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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: Let me see your tin top campers! Reply with quote

I know this is a bit of an oddball topic, but I'm planning on putting some camper-y bits in my Syncro (stove, fridge, water, propane,
aux battery, etc). I understand it's easy to just pop Westy cabinets in, but I am not a huge fan of the weight or arrangement of the storage. When it warms up, I'll be making a detailed SketchUp model of the interior to plan my cabinets. I'm also imagining a potable water tank in the spare tire carrier and some other goodies.

But enough about my ideas, I want to see what you guys have done! From the simple to the elaborate, from modded Westy cabinets to fully custom setups, I would love to see what can be accomplished without an existing factory camper setup to build from. Campers from scratch!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you want 'Let me see your custom camper interiors'. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at installing permanent cabinets, but I like the idea of removing the camping gear and putting the jump seat back in for day trips skiing, hauling kids, or lumber.

I put together this thing with everything sourced at Home Depot and Bed Bath & Beyond. It has an Olympian Wave 6 aux heater, 10lb propane tank secured inside behind the gray water tank, single burner stove on top for boiling water for coffee/oatmeal, sink, CO detector, extra fire extinguisher, and attached are 2 tray tables for the kiddos in the back bench seat. We stow the blue water jug when moving.

I do have a Country Homes pop-top, but I don't put it up if it's really cold and there's only 2 of us camping.

Mountain Smith storage cubes have been really handy, they fit perfect under the rear bench seat when the bed is folded out. Much more flexible than cabinets.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of good ideas in this thread
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! I like removable, the idea of being able to use it as a passenger vehicle when I have a crew of paraglider pilots and wings to shuttle around is appealing. I'm trying to figure out how I could lay down a wood floor but retain the mounts for the middle seat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blueconundrum wrote:
Nice! I like removable, the idea of being able to use it as a passenger vehicle when I have a crew of paraglider pilots and wings to shuttle around is appealing. I'm trying to figure out how I could lay down a wood floor but retain the mounts for the middle seat.


I did a pergo floor and made a removable center section that I can take out to slide in the middle seat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I have the westy crap in mine. No fridge and I will be hooking up the stove to a small bottle.The grand plan is to redo all of it in a nice wood with a blond stain and some embedded art. I am also running 17" BRM's lowered on Weitec springs.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:12 am    Post subject: tin top camper Reply with quote

Blue Bay Bus This is my tin top camper. TF-49 and most of a camper interior. Sun roof has a full width bed so no water tank, new one under sink. We love it, have no need for a pop top. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did this to solve my lack of space/kitchenette issue...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to a few more ideas.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wise man once told me "Travel light young man".

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Food and Utensils Storage, Engel Fridge.
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I usually carry a milk crate with 2) 2.5 gallons of water that gets set outside when we camp. Coleman stove goes on a table outside.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tintop works great for me, also nice when stealth camping.

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(a bit messy)
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump... there has to be more out there. I just tinted my windows, made more colorful curtains and made some thermal window covers. I'm really wanting to make all new cabinets/storage... I want more ideas and inspiration Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's something a little different for ya... (white one in the back)

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It's a 91 Transporter with a Tepui Ayer roof tent. Got a Bus Depot XL awning and rear add-a-room. Added 15amp shore power with a GoWesty hookup, GFCI outlet/2nd outlet w/USB hookups, and currently building a storage cabinet behind the driver's seat for cooking/cleaning on bottom/clother storage on top. Also has a passenger seat swivel and I'm working on a dual battery setup with isolator and a ProSport8 dual bank charger. Me and my lady sleep on the Zbed with a 2" foam topper and the yutes setup camp on the 2nd floor in the Ayer (which has a 3" mattress and is wired for 12V lights). Hope to have the cabinet finished by Natty Bus. Will take pics when it's done.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few closer pics when we were testing the setup....

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing to see here....... except for my Zbed from wayout salvage! thanks for shipping to Florida Daryl!!
(sorry for the messy sleeping pic, you try camping with the wife and a 5year old boy in a tintop!!) Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really a camper, but I sure camp in it. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice stuff... keep em coming!
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