Dodge 2500 & Norstar Camper

We are traveling in a 2007 Dodge 2500, Ramona, she comes with a 2010 Northstar Laredo SC camper. Originally we planned do to our trip in a 2006 Sportsmobile, but after a couple years of driving the van around we decide it just wasn’t for us. Don’t get me wrong the van was a sexy beast but that isn’t always the best thing especially in other countries. Ramona on the other hand is just what we need, and the camper is comfortable enough to live in.

Truck Upgrades:

ARB Bumper

Warn M15000 Winch – snatch block, shackles, tree strap, tow strap.

IPF Lights- fog & Hi-beam super useful after upgrading the bumper.

ARB Air Compressor- I don’t think I will ever own a truck with out an air compressor installed, after having one at my fingertips

15 ton bottle jack – 10x faster than the stock jack, just be sure to get it under the truck before the tire is 100% flat.

Luverne running boards – So mom can get in the truck.

Edge Juice Chip – We ended removing the chip/programmer in Ecuador because it caused fuel injection issues.

Firestone Airbags- Helped the ride quality with the added weight of the camper.

Towing mirrors – not an upgrade, but the stuck out just further than the camper, making for a perfect marker of whether we could fit into a tight space.

Camper Upgrades:

Awning – Colorado Carefree

Coleman Mach A/C – Central American life saver, only useful if plugged into electricity.

Honda 2000 Generator – No problems, starts overtime and has enough power for A/C

2 100watt solar Panels – we added these after plugging into 220 mistakenly in Peru, FYI south of Peru is only 220 Electricity.

220w to 110w Transformer – must have south of Ecuador