I am very reluctantly putting our 1984 U-haul
up for sale
. It is the 13 foot model. I have made some changes to the original interior and two changes to the exterior. I have also completely separated the 110volt system and the 12volt system. The main reason being that if you are in a campground setting with electricity, then you can use the 110 system: lights
, small refrigerator
, small air conditioner, small microwave
, a flat wall mounted (in this case under the bed) electric heater, etc. But I also have it set up where if you are dry camping
with the 12volt system, it has a Fantastic Fan in the ceiling for ventilation with a Vent Cover over the fan to keep out rain, an Olympian 3000 BTU catalytic heater, 12" x 10" x 3 Ĺ", for heat (propane), a new Kyocera KC 50 watt/3 amp solar panel
, with a Go Power GPM-30 solar
regulator/ controller, a new group 29 RV deep cycle battery
. I replaced all the overhead car type light
bulbs with new PBC series LED lamps, it has a built-in radio/cd player, a CB system, and I also installed some cigarette type plug-ins for various 12volt type needs. I tried to make it as self-sufficient as possible. Kind of a 72 hour emergency pack on wheels, as well as for camping.
For the interior: I lowered the dining table to make a permanent bed in the back and then cut to fit a 6" memory foam pad for the mattress. I also used the same 6" memory foam for the small bed in the front. I still have the original u-haul
foam cushions if one wanted to change it back to a table/bed. I know some owners have turned the back table/bed into a bed and then made the front bed into a small table. I removed the sink, the water holding tank and the small burner stove. That is all counter top space now. It has a propane
connection, in the same location as the old stove, so someone could hook up say a coleman portable stove in its place. I did this primarily because I thought we needed counter top space more that the sink / stove. We have always done most, if not all our cooking and clean-up washing outside. A portable toilet is kept under the front bed. I built a wrap-around shelf over the dining/bed, in the back, for storage or storage containers.
For the exterior: I have added a small window air conditioner in the front of the camper at floor level. This is mounted in front of the camper but behind the propane
tank. I added an exterior compartment door 12"x12" just to the left of the main front door, so as to have access to a storage compartment. Also, above the little storage compartment door I installed a 110v outlet for plug in lights
or cooking items. Then slightly above that I installed an exterior light
(12volt LED). Tires
are about 2 years old, but with very little wear.
Donít get me wrong, this is not a perfect camper, it can still use some more work, and you can still add your own personal touches to make it complete. I live in Ozark, Arkansas, only about 3 miles from Interstate 40. Interstate 40 runs east and west across the country. We are in the western part of the state about 30 miles from Fort Smith, or about 40 miles from the Oklahoma border. I will be asking $4,500.