I also have had great success with a peel and stick weatherstrip on an action packer. I had one bolted onto my roof rack for 9 months in Australia. It was subject to massive amounts of "Bulldust", several huge rain downpours at highway speeds, and temperatures into the mid 40's Celsius (113 F...
I highly recommend truck bed liner. I made a plywood shelf for my rear bumper that I had professionally coated in truck bed liner. It was a step and a shelf to support a propane tank and folding ladder. It withstood all kinds of abuse, sun and water with no signs of deterioration or fading.
I like it! The concept is very similar to the XP V2 & V3 but using flat panels. I don't see any technical issues with building the lower half of the clamshell design from off the shelf foam/composite panels. The top sides of the lower clamshell will tend to flex a lot, but can easily be braced...
More NWOR photos:
This gets my vote for best outdoor kitchen at the rally (Echo trailer):
I like the Nemo awnings on the AT Habitat:
A very cool custom camper using a Flip Pac roof:
This is the longest vehicle I saw at the rally, check out the rear overhang!
A few suggestions:
A small 2 or 3 step step ladder is handy for access to the camper and also if you need to reach a roof rack, remove debris from roof, clean off a solar panel, brush snow off roof, etc. A small dust pan and brush (unless you got the built in vac option...just kidding). A...
It is a Ute Ltd bumper (made by Bocar in Australia)
It was also used on all EarthRoamers until about 2005 +/-
Great bumper - 3/8" aluminum - well made and tough - my wife hit a 4' diameter rock at about 15 mph and no damage. A Toyota Hilux with no brakes...
XPCamper will be at the NW Overland Rally, in Plain, Washington, June 25-28. Please drop by and say hello and check out the V2 XPCamper. We hope to see you there.
Info about the rally: NW Overland RallyNW Overland Rally Schedule
Info about XPCamper: XPCamper
June 28 Update - I just...
I read the title to this thread and it really grabbed my attention, I thought your truck was 2500lbs over GVW with a 4Wheel Hawk Camper. When I read you are 100lbs over GVW with your 2500 series truck I relaxed a little.
I don't think being 400lb over GVW is all that bad provided you take the...