I'm building an overland setup

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    I cant wait. Then I will be hanging out in the driveway one - two nights a week, like I'm camping in it so I can decide how to do everything. Cooking dinner out there, all that stuff. Going to be awesome.
     
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    Camper shell finally acquired. Kids have already noted in the daytime it is very hot in there and it is January. Outside of interior building and etc I plan to do, one of the first orders of business will be securing a fan to the interior ceiling that plugs into my 12v multi-port so every time I turn the truck on, the fan will also kick on. I'll need it to run when the truck is off too for sleeping overnight and etc but first thing is first.

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    Looks sharp, BRR! Congrats!
     
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    I have always thought they usually looked dumb. When I pulled in the parking lot, I was surprised how good it looked on my truck. I went with the mid high to give a little head room and sure enough, right now floor to top when sitting, I have 6+ inches of head room so now I can build a 6" platform on the bottom with a drawer system to keep my kitchen and more in and still have room for activities above it.
     
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    Super cool. This turned out nicely!
     
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    Have you considered installing a leveling kit to raise up the front end?
     
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    I'm actually going to lift the entire thing and level it over time. Right now I want to keep building everything I am doing to get an idea of the weight I will have and etc before the lift so I do not end up sagging the back end.

    With the weight I will probably need to do a 6" lift to get good clearance and etc on the truck. Likely also go up to 35" tires from 33" and regear it to handle it once I am there.

    Some basic plans for over the next year or less:
    Solar on the cab to power a deep cycle battery for charging, appliances, tv, etc
    low profile rack on the shell for axe, shovel, jack, gear, etc
    possible front and rear steel bumpers
    build out inside of shell to my design
    Velcro attachments inside on the carpet insulation for storage, fan positioning, etc
    "chaser lights" on the back of shell so you can see me though dirt while cruising down dirt roads
    Light bar to the front for optimal night riding
     

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