In June 2012 we purchased our new Four Wheel Camper Hawk Shell Model.  After countless hours researching the perfect off-road camping rig, we couldn’t be happier with our choice.  Here’s a look at what options we included, what we’ve added since the purchase and some photos of our setup.

Standard features included in the Four Wheel Camper Shell Model:

  • All aluminum flex-frame
  • Extended cabover bed
  • Finished interior walls and floor
  • 2 small wall storage cabinets
  • Two overhead dual lamp 12V lights
  • 12V porch light
  • Large radius louvered passenger side window
  • Safety exit
  • Roof vent
  • Insulated side walls and roof
  • Rugged vinyl side liner
  • Aluminum exterior sides and roof

Options we added at the time of purchase:

  • Forced air furnace with cabinet and propane
  • Side dinette seating
  • Screen door
  • Front opening window
  • 85 watt solar panel
  • Auxiliary battery system
  • 2nd deep cycle battery

Additions Mark has done to the camper himself:

  • 12V accessory outlet
  • Porta Potti
  • ARB 50qt. refrigerator
  • All LED lighting
  • Fan-Tastic Roof Vent Fan
  • Gas strut roof lift assists
  • Bogart Engineering Trimetric TM2025 Battery Monitor
  • Memory foam mattress pad
  • CO2 tank and mount
  • Morning Star 300w sine wave inverter
  • Screen door bar

 A few interior photos of our setup:

Below: Since this photo was taken, we’ve replaced the sleeping bag with a down comforter.  Between that and the memory foam mattress pad, we sleep better in the camper than at home.  The tall cabinet to the right serves as our pantry and easily stores at least a week’s worth of dry food.


Below: Since we don’t have any water tanks, we carry two seven gallon heavy duty water containers.  They happen to fit perfectly underneath the dinette seats (one under each seat). In addition, hanging a water bladder over the door makes for an easily accessible gravity fed water source.

Below: The cassette toilet fits perfectly under the shelf to the right of the dinette.

Below: The ARB refrigerator fits like a glove at the front of the camper.  Mark built a small platform for it to sit on since the dinette seat was blocking the access door.  This platform happens to be just the right size to store the dinette table or dog bowls.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out our article about why we chose Four Wheel Camper, here.