Well finally getting around to posting an update. I got the camper exterior finished up and the interior done just enough to make it habitable. I really 'needed' to go on a trip and the added boost in motivation to do more on the interior will help.
umm not sure where to start off again. But ill post a few pics.
I made a bottom edge w/ 2x2 1/8" angle to stiffen it up to better hold up to loading/unloading and general abuse and obnoxiousness it is likely to see when/where I camp.
I completed skinning the opening and sealing it up using tremco adhesive sealer. I used some newer style poly based tremco caulk on the roof vent (used vent line $20 craigslist find) and the door.
Interior, insulated with an automotive style recycled cotton bat insulation. While it's only an ~R3 @1" it has super noise deadening properties. I sourced a few rolls from a friend who works where they make the stuff. Other main reason for wanting that was to ease the installation in the corners/curved areas, similar to the original yellow foam stuff vs using a rigid foam board.
Interior, walls.... I waffled on using luan thin board and even after only having a sheet in the garage for 3 days was already starting to warp/curl. With the high humidity we have here in NC and the limited interior bracing available to attach it, I saw it turning into a problem.. I initially struggled to pay the higher price of the FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) panel at the store, but in the end the extra cost ($30/sheet) turned out to be well worth it. The result looks cleaner and the installation has been simpler as it is semi flexible on the ceiling. With some added heat from a heat gun I was able to get it to hold its curve in the corners. (see pics)
While i'ts not finished yet, it is done to allow me to use it and finish it over time.
Some specs on my tow rig and setup for those interested. I scaled out at:
Towed very well. I had upgraded the truck axle
to a Full Float (14bolt) with 4.10s which the truck was originally equipped with. This made the truck very happy. I averaged 8-8.5MPG towing the combo, while not super its still cheaper then renting a motel room for 3 nights. Plus it gets me out and around the camp fire...
Anyway some pics... Be happy to answer any questions...