Overlanding has become a very popular segment for a few years now, but as we know, many companies have been offering car camping options for longer than most of us have been around. Looking back at history, it looks like Henry Ford may have actually started the craze in 1917 by offering his first truck with a 1-ton capacity!
(Source: www.blueovaltrucks.com )
The Four Wheel Campers entity, on the other hand, is a bit younger (1972, to be exact) but still older than almost any other overland companies around. Here are an original camper and Bronco from 1972. While there are definitely similarities to today’s version, they have made a myriad of improvements since then.
So when you combine both companies, you end up with over 150 years of evolution that culminated in the overland combo we are presenting today: a 2020 Ford F-350 diesel and a custom Four Wheel Camper Granby.
There are a few things that got our attention on this one.
First, the truck is quasi-brand new with only 2,240 miles. It’s the newer 6.7-diesel version, which, as far as we know, doesn’t have the same “challenges” as the previous generations. It’s also a crew cab, which is perfect for bringing along your friends or family members. It does not have a lot of superfluous options, but it does have the 3.31 rear axle and electronic differential lock, which should help with getting through rougher terrains.
The custom Granby camper brings a lot of value to this package.
This is one of our favorite versions of the Four Wheel Campers product line as it offers a lot of inside space considering the overall smaller footprint. This specific example comes with all the right options, including a cassette toilet and a king-size retractable bed.
The dinette also converts into a second bed, which is perfect for your extra guest.
A Yakima roof rack and solar panels are preinstalled on the roof, which is very useful for carrying extra gear.
And a set of Rotopax for extra fuel capacity and MaxTrax (in case you do get stuck) are mounted on the back of the camper.
The camper sits on a Norweld tray which is another indication of the overall quality of this build.
Here is the complete list of features:
Excellent condition minor pinstriping/scratches on body)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Sold together or separately
Geolander X-mt LT245/75R17 off-road tires
6.7-liter power stroke v8 diesel
Spare tire and wheel
Air conditioning, CFC free
Center high mount stop lamp
Preferred Equipment Package 610A
Wheel well liners, rear
200AMP (6.2L)/240CMP (6.7L) ALTR
Power equipment group
Sync 3 voice-activated systems
Destination and delivery fuel charge
11500# GWVR package LT245/75R17E BSW All-Season
3.31 electronic-locking axle
Door edge guards
FOUR WHEEL CAMPERS SPECS
Hot indoor/outdoor shower
Kitchen (stove, fridge, sink)
Indoor cassette toilet
King-size bed (dinette becomes additional full-size bed for guests or kids)
UTE Dual solar panels w/Battle Born triple lithium battery system and REDARC Charger
Inverter w/remote switch and additional 110v outlet
UTE smooth aluminum siding
Norweld tray w/cabinet storage boxes 8′ powdercoated black
20-gallon centered water tank with UTE water tank cushion
8-gallon additional water tank inside Norweld tray
2-way refrigerator/freezer, 130-liter size
Forced air furnace w/thermostat
Flush mount glass top sink/stove
Powered roof vent fan
UTE 8-foot side awning with light
Yakima JetStream roof racks, complete system
Exterior LED lighting
UTE hot water, showers, and toilet
Accordion aluminum scissor steps (6-steps)
Steel folding step (2 steps)
King bed slide-out on cabover bed
Removable carpet kit
Tier 1 fabric color
UTE rear rack w/ Rotopax and MaxTrax
Additional Rotopax w/mounting hardware
If you have listened to our podcast, you know that we usually recommend keeping vehicles as stock as possible. However, we think the only modification here that would truly bring this vehicle to life is a slightly larger set of wheels and tires. If you end up buying this and need some advice on which size to get, we just released a podcast on this topic a couple of weeks ago.
The seller is asking $120,000 for the combo, or $70k for the camper and $50k for the truck. While the original Ford Model T truck was $600 (about $12,000 adjusted for the current dollar), there is no way around it these days—new expedition vehicles of this grandeur are seldom selling for under six digits.
You can see the original listing here.