W250 With a Camper in Alaska


  I found this unique 1st generation W250 diesel sitting in the ferry line at Ketchikan, AK. The camper was like none I had ever seen, so I asked the owner if he had built it. He replied, apologetically, that he had. The camper frame is welded boxed steel. The sides were insulated, skinned inside with cabinet maker's plywood, and skinned outside with aluminum sheeting. The windows, door, and interior fixtures were from the marine suppliers. All of the cabinets, beds, and furniture were wood. The owner has no need to apologize - this camper is very well built and weather tight, and it will probably still be traveling long after the stapled together commercial campers have fallen apart.
   The OEM Dodge tailgate was damaged and a low cost replacement was not available, but a Ford tailgate fit just fine. A dual rear wheel conversion was installed to support the camper weight.

If this rig is yours, please  send me some details and travel photos!


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