A Truck Turned Camper Lets You Live Almost Anywhere
July 7th, 2017
You probably car camped as a kid. Pack up your SUV or family minivan and head out to the parking spot in the woods for a few nights. Well Jalopnik has found a vehicle that takes that up a notch.
The EarthCruiser is what it’s all about when it comes to car camping now. It gives you more accessories and conveniences. It’s a 6-ton vehicle that is essentially a 4-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Fuso box truck. It keeps the standard issue cab and 4-cylinder diesel engine. But in the back where cargo normally goes is now an extreme camper that you can basically live out of anywhere. And while it may be bulky it’s not much harder to drive than a packed van or U-Haul box truck. As far as terrain goes, it may not be the ultimate off-roading vehicle but it definitely gets the job done. So for about $200,000 you can take your living room and park it pretty much anywhere. Would you buy one?
This week on PowerNation Katie features a very unusual take on a Bronco build with painter-builder Chris Ryan from Ryan’s Rod & Kustom. And yes this is a 1977 Bronco coming out of his shop! Chris will talk about the “out of the box” build he did for owner Darren Patton that transformed the Bronco into a roadster powered by a 5 liter Coyote engine with suicide doors, no windows or side frames and capped windows. And of course we’ll talk about the paint with the master with his custom PPG color called “Go Man Go”. The interior is killer by Hot Rod Interiors and it rolls on 35” BFG KO-2 tires and custom Curtis Speed 17” wheels that mimic the original 15” style hubcaps. Plus we’ve got some real world tech from our shops this week on PowerNation.