Product Description: The detachable roll out platform makes up the key component of the camper unit and comprises of 2 main sections. The lower section forms the base support that attaches itself securely to the vehicle floor. The upper section constitutes the roll out platform that enables the slide out/detachable functionality of the camper unit.
Base Support: This component is securely fixed onto the vehicle floor via clamping its 4 legs and 4 diagonal hook joints onto 8 sets of previously installed anchor tether points. This technique firmly positions the base support onto the vehicle floor, preventing the above-resting roll out platform, that houses the camp kitchen and equipment storage, from making any sudden forwards-backwards or lateral movement which might pose a safety risk to the vehicle or its passengers. This is especially necessary if the vehicle is travelling along bumpy back roads, during which the movement of the camper unit must be restricted as much as possible. The base support provides a linear runway for the roll out platform to glide its back wheels smoothly back and forth. In addition, it also houses a pair of extra heavy duty slide railings that facilitates the slide in/slide out movement of the roll out platform above it. The base support is also purposefully designed in such a way that the corresponding spacious chamber in the middle portion acts as a perfect storage area for the folding bed. As the folding bed is activated, the folding bed support legs also gains its stability from the overhanging inward L-brackets of the base support structure, strong enough to support the weight of 2 sleeping adults. There are 4 height-adjustable solid leg stands built into the 4 bottom corners of the base supports that performs the function of attaching the base support to the tether anchors installed on the vehicle floor. If a water tank is fitted below the just base support, the base support leg stands will need to be configured at a higher elevation to accommodate the space needed for the water tank. If the user chooses not to install a water tank, the length of the leg stands can be shorted, thus freeing more ceiling headroom for the sleeping occupants. When the camper unit is not in use, the base support, if desired and together other camper components, can be easily dismantled by unlocking its 8 tether clamp locks and stored in a convenient location. The vehicle can thus be cleared out, and free for normal daily usage once again. Or you may simply drop off the roll out platform unit but leave the base support (with/wihtout water tank) intact in the vehicle since it only takes up 4-8 inches of vertical space, still leaving much room in the trunk for other uses.
Roll Out Platform: The function of the roll out platform is to deploy the camp kitchen, ‘add-on’ storage modules and miscellaneous camp gear from the vehicle trunk to the exterior of the car in one single effortless action. By doing so, the ample space in the vehicle trunk or boot is immediately freed up, and that empty void can be ideally used to create the needed space for ideal sleeping quarters using the folding bed. The roll out platform plus all its weighted contents are supported by the pair of extra heavy duty slide railings (mentioned previously) separately housed in the lower base support component. The roll out platform’s also has its own set of additional 2 pairs of heavy duty slide railings housed within its framework. The 1st pair of heavy duty rail slides supports the first extension mechanism, where the user pulls out the extension assembly that houses the roll out platform’s front supporting legs. After this extension, the user then lowers and locks the front pair of legs onto the ground to establish ground support. Establishing ground support for the back pair of legs will be performed in the next steps. Next, it is time to continue to shift the camp kitchen/storage modules onto this new extended table platform to establish the required centre of gravity. This is facilitated via the 2nd set of heavy duty slide railing, and the user pull outs (effortlessly) a flat tray on which the camp kitchen and storage units are built upon. This tray is pulled out all the way and slightly past the front legs till it is now in a stable state and has achieved its desired centre of gravity. With this first setup configuration A, this camper is ready for use at the base camp. The tray itself is made from metal sheet with perforated holes to allow the user to build current or future customized add-on modules on top of it. The perforated holes will allow for easy nut and bolting for the add-on modules. The thing to also note is that the positioning of the 2 pairs of heavy duty slide railings and the general architectural build of the roll out platform allows an ‘empty chamber’ to be present in the main body of the roll out platform. This space can be utilized as a general kitchen storage area using flip top type storage boxes for various camp kitchen apparatus. e.g. plates, utensils, etc. Or it can be used to store a large double stove or other camp gear instead. At this stage, the camper unit is still said to be connected to the vehicle (configuration A), and this would be ideal if the users are making a quick overnight stopover. For longer stays, the users have a further option of detaching the entire camper unit from the vehicle (configuration B), thus creating a passageway to allow users easier access to the sleeping quarters via the wide open rear hatch door. At the same time, it also allows the users to spontaneously drive off the vehicle to explore terrain without needing to pack up the camp kitchen. In order to perform the detachment, several more simple steps need to be carried out. The user first needs to lower the back pair of support legs onto the ground. Once this has been done and all 4 legs are firmly planted onto the ground (at a more stable 100 degree tilt compared to 90 degree tilt), it is now time to physically jack the height of all 4 legs, thus increasing the elevation of the entire roll out platform to a few inches above its original elevation. At this point, the vehicle can be safely driven a few feet forwards, thus completing the detachment function. The jacking of the legs is done one leg at a time, by using a cordless screwdriver or manual crank lever to raise the 4 sets of ground support legs that possesses built-in telescopic ability. Once the roll out platform has reached a vertical gap distance of a few inches upwards and away from the vehicle, the driver can safely drive the vehicle forwards. The user can then complete this setup configuration by proceeding to lower back all 4 legs to the desired height to allow waist level cooking or convenient access to storage areas.
Safety Locks: Both the base support and roll out platform consists of effective and robust twist knob locking system, spring locks and tough clamp locks to lock the various structures in their desired positions, and prevent any unwanted sliding motion when stationary or during travel.
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