My DIY Homemade Truck Camper — Day 2 — Roof Installed And Painted w/ Hatch For Solar Oven

My DIY Homemade Truck Camper -- Roof Installed & Painted w/ Hatch For Solar Oven

CAMPER BUILD UPDATES — What You May Have Missed From The Past Few Weeks:

New Roof: I just put another day of work into the body of my self-built truck camper. It now has a solid roof — as opposed to the tarp that was covering it the last few weeks — and it’s sturdy enough for me to sit on (pic). (The pop-up function should be ready within a week or so.)

Homemade Door: I built a homemade camper door from free wood (pic) that came from some old drawers. To keep it closed, I’ve been using a spare doorknob set I had lying around, and a simple combination padlock for minimal security until a friend who’s moving to a new place gives me her old keyed-entry knob and deadbolt.

Innovative Solar Oven: I’ve been experimenting with a tiny roof/ceiling installed solar oven (pic) made from free cardboard boxes, aluminum foil and an oven bag. (The recommended materials.) The main innovation, besides the ceiling-installation, is that this solar box cooker opens from the front (pic – top left), so I can use it from inside the camper after opening up the reflectors above the roof. Despite some problems due to its small size and way-too-thin walls, I’ve been able to boil water and cook rice and pasta (inside view) with it.

mobile rik - living in a homemade truck camperIf you’d like to keep up to date with ALL the rapid developments, be sure to follow Mobile Rik – Living In A DIY Truck Camper on Facebook.

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