Planning stage 1

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Planning stage 1

Postby TruckCamper » June 18th, 2016, 9:37 am

Hi,

Just thought I might start a thread for the build of my camper.

I am planning a build for a King Cab Navara / Extra Cab Toyota or Ranger

So far the external dimensions for the Cabin are to be similar to the Tischer 260.

I have had a quote from a panel manufacturer for £3000+vat for the panels pre cut ready to assemble
Also Tischer sell the cabin of a 260 for about £10,000

I have a JPG of what I want to build so i'll post that later

Does anyone have any thoughts on the base vehicle also. I think I am leaning to a navara but the chassis rot problem will be an issue for me.

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Re: Planning stage 1

Postby Alexd » June 18th, 2016, 7:51 pm

Nissan look about the least popular choice for anything around here just lately,
you know they have their very own facebook group because of their chassis snapping i suppose?
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Re: Planning stage 1

Postby TruckCamper » June 19th, 2016, 1:31 pm

Yes I get that feeling.

I think maybe a Ford Ranger.

I like the Toyota but the interior is not great

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Re: Planning stage 1

Postby zildjian » June 19th, 2016, 1:40 pm

Ranger sounds good, they look more than capable after all and a few people here have them and like em'

got any more detail we can look at,
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Re: Planning stage 1

Postby saDgit » June 19th, 2016, 3:56 pm

TruckCamper wrote:I think maybe a Ford Ranger.


Yeah, I've had two - a Mk2 extra cab (basic model) and currently a Mk3 double cab (XLT). Not had a problem with either of them, so far, but maybe I've been lucky. I rate them quite highly.
Martin

Previous demountables: Island Plastics 'Suntrekker' on P100, S.Karosser 'EC8L' on Ranger supercab
Current demountables: Rhino 'Safari' hardside and self-built pop-top on Ranger double cab
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Re: Planning stage 1

Postby TruckCamper » June 19th, 2016, 8:59 pm

That's encouraging.

I do have a jpg to post but not sure how to. I'm sure it's on here I'll have a look.

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Re: Planning stage 1

Postby derestrictor » June 20th, 2016, 9:59 am

Handy if a manufacturer will sell you panels in fit form though i'd have thought.
Do they come as flat pack components or can you buy a complete she'll ready sealed?

Interesting anyway
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Re: Planning stage 1

Postby TruckCamper » June 20th, 2016, 4:37 pm

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Tinypic is a nice one to use free

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Re: Planning stage 1

Postby TruckCamper » June 20th, 2016, 6:16 pm

Thanks

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