have a 460 cu. in. motor with an automatic C-6 transmission, both have
been rebuilt as we said in our description of the truck. Dual
batteries, a transmission cooler, engine oil cooler, and two power
steering coolers. All the hoses have been replaced as well and
the power steering pump, we also have a K & N filter.
new battery on the right side is for the truck, and the new battery on
the left side is a deep cycle for the camper, and a larger size. The master
cylinder has been replaced, and the silver horn is for the alarm
system. The battery for the camper also supplies 12 volt power to
the Heart Interface 1000 watt inverter in the camper, and the battery
also powers the Edie boat loader motor with a circuit breaker.Here
are a few views of the interior of the cab area. We have floor
matts, a book and map holder on the side of the center console that
lifts up for more storage. A Cobra 40 channel C.B., the steering
wheel is wrapped in leather along with interior sunshades for the front
window as well as the sides of each window, and pull down sunshades
also for each side window. We also have a full canvas window
cover for the front window that goes on the outside and wraps around to
the side windows.
large storage box provides more storage, and the plastic tray is for
coffee or our dog's dish full of water. Behind, that is the Radio
Shack FM booster for a stronger signal. Shown above is the Kelsy
Hayes brake controller and a coolant temperature gauge. The red
and green toggle switches are for the two electric fuel pumps, and the
other is for transferring water from a tank mounted under the frame to
the camper water tank.
Above is the compass and altimeter gauge and to the left is the tachometer and vacuum gauge.
the solid roof is the Winegard Satellite Antenna, two Fantastic roof
vents with one having the automatic temperature sensor that turns off
and on due to the temperature inside of the camper. The roof vent
in the cabover bed area is opaque so that the light will not come in
while your sleeping, and the one in the dinette area is grey and light
will shine through. The large Kyocera DC 80 watt solar panel is
mounted towards the rear of the camper between the Edie boat loader
is the side panel that holds a 30 gallon waste tank. Originally,
the spare tire for the front tires was mounted here but since we
replaced the front tires to match the rear tires so that we would only
carry one spare tire, we used this area for the waste tank. When
we had our 34 foot Silver Streak trailer, we would use our macerator
pump and pump the waste into this tank and drive to a dump
station. That way we would never have to hook up the trailer and
tow it to a dump station. We then filled up the camper fresh
water tank and could transfer fresh water to the trailer, we even had a
25 gallon water bag that we laid on the camper floor and filled it up
with fresh water and then transfered it into the trailer with a
separate 12 volt water pump. We found this to be perfect since we
did a lot of dry camping all over the country.
You will see a green hose to the side of the tank, this is used
the macerator to pump the waste, and along side that is the 12 volt
Sears Wireless Remote Control Winch with 11,000 pounds rolling load
capacity, and 3,500 pounds single line pull with a mounting bracket,
the wiring is in the compartment under the dinette seat. The
value of this winch is over $400.00, and is included in the
price. We have never had
to use this and have carried it with us all of these years, always
planning ahead of what might happen. The black paddle assembly
shown above accommodates a standard 3 inch drain hose.
to the storage compartments that our custom made camper has. When
we set up our "Perfect Rig," we knew that we needed a space for our
Johnson 25 hp long shaft motor, and 6 gallon gas tank along with
storage for our boat battery and all of our gear that we used for the
boat. The large compartment above is for the long shaft motor and
inside of the camper dinette area is a raised floor to accommodate the
long shaft of the motor. The smaller compartment to the right is
8 feet long, and it can hold fishing poles, awning poles, snow skis and
many other items. The spare tire rotates out so that you can get
access to this compartment to load and unload the outboard motor and
boat gear. We have a strong "Eye Bolt," mounted in the rear of
the roof so that we can use a deer hoist and put it around the motor
head to lift it up and into the compartment. We have found that
the two of us can lift the motor in this compartment without using the
hoist, but we have it in case we need to use it.
Above the compartment is a 8 foot folding ladder to get up on the
camper roof, and mounted on the ladder we have brackets for
our two folding chairs with a vinyl bag to protect them from rain or
you can see by this photo the large storage compartment for the Johnson
25 hp long shaft motor with carpeting on the floor and the top
shelf. The top shelf is removable so that we can slide the motor
in place and fasten it down with the seat belts on the floor to keep
the motor from sliding back and forth. The top shelf is where we
put our battery for the boat as well as all of our boat gear. Now
you will see a large bag that is the solar shower, solar water bag,
hand held shower, and awning.
When we fished Blue Mesa Reservoir in Colorado, we had already sold our
trailer and took the truck/camper and boat. We used this
compartment to store our Honda generator and other gear for the three-month
is the 8 foot long compartment above the spare tire area. As you
can see we have stored our awning poles and stakes. Notice the
burglar alarm sensor that we used on all of the compartment doors to protect them.
