A Turnkey 7.3L Diesel Camper for Just $33,000

Seriously, the fact that no one has snatched this truck up blows my mind. What we have here is a high-payload vehicle, freshly tuned and painted, with one of the most reliable powertrains ever produced, and a nearly ideal collection of upgrades and overland modifications. This thing is ready to drive around the world tomorrow, and it costs just $33,000 for everything! That’s not even the price of a stock Jeep Rubicon, yet it includes bumpers, front and rear lockers, a winch, an aluminum flatbed, a camper, and so much more. It even has a cool backstory, as it was built by Theron Humphrey of @thiswildidea to travel around the country. He’s done that now, which is why he plans to sell the truck to build a house in Montana.

So, check out all the details below, and then view more photos, read about the mechanical history, and ask questions by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.


Year: 1995

Make: Ford

Model: F350

Engine: 7.3L turbo-diesel

Mileage: 165,000 (at the time of posting)

Options: 4×4, extended cab

Camper: 1988 Four-Wheel Camper Grandby Pop-up and Alumline flatbed

Price: $33,000


– Rear seat folds completely flat, lovely platform for a dog

– New Corbeau front seats

– FJ40 tan paint color

– Intercooled!

– Strong A/C & Cruise Control

– Hydra Chip with custom tunes. Has tunes from no black smoke to crazy power

– 37×12.5 r17 Cooper AT3 XLT tires on Black aluminum rims

– 4.10 gears

– Yukon hubs

– ARB Front Locker & Detroit rear locker

– 36 gallon rear fuel tank & 19-gallon front

– Front Runner roof rack. Holds a pelican chest & 4 MaxTrax (not included)

– Extreme Air Magnum onboard compressor

– Buckstop front bumper & Warn 16.5ti-s winch

– 4 gauge pod of Autometer Ford Match gauges: Boost / EGT / Water Temp / Trans Temp

– LED headlamps & newer housings

– Ceramic window tinting, stuff is amazing at blocking heat

– 1988 Grandby pop-up w/ new generation Dometic Fridge and very solid 300-watt solar setup (Hans from Mule Outfitters over in WA state did the install)

– Custom Alumline flat bed with TONS of side storage. The side boxes were designed to be cut off if you wanted to move into a full flat bed camper

– A backup camera that is integrated as the rearview mirror

– Riff Raff 6637 Donaldson Blue air intake filter kit. The best filter out there & waterproof



– Sleeps two adult friends really nicely with their own space. One on the top bunk and one on the lower side. You could also flip the top bunk back up and make the full side bed back, that is a built-in permeant feature (maybe also true on newer campers, haven’t seen one in person.

– Furnace, I’ve camped in the winter no problem

– Sink with water tank (I just use it for washing pans)

– Power roof exhaust fan

– Dual burner stove

– Newer 12v Dometic CRX50 Fridge

– 300 watts of solar

– Dual Full River deep cycle batteries

– The top bunk is an air mattress. Way more comfy than the stock foam AND you just deflate in place and leave it. I use a 12v pump to fill it up for sleeping, takes 30 seconds?

– 4 USB ports w/ 12v sockets (for the bottom and top sleeping spaces)

The camper is functional and everything works but it’s also from 1988, meaning it’s well used and is vintage but everything does works and is 100% fine to keep using and enjoying as is. You could also restore and make it even nicer. Simply setting expectations.

Paint on the truck itself looks good but does have usage, like rock chips and pin stripping from tighter trails. I would call it “Looks good but you’re also not scared to use the truck”


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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.