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#1 BaileyJ

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:25 PM

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Scored the Black Friday deal of a lifetime!
 
Friday 11/23/18, I purchased an almost-new 2018 Four Wheel Campers - Raven (Shell) in Bonners Ferry, ID.  When I picked up my truck in December of 2017 I had intentions of adding a camper of some kind.  Moving to Colorado put that plan on hold but not for very long.  I'm excited to "build" this thing and make it more comfortable for travel.  
 
 

2018 - Four Wheel Campers - Raven (Shell)

- Forced Air Furnace w/ Thermostat and Propane Tanks

- Glass Top Flush Mount 2 Burner Propane Stove

- Power Roof Vent Fan

- Standard Roof Vent

- Group 24 battery w/ smart isolator

 

 

... I decided to add a few things

 

 

Electrical
 
 
Interior Storage & Organization
FrontRunner Outfitter Flat Pack (x1) - Toiletries & Misc. Cords
Blue Ridge Overland Gear - Toiletries Bag (kept inside flat pack)
- Custom "Stealth Camping" Platform
- Storage Under Platform
 
 
Misc. Interior
- Coleman 30° Sleeping Bag
- Custom Tabletop via SoloArtist
 
 
Misc. Exterior
- 5gal Scepter Can w/ Spigot
- Yakima Track System

 

 

... Might add a few more things down the road

 

 

Future Plans

- Additional Battery

- Baja Designs Scene/Area Lighting

- MAXTRAX Mount

- Window Tint

- ???


 


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#2 longhorn1

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 09:00 PM

Awesome. Keep the photos coming. Are you going to build seating?
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Posted 25 November 2018 - 10:14 PM

Awesome. Keep the photos coming. Are you going to build seating?

 

I'm thinking of putting one of the extra cushions on top of the Dometic fridge.  Planning on putting it under the cab window.  It will be a nice bench seat and I'll keep the other cushion near the passenger-side window.

 

Waiting on it to ship (currently backordered)


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#4 longhorn1

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 10:36 PM

There is a great FWC Facebook site. Both WTW and FWC Owners Facebook have a wealth of information.
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:28 PM

It's great to see another shell build.

 

I wanted to keep things simple in my build. I added some house ottomans that have storage in them for a seating area. It's nice because I didn't loose any floor space since mine are up on the wheel area. The main reason I did this was to have the ability to look out of the top windows. Something to consider. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. 

 

Here is a short/crappy video of my build. 


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#6 BaileyJ

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:12 AM

It's great to see another shell build.

 

I wanted to keep things simple in my build. I added some house ottomans that have storage in them for a seating area. It's nice because I didn't loose any floor space since mine are up on the wheel area. The main reason I did this was to have the ability to look out of the top windows. Something to consider. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. 

 

Here is a short/crappy video of my build. 

 

 

I watched both of your videos about 50 times before picking up my shell!  Love how you've kept everything simple and very practical.  I'll be losing a little bit of floor space with the fridge, but It'll turn the bench into an L-shape seating area.  

 

Have Solar and a weBoost on order.  Hope to have them installed in the next 3-4 weeks. 


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:50 AM

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Can you tell me about the folding table in your video.....looks to be on window side at front ?

 

Many thanks

 

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:37 PM

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Can you tell me about the folding table in your video.....looks to be on window side at front ?

 

Many thanks

 

David Graves

 

 

Not trying to hijack BaileyJ's awesome topic so I'll keep my response short. 

 

Basically, all I did was mount a small table on top of the window area(attached to the wood wall). Not much room to work with but I used some folding supports that I purchased off amazon. The table top was salvaged from an older table. Although the location works perfect for me I need to reinforce the supports that attach to the camper. Not the strongest area to mount to but the table holds items that aren't heavy. 


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:43 PM

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I also wanted to share something else, here is a table top that I had my friend Todd (@soloartist) make for me.  I asked for something with the mountains and desert and he exceeded my expectations.  So stoked with how this turned out!  Perfect workspace :)
 
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More interior shots to come ^ 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:40 AM

Added a Dometic CFX65W Fridge to the camper underneath the cab window.  This forms an L-shape seat with the passenger-side bench.  I had Off-Grid Engineering install a Blue Sea panel which powers the fridge and gives me extra power ports. It also has a voltmeter which is nice since my shell doesn't have one. 
 
Note:  The toilet is moving back to its original location
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I wanted to be able to work on the road and have enough space for the laptop or two people to casually eat.  A Lagun table was a must for having maximum usable space and being able to maintain a somewhat open floor plan. 
 
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Ozzy Approves ^

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