E-350 Cutaway with Total Composites Box

iggi

Ian
I'd missed that you're local to me. Would be fun to do a comparison between my ambulance conversion and your custom rig once I've got the 4x4 conversion done.

Have you gotten an empty weight on it?

I'm partway through redoing my build and got on a scale after removing most of the interior again. Came in at 4200KG.

Since there's been a lot of discussion regarding flex, here's a pic of me flexing shortly after I got it back in 2019.

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CalgaryMcLean

Well-known member
Got out for around 30 nights. Pretty good since it was mid to late summer by the time the camper was ready to go.
Very happy with everything.
Very happy that we went with lots of windows. I see some units that only have a couple small windows: not for me!
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Over winter I will pull out the drawers, cabinet doors and table and finish the fronts on all of them.
Initially left unfinished just so we could get out camping instead of building.
The layout works perfectly for us.
The picture below is misleading. There is actually a good amount of head room at the table, under the bed.
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Originally, my thought was to use a combination sink and 2-burner stove hob, but my wife wanted an oven.
I didn't really think we would use it much, but it is actually quite nice to be able to have some baked meals once an a while when out for a week or more at a time.
All the silicone bakeware is stored in the oven while travelling and there is no rattling from the unit.
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We travel with the bed in the lower position and a mesh door drops down to keep the dogs safely in their spot.
Way better than having them loose, especially when off road.
The Espar heater has a fan-only mode so it can draw cooler air from the front of the camper and recirculate it back to the kennel area.
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Home Sweet Home!
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joeblack5

Active member
Very nice build, great idea and use of space for the dogs, ours insist on being in front but your design is definitely safer. Like your jack stands.
Maybe missed it in the thread but how much space with the bed stored up below the bed to the floor and how much when lowered from the bottom of mattress to the ceiling.. how thick is the mattress.

I am a bit surprised with the weight.
Ours ,extended frame 4x4 short bus , 7.3 diesel conversion comes in at 10.200 without people.

Johan
 
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86scotty

Cynic
Probably the best use of space I've ever seen in a van (ish) conversion. I dream of having square walls and a lift bed someday.

In case I missed it, do you plan on color matching the body to the cab? I love the cab color, it would be very cool, however maybe not so cool in August.

Also, are you happy with the fridge size? Seems small for 30 night trips. We are fans of the Truckfridge/Isotherm 130 front door fridge and still overflow drinks in to a small
chest fridge.
 

Trail Talk

Well-known member
Planning on any winter travel? Might see you out there...

Did not know about this combination of 7.3 engine and 6sp transmission. Our 2020 7.3 F350 C&C has the 10sp and de-rated "Commercial" tune of 350 hp @3900 rpm. Hope you can report on fuel economy over time? In combination with a light build, it should be the best that can be expected for that beast of an engine.

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Dallas Chadney

New member
Got out for around 30 nights. Pretty good since it was mid to late summer by the time the camper was ready to go.
Very happy with everything.
Very happy that we went with lots of windows. I see some units that only have a couple small windows: not for me!
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Over winter I will pull out the drawers, cabinet doors and table and finish the fronts on all of them.
Initially left unfinished just so we could get out camping instead of building.
The layout works perfectly for us.
The picture below is misleading. There is actually a good amount of head room at the table, under the bed.
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Originally, my thought was to use a combination sink and 2-burner stove hob, but my wife wanted an oven.
I didn't really think we would use it much, but it is actually quite nice to be able to have some baked meals once an a while when out for a week or more at a time.
All the silicone bakeware is stored in the oven while travelling and there is no rattling from the unit.
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We travel with the bed in the lower position and a mesh door drops down to keep the dogs safely in their spot.
Way better than having them loose, especially when off road.
The Espar heater has a fan-only mode so it can draw cooler air from the front of the camper and recirculate it back to the kennel area.
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Home Sweet Home!
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Looks Great! Good Job!
 

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