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

  • Optional Diesel/Electric Heat; Auxiliary Battery Package
  • Wood Stove
  • Exterior Generator Mount
  • Wheel/Tire Packages
  • Aluminess Products
  • Bumpers
  • Roof Rack
  • Glass (3) Vendors
  • Safari Snorkel
  • Awnings
  • Exterior Paint Options
  • Exterior Motorcycle/Bicycle Carrier
  • Complete Mounted Motorcycle Packages

 California King Memory Foam Beds

California King memory foam mattresses. (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

  • Gun-Blued
  • Japanese Brown
  • Rainbow
  • Copper
  • Bronze

Rivet Options

  • Stainless
  • Stainless large flange
  • Copper/Bronze

Constructed from rolled steel sheet, and hand hammered/cut, my interior panels support American jobs and workers throughout our communities.

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. This process provides an extremely durable finish that seals and protects the steel… hiding scratches, dents, and imperfections. The surface itself is imperfect by nature.

Fixed panels are held in place with 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.


Aluminess Products

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

American Walnut Window Frames

  • Brass Hardware
  • Stainless Hardware

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Strawfoot Magnetic Window Covers

  • Black
  • Grey
  • OD Green

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Safari Snorkel

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Boogey Lights® LED strip lighting

  • M7 Wireless remote
  • Bluetooth/Smartphone controllable
  • Multi-color and multi-mode operation

Weight

  • Lighter the 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.


 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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