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Photographer’s CUSTOM Minimalist EXPEDITION CAMPER 4X4 Diesel

I found this vehicle on Expedition Portal.
The previous owner lived up in San Francisco. He built it to take up to
Alaska on a trip. When they got back they decided they wanted to get something
smaller. When I bought it it was just a stock F250 with a camper on the back
but so far I’ve added 35 inch Yokohama tires, 4 inch lift kit, full rigid lights,
got all sorts of front lights. It came with an exhaust, but I also added a bunch
of performance parts from Diesel Power Products, did a full intake tuner, and an
edge insight to monitor all the vitals of the truck just so you know what is going on with it. With the camper I’ve added a heater, propane heater, and
then I also added a Maxx Air fan just to kind of help get the air flowing
inside of it. My name is Dylan Magaster. I’m in Cabo
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Lynch and this is my truck. It’s a 2000 ford F250 with a custom camper built
onto the back. Before I had this truck I had a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
It was pretty heavily modified. I had that thing for four years and I put over
120,000 miles on it in four years so that’s kind of what got me into the whole
off-road overland camping world and then from that it just kind of progressed
further and further building the FJ and then eventually going and getting this
giant camper truck. First when I went to Boulder it was just to go to college and
see if I liked it which I didn’t really enjoy it. I mean I enjoyed it, but it just
wasn’t for me. A buddy and I pretty much just packed our trucks and drove up to
San Francisco and then we decided we were gonna drive south until we were happy. We ended up in San Diego. I mean definitely just kind of just going for it has been really helpful.
If you sit and think about things for too long the opportunity will pass you up. So this is my truck. It’s a 2000 Ford F250
with a 7.3 diesel in it. It’s four-wheel drive. On the front end of the truck
it’s got full lights by Rigid Industries along with a goal zero 100 watt panel.
There’s also a second 300 watt panel on the roof that charges the house batteries.
This one on the hood is connected into the goal zero lithium power pack inside
the camper. The truck is sitting on some 35 inch Yokahama all-terrain tires
and for suspension it’s got a custom set of leaf springs and some BILSTEIN
5160 shocks. Average about 15 miles to the gallon which is mostly because of
the big diesel engine, it helps. The truck is almost 10,000 pounds. Over here there
is an exterior cabinet. It’s mostly electrical. Got all the electrical
systems. Two full river battery group 35 batteries along with a 1500 watt
inverter. I don’t use that a ton because I have the goal zero but it’s nice to have
the option to run that also. Had to add a set of stairs on the truck. The previous
owner only had this little step. When I lifted it and put bigger tires on it was
pretty hard to get into so I put a different set of stairs on it, makes a
lot easier to get into the truck. Up here there’s an ARB awning across the top. It’s
kind of helpful. It’s a bit hard to open just cause the truck is so tall so that’s
definitely going to get switched out in the future, but for now it works. So on the
back of the vehicle there’s a kind of ladder/storage system on the back
to kind of help access the roof and clean the solar panel when you need to.
There’s also an outer limit supply first aid kit. It’s got just about everything
you need to help someone in need. There’s also a Camplux outdoor hot water
heater. It’s plumbed into the indoor sink along with having a hookup for an
outdoor shower if you need it. Maxtrax they’re vehicle recovery boards.
I put these I guess they’re called L track on the outside of the vehicle. It’s
nice to be able to mount crossbars horizontally on the vehicle so you can do
externally mounted stuff. So in here is the fluids cabinet along with the
fuel filler and kind of spare parts. Also holds the propane tank and the shutoff
valve for the propane and then up front cab of the truck. Inside it’s got a lot
of things done to it. I’ve got an iPad for navigation, hand radio to be able to
communicate while out on the trail. There’s also a tuner on the engine
that helps performance and mileage just to kind of make it a bit more drivable
along with an edge insight that kind of helps me monitor all the vitals in the
engine just so you know you’re not gonna blow it up at anytime. This is the inside of the truck, come on in. So one of the great things about this
truck is just a ton of storage so on the back wall got a food pantry and then underneath is my
cooking stuff. Got a big fridge, fridge freezer, nothing in the freezer right now,
but plenty of space for everything you need. Nice big countertop. That’s one thing I really
like a lot is having space to work. Propane hookup for my stove. Stove lives
in a cabinet. I pull it out what I need it. Water switch here turns on the
