Your Projects: Can’t Go Wrong With Something Named Camper VanBulance

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Mar 27, 2020 | Your Projects, Camper VanBulance

Put a retired ambulance into service as a tow vehicle? Maybe? Sure, why not. 

The reasoning behind this one:

A few months ago, I came to the realization that I don't get any joy out of my truck lease. It's real nice for long highway drives and pulling the trailer, but driving a full size truck in a relatively urban area day-to-day gets old fast. I started brainstorming what to replace it with and came up with a full size van. I've always loved the practicality/blank slate of a large van, and most are capable of pulling a trailer. So the plan became to get a full size van that I'd do a basic camper build in, and then get a cheap econobox for daily driver duties.

Well, my internet searching led me to the realization that ambulances are already pretty much perfect for this setup. Dual alternators, usually a high roof/extended body, often diesel, wired for shore power, have nicely made cabinets, etc. 

Even though this one just recently made its online debut, progress is moving.

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mad_machine GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/27/20 1:55 p.m.

There is a cube styule vanbulance for sale near me. Thankfully for more than  I want to spend. I think old ambulances make the perfect campers.


Find anything weird yet?

JoeyM Mod Squad
3/27/20 1:58 p.m.

That's fabulous. You will probably end up with lots of storage space.

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