I added 6 6 volt batteries wired in series and parallel. Then I installed a 4k pure sine wave inverter with 3 stage smart charging and auto transfer switch. This will run the entire coach including the fireplace or AC. If I'm going to run the FP or the AC for more than 30 minutes I fire up the 2K Honda I carry in one of the tool boxes. They are DZ boxes 18 x 18 x 48 two on each side. 18 x 18 x 36, one underneath on each side. With the 6 boxes and the huge basement it's more than we need. I also put my spare tire in the basement to keep it out of the weather. This fall I will order a new 2 door JL to flat tow behind it. I will add a front bumper with winch and tow brackets and put a ARB fridge in the back along with a dual battery setup. I also ordered a Backstop bumper and warn winch for the RAM but it is not here yet. Still a work in progress, but we have 28 nights in it already and were leaving friday again.
Tiger RV's are custom ordered. This coach is fully self contained, Onan LPG generator, roof A.C.,Fantastic fan,Espar heater, microwave, compressor refrigerator, wet bath, TV/DVD, 1,000W inverter,LED lighting and 4 AGM batteries. Chassis is 3500 HD, Cummins 6.7 turbo diesel, 4x4, 6 spd. manual transmission and a limited slip rear axle, dual AGM batteries and 400W inverter. I have done a SRW conversion with Method NV/HD 4,500 lb. wheels and 33" F rated Nitto Ridge Grappler tires. Manual hubs are on the front axle and an Aluminess winch bumper protects the front. Suspension mods are a rear added leaf, BigWig sway bar and a set of King 2.5 shocks. Other than an on board air system, I have no other needs. Well maybe a LJ Rubicon dingy.
Update: as of 3/19 I have been enjoying a JLR dingy....
Ben, beautiful rig. Well thought out and well executed. You made a lot of great choices for 4 season, full time travel, anywhere except south of the U.S. border. How about some interior shots? The w.b. is short enough to not require any 3 or 4 point suspension of the box. Have you twisted up the axles to see how much frame twisting/deflection occur? Is the box mechanically tied to the cab? With a rather short chassis RAM you shouldn't have much deflection compared to a same capacity Ford chassis.
Putting a truck camper on a flatbed looks like a great alternative to putting it in the bed. Quick question...did you have to fabricate some kind of eye bolt or attachment on the steel bed for the camper turnbuckles to attach to? If so, how did you make the attachment point for the steel flat bed? Or were the camper turnbuckles able to attach to an existing mounting point on the stock steel flatbed? Thanks in advance for any light you could shed on this question.
Looks like a great setup with the storage boxes on the outside!!