A few months ago I joined this forum and discussed my project of a camper for traveling in Africa and the Americas.
This project has made progress, the camper is 80% finished. It is based on a Ford Transit AWD chassis with a 140 hp 2.4l engine and a 6 speed gear box. The first gear is essentially for offroad use or starting at steep hills. The Ford is the last truck you can get in Europe without diesel particulate filter who do not seem to tolerate high sulphur diesel very well. That was one of the main reasons why I choose this truck.Of course it does not have seriousl offroad capabilities but from previous trips to various countries in Africa and Latin America I know that this is not really necessary.
The cabin is a fiberglass, extended foam, fiberglass sandwich. The first photo of the interior shows the rear of the cabin with a pull out bed. The other photo shows a view from the rear to the front with the compressor fridge on the right side and the bathroom with shower between the cab and the cabin. The cabin can be closed off from the cab with a solid door for safety and insulation.
After a test trip in Europe we will ship the camper to South Africa in 2011 for trips through Southern and perhaps Eastern Africa. Probably a year or two later (depends on how we like Africa) we plan to ship the camper to Halifax for a trip down to Chile (and, hopefully in time for the graduation of our son who studies in Canada).