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#261 goinoregon

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 02:24 PM

Thx for your feedback on the interior paneling. very much appreciated.  i didnt want to bother atc with a bunch of newbie questions.

i am putting together a list of questions, but figure i will do that once i give them a  $ deposit - i am sure they have plenty to do these days.  marty did send me a note about lead times - 6 months

thx again

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 12:13 AM

Just put my $ deposit in for an ATC Ocelot shell.  your build write up helped with my decision to go with ATC.  i am going with a shell, and will do a minimal interior, with solar to handle the fridge and lights, etc..

only negative, is that delivery is months out.  but thats good for atc.   will give me the fall/winter to figure out my interior. 


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#263 ski3pin

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 12:19 AM

Just put my $ deposit in for an ATC Ocelot shell.  your build write up helped with my decision to go with ATC.  i am going with a shell, and will do a minimal interior, with solar to handle the fridge and lights, etc..

only negative, is that delivery is months out.  but thats good for atc.   will give me the fall/winter to figure out my interior. 

Congrats on your new camper. The wait will be over before you know it. Enjoy! :)


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Posted 19 August 2020 - 02:11 PM

Just put my $ deposit in for an ATC Ocelot shell.  your build write up helped with my decision to go with ATC.  i am going with a shell, and will do a minimal interior, with solar to handle the fridge and lights, etc..

only negative, is that delivery is months out.  but thats good for atc.   will give me the fall/winter to figure out my interior. 

You’re going to be very pleased with your ATC.  Wonderful people to work with, great campers!


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Posted 23 August 2020 - 03:08 PM

Is it possible to see a photo of the bed slider without the cushions (photo of the hardware)?  We have a 2012 panther that we would like to install a slider to the bed.  


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#266 ski3pin

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Posted 27 August 2020 - 09:46 PM


Is it possible to see a photo of the bed slider without the cushions (photo of the hardware)?  We have a 2012 panther that we would like to install a slider to the bed.  

 

Camper Slider

 

Wander the West member tct requested information on the design and components of the cabover slider that increases the bed space. Ours is a narrow camper and we sleep north/south (parallel to the camper length) and therefore require a longer slider. Other campers are wide enough where the occupants can sleep east/west and require a shorter slider if you wish to increase bed width.

 

The slider is constructed of 5/8" plywood with 3/4" thick of solid oak along the front edge.

 

 

 

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The oak is notched to pull out along oak frame rails (braces) mounted with screws into the camper framing.

 

 

 

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The slider pulls out to a bump that keeps it from overextending.

 

 

 

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The bump is usually a small rubber pad with a screw down the center. Instead, I installed ebony end stops with the inside edge faced with felt.

 

 

 

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When pulled out, the slider plywood overlaps the cabover board by approximately 6" for support.

 

 

 

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The slider side braces (oak) top edge is flush with the cabover.

 

 

 

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Detailed photos of both slide braces.

 

 

 

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I hope this helps with needed details.


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