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Posted: 02/17/12 08:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Budster started down this path when he made the interlocking truck camper stand using sheet plywood.

I'll bet that he never even dreamed that so much could be accomplished with just a few more cuts, some carefull measuring, and someone to demonstrate the way things work.

I'm happy that the post will help peoples immaginations run wild...

it might suggest nice storage for the back seat of your crew cab truck... easy up, easy down when you need the seats for guests


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It's a great accomplishment in compact design. I think it works though because the back of their car has a large square volume within a compact space (CAR) to stack and play Rubik’s Cube with. In the TC, we have already set space for storage. You could make something that would fit in a cabinet but adjustable shelves would work well too most of the time. Perhaps a TC manufacturer will develop something within a cabinet space based upon this type of design concept.


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Cant help but note that they didnt get a blond to do the demo


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my son is thinking of building a pull trailer with a tent on top to tow behind his little pick-up so he can boondock at his favorite fishing hole, this would be a great idea for him. We could build this ourselves.


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I like the concept, there was a LOT of thought and trial and error in that thing. I hope it succeeds


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Posted: 02/17/12 11:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If gas prices keep going up a Swiss Room in a Box and a small all wheel drive car may become the TC of the future.

Come to think about however I'm not sure if it would ever catch on the the rainy northwest.


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GMCPU53 wrote:

The multi locking pieces remind me of a building set out of slotted plastic we got for the grandkids. Thanks for posting the link. I'm sure it will give some members an idea or two ... just a few ideas can turn into a bunch of improvements for all our rigs

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This is where fabrication starts...new Ideas!!!
I am sure we will see something made here on this forum from this.


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Wow, that's very clever.

To make it work it would need to be made of very strong but light materials. All those interlocking parts offer a lot of points where the components could fail after a being used a few times in the real world.

It works very well in that demonstration video, but it looks like it has been built to the dimensions and squareness of that Skoda Rooomster, which for a small vehicle has a very spacious interior more like a small van (like those little Transit Connects they now sell in the US). The arrangement for the bed makes use of the fact that the Roomster's back seats fold down completely flat with its rear load bed - that isn't the case in many small cars where the folded seat backs remain angled or sit higher than the rear load floor.

Note that the Roomster is a front wheel drive car hence able to have such a spacious rear. Skoda do a 4x4 version called the Yeti, but being 4x4 they may have had to compromise that flat load space at the back that this camping solution makes use of.

However, it is a great idea for those with limited storage space at home and want to make use of their car for camping. I hope they succeed with the product.

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