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Tom’s ’89 Diesel Bug-Out Army Ambulance, A $10k Camper Conversion

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Tom Miller found a 1989 F350 diesel dually army ambulance and transformed it (with no building experience, mind you) into a fantastic family camper/bug out vehicle!

The “Fambulance” as he calls it, has been outfit to meet his family of three’s needs for weekend trips and in case of a real “bug out” survival scenario. At only 100 square feet, it’s quite tight inside (you have to be under 5″2′ to stand upright), but he’s made it into quite the neat vacation home complete with live-edge maple countertops and hand-sewn curtains.

Miller recommends gutting the entire ambulance and not trying to save much of the existing cabinetry, since it all interconnected and tough to reassemble. Watch the rest of his video tour with Tiny Home Tours for more tips and tricks!

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Bugging Out In His 1989 Army Ambulance!

His rig has a roof-top deck and an awesome awning for outdoor living.

He gutted the entire ambulance and rebuilt it.

The lounge space becomes a queen-sized bed.

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  • Retired ambulance
  • Used for camping and as a “bug out” vehicle
  • $10K conversion
  • Queen bed with twin bed underneath
  • Live-edge maple counter tops

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Sheila Plourde
    December 17, 2020, 5:29 pm

    This looks nice. Seems big inside. Another cute dog. Really like this design.

    • Alex
      December 18, 2020, 2:13 pm

      Hey Sheila, glad you liked it! I think it’s nice too, and it’s encouraging to see affordable rigs like this today, when van conversions and what-not are selling for ultra-high prices.

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