Here’s How We’re TRANSFORMING Our RAM 2500 Cummins to Be the Ultimate Winter Camping Truck!

We're launching a new series around building up our Ram 2500 Cummins

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This is our first step in building the ultimate winter camping truck!

Taking our new Ram 2500 Cummins 4×4 and converting it to an ultimate winter camping truck requires rugged additions, including a stout camper that can handle serious abuse. We’re calling the project “Trailhound” which is fitting for the ultimate winter camping truck, if you think about it.

Among other upcoming adventures, we are going to take it onto the El Camino Del Diablo highway, which borders Mexico. It’s also known as called “the Devil’s Highway.” This road is considered one of the most remote locations in the United States. No towns, no facilities, no cellphone service either. To safely exist in this harsh environment, you need a rugged setup.

We partnered with Juniper Overland, who will fit an Alu-Cab camper to our Ram 2500 Cummins. They have been in business for seven years, and work on a variety of vehicles. Josh, from Juniper Overland, tells us what the upfitter is all about, and what he has in mind for our truck. Keep in mind, this has to be self sufficient, but maintain a fairly lightweight.

One of our other sponsors, Rider Justice, is a huge contributor to this project. They specialize in legally supporting motorcycle riders, and overlanders. Check out their website for additional information.

The Trailhound needs to be insulated, heated and maintain a comfortable environment for two people. To that end, it has been fitted with a propane-powered heater, solar power, water and a fridge. It will still be able to tow, and the cab can be removed in a few hours.

In this video, we cover the whole build, including the nuts and bolts of fitting an Alu-Cab. This is just a first step among many other as we convert our Ram 2500 Cummins into the Trailhound. Check out the video below:

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