This was a very interesting job. Something a boatbuilder doesn’t expect to build! The customer picked up a wrecked front for a Winnebago motor home to convert into a sleepr cab for his truck. This couple use the truck to carry their horses to various events and wanted the double bed sized sleeper unit to be mounted on top of the truck. Starting with the damaged motor home front which was FRP moulded at the front with a combination of alloy frame work and polysteryne foam sandwich top. We ideally wanted to use foam/epoxy panels to build from this the cost was prohibitive and plywood/epoxy sheated with glass was chosen.
The sides, floor, end and roof extension were incorporated and epoxy glued together. The top corners of the orignal sleeper were rounded and needed a custom piece of timber shaped accordingly and this corner was then glassed. The floor had to be fitted last and the internal corners glassed from the inside. Opening windows were fitted to the sides for ventilation. Part of the job was fitting this to the truck which involved bolting it through the truck body frame and cutting the access hatch through the roof.