water pump. I put that in just so you know if you get a hole in the water line
it doesn’t empty your tanks into your truck. Main faucet is hot and cold water
and then the second little faucet is purified water so I could put any kind
of water I want into my two seven gallon tanks. It’s got bacteria and particle
filtration to it. Total water is 14 gallons total in two seven gallon tanks
that I can take out and carry into a convenience-store, fill up, or wherever
you need to fill up at. Under the countertop this one’s kind of just small.
There’s some toiletries along with the coffee machine and my smoothie maker.
This cabinet is also kind of cleaning cooking stuff along with the whole water
filtration system. Right now all I have is a bucket so the sink just drains into
a bucket. It’s not that bad you just got to remember to empty it before you drive
or you get water everywhere. Eventually I’m going to tie it into the
valve. I can pair it to the bucket or have it go outside. I didn’t want to do a
big black water tank underneath just so when I take it to colder climates, I
don’t have to worry about it freezing. Right now all the water systems are inside
except for the water heater kind of helps in cold weather so you’re not
worried about lines freezing or anything freezing up. So down here’s the
controller for the Propex heater along with the vent where the high air comes
out of and then inside of this cabinet are my two seven gallon tanks along with
the ducting for the Propex heater and the water pump. Up here on the counter is the
Goal Zero. There’s a small pass-through into the
cab. I haven’t tried it yet. It’s pretty small maybe in an emergency I could fit
through it but I don’t see myself using it consistently to go through the
cab. Nice big bed. It’s six foot eight long and about I believe fifty five
inches wide. I’m 6’4″ and I fit in it perfectly fine. Right now my surfboard
lives up there. I don’t really have a good spot to keep the surfboard so it
kind of just stays up there and I put it on the floor while I sleep. Nice big
windows on each side for ventilation and then there’s one big one across the
front that has a cover on it right now. Just to kind of help prevent rocks from
hitting it and it keeps it clean so every time you slide the cover off you
don’t have to clean the window. So for lighting I’ve got two options. I’ve got
the little mini Goal Zero lights along with just a normal switch light. I
definitely prefer the Gold Zero just because they have a more natural feel to
them. These are kind of an ugly white light that’s not, it’s good if you need
to see stuff, but it’s not good to kind of hang out with. Over here is kind of
the electrical systems. I’ve got the controller for the Maxxair fan along
with the solar controller and an indoor and outdoor temperature. Up here is kind
of camera gear storage. This cabinet’s kind of books, hard drives, computers, all
that good stuff and then, I had to put latches on them because I kept coming in
the truck after driving off-road and everything would be on the ground
so most cabinets have nice big latches on them. This cabinet’ss all camera gear,
nice to have it secure and have one location to keep everything in. This is where the
inverter comes through from that outdoor storage cabinet. Works pretty well, good
to charge computers and that kind of stuff but any other heavy stuff like the
rice maker, coffee machine, gets run off the Goal Zero. This cabinet down here is
kind of all tools, recovery gear, that kind of stuff.
I travel with probably too many tools. I like to be able to fix anything that
breaks on the road so I do all my own maintenance and work on the truck.
Also the nice fire extinguisher along with the carbon monoxide alarm over
there just kind of good to be safe definitely keeps my mom happy too. Back
here, cabinets again with the good twisty ties to keep stuff closed. This one’s kind
of just a big grab all – got backpacks, broom camp chair, wetsuits,
camping gear. Over in this cabinet it’s all my clothes storage. Not very full right
now but I don’t need a lot of clothes so it works out. College isn’t for everyone. You can
make it without going to college. Certain people it works, certain people it
doesn’t work for. Right now I work for a company in Oceanside. We mostly do
off-road and race video and photography. I specifically do photography and more
logistics, mechanic work for them so the goal in the future is to go from
a full-time job to more of a freelance job. Move full-time in the truck and just
travel around and see what happens. Definitely have to live off of ramen
noodles and chicken noodle soup for a little bit but I mean it kind of seems
like that’s what you have to do to break into the freelance world. Thanks for watching this week’s episode.
I hope you enjoyed it. If you did be sure to LIKE
comment and subscribe. If you want to learn more about me or follow my
adventures make sure you check out my Instagram @basillynch. Thanks
for watching. Have a great week, peace!



