Lifted Mitsubishi Fuso Overland Expedition Truck Build – a 4×4 Tiny House

  • Model: 2017 Mitsubishi Fuso FG 4x4
  • Wheels: 35"
  • Category: Overland Build
  • Capability Score: 50/70
  • Build Level: Pro
  • Mods Budget: $$$$$
Mitsubishi Fuso FG A Global Expedition Truck For Big Adventures
Mitsubishi Fuso 4x4 overland truck with camper
Mitsubishi Fuso 4x4 overland truck chassis cab conversion.
Storage and cabinets in a Mitsubishi Fuso global overlander
Custom itchen setup in a Mitsubishi Fuso 4x4 overland truck +1
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Rolling onto the off-road scene is a truck that redefines the essence of mobile living and expeditions. This 2017 Mitsubishi Fuso Overland build – not just any truck, but a fully transformed, heavy-duty global expedition vehicle. If you’ve ever fancied cross-continent overland and expedition trips, this is the tiny house on wheels to cater to your wildest outdoor desires.

It is powered by a Fuso FG turbo diesel engine, nourished by a sizeable 56-gallon custom fuel tank and outfited with a real tiny apartment on wheels. Trust the Canter Chassis on Leaf Spring suspension, augmented with shocks by Fuso Off Road, to effortlessly bear the weight of your adventures. Speaking of traction, TOYO’s grip on matte black All Terrain Warrior wheels ensures that no trail is too rugged. And for those unforeseen emergencies, a full spare has your back.

Japanese Expedition truck Mitsubishi Fuso 4x4

Technical Details

Model: 2017 Mitsubishi Fuso FG


Production years: 1990-1997


Price: $399,000 ⓘ


Engine: Fuso FG turbo diesel engine with a 56 gallon custom fuel tank


Drivetrain: Four-Wheel-Drive


Construction: Body On Frame


Traction Enhancement Devices: Limited Slip Rear Differential


Low Range: Yes (select models)


Suspension: Canter Chassis on Leaf Spring suspension system and shocks by Fuso Off Road


Wheels: TOYO and matte black All Terrain Warrior wheels with a full spare


Build Level: Pro


Budget: $$$$$


Off-road Capability Score: 45/70

How did we get this score?

Fuso Overlander List of Upgrades

Exterior

  • 15′ x 6.5′ x 6.5′ total composite habitat 4 seasons, thermally efficient + thermal transfer free.
  • Dual Solar Array of 810 watts (2 X 405W Solar Panel)
  • Exterior dimmable flood lights 5x on 3 sides can be controlled from the interior control panel.
  • Slide out landing connects parallel or perpendicular to the expandable stairs stored to the left of the landing.
  • Exterior storage: There are 3 external aluminum storage boxes and 2 side hatches for under dinette storage/access which have automatic illumination and dedicated power outlets.
  • Windows by Outbound®, German made to order, tempered double glazed, full fly screen and black out on all windows. 6 Total, 5 on walls and the 6th as a skylight all open up to 90º.
  • KC Light bar flood lights (6x) with dedicated switch next to steering wheel.
  • Live habitat leveling view for setting up camp etc via bluetooth.
Functional Japanese design of the 4x4 camper interior
Electric induction stove top, Full Dometic fridge with freezer, Maxxair ventilation in kitchen. 2 flush mounted counter outlets and 2 flush mounted dinette outlets by 22 System®.

