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Old 06-03-2017, 10:46 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Bump. Just curious how it's going?

I came across some pics (from 2012) that reminded me of your stuff:

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Old 06-03-2017, 05:40 PM   #27 (permalink)
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THAT reminded you of my stuff?

Not sure how to take that....



Things are slow. The market is tough, and the actual cost of building such custom campers is proving to be very difficult to swallow for would be customers.

Most outfits that are (seemingly) doing okay in this business are spending GOBS of money in marketing. Attending an RV/Trade show alone, as a vendor, can cost upwards of 6-10K, and many companies are hitting ALL the shows.

Good reason why you see $75k campers that really are not anything special They are chasing their own ass to turn a profit, as they are in deep in marketing, tooling, and equipment.

I refuse to do that. It simply isn't us.
Not spending that much allows us to offer the service at, literally, a fraction of the cost.

Still, it is still a lot of money, and we are new. So the willingness to jump in with both feet is tough for would be customers.


We are stopping at the NW Overland Rally this year.
About the Northwest Overland Rally

Not as vendors, but we will be there. We will be traveling through to visit family near Klamath, so we figured we may as well stop by.

So we will be there with our camper on the old powerstroke.

Come by and say hello if you happen to be around
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Old 06-03-2017, 05:49 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Bump!

I might be looking to move the guts of my Fleedwood Angler to a new carcass. Do you have a ballpark price for a shell? The one I have now is for both a 6 foot and 8 foot bed and I'd like to keep that feature. I can get dimensions and other requirements if needed. I've reframed most of this camper already but don't really think it will last. Would be nice to swap everything to a clam shell design.

Great work!

So sorry I missed this. Seems I didnt have the thread notification set up right.... probably still dont

I could certainly build you a new shell. I hate tossing numbers around without doing much actual calculation, but a new shell would probably be in the 18-22k range.

Again, sorry I missed your post. Hopefully quoting your post will pop us as a notification for you. And hopefully you are still interested

Let me know

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Old 06-03-2017, 06:16 PM   #29 (permalink)
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OP, I know that you have said that you cannot do the marketing of a big company, but I think you should go to next years Overland Expo in northern Arizona. Flagstaff? I think you would find buyers there. Unfortunately it just happened.

What happened to your TJ camper project?
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Old 06-03-2017, 06:42 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Thanks, I was hoping to hit the expo in flagstaff, but it simply didnt pan out.

Jeep camper? That one hit a wall of reality.

Little TJ is enough of a handful on the highway without adding 800 lbs, and elevating the center of gravity.

So its still a concept. Its doable, just dont think is worth the trouble.

VERY good reason peeps go the RTT or small trailer for Jeeps
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Old 06-04-2017, 01:02 PM   #31 (permalink)
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THAT reminded you of my stuff?

Not sure how to take that....
As a compliment, of course! Green iron is the best.

That popup isn't a commo shelter, it's custom built to look like one.

Here's why it reminded me:

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Old 03-25-2018, 07:48 AM   #32 (permalink)
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hows business? have you built any more units? I followed the build on your prototype and I was impressed with the quality. I could be in the market for a flatbed camper by the end of the year. Ill shoot you an email to talk about that though. Figured I'd give the thread a bump while I was thinking about it.
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I've been thinking about building out a Sportsmobile type van for a few years, not for a full on month long Expo right now but maybe a week at max. Then I saw the XP Campers and read your build thread and got to thinking about adapting your stuff to a cutaway van chassis.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:02 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Your pics are dead...I hope the business isnt!

I saw this on FB from SEMA. It reminded me of your Jeep idea, even if it's not popup.
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Hey, are you going to build one for those dumb Jeep trucks? Thats a whole level of, um, "marketable con$umer" above the JK owners.
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