young guy with budget rig
I recently got a 2000 ford f150 longbed six cylinder stickshift with no ac or power anything. Its mad basic.
I subsequently got a 1974 sunline slide-in truck camper for 1/2 ton trucks with 8 foot beds. Perfect!
I ripped out the lower portions of the frame in the cabover area of the camper because of rot, and rebuilt it with pressure-treated wood in the likely event that water gets in again, even though I reinstalled the forward window with putty tape and sealant.
I also ripped out the closet of the camper because I don't care about privacy when using a port a potty and I don't plan on using a porta potty that often anyway, and I like the more open/less claustrophobic feel of the space now.
Now that I have reinstalled the port aft camper jack I am going to jack the camper up off its horses and put it in my truck. This will support the frame while I remove the entire old chipboard floor, I hope, and replace it with a painted plywood floor. Has anyone ever done this kind of floor replacement in an old slide-in camper?
Also, does anyone have any information about the wiring for these campers? How about information about the propane furnace? It seems like it doesn't put out a whole lot of heat. Is there a way to tune it up or something?
I'm looking forward to cyber-chatting with people. thanks!