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Camper Design Final

April 1st, 2008

So I’ve been scratching my head a lot in the past few weeks. How can I best do the camper conversion on Trog? I’m really tall (6’5″) so even adding a popup gets difficult engineering wise. I really want standing room, even with the bed set up. Finally, I had an aha moment and figured it out. The answer was parked in my driveway! Trog was going to replace my Eurovan camper when I finished, but this way it can just subsume it!

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So simple. I don’t need to worry about sealing seams, popup mechanisms or anything. All I have to do is cut the Eurovan in half and then cut the roof of Trog and then simply weld the two together!

Of course I’ll paint the Eurovan part to match Trog’s red.

You know the best part about all this. I’m going to the Euovan’s motor as the drive motor. It’s a sweet 3.0L V6 that puts out 200HP and loves to rev fast. I just need to couple the output via some shafting to the Volvo’s drive system. Maybe use a diff locked portal axle? It’s almost the right size.

Some may laugh at my idea, but I spy a droll oaf.

  1. Arlon
    April 1st, 2008 at 16:52 | #1

    This is obviously a major improvement and an inspired design breakthrough. My only concern is that the higher center of gravity will require some additional stability compensation. I think the below linked structural stability conceptualization would be sufficient.

    structural improvement

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