|Project : Camper Cap
I Wanted to build a nice Cap With A larger amount of space then the stock cap.
Must Be Able To Sleep Two, plus all our stuff, and a stove, and cooler. It must Weigh less then
700lbs and be sturdy enough to sustain 70mph winds.
|I Wanted A Camper Cap For My Truck.
So, I went looking for a ready made small truck camper that would fit a VW.
I found That one has been made, and that a camper conversion was done on a Vw pickup, but
that neither was still being made. Add that to the fact that very few were ever made, and it
all adds up to me being S.O.L.
|So What Could I Do?
I Began to search the Net for Photos, and text on Vw caps, and Campers.
As You can see There were quite a few different types of toppers made.
My wife and I began to draw up a few rough plans of what we wanted.
We Wanted a Cabover style, like the one in the top right, but I had no idea how to make it strong
enough to just hang there, and hold 350lbs.
This and other design problems left me worried, that My camper would suck.
Then, I found a company called Glen-L.
They Sell plans for all kinds of cool stuff, van camper conversions, trailer plans, camper plans,
and lucky for me, (and you) They Sell a Plan Called "The Importer" And Yup, It fits a stock Vw
Rabbit Truck! Sleeps 4, has a stove, sink, closet,table,shelves. All the goodies you could stuff
into a 6 foot bed.
Plans, and Photo's
|So, The Plans Are On The Way, And Hell... I Needed Another Fall Project Anyway.
Well, The trip "05" is over!
2600 miles in the Vw Rabbit Truck. Plus one Cap, plus one 1969 Tradewinds
Catalina popup. What a ride. The Truck did fine, but I think it was just about at
its limits in the mountains of the Applacian trails. I took her, the camper, and the
Wife all the way from Moncure,NC to Niagra Falls,Canada and back. 11 days
2600 miles, 95degree weather, and thank god, NO Breakdowns!
That camper is Way Cool!
the truck held us, and a lot of stuff including a ton of spare parts for the camper
and the truck, and a bunch of tools.
Case of the Camper: Closed!