Canter FG649 Amesz 4×4 Camper “4WDAUS”

All About 4WDAUS – Our Amesz 4WD Motorhome

We just love our Amesz. Built on the 2007 Mitsubishi Canter FG649 4×4 truck with a turbo 3.9l diesel engine, it’s a great reliable vehicle. The camper was built by Amesz Designs Perth WA, who were renown for building a tough quality product. For its 7th birthday we decided to give the whole truck a full detail and upgrade as some technologies that have changed since it was first built.

So what have we done? Well here it is in dot points:

  • Upgraded horns to Super Hellas
  • Removed and replaced Auxillery fuel tank, including the recallibration of sender unit and service of carry arms and pins
  • Upgraded fridge configuration including wiring, compressor fans, warning LED, cross ventilation and temporature senses
  • Extended seating in lounge area
  • Serviced stove and oven
  • Upgraded camper lighting to LED, internal and external incl range hood
  • Serviced Thetford toilet
  • Fixed the squeeky bathroom door
  • Replaced double bed with inner spring matress
  • Added shelving to some cupboards
  • Serviced Fiamma Blind
  • Upgraded Ibis airconditoner to Ibis Mk3
  • Serviced rear hand winch
  • Added Air Pump to run air tools and tyre inflation
  • Install BBQ gas outlet
  • Upgraded Rear tail lights to LED
  • Replaced water sender unit and split the 2 water tanks into 2 separate storages (built in redundancy)
  • Upgraded dual wheels to Super SIngle Tyres 19.5 inch by ATW
  • Added leaf to rear springs
  • Upgraded shocks
  • Installed new Webasto diesel ST2000 heater
  • Add Beam satelittle antenna
  • Added multiple USB and 12v charge points in cabin, camper and rear storage areas
  • Major upgrade to solar panels to 350 watts
  • Upgrade battery storage to 3 x 120 amp AGMs
  • Install new battery management system and isolation system
  • Strengthen draw runners
  • Bolted down engne hatch and carpeted cabin
  • Fitted Stratos LTS3000 seating to cabin
  • Build and fitted centre seat console
  • Fitted 9 inch reversing cameras
  • Fitted 2 x Hella 4000 driving lights
  • Upgrade OEM lamps to Narva 120s
  • Fitted Rhino Roof Rack with 4 MaxTrax lock downs
  • Added UHF Radio
  • Upgraded front mud flaps for larger wheels
  • Resealled rear hatches and upgraded locks
  • Updated water pump
  • Added sound system to cabin including custom speakers
  • Refurbish steps

Here are the results.

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In response to questions about our roof rack. The Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform works well for us (at the moment we use it for storing our 4 x MaxxTrax). We have the platform that is designed for our style of truck..not just a repurposed one designed for say a Nissan Patrol or Landcruiser. The Pioneer Platform we have is the 928 X 1426. In Australia, the model is the 42112B. Actually on my invoice it was code RH42112B. Plus there is are specific Fuso leg kits and attachment plate kits available.