Today, off-road-capable camper vans are rather common. Finding a large RV capable of such an adventure, however, is not common at all. Enter WanderBOX, the Colorado-based company that built the Outpost 35 – a Ford-based rig that offers all the amenities of home and works in a 4×4 package that can stay off-grid for weeks at a time. And at $399,000, it’s cheaper than many similar-sized vehicles in off-road cuts.
What exactly does one get for that price? It Outpost 35 . standard equipment list long, with features such as a built-in washer/dryer combo, a 17-cubic-foot refrigerator in a full-size kitchen, an outdoor kitchen, a full bathroom with a large shower, an electric tent and many 42 inch television among many features.
It’s designed to accommodate four people with beds located at the front and back, but the rear bedroom can also be converted into a large mobile office with a large desk and built-in dual monitors. Seven-foot ceilings offer spacious accommodation throughout, and a slit under the folding bar at the front offers access to the cabin without having to leave.
A regular Ford F-600 cab truck serves as the foundation, driving a 260-inch wheelbase with 41-inch off-road tires. It carries a handcrafted dwelling, consisting of an aluminum honeycomb outer frame with composite panels and insulated walls for four-season capability. The grease truck allows for abundant water storage, including 200 gallons of fresh water, 125 gallon gray tank, and 75 gallon black water tank. The company is also working on a three-phase water filtration system with UV support to recycle onboard water, either stored in fresh water tanks or into additional recycled water tanks.
Off-grid electricity is supplied by seven solar panels that produce a combined 2,800 watts. An alternator-based generator system is also included to supplement solar power if the 24 kWh lithium battery is too low. Multiple color touchscreens are installed to control all systems, and for those times when the Outpost 35 is on the grid, a 50-amp shore power connection is available. A 40,000 BTU diesel heating system, a 30,000 BTU multi-zone air conditioning system and Starlink satellite internet are also part of the package – all listed as standard equipment.
Talk to Motor1.com, WanderBOX’s Head of Sales and Marketing Mike Bristol stressed the practicality of the Outpost 35, not only as something capable of going off the grid, but staying there for a while. There has also been some discussion within the company about offering the Outpost 35 for commercial applications, such as emergency access vehicles or mobile command and control centers.
“This is our goal: get you off the pavement, get you into the countryside, and stay there for more than just a long weekend,” he said. “Rather than just saying there’s a washer/dryer, there’s this, there’s that; this is why. If you want to get out there and live out there, this is what you need.”
Currently, WanderBOX lists a delivery time of six to nine months from the time the order is placed. For those looking for something a little smaller, the company is working on an Outpost 32 model that includes the same features on a platform with a 227-inch wheelbase (pictured above). More information about the RV will be available soon.