Mitsubishi Canter 4x4 Camper Conversion

Submitted: Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 18:39
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Hi All,

I'm new here, i tried to use search function and couldn't find anything on the topic (so sorry if i missed it)

I found this mitsubishi canter 4x4 warrior on grays online

Has anyone converted one of these to a camper?

How capable are these 4x4 trucks?

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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 19:22

Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 19:22
Tom, there's nothing wrong with the Mitsubishi Fuso and that unit looks to be quite suitable for conversion to a camper, if a somewhat compact one.
You do need to be very wary of Graysonline. I have had nothing but bad experiences with them, and the reviews on Product Review only confirm my opinion.
Be very aware of their T&C's of sale that will leave you holding the baby every time. They accept responsibility for nothing, not even damage that occurs after you have purchased, and before you take possession. Be very careful.

Regards, Ron.
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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 20:51

Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 20:51
Reasonably late model truck......low K's BUT it looks like it has been/is a mine vehicle which usually (to me) indicates its potentially a hard life.

Don't know where u r in this great country...... but I would do a little bit of work checking this vehicle out prior to bidding. Buying sight unseen or without have it checked prior to purchasing could prove to be a costly trust you noted it was/is to be sold unregistered!
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Follow Up By: Steve in Kakadu - Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 21:19

Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 21:19
Kakadu Tourism bought one of these 3 years ago, it was $250,000 new.

The trouble was it is to big the Jim Jim Falls track, so that would mean it is to big for a lot of other tracks.

My biggest problem with this is that it has low KM and the bids are at $38 k, as I said above this is a $250,000 vehicle.
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Reply By: mountainman - Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 22:39

Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 22:39
You can pick up a iveco 4x4 pretty cheap brand new.
better on fuel and goes harder as well as more comfortable
EVO does a offroad pack, iveco factory backed in OZ
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Follow Up By: duck - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 20:39

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 20:39
You must have a lot of $ as the iveco 4x4 dual cab is dearer than the top of the line Toyota land cruiser
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:33

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:33
Yeh but the iveco comes factory with diff locks, crawler gears, air suspended seats and whole pile of other fruit you have to spend lots of $$$ to put on a landcruiser.

As well as the iveco has huge wheels and way more load capacity than the landcruiser.

serioulsy capable 4wd too.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 01:21

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 01:21
Talk to All Terrain Warrior in Yandina Queensland. They would know the history.
Also find out exactly what suspension it has. Some are much better than others.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 01:26

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 01:26
I notice it has "Sargent" mud flaps. They were a big 4WD renter to the mining companies, but went bust recently.

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Reply By: Tom T3 - Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 12:39

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 12:39
Thanks for all the response!

I actually went to the grays yard for an inspection, and it looks in really good nick it starts and runs perfectly.

I was speaking with one of the Grays guys and he advised that it was part of the Sergeant fleet and was on a long term rental contract and used to transport miners to site, so not used in the mine - just on the roads in port headland.

As Steve mentioned these are 250k new, so if i can pick it up for a good price it may be a bargain...

I really interested to see if anyone has actually converted these and if they have any advice or suggestions on the conversion?


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Follow Up By: duck - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 20:53

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 20:53
I have a 2014 isuzu nps 300 that was converted by all terrain warriors from new, I also looked at some of these recently & there only up for sale as sergeant's went belly up. To convert not bad as there a fibreglass back section & any good fibreglass shop will be able to cut & fit out

The isuzu has a bigger & more powerful motor & with the big wheels it's still gutless & will smell a hill a mile away so be prepared & check the weight there not light
Good luck there cheap for what your getting
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Reply By: Chris J10 - Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 13:10

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 13:10
Hi Tom,

I have purchased one of these from Grays online and absolutely love it. I have also converted it to a camper. Mine had a few more km's and a year or so older but I had no problems taking it over the pits and hasn't missed a beat... I took out the seats and installed a drop down bed, small kitchenette and a seat section. Great set up!

I did some more digging around when I was purchasing it and found out that the vehicle is mainly used to take employee's from their accommodation to site, not actual driving onsite, so its no issue that it was previously a part of a rental fleet. Obviously when you inspected it, there was no corrosion on the underbelly and the suspension was sitting right?

I had no issues buying from Grays, as I have purchased other gear in the past. You just need to make sure you have a chat to their contact for the sale or have a look at it and they will provide some further details/ advice on the condition.

I believe this one is one of their last for the company that went bust, so id suggest that if you dont want to miss out, give it a go. As mentioned in comments above, they are $250,000 replacement cost, so If you can pick one up for around the $70/$80 mark then you can't go wrong. The private market they seem to average around the $90 - $100,000 mark. Don't get too excited about the price that it is at now, as I'm sure it will go up a fair bit on the final day - it always does...

Good luck and if you win make sure you put a post back up on how you converted yours! Enjoy
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Reply By: Member - kev.h - Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 19:07

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 19:07
Hi Tom
I see it sold, did you buy it ??, not a bad price you couldn't go wrong at that
Cheers Kev
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Reply By: mountainman - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 11:15

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 11:15
Ok the single cab is 80 and the dual cab is 88k
at the time there was only 10k difference between the cruiser and daily..
but the daily has a payload benefit that outweighs the landcruiser.
value for money the iveco wins, the extra payload far outweighs the 10k dearer cost as the cruiser would need engineer and suspension mods to even get near the iveco payload.
a bloke that builds the iveco to offroad spec owns both.
a 76 and a iveco dual cab.
cant recall the actual business name...
but he is licensed to sell the ivecos from the manufacturer
possibly only the cab chassis models
never asked :-)
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:37

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:37
the iveco dual cab also seats 6 adults
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