I used to think box truck conversions would be too unwieldy to drive, therefore I always discounted them.
But considering the space inside, and the typically square shape of the trucks, they are a great option and give you a lot of flexibility to turn them into beautiful RV homes.
And with some of the example conversion below, I’ve definitely put box trucks on my list of vehicles I’d love to one day convert myself.
Here are 10 Awesome Box Truck Conversions to Give You Ideas and Inspiration
1. U-Haul Truck to Beautiful Home on Wheels
This couple converted a 2006 E350, ex-U-Haul truck into a beautiful home on wheel. They spent $5,000 on the truck, $4000 on the conversion, taking the total cost of this home on the road to $9,000.
The inside has a dinette as you enter, the kitchen and bathroom towards the back, and the bed above the cab. The window and door at the back of the truck really give this a homely look.
They are currently traveling in this tiny house camper, with a goal of seeing as many national parks as they can. You can watch a timelapse video of this entire build take place here.
2. Probably My Favorite of all the Box Truck Conversions I’ve Seen
This Volkswagen LT35 Luton Box Van is one of my all-time favorites which I covered previously here.
3. Moving Truck with Roof Extension
This is a fantastic and I have to say brave conversion.
Graphic design teacher Summer Winston completely overhauled this moving truck adding a huge roof extension. The result is a very unique and roomy RV conversion. Her story is an inspirational one and an example of what one person can do when they just roll up their sleeves and get to work on a dream.
At time of writing this article, the build is as yet incomplete, so you can follow the build process on Summer’s YouTube channel.
4. 2005 ex-Penske Truck Conversion
Believe it or not, this IS a box truck. Boilermaker Bill Cogar II built it to save money on lodging as he has to travel for work. You can read more of his story and see more photos of the build here.
5. 12 Ton Truck RV Conversion
What a beauty this one is…
Towards the age of 50, animator Yossi Tiar is fed up with the hustle and bustle of the city and property. He bought a new truck and turned it, with his own hands, into a home that meets all his needs (including electricity and water) – and even expands a bit when parked. Now he dreams of setting up a village on wheels, of people who choose to live differently. I have an article about this conversion coming soon…
6. Small U-Haul RV Conversion
7. Rustique Luton Van Conversion
UK Based Richard converted this Luton van into a beautiful home. He did a great job and it actually looks kind of like a normal RV from the outside. Watch the video below for a full tour…
8. Ford Transit Luton Box Van Conversion
29 year old Adam converted this Ford Transit Luton van. He bought the truck for £3500 and spent the next year converting it into a home. Although he ended up spending quite a bit more on the interior and completing the project. See the full tour here.
9. Mitsubishi Box Truck Custom Conversion
Imogen had this truck converted for her by House-Box, a UK operation that specialize in converting mobile and static ‘off-grid’ spaces into bespoke, warm, and technologically equipped handmade homes. You can see more of this conversion on their website.
10. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck to Home on Wheels
Serial tiny home builder John, 75, built this box truck conversion in 4 weeks. That’s staggering considering the quality of this build, but as it was the 12th tiny home he has built, he must have developed quite a knack by now. Him and his wife have been living in tiny homes for the past 35 years.
Watch the video below to get the full tour…
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