Design

“It is my goal to deliver field-serviceable, cost-effective, reliable vehicles… that will not fail even when put to the test of day-in, day-out, full-time use; and the wear associated with those needs.”

🇺🇸 End of the Earth Vans pledges to support American small business; by using American Standard Tooling; and by sourcing products 100% Made in the USA whenever possible.


Chassis Options
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Ford Transit
  • Ram Promaster
  • Nissan NV
  • New or Used Mitsubishi Fuso (Fuso FG) (special request)
  • New or Used Peterbilt, Kenworth, or Freightliner (special request)
  • Used Ford E-Series (Discontinued)
Custom Order
  • Beds
  • Seating
  • Diesel/Electric Heat
  • Auxiliary Battery
  • Wood Stove
  • Insulation
  • Exterior Generator Mount
  • Wheel/Tire Packages
  • Bumpers
  • Roof Racks
  • Metalwork
  • Custom Coutertops
  • Glass
  • Flooring
  • Paint
  • Safari Snorkel
  • Awnings
  • Exterior Motorcycle/Scooter/Bicycle Carrier
  • Complete Mounted Motorcycle/Scooter Packages

 California King Memory Foam Beds

The ONE and ONLY California King memory foam mattresses in the business! (84″ x 72″ x 10″) Standard size is easily replaced at any mattress store.

  • 6061 Aluminum Platform
  • Western Montana Beetle Kill Lodgepole Pine

Acid-Torched Patina Panels
  • Gunmetal/Stainless riveted
  • Gun-Blued/Stainless Riveted
  • Japanese Brown/Copper Bronze Riveted

Handmade from cold rolled steel sheet.

The “rust” or “patina” finish that I create on the surface of these panels is formed through a tedious 8-hour process. Using a torch, and a proprietary chemical treatment, a pattern is naturally etched (rusted) into the surface of the sheet. The chemical reaction is then halted, and the panel is clear-coated.

Fixed panels are held in place with aluminum, copper/bronze, or stainless rivets. Rivets are widely available and field serviceable with basic hand tools. Rivets provide a vibration-resistant, semi-permanent attachment method that is a fantastic choice for non-welded automobile applications. Rivets have been favored and used extensively by the aircraft construction industry as well as recreational vehicle manufacturers like Airstream.


Glass/Ventilation
  • Sunroofs
  • Roof Vents
  • Side Windows
Flooring
  • Cali Bamboo® Distressed Mocha Fossilized® Solid Bamboo Hardwood
  • Cali Bamboo® Antique Java Fossilized® Solid Bamboo Hardwood
  • Redwood – Vinyl Plank
  • Volcanic Ash Tile – Vinyl Sheet

Seating
  • La-Z-Boy® Chocolate Leather
  • Passenger Bench Seating
  • Sofa Seating

Aluminess Products
  • Roof Racks
  • Bumpers
  • Winch mounts
  • Rear storage boxes

Custom Countertops
  • Wood
  • Stone

American Walnut Window Frames
  • Brass Hardware
  • Stainless Hardware

Strawfoot Magnetic Window Covers
  • Black
  • Grey
  • OD Green

Safari Snorkel

Boogey Lights® LED strip lighting
  • M7 Wireless remote
  • Bluetooth/Smartphone controllable
  • Multi-color and multi-mode operation

 


Weight
  • Lighter than the competition
  • Less parts count overall

It’s good to have a “little” weight in the truck. It’s appropriate that every vehicle operate with some suspension pre-load. An appropriately loaded vehicle will usually handle better than an empty one, riding down the road with ideal suspension geometry.

I focus on lightweight, minimalist designs with fewer parts count overall, when compared to other recreational vehicles currently in production.

  • Less weight leads to superior driving characteristics.
  • Faster acceleration and 0-60 times than the competition.
  • Better braking performance and reduced stopping distance.

Insulation

 Fuel Mileage

2015 “California King” Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis … (2.1L 4-cyl turbo-diesel; 7-speed transmission) was averaging 25mpg @60mph(avg.) and pushing up to 28mpg @50-55mph. It will run down the Interstate into a headwind @85mph; fully loaded with two people onboard and a motorcycle on the back. Between the two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter diesel engines, I like the 2.1L 4-cyl better than the 3.0L V6, for its ability to keep fuel cost low, but at the end of the day, they’re both good engines.

2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 170″ 2.1L 4-cyl Turbo-Diesel California King Conversion — “Mileage is a factor of many things… weight and speed mostly. Wind and grades play in to the equation. In testing, I have consistantly seen 25mpg with this particular truck; with perfect conditions and slow, sustained speeds showing increases of 2-3mpg for a total of 27-28mpg… this is Interstate driving of course. Some speed(mph) numbers for clarification… mixed interstate driving at speeds of (57-62+mph) has consistently shown a 25mpg average. Getting that extra bump requires slowing the truck down and really running it cool (50-55mph) average… sometimes slowing to ~48mph on grades… Finding that sweet spot between your foot and the wind if the wind is blowing the right direction… then you will see 27-28mpg on those long runs… It’s amazing really; because you have a California King Bed behind you.”


My Pledge

I personally give all my trucks and bikes a complete mechanical inspection. I check fluids, bolts, fasteners, wheels, and tires for correct operation and correct torque. I source the cleanest trucks I can; no salvage titles or accident vehicles.

“I purchase, design, build, sell, and deliver these vehicle combinations myself. I stay with the build process from purchase to delivery. I don’t use sub-contractors, and I don’t have employees to make mistakes. How does that benefit you as a buyer? Because I can deliver the highest level of quality control; attention to detail that only a 1-man design/build operation can deliver.”

All vehicles will be delivered @ (100%) operational and functional condition.

New vehicles will be delivered @ (97%+) cosmetic condition; with reasonable allowance for normal construction/use/operation. Minor surface wear from normal use.

Used trucks will be delivered @ (90%+) cosmetic condition… with no major accidents or damage. Signs of use will be apparent but minimal… minor scratches, nicks, dings, dents, and ripples; associated with normal use… should be expected.

These are working trucks, prepared to “excellent working condition.”


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