Home-Made Pop-Up Camper Remodel!




Hi Youtubers. After traveling for a year in my home-made pop-up camper, I decided to remodel it. I wanted the roof to lift higher since before the remodel there was only 28 in. of head room and I couldn’t sit upright. The roof now lifts to 38 in. and I can comfortable sit up: it’s like having another room. Since I was going to do that much work I decided to make other changes.
Some of the changes are.
• Lengthen the bed area 15 inches
• Quick release holddowns
• Solids sheeting on the roof
• New roof hatch (also relocated)
• New vinyl siding with windows that zip close
• Heavy duty screen netting
• Remodeled storage room
• Added a small sliding window
• New three-way fridge
• New 12 volt 110 convert (quiet)
• Porta-potty
• New table
• New bench to sleep on
• Water filter
• Grab bar for steps

Thanks for Watching.

Here a link to the first video about this camper.

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22 Comments

  1. My FREE Frugal Homestead
    September 19, 2016
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    Great looking camper but sinful to watch all the camera movement. It's ok to put the camera on a tripod !

  2. randall jr Benoit
    September 19, 2016
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    are you on first gen tundras on facebook?

  3. eric l
    October 12, 2016
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    Now I want to build one…. Thanks for the inspiration. More videos with details please. Brilliant build!

  4. Dave Oswalt
    December 10, 2016
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    How did you make the canvas tent?

  5. Heathen Eagle
    December 23, 2016
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    Great upgrades. I like the marine hatch to access the roof. You were a big inspiration for me to build my own camper, and I understand how "it's never done!"

  6. Dawn Lizarraga
    January 25, 2017
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    nice!

  7. Kirk Semlitsch
    February 9, 2017
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    Slick set up, great use of space and materials.

  8. Joseph DuPont
    February 17, 2017
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    nice set up… you can heat seal blue tarp together.

  9. Sterling Archer
    February 20, 2017
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    u may have mentioned but the videp was skipping on me. what is that blue material and where and how did u have it cut to fit with zipper windows and so on?

  10. Darrell Hill
    February 24, 2017
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    awesome build

  11. Chris C
    March 10, 2017
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    You mentioned on your blog, that you first learned to weld aluminum before tackling this build, did you pick up a TIG welder for the job or use the aluminum adapter gun for a MIG?

  12. nsalou1
    April 2, 2017
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    Thanks for the info and ideas. I am retired and thinking about RVing but haven't found the one. Maybe I will build it!

  13. Tim Roach
    April 21, 2017
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    Hey Chris, Tim here. Met you guys up at Paulina Lake in Oregon. Great improvements. I still have hopes of replacing my Alaskan with a home built. Keep on Campin.

  14. 805gregg
    June 20, 2017
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    Good ideas now put it on a real truck

  15. cosmosradio
    July 11, 2017
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    do you have any idea of your campers weight

  16. Guy H.
    August 17, 2017
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    Great build and recommendations. The main question for you is where did you get your plans for the camper?

  17. John Earnest
    September 3, 2017
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    I'd be interested in learning how you put the pop-up mechanism together.

  18. MP43SNIPER
    September 16, 2017
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    I'd like to hear about your lift jacks sometime. My build is progressing and I'll need them soon but the ones I see online are crazy expensive. Alternatives that are safe and effective would be great! Thanks for your videos and information.

  19. Samuel G. Harper
    October 22, 2017
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    Great upgrades.  I love all the storage and the new pop up top with the zip windows.  Thanks for making these great vids – very inspiring.

  20. Gregory Parrott
    December 30, 2017
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    The much larger, screened fabric windows as well as the additional glass windows for viewing when the top is down are nice improvements. I wonder though about the support required to cantilever the bed another 15 inches over the cab. The support beam must be mighty hefty. A video posted by 'Four Wheel pop-up campers' mentioned that for many years, they were unable to get aluminum sheeting as wide as their roof (~82"+) and had to construct the roof out of two pieces. I'm not sure if they were referring to flat and/or corrugated sheet. Were you able to get your corrugated aluminum sheet in widths approaching 90 inches (90" provides extra for rolling the sides). How did you bend such a long aluminum edge running the length of the roof? Do you tap it down bit-by-bit over the aluminum tubing support structure

  21. BallaratDragon
    January 3, 2018
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    Thanks for all the great ideas. I am currently drawing up my plans for a slide-on for a trailer and many of your ideas will help me.

  22. DMWI
    March 2, 2018
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    Nice Upgrades, watched original and this video several times. Wish I had skills to duplicate. I'll use some of your upgrades on my recently purchased FWC Hawk shell. Thanks for posting!

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