well, we finally commited to our new fuso today, hopfully we will pick it up this friday from pioneer fleet services in sacramento. this unit comes with a 14 foot flatbed, and we have also ordered a second fuel tank which we'll have mounted in a week or so (the dealer is still waiting for it to arrive). it will be a stock fuso tank mounted on the other side (drives side). we will also visit a local suspension shop susgested by pioneer while we're in sacramento to see about lengthening the leaf springs and some suspension work.
our plans toward our camper build is to build a 4 point mounting system for the 14 foot flatbed to sit on based on our current unimog camper. as well we will take a trip down to stockton wheel for some super singles all around. hav'nt decided yet on 16" or 19.5" wheels, we'll see what they have to say and do more homework on tire load ratings.
we're fairly new to this forum but i'll try and post pic's and undates on our project.
we plan to use the truck dual purpose, we own a small general store out in the country and haul much of our own supplies. so the 14' flatbed is important part of our desicion, we will also be pulling a 20' utililty trailer rated at 10000 lbs when extra space is needed. our current plans for the camper build is a custom 14' alaskian camper, they have been very helpfull so far and can do a 14' camper. 14' is the limit there happy with or then it will have to have a spliced roof, not recommended.
we are taking a look a a few trailers to mount on the flatbed as well, the most interesting being a small toyhauler call a wolf pack puma. it is a alum frame build and camper part would measure in at 16'. some drawings show this to be a good looking rig on our flatbed, the question is durability.
the nice feature is it has a vertical front end, witha slight angle back right about the height of the fuso cab. i'll try to scan our drawing of this.
anyhow, we're pretty excited we're getting started on our new camper.
cheers lehel and laura
p.s. here is our current unimog expedition camper we have enjoyed for so many years and so many places.
well, i'm have an impossible time to lfigure out how to load pic's on this forum, any help would be greatly appreciated on this ?????