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He Lost Everything in a Crash, but Rebuilt This Amazing Truck Home


Man, talk about a heart-wrenching and inspiring story! Andrew Muse left home after high school and hit the road. Eventually he saved up for a truck and truck camper which he and his dog, Booter, used to travel the country and live in all kinds of amazing places.

But on a trip home, he got in a horrible car crash that totaled his home, destroyed all his belongings, and sadly, killed his dog.

Somehow, despite having lost everything, Andrew got back on his feet and spent nearly two years building the most incredible truck home! He took his time to make sure this next rig was the best yet. Now he, his girlfriend, and their dog Kicker travel and enjoy all kinds of adventure sports, which he documents on his YouTube channel here.

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Andrew’s Adventure Truck Build

This is his original truck camper home.

And here’s the inside of his new rig!

He has a good work station for doing his video edits.

Great little dinette for eating “truck-made” meals.

The oven has a three-burner cooktop.

Yes! They have a toilet! (and indoor shower)

Oh the places they will go!

VIDEO: Life on the Road After Surviving Terrible Car Wreck

Highlights:

  • Totaled his original truck camper
  • Rebuilt from the frame up on a new truck
  • Spared no expense: $60,000 for the build
  • Wet bath with shower and toilet inside
  • Outdoor shower
  • Two 30 gallon diesel tanks
  • Gets 10 miles to the gallon

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Natalie C. McKee

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 two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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  • Avatar Jade Williamson
    August 19, 2020, 10:24 am

    I watched this a little bit ago. It was so sad that he lost his dog on top of losing everything else, but he bounced back.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 19, 2020, 12:41 pm

      Ya what a devastating loss!

  • Avatar Theresa Perdue
    August 19, 2020, 12:01 pm

    What an awesome build. I love how he made it as much his furry companion’s home as his own. I hope they both go far in life.

  • August 19, 2020, 12:40 pm

    This should be a primer for all Highschool ages…Set a goal, have a dream, don’t miss out on life…It applies to male and female with adjustments for friends and family help when needed and can apply even to other interests besides the obvious death wish group(parasail, snowboarders). We have girls in Vans to this offroad statement vehicle masterpiece. Poin for the youngsters, don’t wait for dreamed of wealth to grasp the gift of travel…He started with a $200 VW Golf…There is a life lesson there if you just look. Don’t wait until you are too old to live it.

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    August 19, 2020, 6:09 pm

    Wow! Incredible story and incredible camper. You go, dude!

  • Avatar Michael
    August 20, 2020, 2:56 am

    Great build and story. Earthroamer have a 6 digit price tag on something like this. Well thought and done. Bill is right, when you have this dream just do it. Life is to short and when you wait to long it may be to late Live your dream.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 21, 2020, 1:11 pm

      Ya I think having his whole life upended like he did really pushed him to realize how short life is!

  • Avatar Nerida Duncan
    August 20, 2020, 11:53 pm

    Absolutely.

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