To the right is our 5 gallon propane tank that has been upgraded
with the new valve. In this compartment we also have some more
level blocks, rope and other gear.
metal lined compartment is for our 6 gallon boat gas tank and extra
gas, motor oil, and other gear. We had this lined in metal due to
it being a storage compartment for gas and did not want any fumes in
the camper living quarters. Behind the step and chrome bumper is
where we have stored six 2 x 6 level blocks.
is the refrigerator compartment door for the Dometic 4 cubic foot
refrigerator that we replaced several years ago, it is a 110 volt and
propane gas refrigerator. We have two fans in this compartment that we
use to direct the air flow out to the top vent in warm weather.
It helps the refrigerator cool better, you can select to operate
one fan or both. Also, in this compartment are the wires for the
solar panel to the controller mounted inside the camper. Below
this compartment is a smaller one that has the 20 amp power cord and a
spare 25 foot power cord. Also, are the wires for the Heart
Interface 1000 watt inverter, a spare set of radiator hoses and heater
hoses. There is a toggle switch that operates a Shurflo 12 volt
water pump that pumps the water from the extra 15 gallon fresh water
tank to the camper tank. In this compartment are 12 volt
power wires for the bilge pump to pump the grey water tank over to the
30 gallon holding tank on the opposite side of the truck.
All About Our CamperBetween
the front cab of the truck and the camper we have a large crawl through
space. It can be closed off from the cab area or the camper area.
Dolly loves to sit on her perch looking out the front window to see
where we are going and when we are parked she sits there or lays down
to view the outdoors and see all of the people walking by.
inside of the camper Dolly is laying down on the crawl through space
and here she is laying down on the water tank cover that has thick rust
color carpeting. The floor of the camper is covered with vinyl
flooring, and we have added a carpet pad under the carpeting. We
have the collapsible step that she uses to jump up and down.
down the isle you will see the large queen size bed with a Fantastic
roof vent. At the foot of the bed, we have a rotating 12 volt fan
and the Winegard crank up satellite antenna along with a holder for
four fishing poles. The view to the right is the 20 gallon fresh
water tank and porta potty, the refrigerator is to the left with a
compartment at the top and bottom. The large wardrobe closet is
above the toilet with a drawer underneath. The crawl through
space is large enough that we can crawl between the front cab to the
wall area shows a light, a carbon monoxide detector, and a shelf.
The black knob is for an instant alarm to make the horn go off if you
hear someone outside and want to scare them away, and the
indoor/outdoor temperature gauge is to monitor the refrigerator
temperature. The other temperature gauge is for the inside and
outside temperature. The door above the refrigerator has
excellent storage for extra sheets and towels.
view from the dinette area and the queen size bed shows the barometer,
speakers for the radio, and the furnace control. At the foot of
the bed is another shelf, a smoke detector, and a Braun electric
toothbrush, and 110 and 12 volt outlets.
dinette area has three cabinets above, and the radio is in the
corner. The photo to the right is the raised floor for the
Johnson 25 hp long shaft motor. The table can drop down and
create another area for sleeping, and there is another cabinet for
have a three burner stove top, a Magnovox 9 inch color TV, a single
stainless steel sink, an Everpure water purifier, and storage above the
sink. Below the sink are two doors that open up to the pot and
pan shelf, the water filter, and the accumulator tank that stops the
water pump from cycling on and off. We have left several pots and
pans as well as many other items for cooking and cleaning in this
you can see with the cabinet doors opened there is a lot of
storage. The long short cabinet to the left is for truck parts
such as, belts, hoses, spark plugs, gaskets and much more. The
compartment to the right with the two buckets goes forward about 2
feet, and we have two shoe boxes full of more spare parts for the truck
The photo to the right is the cabinet above the stove that has the Sony
Satellite receiver with a remote control. We also have a remote
control antenna mounted on top of the TV so that you can change
channels while in bed. This is a standard definition receiver and
works great with the Winegard Satellite antenna. Above the
receiver is another cabinet that I used for spices, flour, sugar, and
have a three burner stove top in stainless steel, and underneath that
is the furnace, a fire extinguisher, and a propane gas detector.
The two drawers under the stove are for silverware and other cooking
items. Below is another long compartment for more storage.
The photo to the right shows the cook top stove.
the carpeted cover removed you can see the 20 gallon fresh water tank
along with 25 feet of hose and other hoses to fill the camper
tank. The photo to the right shows the porta potty, a large
wardrobe closet, and drawer.
the 4 cubic foot refrigerator is a compartment that holds the Shurflo
water pump and the Heart Interface 1000 watt inverter. This
compartment has an access door outside that the 20 amp power cord, and
the TV antenna cable that can be pulled out to raise the antenna for
use. The photo to the right is the inverter.
This is it, a one of a kind custom built camper, and a one of a kind truck with many features.
have a list of all repairs and costs to show that our unit has been well
maintained along with so many spare parts that are included to make
this a very special rig.
We know the new owner will enjoy it as much as we did, enjoy your travels!