Would You Consider A Tarp For A DIY Truck Camper Roof?
While I don’t exactly want it to happen again, I’ve learned a lot of neat things I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. And since my main motivation in life is to learn stuff, I often find good things come from minor “disasters” like this. I typically learn quite a lot.
One unexpected discovery — Living under a tarp is not so bad!
As it happened, the first few days after my roof mysteriously vanished somewhere on the freeway north of Sedona (a vortex had something to do with it, I’m sure ;-D ), I slept in the tent. Besides building another solar panel to replace the one I lost, my first priority project was to find a sturdy way to install a tarp in place of the missing roof before the thunderstorms arrived.
You can see what I came up with in the video. I thought it was pretty clever for a quick fix. It not only stays put during freeway driving, but easily folds back giving my temporary “indoor” solar panel a view of the sun and opening the cabin up to the sunshine and fresh scent of ponderosa pine trees. (Did you know they smell like caramel vanilla macchiatos?)