For sale: 2008 Four Wheel Camper Eagle Shell that’s been modified/renewed.
The truck that the camper is currently sitting on could also be worked into a deal if a party is interested. It’s a 2006 Nissan Frontier V6 4x4 with 134k miles that has a 2inch lift from brand new Heavy Duty Old Man Emu shocks, struts, rear struts, and rear leaf springs installed. It is the truck we used when we took the Eagle out west for about a month.
Four Wheel camper only – 22,500 OBO
Truck and Four Wheel camper – 35,000 OBO
- 375 watts of solar (all Renogy panels) feeding a 40amp Renogy solar controller (added Bluetooth module to the controller)
- 200ah Lithium-Ion Phosphate battery (also Renogy with Bluetooth)
- MaxAir Fan 7500k
- Dometic CFX 35 (Bluetooth Enabled powered cooler) Able to set temperature to -7 F (https://www.dometic....-cfx3-35-220581)
- Cabinets and counter tops added including a folding sink and 6 gallons of feed water for the sink and 6-gallon drain.
- Electric water pump to feed the sink.
- Reupholstered all cushions and made a new cushion for the electrical box.
- New Life proof vinyl flooring throughout.
- (Not Pictured) the couch folds over to be a bed that’s actually pretty comfy and great for stealth camping or camping in high winds.
- In running our electrical system, we had to cutout the traditional electrical system that Four-wheel campers use (running through the trucks electrical) Our electrical is completely separated from the trucks electrical. We thought about adding a DC-DC charger for our electrical but never needed it and our Nissan Frontier’s alternator is rated for 125 amps max with the car needing a max of about 75. Using the rule of thumb that we don’t want to be using over 70% capacity of the alternator left us with not enough room for us to feel comfortable without upgrading the alternator of our truck. We also never needed a DC-DC charger as the solar was more than enough for our needs.
- The added solar and max air fan make lifting the popup in the front of the camper harder than normal. It’s heavy and my wife usually doesn’t like to pop it. We were going to add gas struts, but this shell did not come with the factory strut mounts and honestly, we ran out of time before we had to leave for our trip on June 28th.
I am going to use this section to describe the camper in a bit more detail. First, we are selling the camper because we enjoy restoring campers or building new ones and taking them on a trip and then doing it all over again. Last year we bought a Factory sprinter van and turned it into a camper and sold it when we got back from California. This year we bought this 2008 Eagle Shell from a woman in Canada in May of this year. We then spent from June 28th – July 26th on a camping trip to the Pacific Northwest and are now selling it to start our next project, (an Airstream sovereign).
The woman we bought the camper from had used it to hike all 46 Adirondacks but hadn’t taken the camper out of storage for the last 2 years. When we received the camper, the glue holding the linoleum flooring down was no longer holding sections of the floor down. There were significant scuffs and scratches to the interior walls of the camper and the cushions were in rough shape. All that to say the canvas top looks great and the exterior was in good shape albeit not perfect. There is a scrape on the driver side of the exterior siding, and some scratches in the wood that sits in the truck bed.
When we got the camper home, we ripped out the floors and took down some interiors walls to run wires, install new floors and build out the camper the way we wanted it. We installed two dc outlets in the camper (3 if you include the Dometic plug). We have no inverter but didn’t need it as we just used the DC outlets to charge our phones, iPad, and kindles. We bought a small little DeWalt inverter that plugs into a DC outlet but never ended up using it. We replaced the couch supports with thicker pine wood and stained all the interior wood we used with Minwax colored stain. While we attempted to clean or cover all existing interior scratches/scuffs there are still some visible.
This build process would have added some weight to the camper. We haven’t weighed the camper but from factory it was 550 and our current estimate is that we added about 300-350lbs of weight to it from our build out. I don’t know if the factory weight included the 4 jacks or not but when we went out west, we just took them off. Our current estimate breaks down like such (we are overestimating on weight):
- Dometic – 40lbs
- Max air fan – 5 lbs.
- Solar panels – 35 lbs.
- Cabinets made from ½ inch plywood – 50 lbs.
- Sink and empty water containers – 30 lbs.
- 200 ah battery – 65lbs
- Flooring – 25 lbs.
- Wood for electrical and couch – 25lbs
- Misc. wires and electrical components – 30 lbs. (solar controllers, fuse panel, etc.)
As stated above we took this camper out west for about a month using a 2006 Nissan frontier. The frontier had no issues with the camper. We would be open to selling the Frontier with the camper if someone is interested in both but we are also happy to keep our truck as its probably worth more to us than someone else.
If interested or have any questions, please let us know.
Phone number – 330 961 1865
Edited by Smorgash, 27 July 2022 - 03:35 PM.