Exploring and testing Four Wheel Campers’ Ram 3500 truck
“What is this?” “Wow!” “Are you serious?” “This is unbelievable!” Those were just a few of the questions and comments I received when I test drove Four Wheel Campers (FWC) new vehicle/camper build. Over a four-week period, I tested the vehicle/camper in the wilds of Montana and Wyoming (view recent web article: Western Ramble on the OutdoorX4 website HERE). Simply put, it performed exceptionally. As I conversed on the phone with Dan Welty, FWC’s Vice President, he informed me that FWC intentionally built this vehicle/camper combination to accommodate and highlight long term travel and adventure. Sounds like a recipe for van life, right? Well, the combination of a diesel-powered truck, a flatbed, and pop-top camper created much more than a van!
The vehicle of choice was a 2021 Ram 3500 with the Cummins 6.7 Turbo Diesel with an eight-foot bed. The truck came equipped with the Laramie package and was black in color. Ram’s truck interiors continue to stand out with suede leather-wrapped, heated/cooled seats; 8.4-inch touch screen; numerous power/charging outlets; and a plethora of other options to create a refined, comfortable drive. The Cummins 6.7 diesel generates 1,000 pounds of torque; it “threw me back” in my seat when I stepped on the skinny pedal. With a payload of roughly 4,600 pounds, the camper is not a weight issue.
Once the truck arrived at FWC headquarters in Woodland, California, the eight-foot factory bed was removed. In its place, a Norweld aluminum tray was installed. Norweld, an Australian based company, specializes in designing and engineering aluminum trays and canopies. Brilliantly placed underneath the flatbed tray on each side are three storage compartments that offer copious amounts of storage. The tray is equipped
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