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Affordable or customizable composite campers

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#1 brock



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:58 AM

Seems like all the composite options (Hallmark and overland explorer are what I'm familiar with) are really expensive and come with all the options. Is there any company out there making composite shells? I called overland explorer and they said they won't customize or strip out options. I just want a composite camper with a bed, heater, power and I'll build the rest to my needs. I can't find anything out there though.
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#2 smlobx


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 12:50 AM

The Hallmark  EXC is a pretty stripped down camper if that works for you...



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 01:07 AM

Most of these companies will build you a camper how ever you want it. Maybe make a few calls directly to them.



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 06:51 AM

I have Total composites bookmarked. Shell only. Flat pak; assembled overseas; DIY or thru a partner.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 12:24 AM

^ So I finally went onto FB and looked at Total's page. My take away is a eurocentric model and ideal to the products and that the camper bodies are mostly orientated to larger overland rigs than the typical small slide in pop up. None of this particularly suits me.


However they are local company and I do wish them well. I note that they are offering a mostly assembled box kit for the Ford Transit for under 19K USD, 22.5 CAD. Not my platform of choice at this time - even with AWD - but it is the kind of kit that I'd be interested in, esp assembled. And it's a decent panel thickness at a reasonable price.





I'm with brock, if there's more of these shells out there I'd love to know ...

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 05:29 AM

I have been seeing those composite panels popping up in several different industries. There is also a guy building a camper body for Tacomas with them. Here a link to his youtube video


Those panels are laminated with a fairly strong and light weight core. After doing some research I found that they also make a wide arrangement of corner brackets with a C channel on both sides to join different panels together. Then you use an epoxy glue to secure them. It looked simple to put together. 


I am trying to find the websites that I found the information on. Unfortunately I remember most of them were either Mandarin with broken English or no English at all.

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