THIS IS WAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
I can make a complete truck camper for you. It can consist of the following items:
- the frame
- the outer shell
- inner shell
- roof hatch
- service hatch
- Interior design
- number and size of beds and seats
- cooking and washing facilities
- clean and waste water tanks
- lighting, USB ports, 12V ports and other electricity
- solar panels and charge current controller
- gas detector
- Fire extinguisher
- gas bottle with connections
- mattress and sofa cushions (in consultation)
- set-up and drop-off system
- fixing system
Usually I don't make a toilet and shower room, but I can always reserve a space for, for example, a port a potti.
Of course, the camper is waterproof. I do this, depending on the construction, with epoxy resin and/or fiberglass mats. As a finish, I can paint the unit with transparent or colored lacquer or have it sprayed by a third party.
In order to be able to make a quote, it is useful to know which facilities you do or do not want. For example, you can say: I only want to add the outer shell with moving and fixing system, or various parts added or of course the complete package.
For the price of the complete package look at the rates page.
how does this truck camper work?
Well, for most people this is a completely new concept of going on an adventure.
When using a truck camper, you have to take into account, for example, the permitted weight for your vehicle. A truck camper does not fall under the motorhome rules, but is seen as a load on your vehicle! So apart from the allowed maximum weight, it gives a lot of freedom in building (of course I want to meet the safety regulations that are required for a camper for safety reasons). This also means that you do not have to meet the road tax requirements that are set for a motorhome. You can also drive all year round.
Standard drop-off units are "dropped off" at the campsite, so that you can do your shopping without your truck camper. This is not necessary with my camper units: it is so lightweight and aerodynamic that you can go get fresh croissants without hassle.
With a multiplex unit that is slightly aerodynamic, the comfortable maximum driving speed is around 100 km/h; with my last woodstrip camper unit, based on a boat shape, I can easily reach 130 km/h. Purely to indicate how aerodynamic the latter is, because I prefer to drive a little more calmly during a holiday trip.
The black truck camper weighs 570 kg. This includes the complete interior, 20L of water, 1 heavy battery, refrigerator and solar panel.
The woodstrip truck camper weighs 380 kg. This includes the complete interior, 2 heavy batteries, refrigerator and 2 solar panels.
Extra weight is of course determined by the amount of potatoes, clothing, travel books and people :-).
how to get the truck camper on and off your truck?
This can be done in several ways.
With a forklift.
This may sound crazy, but actually this is the fastest and constructive wise the most simple way to put your truck camper on your car. Not everyone has a forklift, so continue with option 2....
With a hoist installation.
This can be like I have at home with lifting eyes and chain pulleys. But just like with option 1, you need a lot of space for this. With the same lifting eyes on the motorhome unit, you could also call in an acquaintance with a crane or forklift.
With adjustable feet.
Most other truck camper builders use hydraulic or non-hydraulic jacks.
For all three systems, you must first have the motorhome unit high enough so that you can drive your car under it, after which you lower the truck camper unit onto your car.
how to fix the camper to the truck?
Again, there's more than one solution.
Install guide rails in your cargo bed.
For this you have to weld or drill holes in your loading platform. It is an easy and very solid mounting method. You do lose some usable height in your truck camper.
You can of course secure straps around the unit under your car, after all it is seen as cargo by the tax authorities ;-).
Of course, on a smaller scale you could also secure the camper unit to the mounting eyes of the car with a kind of tension strap or wire gland.
Bolts and nuts.
This is a fairly invasive method because you have to drill a number of holes in your truckbody. Then I fix the truck amper to the chassis of the car with threaded rod hooks and nuts.
Of course you can also screw or even weld the unit to the chassis or in your cargo box. This seems more appropriate to me if you are going to travel through Africa for a year. This also means that you can have me make a fixed camper unit on a chassis of, for example, a small van!
what does it cost me?
A great adventure cannot be expressed in euros.
But…. the truck camper has to be paid anyway :-)
For a “standard bulky white” model you pay between € 20,000 and € 40,000 at another supplier. Then you have an unimaginative “plastic box” on the back of your car. Because these are often not specifically made for 1 car model, they are also a 15-25 cm blank space between the chassis and your truck camper.
I let my truck campers match your vehicle perfectly, so you hardly lose any space. This also provides a better streamline.
To be able to give a price indication: a fully custom-made, unique, fully equipped truck camper based on plywood, excluding the mounting and removal system, costs from €25.000,-
For a very labour-intensive woodstrip camper unit with an aerodynamic boat shape, you should think of a starting price of €40.000,-