California King Memory Foam Beds
The ONE and ONLY California King memory foam mattresses in the business! (84″ x 72″ x 10″) Standard size is easily replaced at any mattress store. Talk to enough RV owners, and you will hear that standard mattress sizes don’t slide into their camping setup. Winnebago is notorious for this. They custom stitch their own mattress sizes so you HAVE TO BUY REPLACEMENT MATTRESSES FROM THEM. Shady business. Drop-in-standard-size-fits-all easily sourced California King mattresses are a standard design element in every campervan I’ve ever built!
6061 Aluminum Platform
Western Montana Beetle Kill Lodgepole Pine
- White Aluminum
- Gunmetal/Stainless Riveted
- Gun-Blued/Stainless Riveted
- Japanese Brown/Copper Bronze Riveted
Handmade from cold rolled steel sheet.
The “rust” or “patina” finish that I create on the surface of these panels is formed through a tedious 8-hour process. Using a torch, and a proprietary chemical treatment, a pattern is naturally etched (rusted) into the surface of the sheet. The chemical reaction is then halted, and the panel is clear-coated.
Fixed panels are held in place with aluminum, copper/bronze, or stainless rivets. Rivets are widely available and field serviceable with basic hand tools. Rivets provide a vibration-resistant, semi-permanent attachment method that is a fantastic choice for non-welded automobile applications. Rivets have been favored and used extensively by the aircraft construction industry as well as recreational vehicle manufacturers like Airstream.
- Roof Vents
- Side Windows
- Cali Bamboo® Distressed Mocha Fossilized® Solid Bamboo Hardwood
- Cali Bamboo® Antique Java Fossilized® Solid Bamboo Hardwood
- Redwood – Vinyl Plank
- Volcanic Ash Tile – Vinyl Sheet
- La-Z-Boy® Chocolate Leather
- Passenger Bench Seating
- Sofa Seating
- Roof Racks
- Winch mounts
- Rear storage boxes
American Walnut Window Frames
- Brass Hardware
- Stainless Hardware
Strawfoot Magnetic Window Covers
- OD Green
Boogey Lights® LED strip lighting
- M7 Wireless remote
- Bluetooth/Smartphone controllable
- Multi-color and multi-mode operation
- Lighter than the competition
- Less parts count overall
It’s good to have a “little” weight in the truck. It’s appropriate that every vehicle operate with some suspension pre-load. An appropriately loaded vehicle will usually handle better than an empty one, riding down the road with ideal suspension geometry.
I focus on lightweight, minimalist designs with fewer parts count overall, when compared to other recreational vehicles currently in production.
- Less weight leads to superior driving characteristics.
- Faster acceleration and 0-60 times than the competition.
- Better braking performance and reduced stopping distance.
2015 “California King” Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis … (2.1L 4-cyl turbo-diesel; 7-speed transmission) was averaging 25mpg @60mph(avg.) and pushing up to 28mpg @50-55mph. It will run down the Interstate into a headwind @85mph; fully loaded with two people onboard and a motorcycle on the back. Between the two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter diesel engines, I like the 2.1L 4-cyl better than the 3.0L V6, for its ability to keep fuel cost low, but at the end of the day, they’re both good engines.
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 170″ 2.1L 4-cyl Turbo-Diesel California King Conversion — “Mileage is a factor of many things… weight and speed mostly. Wind and grades play in to the equation. In testing, I have consistantly seen 25mpg with this particular truck; with perfect conditions and slow, sustained speeds showing increases of 2-3mpg for a total of 27-28mpg… this is Interstate driving of course. Some speed(mph) numbers for clarification… mixed interstate driving at speeds of (57-62+mph) has consistently shown a 25mpg average. Getting that extra bump requires slowing the truck down and really running it cool (50-55mph) average… sometimes slowing to ~48mph on grades… Finding that sweet spot between your foot and the wind if the wind is blowing the right direction… then you will see 27-28mpg on those long runs… It’s amazing really; because you have a California King Bed behind you.”
- Screened Sliding
- Custom Coutertops
- Recirculating hot water
- Gravity fed
- Captain’s Chairs
- Floor Storage
- Overhead Storage
- Fire/Theft Safe
- Dedicated Interior Mounts
- Webasto or Espar Diesel/Electric Heat
- Wood Stove
- Isolated Deep Cycle Battery
- Air Compressor
- Onboard Water
- Roof Rack
- Exterior Mounts