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Overland Classifieds :: 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 w/ 2016 Four Wheel Campers Hawk Flatbed

We’ve recently shared several overland-ready Ram trucks , including this 2020 Ram 2500 w/ OEV Camper, a 3500 Norweld Touring Setup, and a 2013 2500 Cummins Manual w/ Norweld Flatbed and Woolrich Hawk. Long-lived and powerful motors, impressive 4WD capability, luxurious interiors, generous max payload and towing capacity, and access to extensive aftermarket parts and services are just some of the reasons these trucks are so popular. Today’s Quad Cab 4WD 3500 might be my favorite, incorporating an extensive list of modifications, a Four Wheel Campers Hawk Flatbed, and an inspiring history of off-grid adventures. We’ve all seen listings titled the “ultimate turn-key overland rig,” but very few can support these claims with documented real-world testing. Alternatively, this is a proven setup that has already driven from Alaska to Ecuador, crossed the Andes twice, and explored National Parks in the spacious wildernesses of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico.

From the Seller:

Our plan was a multi-year round-the-world overland trip. We started our journey in 2019; when we purchased Roxy, she was plug-and-play, proven, and adventure-ready. Her previous owners thoughtfully built this rig and took exceptional care of her. They had a new 5.9-liter Cummins engine installed at 133,000 miles because they didn’t want to take a risk with an engine knock while traveling in South America. We’ve done full-time, part-time, and now back to sticks and bricks.Our international expedition plans got derailed in 2020, so after much thought and emotion we’re exploring a different set up that accommodates a daily driver.”

2005 Dodge Ram 3500

This 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 is fitted with a 5.9-liter Cummins diesel motor that produces 325 horsepower and a huge 610 pound-feet of torque. A powerful engine is mated with a comfortable interior (there are various trim levels available, including the Tradesman, Lone Star, Big Horn, Laramie, and Limited), which incorporates the following features as standard:

  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Power windows, mirrors, locks, and drivers seat
  • Cupholders
  • Seating for six

Established in 1972 and based in Woodland, California, Four Wheel Campers produces premium pop-up campers for adventure travel. The overlanding market and community turned out to be their “first specific, definable market,” and consequently, FWC has been continually challenged to design and produce world-class campers suited to all-terrain travel.

Distinguishing Features

  • 2016 Four Wheel Camper Hawk Flatbed Silver Spur on a custom Alum-line flatbed
  • Mickey Thompson Classic III wheels with Cooper Discoverer S/T tires
  • Bilstein 5100 shocks, Firestone Ride Right airbags, and Daystar airbag cradles
  • ARB Deluxe bull bar with Rigid Industries 20-inch light bar and 3-inch fog lights
  • Atwood propane furnace
  • ARB Twin Air compressor with Pneumatic Hose Kit and inflator/deflator gauge
  • Fresh water tank, 20-gallon

This 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 with 2016 FWC Hawk Flatbed is listed for $88,000 and is currently located in Grass Valley, California. 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.