Aug 8, 2018, 10:32 am Reply

Get some screw eyes and Paracord and hang the surfboard flat against the ceiling, put it over the sink area, you won't lose head room there


Aug 8, 2018, 10:36 am Reply

And for everyone who's saying this isn't minimalist, to me it is. He has everything he needs. Money has nothing to do with minimalism.

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Aug 8, 2018, 9:45 pm Reply

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Aug 8, 2018, 7:04 am Reply


John P

Aug 8, 2018, 5:49 pm Reply

I can't hear what you are saying because of the loud 'background' music
Definitely not minimalist!

John P

Aug 8, 2018, 5:55 pm Reply

10:51 your girlfriend is UGLY!

Cecime Street

Aug 8, 2018, 4:39 pm Reply


Chris Scars

Aug 8, 2018, 1:23 am Reply

this is pretty bad ass…and yea far from minimalist…

Lance Roark

Aug 8, 2018, 1:16 am Reply

Two thousand ford? Never heard of that year.


Aug 8, 2018, 4:38 pm Reply

the dude is missing a table

Growth Curve Marketing

Sep 9, 2018, 12:42 am Reply

So… just poop in the cab?

Aftab Nails

Sep 9, 2018, 10:13 am Reply


Eric Guillen

Sep 9, 2018, 9:54 pm Reply

who built this camper?? How much for it?


Sep 9, 2018, 5:12 am Reply

This is a great adventure vehicle and it's hilarious that there's pretty much no food minimal clothing and it just gear & electronics. A man cave on wheels.

Tobias Chou

Sep 9, 2018, 7:56 pm Reply

The DIY advertisement is hilarious!

Jordan Adams

Sep 9, 2018, 10:59 pm Reply

Love the Custom Camper man!

Pablo’s Square

Sep 9, 2018, 5:58 pm Reply

Where is the toilet?

Jace Noto

Sep 9, 2018, 12:26 am Reply

What a rig

Chase Flink

Sep 9, 2018, 2:10 am Reply

Love the add break

Bmx Homey

Sep 9, 2018, 2:20 pm Reply

he should have kept the fj…

TheRealNasty1 X

Sep 9, 2018, 2:33 pm Reply

" minimalist " lol


Sep 9, 2018, 3:34 pm Reply

Looks like Paul Walker is Too Offroad to be Furious.

Zenith 2025

Sep 9, 2018, 6:00 pm Reply



Sep 9, 2018, 10:42 pm Reply

Expedition or a Super Duty?


Sep 9, 2018, 2:08 pm Reply

bigger than my studio apt lol


Sep 9, 2018, 3:22 pm Reply

This was one of the nicest ads I've ever seen… 😀

Cloud Of Time

Sep 9, 2018, 11:13 pm Reply

Just put a lid on the bucket with a hole in it.


Sep 9, 2018, 2:52 am Reply

Sick truck but looks top heavy

Jake Grove Photo

Sep 9, 2018, 7:27 am Reply

Basil takes this whole living on the road rig to a new level. Really is a studio apartment on wheels in person.


Sep 9, 2018, 7:13 pm Reply

You should actually add a tv

Jonah Harris

Oct 10, 2018, 9:41 pm Reply


Ricardo Ramos

Oct 10, 2018, 1:28 am Reply

we needs a winch asap

spencer cupit

Oct 10, 2018, 1:22 pm Reply

Where do I find a camper like this? This is a perfect build truck


Oct 10, 2018, 4:47 pm Reply

8:06 why not store your surf boards up on the ceiling? This is one of my favourite layouts!


