Japan‘s small campers offer unique alternatives for those wanting their camper to look different. However, they often mean working with old tech and an interior that appears antique. The 1995 Isuzu Fargo Alamo camper will surprise you with its modern elements. It’s an old JDM camper that you can live with.
According to a report, several glorious JDM campers have been featured on many platforms before. Still, one of the common disadvantages they exhibit is that most of them are not off-grid camping friendly.
The Isuzu Fargo Alamo camper featured on Cars & Bids not only features the latest tech, but its interior also has modern touches.
Isuzu Fargo is a commercial van produced between 1980 and 2001. Although not as well-known as its predecessors, a few of these were converted into campervans or Class C vehicles such as this one. This one features a shorter wheelbase and a cute look that the people love from these Japanese Cabover campers.
And who could overlook some cool graphics?
The interior does appear contemporary. Everything you need to make an excellent road trip is in place with a kitchen as well as bathrooms. Put some plants and curtains inside, and you’re ready for Instagram-worthy camping.
The RV is also equipped with various upgrades that make it more suitable for modern-day camping. There is some good equipment using off-the-shelf components:
A list of the modifications provided by the seller includes two Renogy 100-watt solar panels, a Renogy solar panel controller and a Renogy DC/DC charger and a Krieger 3000-watt inverter, dual house batteries, a new switch panel as well as an aftermarket freezer.
The seller claims they haven’t exhausted the batteries. Therefore they can’t tell how long the setup can last off-grid. However, they claim that solar panels can recharge the batteries within 3 to 4 hours. If those batteries do die, they can be restored via the alternator of the RV.
The advertisement doesn’t specify the capacities. However, it is essential to note that the hatches on the camper’s sides are used for propane, electricity, and water.
The Fargo platform has some potential but with a few restrictions. The engine is a 4FG1 2.4-liter inline-four non-turbo diesel producing 90 horsepower and 126 pounds of torque.
It’s driven through the rear wheels via a manual five-speed. To aid in off-road capabilities, there’s the two-speed transfer case and manual locking front hubs. The lower power level means that the top speed is only about 67 mph. However, it averages at least approximately 24 mpg.
According to the ad, this camper came into the country in 2019 and was sold by the seller later in March.
As of writing, the camper has been sold for $21,158.