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Old 02-04-2015, 08:32 PM
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Glen-L DIY 9' Camper Cabover

Has anyone heard of this company? Are they still in existence? This is awesome!! Camper plans: Cascade design 9' truck camper



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That looks like it would weigh 5,000#. It's beautiful in clear wood though. Good luck
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Dry weight (estimated) 1400 lbs.
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Click over to their home page from that link you gave, they have an email listed, you may want to contact them for more info on those units.
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I found another page from this company that has a working link to an ordering page.

Glen-L RV Plans | Glen-L Boat Plans
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That's pretty cool. They have travel trailer plans too. I'd love to build one, especially since new ones are ridiculously priced.
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Very reputable company, most known for their excellent boat plans. I've worked on a couple of their boats with friends, and the plans, etc, were all great.

Also, you should be able to build that to be well under 1000lbs!
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I found another page from this company that has a working link to an ordering page.

Glen-L RV Plans | Glen-L Boat Plans
Thanks for the link! I was scared they were out of business. I emailed them this week and they promptly replied so it looks legit. Now to convince swmbo that we need a camper...
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That's pretty cool. They have travel trailer plans too. I'd love to build one, especially since new ones are ridiculously priced.
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Very reputable company, most known for their excellent boat plans. I've worked on a couple of their boats with friends, and the plans, etc, were all great.

Also, you should be able to build that to be well under 1000lbs!
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Rumrunner - just out of curiosity - what specifically would you do to reduce the weight from their dry weight estimate of 1400 pounds to 1000? That would definitely put this in range of a longbed F100 in that case?
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Dave, I'm not sure what the water capacity of this is guy is but say it's 40 gallons -- that's 333 lb right there. The point being don't fill the tank until you're parked and that's most of it. Other stuff would be to travel with only essentials in your truck. Either way you will probably want to beef up the rear leafs and add a sway bar, I plan on doing that to my 3/4-ton too. Make sure your brakes are up to snuff too.

Lastly, this article and site has a lot of good tips on how to match your truck with the right camper (even though it is geared at new stuff, the principles are the same): Properly Payload Matching a Truck and Camper

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Looked up this sight and it has some pretty cool plans. My CC is a short bed so I don't think any of the plans listed would apply.

As for weight, it specifically states "Dry Weight" 1400 lbs for the Cascade mode which already assumes no fresh or waste water.
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Dave, I'm not sure what the water capacity of this is guy is but say it's 40 gallons -- that's 333 lb right there. The point being don't fill the tank until you're parked and that's most of it. Other stuff would be to travel with only essentials in your truck. Either way you will probably want to beef up the rear leafs and add a sway bar, I plan on doing that to my 3/4-ton too. Make sure your brakes are up to snuff too.

Lastly, this article and site has a lot of good tips on how to match your truck with the right camper (even though it is geared at new stuff, the principles are the same): Properly Payload Matching a Truck and Camper

Good luck!
The weight they quote is the dry weight. This is what the camper weighs before being loaded. So if you take the plans for the Acapulco, it show an estimated dry weight of 1100 lbs. Add in water, food and other necessary equipment you can easily add another 4-500 lbs. That's going to get you closer to 1600 lbs if you fill the water tank before leaving (that's what I always did anyway, but I've done a lot of dry camping away from any camp grounds).

Anyway, this looks like a great way to get a nice camper that could last for years. I'm actually looking at the Dixie or the Cascade myself.
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