Nov 11, 2018, 1:22 pm Reply

I ❤️ This!!!!!

Víctor Delgado

Nov 11, 2018, 4:20 pm Reply

Thanks so much for the video good luck


Nov 11, 2018, 6:53 pm Reply

Facebook bursakaravan imalatı

Charles Roark

Nov 11, 2018, 8:12 pm Reply

Is it just me or does his voice sound a LOT like Napoleon Dynamite? Nice camper though!

Yujiro Natividad

Nov 11, 2018, 10:46 am Reply

no bathroom? -_- ?

Mariachi Mtz

Nov 11, 2018, 4:34 pm Reply

Iam the only one who thinks he looks like Paul walker?

Dave High

Nov 11, 2018, 5:37 pm Reply

If only I'd had a trust fund…….

life long

Nov 11, 2018, 7:53 pm Reply

The ad…really

Roam TV

Dec 12, 2018, 6:25 am Reply

Had it all but food..

Jared Braun

Dec 12, 2018, 3:14 am Reply

Basil has kind of a Paul walker vibe about him.

Eric Lakota

Dec 12, 2018, 5:05 pm Reply

Instead of a bucket for gray water use a gas can straped in with a 2 way valve to dump to ground wen your bondocking

Emerson Pedro

Jan 1, 2019, 10:52 pm Reply



Jan 1, 2019, 3:57 pm Reply

where the fuck is this shit MINIMALIST? but its dope anyway

Zehua Zhou

Jan 1, 2019, 4:44 am Reply

Where do you go to bathroom?

nunya biznez

Jan 1, 2019, 5:03 am Reply

so poop goes into the sink bucket?

Stevens Garage

Jan 1, 2019, 10:35 pm Reply

Its a really cool build but they should have made the overhang longer its dead space

Alexis Barrera

Jan 1, 2019, 11:41 pm Reply

Worst use of space lol

Edwin Romero

Jan 1, 2019, 3:18 am Reply

Perfect I'm just a kid and I'ma get that shave kit for my dad's bday

Andrew Snow

Jan 1, 2019, 1:41 am Reply

i would have put some wider tires on the back tbh

Cam 1

Jan 1, 2019, 8:46 pm Reply

Looks badass

Cam 1

Jan 1, 2019, 8:47 pm Reply

Best way to get out of the rat race tbh


Jan 1, 2019, 5:06 pm Reply

From Toyota to a ford… interesting.


Jan 1, 2019, 5:20 pm Reply

Hmmm, originally found on "expedition wleahoghaw" what website was this truck originally purchased from as a camper truck..??? Thanks!

That’s besides the point

Jan 1, 2019, 5:18 am Reply

Can you share the cost of the truck ?
I'm thinking about a setup like this.

illuminati group

Jan 1, 2019, 5:58 pm Reply

Excellent motorhome for one guy ?❤️?


Jan 1, 2019, 4:34 pm Reply

A+ job on the sponsor advert

Smruti Ranjan

Jan 1, 2019, 4:44 pm Reply

I really loved it ❤️

Grey M

Feb 2, 2019, 12:48 am Reply

Very Nice system. I plan to do something similar on my 05' colorado.


Feb 2, 2019, 6:25 am Reply

Oh hi oceanside neighbor! ?

Realizando Sonhos

Feb 2, 2019, 11:46 pm Reply

Inside It's so much larger than it looks outside

Doug Harker

Feb 2, 2019, 3:10 am Reply


Steve Rossi

Feb 2, 2019, 6:22 am Reply

Just what I need. How much do you have into this, start to finish? Awesome job???

Ben Ruether

Feb 2, 2019, 4:09 am Reply

The 7.3 will be awesome for reliability. It's worth losing a few mpg for an engine that can haul the weight without asking for anything more than typical maintenance. Good choice


Feb 2, 2019, 4:17 am Reply

15 mpg? That's too good, I like your truck 🙂

franco prezioso

Feb 2, 2019, 8:14 pm Reply

This is a 100k truck right ?

