Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL WHO INQUIRED. THE WANDERBOX HAS BEEN SOLD AND WE'RE SO EXCITED THAT IT FOUND ITS NEW OWNERS AND IS MAKING IT'S WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO COLORADO.
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This is not your average van conversion, this was designed for full time living with plenty of room and storage for multiple people. This is a turn key house on wheels which great stealth abilities and gets 12mpg. We lived full time in the box for 2 years and traveled coast to coast multiple times.
Van conversions are great but we wanted more space and the ability to haul a lot of stuff. Needless to say we did just that and loved every second of it.
The box is 16ft long, 8 foot tall and 8 foot wide. We’ve done a unique build here and raised the floor 1 foot to allow for ample under storage including access from both the driver and passenger sides.
On the roof we have 800 watts of solar that get stored in our 600 amps of Renogy hybrid gel batteries (much better than AGM and much less $ than Lithium) We have a 3000 watt victron multi plus inverter/charger with outlets run all throughout the box and one exterior in the rear.
Instead of doing the typical composting toilet, we opted for a 31 gallon black tank and honestly love it. There are so many free places to dump your tank and it only takes 2 minutes so it’s never been an issue for us. Sure you can cap it and put in a compost toilet if you like.
As a full time documentary filmmaker it was important for me to have a full workstation with a 34” 4K monitor and it’s got the best views in the house.
You’ll love the massive house sized shower with dual shower heads and large skylight above. We have 40 gallons of water outside and plenty of room to add more if you like. 40 gallons typically got us around 2 weeks no problem. We have an on demand hot water heater by Gerard, worth every penny! There is also a 33 gallon grey tank for the sink and shower pan.
In the kitchen you’ll see that we have one of the largest countertops with a 28” flip up for even more room. Our countertop is quite unique as the flowers were pressed into books over the last year of our travels and then poured by master expoxy pourer Kirk Allan Originals. You can see his work in various galleries around Phoenix and he poured the bar at the Mangey Moose in the Tetons. We have a Furrion 3 burner stove with a 17” oven in which we cook just about every single meal and love it. The copper sink is small but works really well for this space and could be expanded if somebody wanted to but it’s perfect for us. There is also a Furrion range hood that vents to the outside which really helps keep the cooking smells and smoke to a minimum.
Next to the shower we have a floor to ceiling pantry with so much roof for food storage and you’ll also see that there is a full house sized 3 sliding kitchen drawer with soft close under the counter. There is no lack of storage here and the door has a full length mirror as well. Next to the pantry is our Furrion 12v 10 cubic foot fridge. This fridge is amazing, uses little power and holds so much stuff as it’s truly 24” deep both fridge and freezer. Can’t recommend enough!
Next to our fridge is out 44” dresser with enough storage for 2 people and then some. The batteries of the house are hidden under a panel on the bottom of the closet for easy access if needed.
Stepping down into the back of the box we have two couches with ample storage underneath and a happijac bed that lifts down from the ceiling with ease. The mattress is currently a 12” purple #3 that is 54”x80” or a Full XL. It fits us perfectly and we absolutely love this layout. The happijac rails have 4 inches of depth on the passenger side with plan to add a 50” tv in which the bed could still go up and down with our touching the TV.
The main attraction of this box truck and where it’s become quite popular with the nomad community is our unique back door system with a 60/40 split. This allows us to push open the top and greet the morning without getting out of bed. We installed 250 pound gas shocks so it’s quite strong and can even lift two bikes that we sometimes store on the back fork mounts. When you lower the bottom you get a large deck thats perfect for potluck dinner parties, yoga or concerts in nature. You’ll also notice we have a window on the door, in the kitchen and on the back door. These have all had white perforated vinyl put over them for privacy and most people can’t even tell they’re windows. Shhhh nothing to see here, just a work truck.
The box is a reefer box that originally had a large AC on the front but we took it off. Therefore it’s already insulated and performs great in both the heat and the cold. We also added 1” of insulation to the sidewalls just to help with more insulation and noise dampening. There is a 6” hole with caps on the front of the box if you wish to have a portable air conditioner like we did in the hot months. The plan was to install a mini split up top but we never got to it and just decided to leave the heat and go elsewhere.
The truck itself is a 2007 Mitsubishi Fuso FE 140. Do a little research and you’ll find these are fantastic trucks and the 2007 was the last of the great pre emissions engine, meaning no DEF and no DPF. It had one previous owner in San Diego where it was used to deliver skylights since new. It was babied and meticulously maintained as you can see in the maintenance logs. We purchased it with 180,000 miles and it now sits at 220,000 with many years of life left in it as I too baby this truck and love driving it. Even my girlfriend loves driving this truck. It has a wheelbase of 152” which is about the same as a 4 door F150 but due to the cab over body type has an even better turning radius. We’re still surprised how easy it is to drive around and are sure you’ll love it too.
Just replaced the tires, brand new ac compressor and brand new radiator. Had the vehicle inspected recently here in Las Vegas and they were very impressed. I wouldn’t hesitate to drive this anywhere in north or South America at a moments notice. It’s ready to go!
One of the best parts of this conversion is the fact that nothing has been attached to the truck frame itself which means if you ever need or what to place it on a different chassis, it’s quite easy or it could technically become a cabin if you like.
Maybe you want the ability to leave the cold and are looking for a quality build without breaking the bank. This is our 3rd full build and we didn't cut the corners here. Built with out friend who is a full time on site RV mechanic so everything is in a smart place with easy access and built more like a house than an RV. Which if you didn't know are complete garbage and slapped together in 1 day, 1! This can easily be parked along side a friend or family members house where you would plug into the shore power and city water connection we installed where you could then live rent free. You could even easily have an RV clean out installed at the house so the truck would never need to leave therefore turning it into a tiny house or ADU (additional dwelling unit)
We love our house as do the thousands of people who were fortunate enough to see it over the past 2 years. You won’t find another conversion like this. The truck is ready when you are!
Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, United States