Now there are at least two Alaskan Campers in TN! I'm near Knoxville and have a '70 model 10 ft no cabover. You have a good project ahead of you but it's definitely worth the effort!
We found our Alaskan last fall up in MN. My wife made it clear that further camping was going to require better facilities than before, and I like the camper too.
BTW, when I mounted mine on my flatbed I lifted it enough to put 4 lengths of treated 1x6" boards front to back with air space between them. The idea is to avoid the capillary action and trapped water of having the floor of the camper directly in contact with the truck bed.
Looking forward to watching your progress. What luck to have that lift available!
Originally Posted by KEENO
U-1300L Unimog with 10' Alaskan camper, OM-366A turbo-Diesel, fast axles, overdrive, Werner 12k winch
Various other mogs for work and play.