I agree on all points..I also believe this platform is highly underrated as a RTW rig. I know the die hard overlanders would disagree but I would rather drive a dead nuts simple rig that I'm familiar with than something that is tied to some worldwide brand.^ sorry for the massive photo... I tried to use the small one but couldnt figure it out.
I also found this today. Smaller Box truck, v8 5.4l, 5 speed, full float rear axle with Traction-Lok. Literally just throw a 4wd conversion at it and you have a camper that would be more than capable.
Edit - Or pull that box off, throw a cab back 42" shell behind it and fab up a flat bed for the rear. I need more money...
Ya I never even considered using a small box truck as a camper until now after learning more and more and when I saw it, it hit me.I agree on all points..I also believe this platform is highly underrated as a RTW rig. I know the die hard overlanders would disagree but I would rather drive a dead nuts simple rig that I'm familiar with than something that is tied to some worldwide brand.
These vans (although maybe not one with can-bus) are dead nuts simple, I have a series of three books from Ford that tells me exactly how to work on it, and a diagnostic reader. Parts can be shipped in from anywhere if they aren't carried in or on the truck and installed with my hands and tools.
Converting to 4wd isn't hard, and sprung/pivoting frames, doors, windows and departure angles can all be fabricated.
I do think I would prefer a FRP uhaul box as they seem to be easily modifiable to customize box size dimensions.
Opps, I'm preaching to the choir here right....
Here's my contribution, this one seems to have 4.56 gears, http://www.ebay.com/itm/09-5-4-V8-E...991ae1a&pid=100033&rk=2&rkt=8&sd=302167742382
Looks like its been for sale for a while: http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/161376-Revcon-Trailmaster-super-rare-not-mineMaybe a bit bigger than a standard van. Already 4wd!!!! and only a third retail!
Revcon 4x6 Trailmaster Rv - $249500 (La Paz)