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Camper Shell Build Out

Travis Mcleod, Stittsville, Ontario
Camper Shell Build Out
2014 Toyota Tacoma
2012 Four Wheel Camper Eagle

Camper Build Out Before

Above: Four Wheel Camper before the build out

We were planning a trip on the Pan American Highway leaving from Canada, and we needed a reliable vehicle. We decided to take our Toyota Tacoma, but we needed a lightweight camper. Options were limited and time was short, so we bought a Four Wheel Camper Eagle shell build.

Four Wheel Camper Build Out Completed

Above: Four Wheel Camper after the build out

During the summer of 2022, we fully built out the interior to include running water, a side table dinette (pictured below), new electrical work, a refrigerator, and new paint.

Camper Build Out Dinette Redone

It started with a plan of how we wanted things to be organized in the camper. Looking through pictures and watching numerous YouTube videos on how to do certain things really helped.

Camper Build Out Wall Decor

It took around four sheets of plywood to create the interior.

Travis Putting Together Dinette Area

Camper Build Out Floor Finished

We measured, cut, sanded, painted, and sealed every single piece that we needed.

Camper Build Out Kitchen Framing

The countertop was created from a pine veneer, like the table, and we used an entire can of butcher block for a total of five coats.

Camper Build Out Countertops Going On

The wiring was all moved around as we wanted the battery compartment on the opposite side of where it was originally.

Camper Build Out Battery Disconnect And Battery

We also upgraded the charge controller, added a DC charger, upgraded the lights, and added a USB charger.

Camper Build Out Shoes And Bags

Above: Storage area on the right side as you enter

Camper Build Out Water Filter

Above: A Waterdrop 10UA Water Filter was installed

The build-out has worked out extremely well, but there are some things we would like to change.

Camper Build out completed Four Wheel Camper

For example, we wished we had insulated the floor and created a water inlet on the outside to fill the fresh water.

To see more of our build and travels, you can follow us on YouTube or Instagram at just.trav.lin.

Materials Used:
Rhino Rack Batwing Awning
Smittybilt Gas Can Holder
Table Mount
Bedstory Dual Foam Mattress
Monarch Abode Sink
KES Sink Drain
Waterdrop 10UA Water Filter
SailFlo 12-Volt Water Pump
Adjustable Double Ball Latch
Dometic Refrigerator
Thetford Toilet
Blue Sea Systems Power Switch
Blue Sea Systems Fuse Panel
Blue Sea Systems USB Charger
Victron DC/DC charger (Smart)
Yacht DC Charger Switch

Camper Build out for a Four Wheel Camper rig

It took us 280 hours to complete this modification and cost us approximately $7,000.

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