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Friday, March 12, 2021

A Box Truck Camper - Repost

  Well I see what I wrote for this post didn’t show up.  I am very sorry about that.
Here is a repost.

This was parked outside of the grocery store when I came out.  These box trucks are popular to build into a camper van for they have straight sides and ninety degree corners.  Much easier to insulate and cover walls, install cabinets and counters plus you can stand up in them.  People will remove the roll-up door in back and build a wall for a standard swing out door.  And too people cut a walkway in the cab between the seats to enter the living area without having to do so from outside. This guy had these HUGE solar panels installed on the side.  Why?  Maybe the roof had a skylight roof like UPS trucks have.  The panels were securely attached so it would be difficult to remove.


 Most of these trucks are retired U-Haul trucks with the lettering removed before sale.  This as you can see was not.  He may have wanted to leave the lettering in place so he could “stealth camp” on city streets.  Or maybe he just got the truck and took off leaving the cold of Montana and will fix it all up when he returns home.


5 comments:

  1. A friend created a box-truck camper with a big rack on the back for his BMW motorcycle. That was in the 70s.

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    1. Barbara, check the post again as what I wrote didn’t show up. Sorry.

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  2. Do you suppose the roof lets light in, like a UPS truck? No windows seems dismal. And do you think the solar panels are on the side for storage while traveling?

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    1. John, what I wrote up didn’t show up in the post. I redid it and this will cover your questions. Sorry. And yes, windows are put in on the sides by some folk. The solar panels were securely attached so he wasn’t taking them off to set up in the sun. He’d always have to park with that side facing south.

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  3. Seen that done here, one guy toured France in his. That one looks like it has been in the wars

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