Is This Ford F-350-based Motorhome Worth $250,000?
Cost aside, it will make your road trips so much more relaxingby Sidd Dhimaan, on
California-based camper manufacturer Nimbl has designed a motorhome based on the Ford F-350. Campers and trailer homes are becoming popular these days and Nimbl has joined the bandwagon.
This camper-manufacturer has an ideal expedition vehicle based on the F-350, called the Evolution. The Motorhome is loaded to the gills and comes with all the creature comforts you can ask for. If you’re someone who loves road trips and likes to stay on the road for months together, the Evolution will be a perfect match. However, Nimbl is selling this product for $249,000. Are you willing to spend that much on a motorhome?
What Modifications Are Needed to Turn a Ford F-350 Into a Motorhome?
The Ford F-350 is equipped with the 7.3-liter, V-8 gasoline engine that develops 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The truck comes with a locking rear differential and multi-mode traction control. It also rides on 35-inch tires. Nimbl has made use of an Icon suspension system that takes care of the camper’s unibody design and weight.
|Configuration||90-degree V8, single in-block cams|
|Displacement||7.3 liters (445 cubic inches)|
|Bore x stroke||4.22 inches x 3.98 inches|
|Horsepower||430 @ 5,500 rpm|
|Torque||475 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm|
Nimble went to the extent of doing an interference test to make sure the suspension has full articulation even with the flatbed and Nimbl’s camper-frame. The company has worked on reducing the weight from all corners possible. The stock bumper is replaced with an ultra-light bumper with better approach and departure angles. Nimbl says it has made mods to ensure the camper can get to remote and rugged locations as well.
Here Are All The Features Offered On The Evolution
The unibody is made of a combination of fiberglass and carbon fiber. The following features are offered in the Evolution:
- Improved Electrical System
- An Integrated Victron Inverter, Charger, and Solar System
- Two-top Electric Induction Burner
- DC Refrigerator, Optional Microwave
- LED UV Water Sterilization System
- Diesel Heater And Hot Water System
- 80 Gallons Fresh Water Tank and 24 Gallon Grey Water Tank
- Multi-stage Water Filtration System
- Customized Memory Foam Sleeping System
- An Optional 2200W Auxiliary Generator
- Hydraulic Lifting Roof
The Nimbl Evolution is an interesting product and promises to make your whole journey a memorable one. The company has taken care of all the needs and you won’t be compromising on any aspect. However, the company is charging $249,000 for the product.
Yes, the construction and integration will have a factory-finish, but is it worth the amount of money? In Nimbl’s defense, this also includes a $70,000 vehicle allowance cost. However, it still seems overpriced. Would you consider buying it? If not, what would your other alternatives be? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.