David Lawson's Fahrzeug (#1275)

As of this year, 2018, I'm six years from retirement and in very good health. My wife, and I, have traveled Europe and Central America, but have not explored North America beyond the east coast. This is our retirement plan. We special ordered the truck with the options we want. As of November 5th, the truck is ready for shipment. I am redesigning my water filtration system. I do not like the dependency on a pump for drinking water. I am testing a gravity operated system.

General Information

Manufacturer and model Ford F-550 chassis cab
Country USA
Year of manufacture 2019
For sale? no


Engine type TurboDiesel
Cubic capacity 6.7 liters/406 cubic inches
Number of cylinders 8
Horsepower 330 hp @ 2600 rpm
Torque 750 ft-lb @ 2000 rpm


Radformel (4x2, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8) 4x4
Wheel base 205 inches
Number of seats 2
Tyre size 285/70R19.5
Rim size 19.5 inches
Type of tyre medium duty truck tires
Tank capacity 26.5 gallon factory installed center tank and 100 gallon aux tank
Diesel filter yes
Factory wheels to be replaced with Rickson Wheel dual to single conversion wheels in the size shown. The truck has been ordered without the rear fuel tank. The auxiliary fuel tank will be incorporated into the habitation box and will be gravity operated.
Permanent or manually selectable 4-wheel drive manual 4 wheel drive
Diff locks Factory clutch style rear and Eaton eLocker manual front


Manufacturer of the cabin myself
Cabin material Steel frame with aluminum skin
Number of beds one
Subframe rail on rail

Power supply

Voltage in the chassis 12 volt
Voltage in the cabin 12 volt
110V / 230V in the cabin? yes

Capacity of batteries in the cabin

Battery type lead acid 6 volt golf cart wired for 12 volt output
There are better batteries available, but the United States is littered with golf courses. Golf cart batteries are easy to find and are not prohibitively expensive.

Water system

Capacity of fresh water tank(s) 100 gallons
Capacity of waste water tank(s) 40 gallons
The truck was ordered without the rear fuel tank. This will be purchased, with mounting hardware, separately. None of the fuel system will be purchased for this tank. It will be converted into our heated gray water tank. It is more expensive this way, but it is factory fit to the frame and has a heavy skid plate.


Manufacturer and type of toilet Thetford cassette
released 20.10.18 
owner David Lawson 
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