Rex Willet, the owner of Northstar Campers, and his highly-skilled crew are making excellent progress on the build of my 2016 Northstar Laredo SC truck camper. How long does it take to build a truck camper? Weeks? Months? Actually, not very long. About 11 days including a full day of testing and a final walk-through inspection. They began building it August 26 and will wrap things up around September 8, the day before I’m scheduled to pick it up. In the meantime, Rex Willet, will be sending me photos periodically to document the progress of the build. Stay tuned here and on my Instagram account to see this progress.
First impressions of the our Northstar Laredo SC truck camper can be found by clicking here.
Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a certified RVIA Level 1 RV Technician, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. A communications expert and licensed ham radio operator, he retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, holds a BS degree, and now runs Truck Camper Adventure full-time. He also does some RV consulting, repairs, and inspections on the side. He currently rolls in a 4WD Ram 3500 outfitted with a SherpTek truck bed with a Bundutec Roadrunner mounted on top. - KK7TCA
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Mike, I like your Northstar Camper review. I wanted a camper like that. I found a 2011 unit the 50 year model in San Antonio, TX. and purchased it. I had bought a Big Foot but it was just to heavy for my 2003 Ram 3500 SRW truck. I would like to install some solar.I have used much solar working in the Oil Patch on SCADA commucation systems before I retired last June. How do I mount them? Could you send pictures of how your are mounted? I am new to the RV world I do have 18 wheeler driving experance back when I was a lot younger.
Check out my solar power phase 1 and phase 2 articles. Different camper, but these explain how the panels are mounted in both rigs.