Some time during 2017 I discovered a website where some guy had built his own
slide in truck camper.  I immediately became obsessed with this idea, so for the next
2 years, I spent many hours searching the net and gathering ideas for my very own
project.  I sketched plans and ideas onto paper and finally settled on a design that I
thought I could build myself.  If I were to get graded on my carpentry skills, my
teacher would probably note that I do not work well with tools so please don't be too

2019 finally arrived and I was fortunate enough to have worked a state job for 28
years and was able to retire at the young age of 51.  I told my wife of my plans and
she just rolled her eyes (she's done that a lot in the 27 years we've been married).

My original idea was to build a camper that would slide into the back of my Ford
F-150 pickup truck but after careful deliberation, I noticed that the camper was going
to rise about 3 1/2' above the cab of the truck.  Since I designed it with a flat front,
this was not what you would call very aerodynamic and would probably catch a lot
of wind making it unstable going down the highway.  Also, my wife & I enjoy
kayaking and this would prevent us from carrying our kayaks unless we put them on
a trailer.

Oddly enough, I have decided to purchase a heavy duty utility trailer and mount the
camper to that.  This way I don't have to haul the camper around every time we leave
the campground and we can still carry our kayaks in the truck.

As of July of 2020, this is still a work in progress.  I will continue to post updates.