Interior

  • Battery: 600ah (2 x 300ah 12Volt LiFePO4 RELiON )
  • Victron Energy Multipass 3000VA-12 Pure Sine Wave Inverter 120 Amp Charger
  • Victron Energy SmartSolar MPPT MC4 150V 60amp 12/24/36/48 Volt Solar Charge Controller (Bluetooth)
  • Victron Energy 200/200 Amps Digital Multi Control Panel GX
  • Victron Energy BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor
  • Connectivity: All systems connectable via web or Bluetooth, roof is pre-wired for StarLink®.
  • KUS USA Water Level Gauges for monitoring Fresh (55 gallons and Grey 36 gallons)
  • Habitat Climate Control: Cruise n’ Comfort HD A/C (touch screen and WiFi compatible) and Planar Diesel air heater – both ducted passing through a passive Elena Nautic Compact air water boiler.
  • Exterior dimmable flood lights 5x on 3 sides can be controlled from the interior control panel.
  • Slide out landing connects parallel or perpendicular to the expandable stairs stored to the left of the landing.
  • Exterior storage: There are 3 external aluminum storage boxes and 2 side hatches for under dinette storage/access which have automatic illumination and dedicated power outlets.
  • The mechanicals and plumbing were engineered and installed by Acme Truck and Overland out of SLC Utah.

Interior Features:

Overland vehicle camper electronic controls and inverters
  • Custom-made Ojas® HiFi Speaker wall with built-in Bluetooth link and volume knob in kitchen
  • Kitchen: Electric induction stove top, Full Dometic fridge with freezer, Maxxair ventilation in kitchen. 2 flush mounted counter outlets and 2 flush mounted dinette outlets by 22 System®.
  • Stainless steel sink with dedicated reverse osmosis filtered tap.
  • Water System: double filtration system pre-55-gallon fresh water tank built into sub-frame, insulated with heat pads, UV light and a 36-gallon grey water tank. Tank has built in overflow prevention – both tanks can be emptied easily from underside. Fillable by gravity feed OR fill with built in tank pump from side hatch.
  • Bathroom: Indoor and outdoor shower connection (2 shower units included), Wrappon Green Toilet (Japanese vacuum seal technology) MaxxAir fan in bathroom. Bathroom wet room has water tight toiletries cabinet for TP etc, additional storage.
  • Windows by Outbound®, German made to order, tempered double glazed, full fly screen and black out on all windows. 6 Total, 5 on walls and the 6th as a skylight all open up to 90º.
  • Dinette converts into full-size bed, upholstery by Maharam® table is on 3 way adjustable with 2 locations for mounting in seating area.
  • Interior Finish: White oak floors and forward wall, all other walls and ceiling eggshell finish.
  • Habitat structure material by Total Composite, made for all all 4 seasons, thermally efficient + thermal transfer free.
  • Carpentry/drawers etc: Assembled and built by master carpenter, all soft close drawers, blackened brass pulls and screw in lock in place stabilizers for when you hit the road. Kitchen drawers are deep and detailed in fine wood. The face of the drawers and countertop is Wilson Art engineered surface for high traffic.
  • Cab Seating: Scheel-man black leather seats for driver and passenger, 3-way adjustable and heated with 2 settings.
  • All drawers are removable for easy access to utilities, electronics cabinet hinges up with auto-lighting for any access any time.

Additional Features

  • In Cab Entertainment System: Sony touchscreen Fully loaded with CarPlay
  • Cab has extra sound batting upgrade to lower cab noise

Safety Features

  • Lane keep/departure warning, car proximity warning, GPS speed limit indication LCD. Stock Cruise control, drive easily switched from 2×4 to 4×4 with one button
  • Blindspot cameras and rear cameras all visible on dedicated 7” touchscreen in cab
Japanese design of a tiny house on wheels

Overlander Dream On Wheels

It’s no exaggeration to dub this vehicle’s outer shell as a ‘composite habitat’. Measuring a substantial 15′ x 6.5′ x 6.5′, this thermally efficient abode has protection for all four seasons. Energy-conscious souls will appreciate the dual solar array with its robust 810-watt capacity. Night explorers, the exterior dimmable flood lights, controllable from the coziness of the interior, are a treat.

Ease of access is guaranteed by a thoughtfully designed slide-out landing that mates with expandable stairs. Practicality shines with its 3 aluminum storage boxes and twin under-dinette hatches – all lit and powered. Every window is a German-crafted masterpiece by Outbound®, double-glazed, and utterly adjustable. And lest we forget, a KC light bar guides your nocturnal drives, commanded by a steering-wheel-adjacent switch.

