DIY Truck Camper – Finalizing Plans

DIY Truck Camper - Finalizing Plans

If my calculations are correct…

I oughta be able to build the new truck camper… “Soon”. 🙂

There really isn’t much wood needed for the my version of a Four Wheel Camper style RV.  I should be able to haul all the wood in the bed of my truck. (Which should be pretty obvious, since the end result is going to fit in the bed of my truck!) It should cost about $100… or possibly $50, depending on what’s available at the salvage yard. Barring any extenuating circumstances, I can’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be fully assembled and usable within just one weekend.

Though since “extenuating circumstances”  is not showing any signs of debarring itself… I may have to wait it out a bit longer. We’ll see…

In other news

As I’ve mentioned (I think), my hope is to eventually turn blogging into a self-supporting income. My goal this month has been to lay more foundation in terms of social media and satellite blogs (like this one) that can help refer visitor traffic to my main site. I also spent quite a bit of energy over a few days reprogram the site to be faster (a tad faster than maple syrup in December at this point) and also to allow me to use “post formats” — like you have on WordPress.com but isn’t standard in self-installed versions, because it still doesn’t work the way one would prefer it to work, i.e. like Tumblr.

how-to-build-a-diy-truck-camper-mobilerik.comSo far the effort is paying off — all things considered. My main “big” site MobileRik.com (please visit if you haven’t!) is steadily attracting more visitors and has just started getting some random social linking. A great sign from the last few days is that the site has gotten record numbers of visitors, despite my taking the last few days off.

As for tricklings of ad money… Despite hardly doing any sort of optimization beyond just installing an Adsense plugin, over the month of June I’ve made a total of $9 from Google (!), and I’m finally starting to see a much better selection of relevant ads, which should help a lot. I’ve also gotten about $1 in commissions from Amazon. Ultimately I think Amazon will work out much better, but I haven’t really worked it in all that much. And beyond that… I’m really just waiting to build more traffic before I get into all the other ways to “monetize” it, with sponsorships and products like DIY camper plans and ebooks that could possibly fund more than a weekly cup of coffee or two.

For right now…

The key order of business is to finally get this damn camper design built and tested! Once that’s done, you can look forward to tons of photos, videos, and plans on down the line.

Thanks for reading!

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3 thoughts on “DIY Truck Camper – Finalizing Plans

  1. We used to have a truck camper and loved it…. a little tight for two people for much more than a couple of weeks. Good luck with the building 🙂

    • Ha! Thanks. Yeah, mine’s strictly for ME and only me. 🙂 And I don’t really intend to do much “living” in it anyway. It’s mainly a place to cook and sleep between hikes or long cafe visits with my laptop. (That’s how I lived even when I had an apartment to stay in.)

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