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#11 Nimbl Vehicles

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:43 AM

If I were to design a pop-up for my specific needs and wants from the ground up, I would make the interior modular and user configurable. You don't see wood cabinets and marble countertops in the space shuttle or the ISS for a reason, it is a professional living and work space. These campers are used for recreation by most people but for some of us, they are for professional use in the field as in my case.

If I could re-arrange and swap out components on the fly and access nearly everything in the camper with a lot more ease, that would be incredible for what I use my current set up for. It could still have some comfortable appointments and accents, but be far more functional than they are now with a minimum of engineering.


It is partly modular and there is NO wood!! Period..
There is also no marble in any of my products... Kinda heavy..
Also no staples...
As DD said, you need a heater...
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:45 AM

I assume sleeping is front/back? Are you doing a pullout or a REALLY long cabover?

Cool product offering. Good call on making the base design for either a slide in or flatbed.


The bed is up against the ceiling...
You lower it when you need it
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:46 AM

Looks awesome. When are we going to see a prototype?


Later this summer..
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:56 AM

Nice camper Marc. Would like to see pictures of interior.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 02:30 AM

Makes sense on the heater, but that can be designed around as I am sure you have figured out. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. I think I am set for now, but in 5-10 years, I might have the money to change my rig a bit.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 02:36 AM

The bed is up against the ceiling...
You lower it when you need it


Roger, assuming a little clearance for bedding that is nice not to have to break down your bed each night. How long are you planning to make the cabover/how much intrusion into the camper is the bed when it is down?
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:48 PM

Roger, assuming a little clearance for bedding that is nice not to have to break down your bed each night. How long are you planning to make the cabover/how much intrusion into the camper is the bed when it is down?


About 70 inches.

So you have about 12 inches into the cabin.
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:55 PM

Marc, do you have some good final weight estimates?


The Shell is about 375 lbs.

I estimate the fully loaded camper WITH 25 Gallons of water will be around 900 lbs.
Depends on the beer load :D
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 02:45 PM

About 70 inches.

So you have about 12 inches into the cabin.


Nice number for the inside, it'll be interesting to see how that fits on a shorter cab truck though as that seems like long overhang. Always a trade off trying to cram things into a small design space.
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 02:50 PM

Nice number for the inside, it'll be interesting to see how that fits on a shorter cab truck though as that seems like long overhang. Always a trade off trying to cram things into a small design space.


On the 2nd gen taco the measurement is 80" from inside the bed to the windshield wipers.

But I can make all XPV2's to pretty much any size.
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