Thought it would be a good time for an update.
The camper is nearing completion.
I am in the process of trimming it out as we speak.
I have added a second option in the truck department though.
I still plan on carrying the camper on the Nissan when gas mileage and comfort are the main concern.
But when over landing, towing, and off-road trips are the norm I will be hauling it on a 90 Ford F-250 4x4 bobtail .
I found it in a fleet yard last week. The price was right and at 104,000 miles a perfect candidate for an expedition build.
The truck is a bit of an odd ball.
A 1990 F-250 Lariat with manual windows, no auto door locks, Ac, cruse, tilt, standard cab. small block and a T-18 4 speed with a PTO output.
It was ordered with 4:56 gears and factory LSD's at both ends.
As delivered to my yard it has a set of Helwig over loaders on the rear as well as an aftermarket 1.25" rear sway bar and Procomp RS-9000 gas shocks.
It also sports a second battery and a battery isolation system on board.
Basically it is all set up to carry a camper.
I will probably just add a tray to the frame of the truck as a bed or flat bed would just add weight.