Fuso Renovation

Kim and Don Greene built the 2003 Mitsubishi Fuso Overland Camper interior using their international experience as a guide. The shell was commercially built and mounted on the chassis by Unicell to meet all US highway D.O.T. regulations. Most custom campers are not approved for highway travel. The walls are insulated with two inches of polyurethane and foam block, plus the fiberglass, plus 3/8" plywood. 

The Greenes have taken this camper from the arctic to the antarctic, through parts of Africa and other countries. The camper and truck are so well built that nothing has broken. Everything still functions wellThe Fuso FG is a commercial 4x4 truck, not a consumer truck like Ford, Chevy or Dodge. The components are designed for long term use. The camper is set high off the ground. The cab over engine design and high camper give the unit great approach and departure angles.

We are moving to another phase of our lives and are not planning on international travel as we originally thought.

Up front, let me say that this rig is designed for best performance on dirt and gravel roads. We get 10mpg on highway and 12mpg off highway. The 12mpg can be up hills, on corregated roads, pothole roads, forest, desert and mountain roads- this is where the rig functions at it's best.
Let's look at the HIGHLIGHTS for you to compare to another rig:
It has been to 30+ countries, traveled 140,000 miles.
Fuso shops in Mesa AZ and Salt Lake City have inspected the frame and found no damage or problems.
bumper to bumper length 21'
professionally made and mounted cabin
2" insulation
one piece fiberglass cabin
turbo diesel engine
fixed queen bed
fixed dinette
8.5cuft frig/freezer
133cuft storage- now stop and carefully compare this amazing fact; it is all easily utilizable storage, sized so 
that one does not stack storage boxes

This is a one piece molded fiberglass cabin, professionally made and mounted to the chassis by a company that 
puts cabin/chassis rigs together daily

Outside storage 51.4 cu ft 
Inside storage 72.2 cu ft (kitchen 22', hanging clothes closet 3.5' long, 29', other 20')
Flat shelves 7.2 sq ft 
Bed 60x80 
Inside hight 7' 
Frig/freezer 8.5 cu ft
Bumper to bumper length 22', 133" wheelbase, very manuverable, fits in an ordinary parking space.

2003 Mitsubushi Fuso FG
overall length-22'- park in an ordinary parking space
wheelbase- 133"- great turning and parking
front axle 5500lb rating, Rear axle 8600lb rating
suspension- custom Deaver springs installed 2013
shocks- Rancho 9 position, 999117 front, 999113 rear, 11/12/12
tires- 16" wheels; LT235/85R16E Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX x 8, bought June 2011 at Discount Tire
start batteries- 11/15/12; 5yr warranty
engine- 4-cylinder in-line, water-cooled 4-cycle diesel; 4D34T3; direct injection; OHV; 145hp; 275ftlb torque
transmission- Aisin M035A4; automatic; 4spd plus overdrive

body dimensions- 7'8" H, 8'W, 14'L
inside height 7'
over bed sit up height 30"
wet bath 7'H, 3'W, 3'D
double pane windows
insulation roof, walls: 2" sprayed in polyurethane + 3/8" marine plywood + one piece molded fiberglass shell + 

inside luan finish wall 

side entrance
all doors 2" insulation

Parkin 8600 double pane

Dometic Tundra T80 frig/freezer 12v/110v 8.5cuft (Danfloss compressor);frig 6.5cuft 
Atwood Wedgewood Vision 2 burner propane cooktop
double sink
fixed dinette table (34x17)
kitchen flip-up shelf 20x12"
kitchen drawers are tongue and groove

fixed bed (60x79), thick mattress with pillow top
storage cabinets at foot of bed

wet bath
Thetford cassette toilet (C-200 CS D3)

INTERIOR STORAGE total 82.2cuft
kitchen 21.9cuft, includes large pullout pantry
other inside 31cuft, includes floor to ceiling chest of drawers
hanging clothes closet 29.3cuft, 3.5' long
flat shelves 7.2sqft

EXTERIOR STORAGE total 51.4cuft


30A shore power
2- 258Ahr AGM Lifeline batteries (new 2012)
630 watts solar panels
Morningstar TS45-MPPT charge controller
Bogart Trimetric 2025-RV battery monitor
Magnum 2000w MS2012 sine inverter
LED lights except in hanging closet

Webasto Air Top 2000 Diagnostic diesel air heater with remote temp sensor
Dirna Bycool Camper evap cooler- easily works boondocking on 12v; drops temp 15 degrees
Fantastic roof fan/vent
2 Caframo wall mounted fans

60gal fresh water (inside)
25gal gray water (outside)
Emerson Insta hot in kitchen; takes about 4min
Stiebel Eltron DHC 3-1 insta hot in bath room; 
Nature Pure sink water filter
Shurflo Whisper King model 2093 water pump
30 lb propane tank (7.1 gal)

Viair air compressor
propane, methane and CO2 detectors
propane tank inspection 8/21/12
have new unused computer boards for evap cooler

The Fuso was acquired by Ken and Anne Howe who had me do the renovation you see below...