Here it is assembled (Mostly) today. It weighs 300 #. Its the deluxe version with the garage and side awning with screens. There's even curtains inside over the screened windows.
Cost was $10,000 USD shipped to a trucking depot 15 minutes from us. Then I brought home that tall pallet of goodness on my little cargo trailer.
I had two friends here today to help get it down. That worked out just right. We unwrapped it and pulled all the tires and stuff off the belly of it. We all noted the packing for shipping was very well done. Bolted the tounge to it. Put two wheels on it. Rotated the pallet 90 degrees. Then we tipped it sideways and controlled it on the way to horizontal and rested the jack at the front on the ground aside the cargo trailer. Rear end of pallet was resting the edge of the cargo trailer. One of us got on each side of the box and lifted it the rest of it all the way off to the ground so it sat on it's wheels. Then we pulled the pallet and pallet bracket out of the back of the frame where it plugged in for shipping. Pic of it after opening.
I still need to attach a pair of plate brackets to put the cargo box on the front. And then hang the alloy cargo box under the rear of the main box. I'll do that tomorrow if the rain holds off.
I'm a retired upholsterer and welder and I am very impressed with the construction. Nice hot welds on the frame that look like stacked dimes. Looks like what my old Miller 220v MIG welder used to do for me. Powdercoat finish on the steel frame. Nice torsion bar axles with 5 bolt hubs. The canvas is really thoughtfully done with excellent hardware thru out. I couldn't have done better myself.
They are mailing the title of origin to me. I'll get that to DMV once it arrives and put a permanent plate on it. I have no idea why they didn't include it in the camper. I got the feeling they have most USA customers pick them up from a dealer in ND vice having them shipped individually like I had done. That would have been a 2500 mile round trip for me in my truck, so the $1000 shipping fee seemed reasonable by comparison.
This brought back many great memories of the ten years we owned an old 90's Kwik Kamp Kamper. The excel is like a improved and optimized version of that. Love that it is a hard shell on top. The soft tonneaus always suffer over the years and I built two tonneaus for the Kwik Kamp in the ten years we had it. The hard shell means you have a floor above ground level to stand in too. This is my retirement camper!