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Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby biugueits » Sun May 08, 2011 7:32 pm

Hi Everybody!

I'm newbie here and i'm so glad to be a member of this forum.

I've talked a little about myself in another presentation post and now, i would like to talk a little about my way of driving and leisure: my truck camper.

It is a entirely homemade truck camper that me and my wife used to make our travels around South America.

We built a camper based on some Internet pics projects, making some changes to better suit our needs. This way, the camper was similar to the original design, but optimized for us.

It's all homemade, using lightweight materials, thermal insulation, cooking equipment and hygiene (toilet, shower, etc...), double bed over the cab and many other features.

Here are some photos of the trip we did last Christmas:

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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby JEM » Sun May 08, 2011 9:42 pm

Wow! Talk about well traveled! Great job!!!
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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby Wannabe » Mon May 09, 2011 9:16 pm

Biugueits,
Do you know what geological offity caused the strange boulders in picture nimber 12? Very strange looking rocks.
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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby biugueits » Tue May 10, 2011 8:34 pm

Wannabe wrote:Biugueits,
Do you know what geological offity caused the strange boulders in picture nimber 12? Very strange looking rocks.
Bob



In fact, I have no idea about the geological origin of rocks :mrgreen: ... but it is very strange and beautiful. AMAZING!

The impression one gets is that rocks came rolling down the slope until the middle of the valley, where the road is currently.

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To get an idea of the location of the valley, he sits in the middle of the Andean highlands, between the villages of Susques and San Antonio de los Cobres, on Route 40, road map marked by the red line:

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The stones are truly great ... enormous! The truck looks tiny next to them.

Compare the size of my wife by one of them:

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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby islandpiper » Wed May 11, 2011 8:29 am

I'm guessing that if the government built the road there, they bought gravel and crushed rock after taking a series of public bids and then hauled it in from someplace. piper
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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby Kayak Jack » Mon May 16, 2011 9:00 pm

Those rocks are truly magnificent. I've a geologist friend who would likely spend a week or three there on each one.
You mentioned a shower in your camper. Looks a bit cramped for that, but it also sounds like you've "optimized" the inside a lot.
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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby WDfrmTN » Tue May 17, 2011 5:34 pm

biugueits wrote:Hi Everybody!
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WELCOME!
(Hey! I seen dat rock fall on Wile E. Coyote!
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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby biugueits » Tue May 17, 2011 5:43 pm

Kayak Jack wrote: You mentioned a shower in your camper. Looks a bit cramped for that, but it also sounds like you've "optimized" the inside a lot.


Hello again Jack! :mrgreen:

Really, we have a bathroom in our camper. It is a modular bathroom, the kind that would assemble and disassemble after use. When not in use is closed like a small Cabinet... when in use, the doors and the cabinet cover serve as the structure and the bathroom walls.

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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby Kayak Jack » Wed May 18, 2011 9:55 am

Lots of engineering and practical ideas included in that rig.
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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby WDfrmTN » Wed May 18, 2011 7:44 pm

Man, that looks like high-end production work!
GOOD JOB!
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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby hairymick01 » Wed May 18, 2011 8:04 pm

Welcome aboard Daniel!

I enjoyed your images very much. Thank you for sharing them. :D What an amazing continent!

Mate, your camper is magnificent. An outstanding buildup and something many of us could only aspire to. Well done.
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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby biugueits » Wed May 18, 2011 9:37 pm

hairymick01 wrote:Welcome aboard Daniel!

I enjoyed your images very much. Thank you for sharing them. :D What an amazing continent!

Mate, your camper is magnificent. An outstanding buildup and something many of us could only aspire to. Well done.


Thanks hairymick01!

I'm glad you enjoyed our work... involved a lot of sweat, hard work and inspiration, but all with great joy and satisfaction because we are doing what we like.

Anyone can have the same result... is just to want (and have a little skill) :mrgreen:

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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby biugueits » Wed May 18, 2011 9:44 pm

WDfrmTN wrote:Man, that looks like high-end production work!
GOOD JOB!


Thanks buddy!

Actually, the truck camper is not completely finished... the bathroom's pictures that I posted are just one example look like when finished... the result will be almost the same.

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Re: Brazilian Homemade Truck Camper

Postby N8VNYer » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:10 pm

your talents are truly remarkable, I am interested in building a simular project.
How long did this take you and your wife to build?
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