Overland Classifieds :: 2001 Mitsubishi Fuso FG 4×4 Camper

The Mitsubishi Fuso 4×4 has become a popular choice for overlanders, and for good reason. They offer generous load capacity and living space and are less cumbersome and costly compared to larger 7.5-tonne vehicles. It’s a platform that benefits from Japanese reliability, an impressive 4WD system, and access to parts worldwide. Prices for Fuso builds vary dramatically (we currently have an EarthCruiserexample listed on the forum for almost $340,000), and whilst you can’t expect the same build specifications, it is a reasonably priced, perfectly functional, go-anywhere home on wheels.

From Taylor:

“This is an incredible overland expedition vehicle. It is a 2001 Mitsubishi Fuso running a turbo-diesel motor, with approximately 198,000 miles on it. The vehicle showcases a 5-speed manual transmission (recently rebuilt at Portland Mitsubishi Fuso), manual locking hubs, 4 High and 4 Low, CD player, idle control, air conditioning, heater, and much more. Everything works. This rig will climb a tree in 4 Low! I’ve owned it for the past four years and driven all over the west to ski hills, camping, beaches, etc.

Now for the RV section. Everything works: AC, heater, fridge, oven, range, shower, etc. I fit a Nature’s Head composting toilet, which means you can go to the bathroom in the middle of winter without having to worry about running water. This toilet is amazing. I redid the interior floors, paint, cabinets, shower, and lights. The only thing left to do is update the upholstery, but there are no rips or tears in it currently.

You will not be disappointed in this vehicle. [It is] roomier and far more capable than a Sprinter or Sportsmobile. You will be the talk of any parking lot. Take it to Baja and live happily ever after or chase powder storms in the mountains. This rig isn’t luxurious; it’s big, loud, ugly, and ready for your life of dispersed camping. When people see it parked in the middle of the desert or forest they don’t tend to camp right next to you. It’s abrasive, sketchy, and screams “give me space.”

I would not be getting rid of it but I recently moved, purchased a farm, and [my] priorities have changed. It’s done almost 200,000 miles, but two separate mechanics, one in Bend and one in Boise, have thoroughly checked it over, and it’s mechanically sound.”

Specifications:

Mitsubishi Fuso FG 639

3.9-liter diesel motor

Original body, gearing, and motor

5-speed manual transmission

Transmission rebuilt at Portland Mitsubishi Fuso less than 1,000 miles ago

New clutch, flywheel, pilot bearing, rear main seal, and transmission fluid less than 1,000 miles ago

Stock suspension (stiff, but manageable)

Stock tire size: 235/85R16

Six new tires with four Yokohama m/s tires on the rear

Two new BFGoodrich KO2 tires on the front, plus brand-new spare KO2

Swing-down spare tire carrier that fits both the front and rear receiver

LED light bar

Upgraded center console

CD player with satellite radio

Batteries installed spring 2017

New starter installed spring 2017

Class 4 receiver on rear

Welded to the receiver is a cargo rack. It is a bit of a tail, and I have considered lifting it a few inches for a better departure angle, but it holds propane tanks and a Honda generator.

Camper

19-foot Fleetwood Wilderness welded onto cross beams to frame

Everything works. Heater, oven, fridge, air conditioning, shower, sinks, hot water heater, all cabinets and drawers open and close as they should.

40-gallon freshwater tank

40-gallon greywater tank

Black tank has been capped

Nature’s Head composting toilet

LED interior lights

Loads of interior storage

Dinette folds down into another sleeping area

Upper cabinet folds out into another sleeping area for a small child

This 2001 Mitsubishi Fuso FG 4×4 Camper is listed for $55,000, and is currently located in Boise, Idaho. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

 

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.