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#11 camper rich

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 04:52 AM

What year is your camper?  My 1998 Ranger II was built by the original Four Wheel Campers which became All Terrain Campers after the original company was sold in the early 2000's.  If yours is old enough it may have been built by the ATC guys.  The lift panels on my Ranger were 1/4" Luan Plywood.


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#12 JaSAn

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 02:41 AM

John,

re-sent 5 drawings


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Posted 13 December 2020 - 03:55 PM

John,

re-sent 5 drawings

sorry for the delay, i just sent you an email.

thanks for everything.


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#14 Ghetto Johnny

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 04:00 PM

Supposedly the new material of lifting panels are far more expensive now then even a couple of years ago. With shipping, i'm looking at $2K for parts then assemble/Install. Apparently there' also issues with an new parts going into a older camper.

The sellers lowered the price and I'll see what i'm getting myself into once i get it. Who know what other issues i run into.

When I redid my lift gates 5+ years ago I recall getting a quote for around $1200 for the lift panels and associated parts. I called FWC and ATC and IIRC they were in the same ball park with the price.

 

In the end I just made my lift panels out of EMT conduit ~$100 for everything. Call Four Wheel Campers or All Terrain Campers and talk to them. They are a great resource. 


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#15 Kolockum

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 04:13 PM

Supposedly the new material of lifting panels are far more expensive now then even a couple of years ago. With shipping, i'm looking at $2K for parts then assemble/Install. Apparently there' also issues with an new parts going into a older camper.

The sellers lowered the price and I'll see what i'm getting myself into once i get it. Who know what other issues i run into.

 

Ouch. These campers are pretty bomb proof and relatively easy to work on. As long as the vinyl is in good condition I doubt you could go wrong. 


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Posted 14 December 2020 - 01:59 AM

went back and looked at the camper after some Wander Searching. so far it definitely needs a lifting panel system and potentially Vinyl repairs/replacement. i'll know more when i pick it up this week, get it home and start cleaning it out.

Ouch. These campers are pretty bomb proof and relatively easy to work on. As long as the vinyl is in good condition I doubt you could go wrong. 

I have to set up some camper tie downs in the truck before i pick it up. 40 mile trip home.

hopefully I can get something going with it before full blown winter.

Ski Season is close and Ski Patrol will take all of my spare time. ha ha


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Posted 19 December 2020 - 02:09 AM

camper is purchased and home now.

started a clean out/tear down. 

the base seems to be top notch , just the top canvas/lifting issues.

taking measurements on the roof for replacement lifting panels or EMT tubing.

decisions decisions, 


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