Truck Camper Construction Resources
Here we’ve assembled a list of the components used during the construction of our camper. We’ll continue to add resources as the build-out progresses.
Camper & Vehicle Details
Truck: Toyota Tundra (2008), Double-cab, TRD
Camper: Four Wheel Campers Hawk shell. “Silver Spur” interior, standard white exterior. Purchased December 2014. Received March 2015.
We added the following options to the basic shell model:
-Mechanical Camper Jacks $695
-Solar wiring plug on camper roof $50
-Powered roof vent fan $295
-Front opening window $195
-Side awning $795
-Yakima ‘tracks only’ on roof $340
-Exterior LED lighting $250
-Thermal pack (an additional insulating layer) $475
-Silver spur interior (grey fabric and grey flooring) $250
-Aux battery wiring only w/separator $235
In March 2016 we added:
-Gas strut roof lift assist (40lb each on both front and back).
Camper Shell Build Out
The Silver Spur interior option comes with dark grey flooring, fabric, and laminate (tabletops/cabinet faces). During the build we needed to source all three, although we ended up not using the silver spur fabric.
Silver Spur Fabric: Dovetail Greystone.
I found an online source for the fabric but ultimately the price was prohibitively expensive so we went for a charcoal fabric (from a local upholsterer) for our dinette cushions.
FourWheel Campers will also make matching cushions but they were pretty expensive.
In hindsight, I wish I’d just ordered the foam from a dealer and made the cushions myself. Even with a cheaper fabric they were quite costly and I felt like the end product wasn’t worth the money. A piece of advice we received: make sure all of your cushions have a removable and washable exterior. You’ll want to launder the food and dirt stains that will accumulate as a result of life on the road.
Silver Spur Vinyl Flooring: Flexitec Planet #698 Marble “Black” Sheet Vinyl.
It took me months to find the correct match for the flooring. I could have probably called FWC…but that seemed a bit awkward.
We needed the sheet vinyl as we ended up installing a step under the table. This was helpful for two reasons: 1) it gave us more storage (always a good thing) and 2) the height between the benches and the floor was much more comfortable for folks sitting at the table.
Silver Spur table & cabinet laminate: Formica Laminate Dogbone Store (matte).
We purchased ours at Lowes, although it may no longer be available there. At the time, it was priced at $1.82 per square foot and available in the following sizes:
Fridge: Novakool 3800 3.5 cubic feet
Table Pedestal: Springfield 3-Stage Air-Powered Table Pedestal, bought from Overton’s.