Missouri-based 27North has unveiled an upgraded version of its Ascender 30A camper conversion, now based on the robust Ford F-550 chassis. This RV is a fully-equipped, rugged traveler’s dream, perfect for extended road trips.
The new Ascender is perched on the latest F-550 Crew Cab truck chassis, powered by a robust 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine. This powerhouse is mated to a 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission, delivering an impressive 475 hp and a whopping 1,050 ft-lbs of torque to all four wheels, making it an ideal choice for towing boats. While the truck is typically designed for the commercial fleet market and comes with a three-person cab, the crew cab version accommodates up to six adults.
However, what truly sets the Ascender apart, as with all 27North’s creations, is its camper shell. This geometric structure seamlessly integrates with the chassis, essentially transforming the F-550 into a luxurious compact apartment on wheels. The interior boasts a yacht-style layout featuring a spacious entertainment area with a leather dinette, a kitchenette complete with a two-burner induction cooktop and refrigerator, and a full-size wet bath with a shower. The primary sleeping area, spacious enough for a king-size bed, is situated in the overhang above the truck’s cab, while the dinette can be converted into an additional bed for two.
The camper also features large windows that provide breathtaking views of your surroundings, walnut cabinets for storage, and an air-conditioning and hydronic heating system, ensuring comfort year-round. To power the climate control systems and other interior appliances, roof-mounted solar panels help to avoid overtaxing the battery. For adventurers planning to venture off the beaten path, there’s a generous 150-gallon fuel tank to alleviate concerns about the next gas station’s location.
Interested in this mobile luxury living experience? Visit 27North’s website for further information. Although the price for the updated Ascender has not been disclosed, last year’s version, based on an F-250, was priced at $1.2 million and showcased at the LA Auto Show.