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This is a cool rig. I’ve never seen a combo like this and I’ve seen lots of them.

When I was researching giving this a try, I only found one other place where a guy on Youtube posted a video of one that was more about him setting up a little guitar studio in his camper than anything else.

I agree it is an odd looking pair – but I like things that are odd or are a challenge. It is how I roll.

I ran the numbers and bed size and came to the conclusion that the camper is a fit for this truck. It centers right over the rear axle, and the weight isn’t an issue. The Humvee body is aluminum and fiberglass. Many people don’t know that. Most are not armored. The truck weighs about 5800 lbs alone. But, it is way under power for modern highways.

What is cool, is the body of the Humvee is the exact same width as the camper. If I had filler panels between the bed and bottom of the camper it would look like some sort of class C RV at a glance. The width is a HUGE plus for stability.

I’ve had a variety of challenges – such as the Humvee is naturally a 24 volt system. I got lucky as this has a dual mode charger system, but through some custom wiring I was able to get the 7 pin trailer plug to output 12 volt lights and feed.

I goofed up the toilet in the RV. I bought a new Camco self contained unit and made a nice floor mount to secure it. I didn’t test it (other than practice sitting/standing) prior to this weekend. Got to the park and realized I set it to far back to pull the flush handle all the way! YIKES, but we didn’t have a need for any “solids” if you know what I mean. LOL UGH…I fixed that as soon as I got home. Also, that is the first ever self contained toilet I’ve used. Was easy enough to get rid of liquid – so far not bad. Ask me that again when it has other black water materials present….

So, if I can get the water heater working AND replace the Happijac (I found another brand I think I’ll use) I can better decide if I’m going to keep or sell it.