The Genesis of a New Beast

Under Construction – details coming soon. In the interim, some basic information: (NOW with some updates in RED.)

Truck Base

1990 Mercedes 917AF, 4×4 ex fire truck, 34,000 km
Six cylinder, turbo charged 170 hp diesel engine
5 speed manual transmission with two speed transfer case
Part time 4×4 with manual locking rear differential
5 new Continental MPT 81 tires on rims  (335/80×20)
Front winch and rear winches
LED light bars
60 gallon fuel tank
Ample aluminum under body storage units
Master craft seats
24v Kalori cab air conditioner
Rear spare tire carrier – raises and lowers with rear winch


Body Construction

Four point sub-frame camper mount system
Foam core panel construction
Exterior color – white
Aluminum corner guards
Composite door with all matching key locks

Interior Finishes

Interior color – white
Mahogany wood trim
Vinyl marine teak and ebony floor with real teak trim
Cabinet hardware (push button, positive locking hardware)


Formica countertop with water catch in black
Flip up counter top extension
Single handle stainless faucet with ceramic valve and spray handle
Hands-free electric operated water delivery system Stainless steel sink
Overhead cabinet with LED under mount lights
All stainless steel hardware
7 Storage drawers with ball bearing sliders in cabin
Two door 7.3 cu.ft. (130l) 12V compressor marine fridge with freezer
Domestic, dual hob induction cooktop
Sharp Microwave/convection oven
Large cabinet under sink

Main Cabin

12v Kalori air conditioner
Maxxfan Deluxe roof fan
High grade foam for seats with Sunbrella fabric
3 stage telescoping table – converts to bed
Marine hardware for all hinges and latches
Heat outlets in main cabin and storage area
4 LED lights, 2 LED reading lights, fan
Overhead storage compartments
Hanging closet
Under floor shoe storage


Cassette toilet C402
Single handle stainless shower faucet with ceramic valve
Solar powered fan to vent bathroom
LED light
Toilet paper holder (waterproof)
Retractable clothing line
Teak grate
Shower caddy holder

Bed Area

Full size under bed storage with custom storage bags
2x Gooseneck LED reading light in bed area
High grade foam and Sunbrella fabric for mattress
Large storage compartment with charging station
European spring mattress system from Froli
Storage cabinets above bed
Large operable skylight with lights, mosquito netting and sunshades (Provides roof access without exterior ladder)


All windows with built-in shades and mosquito netting
Reversible fan with integrated rain cover in ceiling
Skylight over bed

Water System

80 gallon heated fresh water tank
Johnson water pump with pre-filter
23 gallon grey water tank with gravity drain (sump pump for grey water)
Webasto Dual Top diesel water/air heater
Digital water gauge to monitor tanks
All marine grade hoses with SS “v” hose clamps
Fresh water filtration system
Stainless steel outside shower

Power Supply

4 solar panels @ 160W ea. (640 total) w/30 amp PWM controller and 40 amp MPPT controller
Four Lifeline AGM batteries @ 300 AH AGM 6V ea. (600 amp 12V)
Marine grade wires and connectors with ID tags
Marine Breaker 360 – Blue Sea Systems/main shut-off switch
Double charge system – charges 12v camper battery from 24v truck alternator and charges 24v truck battery from 12v camper battery
6 x 120v outlets (bed, kitchen and dinette, storage)
4 x 12v outlets (bed, kitchen and dinette, storage)
4 x double USB outlets (bed, kitchen and dinette, storage)
2000w Magnum pure sine inverter w/30 amp charger+ battery monitoring system
30 amp SmartPlug with 25 ft cable


6 LED lights in main cabin
LED under cabinet light in kitchen area LED outside and inside entryway
LED reading light in bed area
LED lights in storage area


Dometic 6ft. self-supporting awning with LED lights