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Well after using my camper for a few years, it was time to fix the rooted wood areas.

My camper is a 1974 Cascade.
I got this camper for free.. I helped a buddy put an engine in his CJ and he gave me this.. It has worked great so far.. but it has seriously needed some work for a while.. so here goes.

This will be on going for a few weeks until I finish it.

Here are pics of it being used for wheeling trips in the past.





 

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After I ripped apart both sides I replaced the 1x2 and 1x3 main supports then layed the plywood up in place and braced it.. once that was all done I put all the exterior paneling back on.

and I have been trying to figure out the best way to seal the wood and new stuff.. I contacted Blaze and got some Al's Liner.. ( I got white)..So I taped off the top of camper and sprayed all the new wood and about a 4" strip around the sides.

After that I took some angle iron cut it to lenght, then Drilled holes in it so I could attach it to the new wood. I am trying to make better supports for the jacks and by running the angle iron it will spread the load along the entire camper.. not just the corners.

YOu can see the difference from bedliner vs not








 

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I did the same thing to a small pop up camper for parts of my build, and for the price of some plywood I have a great little throw around trailer from the frame. I used it today behind my wife's Kia Rio to bring a tracker rear axle home...
 

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I did the same thing to a small pop up camper for parts of my build, and for the price of some plywood I have a great little throw around trailer from the frame. I used it today behind my wife's Kia Rio to bring a tracker rear axle home...
ya a buddy of mine told me when done with pop up rip it apart and keep the frame.. so I may end up doing what you did.
 

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ya I do try some different things :)
I like it! Subscribed.

I'm interested to see how it turns out; I've considered a tip-out/canvas bed in the wall of my toterhome.

How about a framed covering for the opening that folds out flat (and in plane with the slide platform), hinged to the sliding platform, so you could have a Queen size bed instead of the single on the slide! :idea: Maybe some telescoping rods underneath to support it?
 

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I like it! Subscribed.

I'm interested to see how it turns out; I've considered a tip-out/canvas bed in the wall of my toterhome.

How about a framed covering for the opening that folds out flat (and in plane with the slide platform), hinged to the sliding platform, so you could have a Queen size bed instead of the single on the slide! :idea: Maybe some telescoping rods underneath to support it?
the tip out is what i wanted originally but I could not find them for sale.. and the biggest issue is always making the canvas.. Do you know where to buy the tip out one?
 
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