Custom Camper build from Finished Nidacore Panels

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Re: Custom Camper build from Finished Nidacore Panels

Post by jusnderer2 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:52 am

I wanted to be sure everything fit the way I deired.
I loaded the camper myself with no problem. Am satisfied with it. I was surpised how easy it was.
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Re: Custom Camper build from Finished Nidacore Panels

Post by Jeff » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:55 am

Very nice!! Any idea on current weight now and projected weight when finished!! Again, nice design!! Jeff

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Re: Custom Camper build from Finished Nidacore Panels

Post by jusnderer2 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:08 pm

I have no idea what the weight will be and am not concerned about it for I want to make it as light as I can and still give me all the features I want. I will weigh it out when completed.

Here is the last panel added to complete the shell structure. Only have to tape some of the seams on the inside and outside.

I had to really scrounge my waste pieces to put this panel together. It has five pieces in it. Itwill not be visible on the outside when the top is added.

I only have two pieces of the 3/4 panels left. One is going to be partially used on the interior and the rest will be added someplace on the interior.

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Re: Custom Camper build from Finished Nidacore Panels

Post by jusnderer2 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:09 pm

Forgot to add photo.
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Re: Custom Camper build from Finished Nidacore Panels

Post by Jeff » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:33 pm

Really coming together well!!! I would have never thought of finished Nida for a camper but it is a perfect fit!!! Happy New Year, Jeff

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Re: Custom Camper build from Finished Nidacore Panels

Post by jusnderer2 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:27 pm

I did a little calculating on weight. The weight of the Nida Core psnels used is 158 lbs. There was little scrap pieces so with weight of seam tape and epoxy, I will guess the shell as is now must weigh in the neighborhood of 180 lbs.
The panels for the pop top sides came from one sheet of 9 mm Mersnti ply. Another sheet of 9 mm ply will be used on the interior. That is at least another 74 lbs for a total ofabout 260 pounds so far.

The pop top opening in the shell came out not very square making it extremely dufficult to install the pop top sude panels. I decided to make the side panels an independent unit. I made a frame and am installing the panels on the frame that will later be glassed onto the shell.
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Re: Custom Camper build from Finished Nidacore Panels

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:59 pm

jusnderer2, your camper is coming along nicely!! Nice Nida work!! Jeff

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Re: Custom Camper build from Finished Nidacore Panels

Post by Fuzz » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:36 pm

That is looking really nice.

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Re: Custom Camper build from Finished Nidacore Panels

Post by jusnderer2 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:31 pm

Even with all the tools and epoxy stuff, I can still lift one end fairly easy.

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