Cabover camper build help...

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Auntie Frannies, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. fallguy
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    The width of the cab with a 3” wall allow would only allow 6’ 1” if you sleep east west, so you probably want to go quite a bit wider. I realize it is semantics; just trying to help.

    Most campers hang beyond the width of the vehicle for this reason.
     
  2. Auntie Frannies
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    Auntie Frannies Junior Member

    As pictured, the camper exterior width is 90". Probably will end up about 74" though. I slept in the backseat of the truck 4 weeks out of 5 over the last year...
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Usually, the mattress should be about 6" longer than the tallest person. A sleeper wider than the cab may interfere with your rearview sight. Is that OK for you?
     
  4. Auntie Frannies
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    Auntie Frannies Junior Member

    My trailer is 102" wide. I think it will help when backing by giving me something to line up with sides of the trailer.
    If I remember correctly, the inside edges of my mirrors are about 90" apart.
     

  5. gonzo
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    I agree. Backing a trailer that is wider or narrower is always a hassle.
     
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