Overland chassis cab truck with a camper
Windows by Outbound®, German made to order, tempered double glazed, full fly screen and black out on all windows. 6 Total, 5 on walls and the 6th as a skylight all open up to 90º.

Interior: Where Utility Marries Luxury

Step inside, and you’re greeted by a sanctuary engineered to perfection by the folks at Acme Truck and Overland. Batteries with a combined 600ah capacity by RELiON, a plethora of Victron Energy devices for all your charging and power conversion needs, and a connectivity suite that’s pre-wired for StarLink® showcase the technological prowess.
The kitchen boasts an electric induction stovetop, a Dometic fridge, and an ultra-pure water tap, thanks to a double filtration system. The bathroom, compact yet comprehensive, offers both indoor and outdoor shower options. Artistry is evident in the white oak flooring and detailed carpentry, while a dinette that morphs into a bed testifies to innovative design. Drivers aren’t forgotten – plush black leather seats by Scheel-man promise the ultimate driving comfort.

See Also
Mitsubishi Montero II off road build for overland adventures

Sink and kitchen setup in a 4x4 Overland camper vehicle for global expeditions
Stainless steel sink with dedicated reverse osmosis filtered tap.

 

Overland truck camper kitchen setup full size

Overlanding Equipment

The in-cab entertainment system by Sony ensures your tunes are always on deck. Enhanced sound batting makes for a serene cabin environment, while safety upgrades like lane-keep warnings and proximity alerts prioritize your well-being. Transitioning between 2×4 and 4×4 is a mere button away, and an integrated camera system aids with those tricky spots.

How we test?

Offroadium Verdict & Score Explained

We have created our own rating and classification system to differentiate and evaluate the off-road capabilities of vehicles showcased on Offroadium. Based on it, we can conclude the following:

Off-Road Capability Score: 45/70

Being a lifted 4×4 truck with oversized off road wheels (30 Points), it has a rugged body-on-frame construction (+5 points), Limited Slip rear differential (+5 Points), 4×4 drivetrain with low range transfer case (+10 points), this extensively customized Fuso FG scores 50 out of a possible 70 points in our rating system.

The rear limited slip differential assists with traction so we added 5 points for it, but the lack of the rear, front or center locker didn’t allow it to gain higher score. Nonetheless, the robust nature of a commercial chassis paired with thorough modifications makes this Mitsubishi Overlander more than capable of traversing difficult remote trails on expeditions.

Complexity Level: Pro

A prime example of an unlimited budget Pro-level build, no expense was spared to optimize this Mitsubishi for global overland journeys. The $399K asking price proves that only the highest quality components were selected, with meticulous attention to detail and custom fabrication throughout. The electrical system, climate control methods, and composite habitat go far beyond typical modifications seen even on advanced rigs. This is a turnkey tiny home rewarding adventurous owners with true go-anywhere flexibility most production RVs could never match.

Offroading in a Lifted Mistubishi Fuso 4x4 Expedition vehicle

Budget: $$$$$

With a nearly $400,000 asking price reflecting the immense scope of custom upgrades, this Fuso Overlander represents the top end of the budget spectrum. The extensive modifications transform it into a luxury expedition vehicle ready to handle the most demanding terrain on earth. While certainly not an inexpensive proposition, the quality and capabilities justify the hefty 5 out of 5 rating for those bitten by the overlanding bug.

Pros

  • Luxury “tiny home” interior with high-end amenities
  • Robust commercial chassis and diesel engine

Cons

  • Very expensive, priced at nearly $400
  • Large exterior dimensions (15′ long) could limit accessibility on tight trails

Want one like this?

The beauty of this Mitsubishi Fuso FG isn’t merely skin deep. Every bolt, wire, and panel has been meticulously selected and assembled to curate a mobile experience like no other. If you find your adventurous spirit resonating with this rig, don’t hesitate. Contact the seller (Instagram: @teacult) of this overland rig and make this once-in-a-lifetime expedition truck yours. It’s more than a vehicle; it’s a lifestyle statement. View all Mitsubishi overland expedition builds on this page.

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