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Lex Carstensen’s Bruiser Custom Camper

How long did it take you to build?

At times it felt like it was never ending.  I spent many months building it.  I did everything from welding the frame to the final paint job by myself.  It took almost seven months from start to finish.  According to my wife, I’m not allowed to build another one again, at least not in my spare time.

Now that the Bruiser is completed, what are your truck camping plans?

I’m going to take the Bruiser out with my boat, cruise around, go fishing, and enjoy time camping and relaxing with my family.

We live in British Columbia about an hour from Vancouver.  There are thousands of lakes near us.  I’ve been making a list this year of backcountry places to go with the Bruiser.

Lex Carstensen’s Rig
Truck: 2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD, crew cab, single rear wheel, short bed, 4×4, diesel
Camper: 2009 Bruiser 8.11SO
Tie-downs and Turnbuckles: Torklift
Suspension: Firestone Airbags


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