1989 Mercedes-Benz 917af with FM2 shelter.

General Information

Manufacturer and model Mercedes-Benz 917af
Name William Spencer
Country USA
Year of manufacture 1989
For sale? no


Engine type Diesel
Cubic capacity 6 liters
Number of cylinders 6
Horsepower 170
Torque 479 lb/ft


4x2, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 4x4
Wheel base 3.09 meter
Number of seats 3
Tyre size 395 85r20
Rim size 20
Type of tyre Michelin XZL
Tank capacity 47 gallons
Diesel filter yes
Permanent or manually selectable 4-wheel drive Permanent
Diff locks Center and rear.


Manufacturer of the cabin Dornier
Inner dimensions (LxWxH) 13' 4
Outer dimensions (LxWxH) 14'x7'x6'9
Cabin material Aluminum
Kind and thickness of insulation Original foam 3 inches + 1 inch spray foam.
Number of beds 2
Windows 4
Subframe 3 point
Outbound windows.

Floor plan

Explanation of floor plan
Queen bed behind cab. Kitchen, shower, toilet. Theater at rear.


Material of furniture Wood
Bahia Blue granite tops...a real luxury!

Cooking stove

Cooking stove Dickinson Marine Cooktop , Travel Buddy Oven, and microwave oven
Gas installation Propane
Dickinson Marine fireplace heater as well.

Refrigerator; cool box

Manufacturer and type of fridge / cooler Dometic CFX95dzw
Fridge doubles as a bench seat.

Power supply

Voltage in the chassis 24v
Voltage in the cabin 12v
Charging converter 24V-12V None.
110V / 230V in the cabin? yes
Inverter Victron 12/3000/120-50 Multiplus
Cabin and chassis are isolated from each other.

Capacity of batteries in the cabin

Capacity of batteries in the cabin 705ah
Battery type 6x6-volt agm
Battery charger for cabin batteries Victron Multiplus/mppt 100-50
Battery management Victron

Power generation

Solar capacity 800 watts
Solar controller Victron 12v 100-50
Fuel cell no
Power generator None.

Heating system

Manufacturer and type of heating system Truma combi 6e and Dickinson Marine P-9000
Warm water processing Truma Combi 6e
Cab heating Engine
Also Dickinson Marine fireplace propane heater.

Gas system

Explanation of gas system
2x20lb propane tanks under the bed.. Room for a third if necessary. Individual valves for Truma, cooktop, and Fireplace. Large floor vent.

Water system

water flow 56 psi
Water filtration system 2 stage filtration
Capacity of fresh water tank(s) 92 gallons
Capacity of waste water tank(s) 15 gallon gray/cassette for toilet.


Manufacturer and type of toilet Thetford cassette toilet
Capacity of black water tank 7 gallons

Vehicle accessories

Rear carrier rack for spare tire.
Storage boxes 2 exterior storage boxes.
Awning ARB Awning
Theater at rear, clothes washer, microwave
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