1968 Wheel Camper (Chuckwagon 7)

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  1. AC Smith

    AC Smith New Member

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    IMG_7332 (800x433).jpg IMG_7333 (800x417).jpg 1968 Wheel Camper. Model: Chuckwagon 7.

    I purchased from original owners. Last time it was used was in 2007. Since then it was parked on the side of their house for 11 1/2 years, before I ran across it in July 2018.

    Needed a new roof, tires/bearings, battery, propane line/regulator, tow wiring, interior trim/paneling work, rework sink counter and back splash, fix heater, and a very, very deep cleaning.

    Original canvas was not bad at all. Floor is solid.

    After about 1-2 months of on/off work, it was ready for the initial test camp (pictured...Jemez Mountains). I just realized I didn't take too many pictures of the inside (other than of my dogs). Been on 2-3 trips since then...the longest trip was to Texas Motor Speedway for the Nov 2018 NASCAR race. Good times!!!
     

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  2. xvz12

    xvz12 Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking outfit! I really like the pullout table / storage area.
     
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  3. SteveP

    SteveP Well-Known Member

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    Excellent find. The slide out kitchen really tops it off.
     
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  4. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    Hey, but the door works, right! [:D]
     
  5. FARfetched

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    That slide-out countertop is soooo cool!
     
  6. AC Smith

    AC Smith New Member

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    Ha ha ha...yes, that works
     
  7. neighbormike

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    Great find! Love the outdoor kitchen!!
     
  8. TinyCamperPro

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    It definitely seems to be in very good shape for it's age but as you said, there's a fair bit of work in it. I have to also agree that I'm envious of that pull out outdoor kitchen. Still working on how to do something like that myself...
     
  9. AC Smith

    AC Smith New Member

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    Yeah,the pull out is pretty ingenious. 3-tier oak wood slide. The stove top actually can be raised up for greater height, but I don't really need that option when it is pulled out. When it is inside the camper, that option is more helpful.
     
  10. SteveP

    SteveP Well-Known Member

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    It can be used inside? Another plus!
     
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  11. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations and Welcome to the forum from Midway USA.

    Looks like you found a gem there. I'm with the others, the outdoor kitchen in really cool. [:)C]
     
  12. Customer

    Customer Well-Known Member

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    I remember when those were new. I always thought it was a neat concept.
     
  13. AC Smith

    AC Smith New Member

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    The 6 inches (or so) of snow has melted enough to pop her open...just wanted to share some inside pictures of the Ole Wheel Camper.

    IMG_8044 (800x600).jpg IMG_8045 (800x600).jpg IMG_8046 (800x600).jpg IMG_8049 (800x600).jpg IMG_8050 (800x600).jpg
     
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  14. neighbormike

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    Very cool!! Having the original curtains has got to be a definite plus! [:D]
     

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