Awesome Homemade Aluminum Truck Camper
Considering Aluminum Framing for your Homemade Truck Camper?
Here’s a really awesome example of a home-built aluminum truck camper, built in the Four Wheel Campers style by Chris Willet, aka ‘notesfromavagabond.’ It’s built on an aluminum frame he welded together himself and includes an array of features comparable to a commercially-built truck camper, but totally customized to his own needs.
Technically, it’s not framed completely with aluminum — The “foundation” part that is sitting in the truck bed is a plywood box — but the walls and roof are framed completely with approximately $975 in aluminum tubing, which included (from his website) :
- “1X1 300ft,
- 1×2 100ft,
- 1×3 U channel 20ft,
- 1×2 U channel 30 ft,
- 1 inch flat 40 ft
- 3/4 inch trim 20ft.”