So we’re back from Maine and the inaugural trip for the AT Summit camper I picked up after Expo West at the end of May. There’s only a couple of these in existence, but I think they’ll be a super popular option once they hit full production. It only weighs 50lb, or so, more than my old camper shell, rack, tent combo. The nice part is you can leave boats, bikes, etc. loaded up top when it’s deployed. So the tent body you see is the version 0.0 prototype made by our friends at Blue Ridge Overland Gear. AT has had some problems getting the tent body into production and since we had this trip coming up the BROG crew helped us out in a pinch. The final product will have windows and a liner for cold weather. Since I had one space to use for cargo and sleeping I thought I should upgrade those situations to match the new camper. I built a sub floor with a 2x4 frame that’s bolted to the truck bed. The floor is 1/2 plywood that I was going to stain but it didn’t take well, so I went to a darker stain that ended up paint like. I didn’t care for that look so I distressed it with a razor blade to get a hardwood look. It looks decent but I’ll probably sand it to lighten it up a bit and then clear coat the crap out of it. Then I mounted our Dometic 40 liter fridge and slide to the floor. The space to the left of the fridge will hold our camp stove that will be bungied to the side to keep it from crowding the fridge vent. The fridge is plugged into the 12 volt that’s built into the Summit, and hard wired to the battery. I haven’t decided if I’ll put a mini drawer under the floor or block it off completely. I’d like the drawer but it might interfere with the wooden piece I want to add to the tailgate that will address the slippery surface issue of getting in and out of the truck bed, and seal up the camper where there’s a bit of a gap at the moment. At the front of the bed I have space for 2 Front Runner boxes stacked two wide and two tall without blocking the view out the back of th cab. These crates are great because they stack rock solid, the lids are super secure, and they’re really tough. We stopped and picked up two more on our trip to complete our storage options. I might get tall lids for the top two in the future. The next step is to put a bench with a piano hinge lid down the right side. It won’t be a huge sitting space but it’ll be nice to have for relaxing in the camper in case of rain. Underneath I’ll store tool rolls, compressor, extra fluids, the plug kit, and whatever else fits. The one issue at the moment is making sure it doesn’t interfere with how well the storage boxes have worked out. You’ll definitely be seeing a lot more of this, but I wanted to show version 1 of our set up.