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    Pop Up Surf Camper for PNW

    I like where this is going... stalking, er I mean following.
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    Ways to attach the canvas of a pop-up camper to the frame

    Hey Czerr... sounds like a cool project! One that I am very familiar with actually... and I am just about to jump into the fabric game on mine as well. I am going to be using Marine Sunbrella fabric. This is some heavy duty waterproof UV rated stuff used for wind dodgers, covers and so on for...
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    Gas Lift Assist Rams for Pop Up Camper.

    Just to close the loop on this... I received the struts and brackets from LST a few weeks ago. They were, as always, very nicely done and the brackets are equally nice. I installed them this past weekend, and will be completing my roof lift system in the next few days. Well at least my first...
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    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    Ahhh the personal satisfaction vs. cost point. Yeah, it is costing me a LOT more than I had anticipated, but then again I have added a lot of stuff that doesn't necessarily make it to production campers and or RV's as you noted. Some of the parts and pieces are also SUBSTANTIALLY more $pendy...
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    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    Good call on that. I have thought about one of those tools many times. I will look around for one locally...or Amazon maybe?
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    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    Another small amount of work turned into a large step forward for my camper build. I managed to get a few hours to myself and get the gas lift struts installed. There was no really good places to mount these on the front and on the rear, which is where I originally wanted to, so on the sides the...
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    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    @BajaSurfRig thanks for the compliment and I am glad I could help out even if it was just in a small way. In hindsight, I probably should have done what you are doing and picked up an older used unit that needed some love and rebuilt it. In the long run it would probably have been a lot cheaper...
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    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    I managed to hurt my back twice in the past 3 weeks... so things may slow down a bit. Ugh, so close. I am still going to press on and see if I can make it! ;)
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    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    And finally... latch brackets. These were a fun project as I got to make something from nothing. Ok, its not like I welded these up from flat plate and or forged these from an ingot... but I thought up the design, drew it up on paper, and made them. I like doing that, especially when they work...
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    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    Some more detail pics of this weekends work. While I was at it I installed my Solar Controller and the circuit breakers for all the 'free' electricity the sun is going to provide me. This is a 30A PWM controller for now, soon to be replaced by a Renogy 30A MPPT with Bluetooth. I installed 2 x...
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    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    LOTS of work done in the past few days. I turned 50 on Wednesday... so I decided to take a few days off to just do some stuff and to not do some stuff. Wednesday - Friday was 'me time' so I got to do whatever I wanted. I sat on my arse on Wednesday and had a pretty chill day. Thursday and Friday...
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    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    10 days... not much progress. I did a bit of work last weekend, and made a large change to the look with a small amount of work. I painted out the roof edge with the same grey epoxy i used on the bottom of the tub. I didn't really like it white, and before I mounted the gas struts I wanted to...
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    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    Yes.. agreed. A very dark art indeed. I think i have a good plan, just need to get up the nerve to drill the holes. Heh
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    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    I managed to steal a few hours away from Mothers Day (and my daughters birthday) and did a little work on the camper today. It really sucks only getting a couple of hours a week to work on this as I REALLY want to get this thing done and to get out camping. Lots of little things to do still, but...
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