Truck Camper: Constructing the table and floor compartment
A quick recap: We started with an empty shell from Four Wheel Campers and built it out to accommodate two adults and two children.
The storage compartment is roughly 40″ long, the same as the dinette bench lengths.
The top is made of 3/4″ plywood and consisted of two pieces, attached together with hinges.
It can be opened by lifting the hinged door at the front. We are currently in the process of installing a small diesel heater. The black piping in the lower right is the heat output. More to come on the heater.
We’ll probably try to store heavy stuff in the storage compartment, although we’re limited by its shallow dimensions. It’s about 6 inches tall. Just tall enough for canned good…and beer. 🙂
More wiring (associated with the heater).
The lip is crafted of a curved metal piece that were originally on the benches of the shell model. We removed these prior to the build.
The back part of the platform, upon which the table is bolted, does not move. The sheet vinyl that we used to cover the platform (which is the same brand that came as the floor from the factory) can be found on the Construction Resources page.
We constructed two additional cabinet doors and a table out of dogbone laminate, the same material that Four Wheel Campers used on their cabinet faces. Again, hit up the Construction Resources page for links.
New cabinet door (lower right). The latch was repurposed from two narrow hanging cabinets that came with the original shell model.
Here are all the posts in this series.
Truck Camper Build