VIDEO: Man Converts Old Firetruck Into Extreme Off-Road Camper

The off-road scene is full of unique builds, made for everything from cruising up hills at high rates of speed to competing in extensive cross-country races. But one truck that recently came to our attention thanks to Viral Nova and reddit.com is probably one of the coolest we’ve seen in a long time. Not only is it an extreme off-road camper, it’s also a recycled German firetruck. Sound interesting? Check it out in the video above, compliments of OutBound Motorhome Products.

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Images: Outbound via Viral Nova

The truck was built, or converted rather, by OutBound Motorhome Products of the Netherlands before it became an official company. In fact, this truck is the reason OutBound Motorhome Products started.

With a passion for off-roading, owner of OutBound, Jan van Haandel purchased an old fire rescue truck and decided to convert it to an extreme off-road camper that he and his wife could take out in the Netherlands back country and enjoy while being completely self-sufficient.

The first thing that was done to the fire truck was that the back box was removed and a special bend-proof, self-leveling floor with built-in heating coils was installed. The cabin was then stripped down and painted.

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With the truck cab looking brand new, a new box was added to the rear of the truck, this time containing all the amenities of home. Inside, you’ll find a special power and heating unit, hidden fresh-water and waste-water tanks, a full bathroom, bed for two, and a kitchen unit complete with a double sink and a two-burner electric stove. There is also bench seating, a fold-out table, audio entertainment center and plenty of cabinet space for all your necessities.

firetruck_conversion_5The truck also features windows and storage hatches, skylights, a protective cage and roof racks, a special cooling system just for the living quarters and even a custom lift so you can take your off-road bikes or other equipment along with you.

While this truck is completely cool in its finished state, it is the fact that it was originally an old fire truck converted to an extreme RV that makes it so special.

In doing the conversion, the Haandels learned a lot about creating off-road campers, and this caused them to start OutBound Motorhome Products alongside the existing Outbound freight vehicle business. Through OutBound Motorhome Products, you can now purchase off-road proven doors, windows, pop-up skylights, sliding screens and shutters for your off-road camper conversions. Or you can purchase this specific vehicle, currently for sale on Mobile.de for a negotiable 118,000 Euros ($160,650). 

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About the author

Lindsey Fisher

Lindsey is a freelance writer and lover of anything with a rumble. Hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles - she's owned and driven it all. When she's not busy writing about them, she's out in her garage wrenching away. Who doesn't love a tech-savy gal that knows her way around a garage?
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