Expedition Portal Classifieds: 2015 Ford Super Duty

2015 Ford Super Duty Diesel with Fourwheel Camper
Asking price is $48,000

Editor’s Note: The vehicle is owned by Ned Bacon, a longtime friend and editor in the 4WD world, known for his Plain Jane truck builds and even more famously for his Killer Bee flat fender.  The asking price is extremely fair and will likely sell quickly. 

In the words of the owner, Ned Bacon:

For sale is our 2015 Super Duty. I bought this truck new in Nov. 2014. It is a plain Jane XL work truck with rubber mats, manual windows and a regular cab for simple, real-world functionality. For power it has the awesome 6.7 turbo-diesel and torque shift 6-speed automatic along with a lever actuated transfer case. It also came with Ford’s smooth-working, locking rear diff.

In April 2015 we took possession of a custom ordered Four Wheel Pop-Up camper. This is a Finch Shell model, designed to fit a Toyota Tacoma-sized truck. I wanted the camper to not stick out beyond the Ford’s cab width. See specs and photos below for details about the camper. Once I had the camper I removed the stock 8-foot pickup bed and built a custom, 9-foot flatbed around the size of the camper, utilizing Knapheide steel toolboxes down both sides. A spare tire is tucked between the cab and camper along with two NATO fuel cans and two 5-gallon water jugs. In the back is a handy 3-foot “porch” with “white picket fence” railing and a tailgate that folds down into a full width step.

I have used this truck mainly as a tow rig for my enclosed race car trailer or to tow a rock crawler to Moab, etc. We have camped in it many times at race tracks and jeeping events or along the road getting to these adventures. The build is total overkill for what we’ve used it for. The truck has never been “overlanded” and it’s only big off-road adventure was a trip in the San Juan mountains of Colorado, including Black Bear Pass. The right lower rocker has scars to prove it!

The only reason we are selling this rig is because we bought a Quigley E-350 diesel van to use as our tow rig. We are van people at heart and own a VW Syncro that we drove from Deadhorse, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina, and lived in for two years and 40,000 miles. We like being able to get from the steering wheel to the beer and the bed in one move! If you want to know more about us and our adventures check out our blog at Charlottamiles.com.

Below is a list of modifications done to the truck and details about the camper’s amenities.


– Truck currently has 60,000 miles
– Tires are 35-inch General Grabbers with about 40 percent of tread left
– Wheels are Trail Ready forged aluminum
– Springs are stock with a 2-inch leveling block in front and Air Lift air bags in the rear
– Shocks are adjustable Rancho 9000s
– Gearing is stock Ford 3.73 with locking rear diff (Ford Sterling), front is open Dana 60
– Front bumper is a Trail Ready, the design is a custom, one-off built for the Ultimate Adventure Super Dirty Project in 2012 (Darian at Buckstop, the company that builds TR’s bumpers, was kind enough to build me a duplicate), it is “winch ready” (I’m keeping the winch)
– Randy Ellis Design rock rails and lower door panel rock guards built by me
– Titan 30-gallon auxiliary fuel tank with transfer pump to main tank and custom aluminum skid plate
– Ford Class 5 receiver hitch
– Custom-built flatbed is .120 wall mild steel and powder coated
– Engine and transmission are bone stock (no chips, DEF deletes, etc.), engine has had 5,000-mile oil changes with only Ford products, tranny and cooling system were serviced at 50,000 miles (I have all receipts for everything ever done to this truck)
– Interior is super clean and stock, stereo is Ford unit with CD and MP3, rubber mat, manual windows and locks, manual seats, simple and basic


The camper is a “shell” model, meaning it is not built out with cabinets, couches, etc. The customer adds what he wants. Our additions included:

– two-burner stove
– High-output propane heater
– Winter package thermal wrap around the tent material
– Two propane bottles
– Two AGM deep-cycle batteries
– 100-watt  Zapa solar panel
– Famia 8-foot awning
– Fantastic roof vent
– LED lighting
– Jack brackets
– 12-volt aux plugs
– 1250-watt inverter
– Sliding window to front
– Smooth fiberglass exterior siding
– Curtains
– Included in the sale is a brand-new, never-used, portable Honeywell air conditioning unit that I fitted to work in the camper
– We utilized an Engel portable fridge which is not included in the sale

This vehicle was also featured in Peterson’s 4Wheel and Offroad as the cover truck.

Thanks for looking, and please call or email me with any questions you may have. This rig is located in Minden, Nevada, 50 miles south of Reno.
Ned Bacon
You can find his contact details HERE


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Scott is the publisher and co-founder of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. His travels by 4WD and adventure motorcycle span all seven continents and include three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar travels include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. He lives in Prescott, Arizona