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  1. rhodos

    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    no clue - will drive to a scale when complete finished, my best guess is 1400 lb with water and some stuff - Euro Ranger can legally load 2200 lb
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    last weekend was the first test ride with the camper to our summer meeting of the Unimog forum, all worked well and as expected - solar produced more juice than the equipment needed, truck handles well with the box - here some eye candy: interior is not yet finisher but bed and fridge...
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    just some little work on the electro cabinet, did some CAD/CAM and milled the panel and a stainless steel piece for the switches: milling and engraving the switch panel result final panel with solar/batterie computer, water tank level display, balancer display, switches and USB/12V...
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    today we got the camper out of the garage and put it with the help of my neighbor and his tractor onto the Ranger to bring it up into the barn for further build. I had to free the garage before first snow for our daily drivers. looks like it fit perfect onto the Ranger
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    due to much overtime @job not much done on the camper - finished the software for the Arduino, soldered the circuit boards and tested the setup, balancing works very well. To be flexible regarding the balancing voltage I added a variable resistor and modified the software so I can now easy...
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    Not much to show - lots of nitty gritty detail work, wiring the electro cabinet and using the bad weather to do some soldering on the battery management system and programming. The necessary balancing for the LiFeYPo4 cells and the protection against under voltage is all controlled by an Arduino...
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    i use "klebt und dichtet" from wuerth https://eshop.wuerth.de/Konstruktionsklebstoff-Klebt-Dichtet-KONSTKLEBST-KD-GRAU-300ML/08901002.sku/en/US/EUR/#
  8. rhodos

    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    so in the meantime I put in the inner walls - Forex (a PVC hard foam), some wood, water tank (19 gal) and started with the wiring Tech cabinet bye Werner
  9. rhodos

    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    Hello Kevin, no it is a hinge made of 2 aluminum profiles with a rubber profile between them, can't find an English page with them so here are some detail pics...
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    and again some new pics: door hinge - Tilaband first test door frame for service door beside the LiYFePO4 batterie, the water filter and the Shurflowpumpe this box will house the electronics and a 12V compressor
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    some more progress inside cut out windows and doors
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    again some pic on the slow progress - upper part is finished and here we go : cutting sheetmetal, bend and glue it to the main frame:
  13. rhodos

    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    thx, bike is a 1996 BMW R1100RT
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    Insulation will be XPS aka Styrofoam or Styrodur - 30 and 40 mm, inner walls on the upper lid from Forex (Hard PVC Foam), lower part marine grade plywood. Our Ranger has a 2.5l Turbodiesel, those models are not sold in the US but are very popular here in Europe - 140 HP and lots of torque.
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    Here some progress - slow but steady ;-) first a rolling "chassis" for loading and unloading the camper start gluing the sheet metal to the frame bye Werner
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    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    thx for the friendly comments, forgot to mention one spindle drive pushes 330 pound at 8 Amp, the motors are rated at 9 amp continous and 30 amp short term!
  17. rhodos

    Just an other aluminium truck camper project

    Hello everybody, just want to present my current project - a pickup camper with popup roof and hard side walls, basics are : aluminium frame - welded, tubes 30 and 60 by 30 mm, 2 mm wall thickness, skin - aluminium sheet metal 1.2 mm, electric system - 300 Watt solar panels, batteries - 100A...
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    Which is better for expedition camper U1300L or U1000L?

    Mike, you are right about the "under licence production" but hey they used the Steyr blueprints, so you basicaly get a Steyr (very similar to the 4x4 MAN 2000 which was made by Steyr too). If you wait a few years it should be possible to import some 12M18 legaly (25 years limit) bye, Werner...
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    Which is better for expedition camper U1300L or U1000L?

    Sorry Mike but here i have to disagree - the Steyr 12M18 was build with little mods (Allison automatic trans, not sure about the engine) for the US military (new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles) and according to a friend who has driven it its a great truck...
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    Which is better for expedition camper U1300L or U1000L?

    A well constructed camper box in 2m by 3m comes with interior to 1000 - 1300 kg. For this you need a good constructed 3 point mounting frame (good constructed means some calculation on the framework and not throwing in steel to make it solid enough), box itself build from 50 mm sandwich panels...
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