Expedition Portal Classifieds: Nissan 4×4 Camper

If you’ve ever wanted to explore South America by four-wheel drive, then today’s vehicle could be the one for you. It’s a 2009 Nissan Navara 4WD with a small displacement diesel, manual transmission, and a practically brand-new camper on the back. Sure, it’s not importable to the US, but that’s okay because it is already in Argentina and ready to be registered there by a foreign citizen. Just fly in, make the purchase, and start your dream trip in a ready to rock adventure mobile.

The truck is being sold after two years of travel because the current owners are about to have their first child, and the Navara only has two seats. It was originally built in the Netherlands, but as I mentioned previously it is currently in Patagonia and ready to continue its journey. (You can see its travels here.)  The truck has roughly 141,000 miles on the clock and packs a 6-speed manual transmission with a 2.5 DCi diesel motor. It appears to have been well cared for throughout the trip, with a new “clutch, remanufactured gearbox, new turbo and, of course, the regular maintenance” provided whenever needed. With the camper, the vehicle measures in at an overall length of 3950 millimeters, a width of 2070 millimeters, and a total loaded weight of 7,000 pounds, which for the Navara is quite a lot. Thankfully, they decided to strengthen the chassis and also add a VB air suspension system to compensate for the weight and smooth out the ride. You can see the strengthened frame below. 

A small push bar was added to the front with two PIAA LP570 lights for favorable nighttime visibility, and a reverse camera helps the driver to see while backing up. We imagine the camper impedes the view just a bit. BF-Goodrich KO2 all terrains wrap the factory wheels and apparently have just 5,000 kilometers on them, leaving plenty of life for your next adventure.

The camper itself was custom-made and constructed to be light and durable using winter-resistant polyester sandwich panels with a wall thickness of 35 millimeters. Inside you’ll find 6 feet and 8 inches of headroom, a bedroom with a 2,000- x 1,400-millimeter bed, and a high-quality mattress with a slatted base for additional support. The lounge is almost as big, taking up 2,000 x 1,200 millimeters with comfortable seating, hidden storage, and a rotatable kitchen table.

In between the bedroom and the lounge space you’ll find the kitchen, which features running water through a sink, and a 100-liter fresh water tank with pump and level sensor. A 110-liter Isotherm refrigerator will keep your food from spoiling and your beer cold, while a Webasto X100 diesel cooker powers the stove top, eliminating the need to carry propane. Heat and hot water in the cab don’t require propane either, as they are provided by a Truma Combi D diesel unit. The finishing touch is a Dometic CTS 4110 Toilet system that is tucked away for when you need to take care of business.

The electrical system is powered by two 115 Amp Hour AGM batteries and is impressive, to say the least. Since we don’t know exactly how everything was tied together, we will simply give you the bullet points provided in the advertisement below.

  • Victron inverter, 350-watt
  • Outdoor socket
  • 220V outlet
  • 12V outlet
  • 2 x USB socket 2100 mAh
  • Battery to battery Relay BS160 12/24V-160A intelligent combiner
  • Solar panel. 48A 265W
  • MPPT controller Victron 75/15
  • LED lighting

The owners are currently asking € 65.000 euros, and you can learn more in their original advertisement here. 

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 Managing Editor.

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