This Reddit user’s dad did something with a hunk of junk that quite possibly made him the coolest person on the planet. He decided to buy an old fire rescue truck that was formerly used by German fire departments and tinker with it. However, he wasn’t interested in restoring the vehicle or keeping it as a collector’s item… instead, he did something much cooler with it.
This is what the truck looked like when he first purchased it.
It was a MAN FAE 8.136. It was built with custom support so that the bed in the back would always be flattened out and wouldn’t bend.
He fitted the floor with heating coils.
Then, he stripped down the cabin, sanded it and got it ready for a new paint job.
Already looking brand new.
Then, they began putting the walls together of the living space in the back.
Complete with a special power and heating unit.
The water and waste water tanks would be hidden by frames covered in seating.
Plenty of room for windows and doors in the back walls.
With the windows and hatches mounted into place.
The truck even contains it’s own cooling unit for the back.
And a custom-made elevator that could hold a motorcycle or other equipment.
The truck was also fitted with a cage with roof racks.
The spacious interior, with a bed for two.
Complete with a kitchen (double sink and electric stove).
There is also a full bathroom inside.
Not to mention bench seating and a fold-out table.
He converted an old truck into a BEAST of an RV.
You can take this thing almost anywhere…
And be completely comfortable while you do it.
The man who fixed up the rescue vehicle worked for Van Haandel Schadeherstel, a vehicle repair shop. Because of the off-roading mobile home’s success, they were able to expand the company and form Outbound4x4, an organization dedicated to providing the coolest excursion vehicles:
Through combining a shared passion for travel with motor vehicles, Outbound Expedition Vehicles came into being. Whether you decide to take in the wild and magnificent beauty of Scotland, travel across the Australian outback, pay a visit to the hot springs and geysers in Yellowstone National Park or admire the impressive glaciers, the beautiful nature and the many animals of Alaska, Outbound Expedition Vehicles is the right address for all these options.
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