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Teacher Builds DIY, Off Road, Tiny Nissan Truck Camper


This DIY Off Road Tiny Nissan Truck Camper a guest story by Bartek Felski

It started with browsing in search of inspiration from enthusiasts gathered around Bajataco (Toyota Tacoma fans) who presented on its website an interesting solution based on the basic premise – the car block is unchanged. Contrary to serious limitations as the width of container in many cases managed to ingeniously solved living space. The problem was, however, one – I have not found similar conversions on a short four-door Nissan’s chest.

In “daily” – alcove with seats in the rear of the car. Under the seats there are lockers. Above the rear axle will place extra fuel tank (length 153cm) and cupboard over it with a folding table top (when unfolded will serve as a bed). Version of “Night” is a complex table and thus occasioned bed for 2 persons with dimensions 120cm x 172cm. At the top is unfolded will also be organized bed measuring 120cm x 172cm, partly overlapping the lower bed. The height difference between them is 55cm.

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  • Avatar Lynnette
    July 10, 2015, 5:13 pm

    Not for me, but incredibly creative!

  • Avatar Joey Madlangbayan
    July 11, 2015, 1:13 pm

    Nice design on the truckdesign. Not related, but i always love those pavement bricks. Paving the area doesn’t require much cement. The natural growth adds to the charm. If you ever need to renovate you can do so without heavy machinery. Perfect forwhen you find a tiny home spot to settle.

    • Avatar Rich
      July 11, 2015, 7:10 pm

      second your comment re “pavers” Joey. Seems like every piece of acreage (discarded by developers) borders on wetlands and I had forgotten about “grasscrete”. Tx Bartek

  • Avatar Elba
    July 11, 2015, 2:36 pm

    Want to bye a used tiny house in Orlando florida to put in my daughters back yard as a mother in law house. Please if you knows who is selling one let me know. Thank you.

  • Avatar Garry
    July 11, 2015, 3:18 pm

    Like the shower unit. Wonder what the new unit weighted? Needs more windows.

  • Avatar Vitrvarg
    July 11, 2015, 6:18 pm

    Not a bad idea, I would have done it on a full size pickup bed, 8 feet, and added a cab-over with a slant at the wind-shield the same as the wind-shields. Gives me some ideas on an old truck I have; 79 f-100 with an 8foot bed.

    • Avatar Derek
      July 12, 2016, 1:19 pm

      He’s in Poland. Anywhere other than North America, that is considered a ‘full size’ pickup. 🙂

  • Avatar Rue
    July 11, 2015, 10:05 pm

    Clever…fits more than one would think into the available space.

    I wonder what the piece of hole-y rusted metal on the back is for, though?

    • Avatar John
      July 12, 2015, 1:54 am

      Probably a ramp for the little boy. You can tell by the look in his face in the picture that he is saying… “Dad, how am I supposed to get up there?!?” 🙂

    • Avatar Ynot
      July 13, 2015, 9:00 pm

      Those are traction strips to put under the tires when you get stuck. Or to keep forgetting stuck. In one of the pictures he has two strapped on there.

      • Avatar Ynot
        July 13, 2015, 9:02 pm

        *from getting

    • Avatar Derek
      July 12, 2016, 1:32 pm

      They’re often called ‘sand ladders’.

  • Avatar B
    July 12, 2015, 1:08 am

    That’s a Nissan, rather than a Toyota

  • Avatar Thomas
    February 22, 2016, 2:27 pm

    the metal with holes in it is for traction. they build temporary landing
    strips for aircraft by connecting those together

    • Avatar Rev
      July 12, 2016, 4:28 pm

      The perforated steel planking (PSP, or Marston strips) are re-purposed by expedition rigs as ‘sand ladders’. Purpose-built sand ladders are also available in plastic, but without the enviable ‘rust factor’.

      I wonder if he hinged their mounts so they could double-duty as a counter or table…

  • Avatar rle1875
    February 22, 2016, 4:25 pm

    B is right, that is a Nissan 4 door truck.
    I like the ingenuity of this builder. Keep it up!

  • Avatar Randy
    February 24, 2016, 11:27 pm

    Now days you can buy a overhead camper extended out the back and with slide outs on both sides. Lots of room and then slide off truck when your at camp if you want to

  • Avatar AVD
    October 29, 2017, 1:11 pm

    Pretty clever and nice drawings with progress photos. But after tearing up the side of the truck prior to building the new camper shell, what is to prevent worse damage to his new camper shell? It does protrude 4-6 inches past the truck body.

    As for Grasscrete Pavers – they were a good idea that did not seem to work as advertised. They were designed to provide hard “dirve-able” surfaces for parking lots where owners or cities demanded permeable parking and planted area. The driving and parking feature worked as did the drainage concept. But the grass always seemed to die and turn into a mushy ugly mess.

    The Marston Strips look like the pre-fabricated invention used by the Sea-Bs during WW2 to make “instant air-strips” on jungle islands and corral atolls. They went in super fast and were relatively easy to remove and replaced if the air-field damaged by enemy bombs or artillery fire. Maybe the Soviets left behind mountains of these strips after they pulled out of Poland.

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