could probably work in the sister site, Home refurbers but it’s a trailer and most of it is wood with some cabinetry so here it is. Besides it’s what I’m doing now. The wife and I will be using it to do a complete loop of the US on the cheap, beginning in late August with no time limit for return. We’ll hit the federal and state campsites and see America’s wonders.
Awhile back I blogged about the acquisition of a “Little Guy Camper”. It’s a teardrop camper.
It looked like this before I began:
The Camper is cool. Used, 2006 but in great shape. I Wasn’t too keen on the interior. It was made of that enameled particle board stuff that cheap cabinets are made of and some of it was coming apart. So, I decided to rebuild the interior.
The first thing I did was to remove all the interior cabinetry. It was put in with screws so it wasn’t hard and is in a pile in the driveway now.
Second I felt that there was a little give to the floor when I crawled around on it so I picked up some 3/4” underlayment, placed it and screwed it in place.
I was going to put in some self stick tiles but when I went to the big box store the only ones that weren’t way overpriced were not very nice. But, I noticed a sale of a pergo brand of oak design flooring so I picked up a couple of boxes.
I wanted some cubbies instead of cabinets with doors. here’s the start I got on them using a 3/4” sheet of oak plywood and some oak scraps to frame it with I had hanging around.
I also had to put in some main panels to hang the cubbies on so the galley in the back is partially done too. My plan is to put up some lipped shelves here and install a cook stove on the countertop.
I’m going to tap a 12 volt on my SUV connector to charge a deep cell battery and run some power transformed to 110 volts using a small inverter. I’m mounting my Mac laptop in the center of the cubbies. It will give us DVD’s, internet (when next to wireless) and Local TV using an elgato HDT device with it and an antenna I’ll make. I’ve already made one for the house so I’ll just downsize it for the camper.
My next steps are to work on the galley countertop and shelves. Then I’ll need to pick up some hardware to install. I’ll finish it off with a couple of coats of water based poly.
Thanks for reading… I’ll add another installment when I’ve made enough progress. We’re expecting rain in a couple of days.
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.