Xpedition Camper out of Minnesota

Hoefler

Supporting Sponsor: Haf Xpedition Camper
#1
All aluminum 1-ton truck mounted off road camper will debut in Flagstaff in May. Designed and built by seasoned industrial engineers using the latest manufacturing techniques. Built with 600 watt solar capability, non propane heat and air, all baltic Birch plywood interior. Body designed with thermal breaks. Interior is of hygenic design and construction. Price point similar to a conventional RV.

www.xpeditioncamper.com
 

Hoefler

Supporting Sponsor: Haf Xpedition Camper
#5
Pictures coming very soon. First up is the flatbed unit. Its in laser cut and forming right now. Pricing-its coming in and its good. Think Trek bikes in the early 80's-super quality at a price most college kids could afford.
Pete
 

Hoefler

Supporting Sponsor: Haf Xpedition Camper
#10
20160322_112126_resized copy.jpg View attachment 336143 Did an initial testing of our three point sub frame. Looks as though the truck frame can flex greatly without any flex making it to sub frame. The rear pivot mount is secured to clip angles that bolt through frame. Some pivoting is noted here at full deflection. This is critical to reduce the chance of binding original frame and allowing its full free movement. The main pivot allows for up to 10 degrees of flex either way. The clip angle mount appears to allow some movement as well. Note how the front is secured-bolts over springs that screw into existing frame drilled and tapped holes. We did not notice much compression of these springs at full flex.
At this point of full flex, the front wheel of truck was just starting to come off floor.
We did observe clearance at every fixed object on truck frame at full flex. Looks like we have a nice functioning sub frame at an economical cost.
Note the clips that extend beyond sub frame-these pick up mount spots on camper shell. More to come.
Pete
 

Hoefler

Supporting Sponsor: Haf Xpedition Camper
#12
Are you building a typical flat bed for the camper to sit on or fixing the camper directly to the subframe?
The one shown is for mounting the camper shell directly to the three point frame that attaches to truck frame. We are also doing the same shell but with four point ISO corner hold downs. This camper then quick attaches to flatbed that is secured to our three point frame. We think more people will be interested in this offering, especially for those with 3/4 and 1/2 ton pick ups. Flatbeds on pick ups offer more day to day utility. Adding a camper onto the bed is easy.
The camper we have under construction right now is 12 foot long, 80 wide and tall. Empty weight of shell is coming in at 1,200 pounds-pretty light weight. Pick up flatbed models shell weight is less than 900 pounds.
Pete
 

Hoefler

Supporting Sponsor: Haf Xpedition Camper
#13
Photos show the floor coming together. We are using 3" aluminum to support the floor. We will weld a 1/4" thick aluminum one piece floor over this. The entire floor will be resistant to external forces. Ballistic materials can be added on underside for next level protection. The other photo shows the bottom side of our roof coming along. The large rectangular holes mates to a skylight. Girts on bottom allow for attaching interior sheating. They also act to stiffen roof assembly.
Pete