Ivan Malechko

Feb 2, 2019, 11:35 pm Reply

The American definition of "minimalist" :))

Not Going To New York Fashion Week

Feb 2, 2019, 4:42 am Reply

glad I'm not the only one who said no to college! good to see someone else out there living their dream

Ty Keller

Feb 2, 2019, 5:34 am Reply

Love the video. Blown away that there are 296 people who down voted this.

Michael 6.0

Mar 3, 2019, 4:08 am Reply

Wow, I literally saw this guy and this truck today

David Humphrey

Mar 3, 2019, 5:15 am Reply

Oceanside!!! Love hearing my city. I got a buddy doing the travel sprinters out here. Is that the same company?


Mar 3, 2019, 6:27 pm Reply



Mar 3, 2019, 5:18 am Reply

This is an old video but is there a company that sells this specific camper for trucks? I’ve been looking for one, I’m 6’4 as well and everything I’ve seen doesn’t seem like it will fit me comfortably

Islamic Space Program

Mar 3, 2019, 6:52 am Reply

i hate rich kids

Jesse Reich

Mar 3, 2019, 2:44 am Reply

Nice to see a full size truck on the trail. Live it up!

mia condia

Mar 3, 2019, 10:12 pm Reply

That's not a good idea to Jack up a camper like that. Gonna roll over

Chris Schafer

Mar 3, 2019, 2:39 am Reply

I pay for youtube premium. Thanks for the ad. This will be my last view of your stuff.


Mar 3, 2019, 4:47 am Reply

The lady in his dollar shave club ad has a horse face.

Arda Ertas

Mar 3, 2019, 2:56 am Reply

Paul Walker is alive?

Nick Motsarsky

Mar 3, 2019, 1:28 am Reply

No toilet?

Connor Brown

Mar 3, 2019, 1:41 am Reply

His voice does not suit him lol

Nomadic Vet

Mar 3, 2019, 5:05 am Reply

Minimalist for 20k lol


Apr 4, 2019, 9:43 am Reply

Where the heck is the spare wheel ?

Rodri Uriarte

Apr 4, 2019, 6:07 am Reply

Am I the only one that thinks that he forgot to color grade at 10:00

Lenana Nolte

Apr 4, 2019, 12:56 pm Reply

I swear youre the only person/ channel on all medias that can make adds entertaining!

Michael Mitchell

Apr 4, 2019, 7:25 pm Reply

Can someone plz tell me how much these boxes run I would love to know how and where to purchase one
!!! TIA !!!!

Rv Eddy

Apr 4, 2019, 9:26 pm Reply

The carbon monoxide detector needs to be mounted low. Just saying…

Blade R

Apr 4, 2019, 12:36 pm Reply

When the F 350 single cab 7.3l diesel first came out there was a couple overlanding these in the late 90s. awesome platform also Cummins would also be great


May 5, 2019, 6:39 am Reply

What materials did you use building this? How did you waterproof the outside? Is it all wood?

Iľja Klepáč

May 5, 2019, 7:45 pm Reply

That commercial was epic and funny

Klaus Groschek

May 5, 2019, 7:39 pm Reply



Jun 6, 2019, 1:28 pm Reply

that looks horribly top-heavy. But a good set up none the less


Jun 6, 2019, 5:13 am Reply

Where the F is Toilet or shower ???

Agent Anderson

Jun 6, 2019, 2:45 pm Reply

i like it. diesel, 4×4 fully contained solar. will anyone build one using carbon fiber aluminum reducing GVW?

Action Sporter

Jun 6, 2019, 2:08 am Reply

2000 ford or 2004

Henry Snow

Jul 7, 2019, 9:07 am Reply

Why not just get an instant pot instead of heavy cookware and stoves? Press a button and food is done!


Aug 8, 2019, 8:15 pm Reply

it seems not solid

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