I am excited to announce that I got a big 'ol dent in the side of my truck.
Yep, that's right, it gave me the excuse I needed to get what I've been eyeing for a long time now. I've been torn between scrapping it all and getting a new flatbed, but just couldn't justify it all...not now, anyway, and not all at once. So, what if this could be an incremental process instead of having to do it all at once? What if I could gain all of the function I needed?
With this setup, I get all of the function now without losing the ability to convert to a flatbed model FWC later on.
I get all my gear out of the "aisle pile" (back seat) and stored out of the way. Dirty gear, recovery gear, trash, etc. can all be kept out of the camper and out of the truck. No functionality loss by having a regular "tray" flatbed - I still get sides! Finally - and maybe most exciting - no more contortionist positions to check those darn turnbuckles!
Long story short, I am working with SherpTek to get this really dialed in for FWCs. So far we have removed the camper and bed to get precise measurements and ensure a perfect fit. Pics to come as the build progresses, but I'm sure looking forward to things being a little easier and a lot more organized.
No more of this:
The dent that started it all:
Getting to work on the solution:
Stay tuned for more pics as the build progresses!!
If you already have a flatbed with a slide-in, I would love to hear about the challenges or benefits that I haven't already realized!
Edited by thatsatechnique, 29 December 2018 - 01:35 AM.