I think an ambulance would make a decent camper...

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I know a legally insane guy with one he uses.

I got scared when I saw a How It's Made where they attach the body to the frame with double sided tape. That's it.
 

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Look for a 4x4 one. Beach communities and mountain area FD's usually have them.
 

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A Bambulance would make a great camper and toy hauler, plenty of tool and gear space

A 4x4 one even better





And now that you mention it, I never made the connection before but that's exactly what some of the tricked out rigs I have been lusting after are, or are very very similar.

 

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They do have an electrical system that can support
most RV needs better than a standard vehicle so it's
not a bad platform to build off of.
 

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On a related note, I've always wanted to do a toy hauler conversion. Pull in to deer camp, back your four wheeler out, and fold down your bed.

 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1994-Ford-O...fa49f46a:g:m~UAAOSwpLNX9sYI&item=201767646314

Little disinfecting, little remodeling, maybe a lift kit - but how great would it be rolling into the campground with lights ablazing!?!



Plenty of storage, electrical, probably fairly sturdy.
Research who made it..some companies build shit and some factory made Ford s are notoriously underpowered for their box and blow transmissions regularly. [EDIT]9950??Gasoline? Nope, bad idea.. that's one of the underpowered pieces of shit.[EDIT] Look into a diesel. One with an aftermarket body by a reputable builder. Built to spec for a company.
 
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They do have an electrical system that can support
most RV needs better than a standard vehicle so it's
not a bad platform to build off of.
on board inverter with multiple batteries...
Just make sure they don't gut all the electronics out.
 

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I've looked into it, the biggest issue is like what @Hudson pointed out, when decommissioning them the guys that do it usually just rip the shit out, not on mention that most of the time the crews flog the hell out of them. Working on ambulances can be a nightmare, if your lucky the box will be complete separate system from the host vehicle, but, usually it's not, they are also complete pigs on fuel.
I've looked into one of these several times
http://www.quigley4x4.com/
Quigley vans convert regular vans into 4x4 's the new sprinter vans are cool. I've seen several "conventional" RV that are either built on 4x4 chassis or have been converted from 2X4 duel rear wheel to 4x4 single rear wheel, this is vey important if you plan on any sand travel, having large wide tires is very important especially with very heavy vehicals.
The most popular rig on assistgue by far is one of the slide in truck campers



There are a few companies that build much more purpose built campers, the remove your truck bed and install a custom flat bed, so you can remove the camper easyer and actually use your truck.

This thread has a lot of great ideas
http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/forum/31-beach-buggy-forum/

Yes I know @Shootr is a desert dweller but off road is off road
 

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We have a couple of Hortons and they are tanks..I'd get one and transform it into a camper. Stay the fuck away from Sprinters those things fucking suck in snow, wind, rain, sun,....basically they suck, especially the ones built when a company other than Mercedes (Crysler?) made them.
 
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Saw this on the west coast of Ireland...badass!
 

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Those things look kind of cramped for the size and weight. Get an old box truck and maximize on the interior space. An old U-Haul would be perfect.
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Those things look kind of cramped for the size and weight. Get an old box truck and maximize on the interior space. An old U-Haul would be perfect.
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You'd have to put an external door on it unless you want to open the roll up door every time you want to go in or out. And fabricate some steps. And install a/c and heat. And upgrade the electrical system. All of which the ambulance already has, which is why people use them instead of box trucks. If you want to put that much money into one, you may as well just go buy a small used camper.
 

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Or you could just buy an RV and stop trying to reinvent the wheel.