Maranda Slide In / Just Cut a Hole in the Roof for a Vent

#1
Just got a used Maranda camper for my Tacoma. Before this, I had Northern Light and before that, a 4WC.

This is a new, more simple and much lighter option for me @ 440 pounds. Plus, it doubles as more space for work without concern I'm going to damage or scratch something.

Anyways, I needed some ventilation so I traced the outline of the vent. Happened to have a drill bit roughly the same angle as the edges so used that for the corners. Then went to town with a sawsall. All went well. It rained last night and no leaks.
 

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#2
Congratulations on the acquisition and the lack of leaks !

Looks very nice and interested to see how you outfit the interior...

Will you be adding some windows as well ?
 
#4
Sweet! I was wondering if that could be done!

Maranda says that it's not designed to fit on a Tacoma though? Any issues fitting it in?
 
#5
I took the plunge and ordered today with the following options: front slider window, rear door windows, MaxxFan 7000, rear camera compatible with the truck screen. Can't wait to get it!
 
#6
I'm surprised these caps haven't been more popular as DIY campers.

I'm looking at them (used) and they are relatively cheap (less than 2k$ CAD). Add a cheap truck and camping gear and you're done!

The only thing I wish would be that getting a compatible flatbed for them be easier. To me the OEM bed is a waste of exterior storage space...
 
#7
Just got a used Maranda camper for my Tacoma. Before this, I had Northern Light and before that, a 4WC.

This is a new, more simple and much lighter option for me @ 440 pounds. Plus, it doubles as more space for work without concern I'm going to damage or scratch something.

Anyways, I needed some ventilation so I traced the outline of the vent. Happened to have a drill bit roughly the same angle as the edges so used that for the corners. Then went to town with a sawsall. All went well. It rained last night and no leaks.
I was in contact with Maranda and they where telling me that these aren't sdesigned with the Tacoma in mind.

any issues?