Thanks for taking a minute to give me some advice!
Now I do have on the bottom floor some framing for storage underneath the finished flooring, which lifts the floor a foot up from the base of the bed, so I did make it a bit tall for that and also for the possibility I may at some point go adventuring with a friend of mine who is of no small stature (standing at a respectable 6’7"). I have had a good handful of people express their concern about height to me so if I am going to shorten it, what do you think would be a good height?
I’m thinking about having that main section above the bed be my living space, so I’d like it to be comfortable but also functional and not have to sacrifice too much in terms of material or go overboard, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Now the ribs do not go all the way to the floor, they sit on the exterior edge above the truck bed to a 2x6 bolted down on top.
I wanted to maximize the space of the bed, making use of its full width, but I do see a possible solution in taking the framed walls down from the edge of the bed to the bottom inside of the bed (if the ribs need to go all the way down, I don’t know if that’s necessary but it might be I have no clue I guess that’s why I’m asking for help). Now that would solve the height problem and the possible ribbing issue without having to undo a bunch of work to make it shorter, but I’d lose a good amount of inside space, it could make waterproofing a bit more difficult, and it wouldn’t be as secure as it is now (if i want to have it bolted down like it is now I’d have to take the plastic cover out and drill more holes through the bed and modify the floor storage framing to fit over the base of the walls).
The back door brings up an interesting question, as I’ve been trying to figure out where I’ll be able to find a door secure enough to keep out unwanted visitors (human or critter) that will fit the space I need. Should I find a door first and frame around it, or frame out space for the door and find one to fit?
Also, any resources for building over the cab would be awesome.
Hey thanks so much again for stopping by!