Camper Exterior

Our camper is a 2006 Sunset Creek by Sunnybrook 298BH. It is 29′ long, and weighs 6600 lbs. dry.

It has one 14″ slideout in the main living area, which Russell added a slideout awning to when we bought it.

The camper awning is 20′ long.

Russell added a ladder on the back of the camper so we have access to the roof. Next year, we are probably going to add a couple of storage boxes up there.

Russell also added a Porta-Bote mounting system on the underneath of the camper to store our boat. It is a custom design that you can read more about on the Porta-Bote section of this blog.

Russell replaced the screen on the screen door with Lexan. We only had one small window on that side of the camper in the main living area above the sink, and considering that most of the best views will be on that side, I wanted something more. This allows me to leave the main door open to take advantage of the views and keeps our daughter or dog from pushing the screen out, plus it’s a real air conditioner saver because it keeps the cold air in and the hot air out. We had a problem with our Airstream screen many times because of our dog and kid pushing on it. It seemed like he was always fixing the screen back in place. I love this modification. I can’t recommend it more. I hope all of you rush out to get yourself some Lexan, which is a stronger version of plexiglass.

UPDATE: We have added vent covers to our roof vents this Fall. I will update this page with current pictures when I have the time. We purchased a cargo carrier for the top that isn’t installed yet, as well.

Sunset Creek 298BH

Sunset Creek 298BH

Sunset Creek 298BH

Sunset Creek 298BH

Sunset Creek 298BH

RV Modification: Replacing the screen door with Lexan.

Porta-Bote Underneath Mounting System:
This is a series of pictures of the Porta-Bote mounting system that my husband designed and built to go underneath our RV. It will be painted black sometime this summer. That’s one of those things we didn’t end up having time to finish before we left. You can buy Porta-Bote RV mounting racks online for $300+, but they wouldn’t work for our camper. They are designed to mount on the side of your camper, and our slide on the backside didn’t allow room for it. The front side of the camper was out of the question.

The system my husband built uses a series of rollers so the boat slides easily in and out. The back of the mount lowers by taking out 2 bolts which creates a downward angle for removing the boat and a smooth motion for putting it back in. I can’t really explain it all to you because construction is not exactly my specialty. Russell said he will draw up the plans and post them on here in the near future.

Porta-bote mounting system for the underside of an RV.

Porta-bote mounting system for the underside of an RV.

Porta-bote mounting system for the underside of an RV.

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