Hey guys! I’m roughly 90% done with my interior buildout and I figured i’d share some of the modifications done to make it happen. My goal was to build the living space inside the truck bed, so all cooking and sleeping would happen indoors. The reason for this is I like to do ski touring trips in the winter. That being said, I haven’t fully tested it in the winter yet as I just finished the build so there may be some future modifications happening. It’s a 5 foot bed tacoma, and the entire build was done in my driveway.
The first major thing you’ll notice is I cut the large modular panel in half. I used a black spray painted 1x1 inch angle trim piece from home depot to cover the cut, and sealed it with adhesive silicon.
I then took one of the panels and cut a hole to fit a drop in sink! I attached the sink with industrial strength adhesive and a silicon seal around the edge.
This created countertops that are at waist height!
The sink is currently just piped outside through the side cubby.
Other than that, this truck has a fridge, a 12v water pump with 10gal capacity, a chinese diesel heater, and LED strip lights all powered by a 100ah lithium phosphate battery. The battery charges with a 20ah DCDC charger and two 100w solar panels.
First step of this build was the baseboard, which is 3/4 inch plywood with sheet vinyl on it. For the edge I used that same 1x1 inch aluminum trimming. I then put the fridge in using straps, and framed the benches using 8020 aluminum.
1/2 inch plywood and carpet added to the benches
Diesel heater was probably the toughest part of the build. I originally bought one of the all in one Happybuy amazon heaters and tried to pipe the exhaust out the side cubby. Was noisy and I wasn’t comfortable with the exhaust.
So instead I bought one of the van floor passthrough mounts and drilled a 3 inch hole in the bottom of my truckbed. Much safer and quieter!
Fuel pump is under the truckbed too so I don’t hear that clicking noise!
About 10 nights in it so far and its a dream come true!
I’ll post some more updates I plan on putting a roof fan in, and two small computer fans to bring hot air from below up into the bedding area.
Let me know if you guys want more detailed documentation on this stuff!