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ckupq 01-31-2020 12:22 PM

Fancy Hobo Rape Shack
 
https://www.thedrive.com/news/32036/...996-ford-f-350
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Despite what the internet might have you believe, some overlanders would rather pass on pricey, ready-built kits in favor of something DIY-centric. This means forgoing rooftop tents and already-assembled bed racks for a more bespoke project—in the case of Alaska man Tim Johnston, that means a small-scale log cabin in the back of his 1996 Ford F-350. And while some hardcore enthusiasts spend $50,000 or more while modifying their rigs, Johnston's cost him just $26,000 with the truck included.
espite what the internet might have you believe, some overlanders would rather pass on pricey, ready-built kits in favor of something DIY-centric. This means forgoing rooftop tents and already-assembled bed racks for a more bespoke project—in the case of Alaska man Tim Johnston, that means a small-scale log cabin in the back of his 1996 Ford F-350. And while some hardcore enthusiasts spend $50,000 or more while modifying their rigs, Johnston's cost him just $26,000 with the truck included.
Now, he and the truck venture out on days-long trips across Alaska's frigid terrain. Luckily, there's a reliable 7.3-liter Power Stroke diesel under the hood that can take Johnston to and from campsites without issue...so long as it starts up in the morning. We imagine a block heater was number one on the modification list given the compression ignition lump's slow-cranking nature in the cold.

"My truck house is perfect, it has everything I need to stay out for as long as I need," Johnston added.

"I wasn’t in a rush with this project, I thought if I was going to do it again, I wanted to do it properly and make it exactly how I had pictured it in my head."

One thing's for sure: We couldn't have done it better ourselves. Just look at that front porch!

crazybluerider 01-31-2020 02:10 PM

Backwoods would be proud.

87manche 01-31-2020 09:30 PM

didn't even use asphalt shingles.

what kind of high rent hobo rape shack bulshit is this?

ckupq 02-03-2020 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by 87manche (Post 44796980)
didn't even use asphalt shingles.

what kind of high rent hobo rape shack bulshit is this?

The kind that offers you a roofie or a ether soaked rag choice before they knock you out. :D

PROJECTJUNKIE 02-15-2020 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 87manche (Post 44796980)
didn't even use asphalt shingles.

what kind of high rent hobo rape shack bulshit is this?

The kind that was built more for social media likes than cost effective living area. But maybe he's got that monetized, dunno.

87manche 02-16-2020 10:03 AM

step 1 become influencer
step 2 ?????
step 3 profit?

SSSRodeo 02-23-2020 05:29 PM

He can buy a running 30' RV for $20 K and not even have to pick up a saw and hammer.
$26 for that old truck and camper? Alaska must have some GOOD Meth.

I'll stick to my Hot Rodded 37 footer Class A. IT's a one bedroom apartment on wheels.
And probably gets better milage than that olf Ford. I get 13.5 mpg if I keep my foot out of the turbo.:D

aczlan 02-23-2020 07:28 PM

So he spent $13,000 on the truck and $13,000 on the camper. Not quite sure how you spend $13,000 diying a camper that small, but to each their own...

Aaron Z

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Action Fab 02-23-2020 07:39 PM

You guys will talk shit about anything.

It's like none of you have ever built a rig. That's basically how it works. You dump 3 times the value into a crazy build that nobody wants or has a tiny market.

KacksterK5 02-24-2020 06:53 AM

Pop up website is pop uppy.

I can see 13k in it real easy. Hell decent batteries, charging and solar setup will run you a grand. Also have to remember the Alaska tax, that everything is more expensive up there. That thing will probably outlast any slide in or shitbox camper

SSSRodeo 02-24-2020 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Action Fab (Post 44831964)
You guys will talk shit about anything.

It's like none of you have ever built a rig. That's basically how it works. You dump 3 times the value into a crazy build that nobody wants or has a tiny market.

Ugh, well yea, (raising my hand)
since you put it that way!:flipoff2:

Ak_F250 02-24-2020 10:05 AM

He's got a decent writeup on it in his blog. timmystoyota.blogspot.com/

That wood stove is almost 5k

Beat95YJ 03-10-2020 09:56 PM

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Must be a hipster thing. Sara Underwood camps out of a similar home built camper.

(This bump was for Flecker :flipoff2:)

PROJECTJUNKIE 03-12-2020 02:00 PM

Bump:flipoff2:

flecker 03-12-2020 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by PROJECTJUNKIE (Post 44860906)
Bump:flipoff2:

Fawker
:flipoff2:

squamch 04-01-2020 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Beat95YJ (Post 44857510)
Must be a hipster thing. Sara Underwood camps out of a similar home built camper.

(This bump was for Flecker :flipoff2:)


I like her bumps. But man, what a lot of effort to make that shed look ugly.


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