Let's all admit it right here and now, towing isn't fun. It's a necessity sometimes, but even with the nicest one-ton diesel tow rig the stress of driving with a trailer takes all the fun out of the open road. What if your track car, show truck, or rock crawler could just drive into the bed of your truck so you didn't have to worry about trailer weight distribution and driving in the slow lane? What if that same vehicle could double as a motorhome once you got back from the show, race, or trail? What if that vehicle could also take you where no ordinary motorhome could go? The guys at Dunkel Industries wondered all of those "what ifs" and decided there was a market for one amazing pickup.
Starting with a Ford F-650, the entire cab was split in three sections, widened a total of 22 inches, and lengthened 104 inches. Custom body sides were built and the cab behind the front seats got extra headroom, with a sleeper loft built over the front passengers. Topnotch, real wood cabinetry in the kitchen and bedroom along with hidden LED lighting proves that no expense was spared.
All the comforts of home were included, from a shower and bathroom to dual refrigerators, two-burner stove, microwave, and 18,000-BTU heater/air conditioner, all powered by an onboard 4,000-watt Cummins/Onan quiet diesel generator.
Thanks to the widened cab, the front passenger seat is practically a bench, and the seatback can rotate to double as a tabletop, or lower to serve as a bed. To ensure that occupants are treated to a smooth ride, the entire cab is mounted on two 15,000-pound airbags to isolate the passengers from the suspension.
The F-650 was lengthened to match the cab and a Fabco 4WD conversion with 3-inch King shocks keeps the rig crawling up the trail while other motorhomes are stuck in a campground. It takes torque to move such a big beast, but the 7.2L Caterpillar diesel engine makes 800 lb-ft of and a six-speed Allison transmission and 5.29 gears in the axles work together to get it up to speed. Just in case the need arises, the truck is equipped with a 18,000-pound Warn winch and is capable of towing 16,000 pounds on its own.
Custom flowing cabinetry fills the kitchen in this decked-out version.
Although you can't tell from outside, the loft in the front of the cab has four large wind
When folded down, the rear bed is just shy of queen-size.