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


Radformel (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

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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