Aluminum Exoskeleton Body
Stainless Steel Tent Bows and Hardware
Grades 304 and 316 stainless steel both contain high amounts of chromium and nickel, giving them excellent corrosion resistance. The strength and excellent formability of 304 stainless steel make it the perfect material for our tent bows. We found this material extremely difficult to bend, so we used a CNC tube bending machine. The added strength and hardness of 316 stainless steel ensures tough and durable hardware. Together, they ensure that SGC’s bow system resists corrosion and performs well in high wind conditions. Although it was very noisy, we spent several nights in the campers with sustained winds of 40-50 mph. Need we say more?
The decision to use stainless steel versus aluminum or galvanized bows was inspired by a windy boat ride on a high-end Bowrider. During the ride, we observed the boat’s 10’ Bimini top holding up like a champ to 44mph cruising speed and a stiff headwind. We made it our goal to ensure the bow system could withstand the high wind conditions that users are most likely to encounter.
Aqualon® Edge Tent Material
Marine Mat® Flooring
SGC uses Marine Mat® brand flooring. Since the floor can get quite dirty during off-road adventures, we took inspiration from the boating industry and chose durable set-in flooring that is removable and replaceable.
Powder Coated Components
CNC Precision Cut Components
Stainless Steel Hinges
All Stainless Steel Hardware and Fasteners
We use all stainless steel hardware and fasteners to assemble your Skinny Guy Camper. Closed-end and sealed rivets are used along with industrial body adhesive to assemble the individual panels. We use around 700 stainless steel rivets for each camper. There are a few weldments throughout; however, the majority of the assembly is bonded and riveted.