Dodgy II: The Truckening
2015 Ram 3500
After a year on the road in a van, we learn a lot of things. Top of the list: #vanlife isn't for us. We want a truck. A big truck that can take a camper into the middle of the desert or the peaks of mountains. What we get, is Dodgy II: The Truckening.
Upgrading to a DIY Truck Camper
After a year of narrowing down our wants, we find Dodgy II. It is the distillation of all we want: a long bed, quad cab, and 4-wheel drive. Did I mention the 7 cup holders? That's important to me too. With a 1-ton rating, Dodgy II may seem a little overpowered for the simple truck bed shell and mattress that we stick in the back. That's because we have much bigger plans for big blue, here.
Dodgy II: The TruckeningAs has been alluded to earlier, dear Dodgy has not been at top form. Aside from her preexisting maladies—broken air conditioning, speedometer, temperamental gas gauge, and such—the passenger side window had
DIY Truck Bed CamperRolling back the months to when we first moved out of our San Francisco apartment and into Dodgy, we had ambitions, very custom ambitions. We intended to strip Dodgy and turn
PackingPacking the truck cab is still a work in progress. We are packed and ready to go, but how things are packed will be subject to change over the trip.
The Long HaulWe have always had greater ambitions for Dodgy than just a bed under a truck shell. You don't need a 3500 Dodge Ram truck to go camping in the redwoods. It's
Bowen Customs Aluminum Truck Bed TourOverland rigs are never "done." There is always some new upgrade in the hopper. And while we have mostly been focusing on renovating our 1970 Avion C11 truck camper,