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Old 04-15-2005, 08:29 AM   #1
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There are lots of new pictures of the frame and the rig skinned. Wahoo! I really have to thank Lonnie for the updates, it makes passing the time alot easier, specially when it took the chassis from FL so long to get.

Check them out in the photo gallery here --> http://truckconversion.net/photopost...y.php?cat=3015

We are in the Bullpen right not just itching to go into the finish shop, hopefully that happens sometime next week. Actually, it has to happen next week, because I am picking her up on May 20th come hell or high water.

We are heading out the following weekend and I got to make the trip or be put into a mental institution.

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Old 04-24-2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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Yep, that is how I saw it when I was there. They sure do have a lot of them to build...delivery dates into Sept already!
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Old 04-25-2005, 06:13 PM   #3
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Your right there, they are super busy.

We have made it back into the shop and the rough in of the interior is under way. They finished the insulation ,put the ceiling structure up, the wood floor is in, and they started the interior walls.

After we take delivery and I get a few miles under my belt I will be putting together a complete build blog with all kind of details on the build process which will be good for the newbies.

I will be posting some new pictures in the gallery under the Ultimate RV category tomorrow.

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Old 04-28-2005, 02:15 PM   #4
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Does anybody know how much weight a Show Hauler can hold on its roof. How much per sq.ft? When they tested it what was the rating?
I know Kingsley doesn't let more than three employees on the roof at any time just in case the roof will distort.
I know that Triton Motorcoach rates their roof at 15,000. This equates to 70 200 pound people. that seems enough?
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I know Kingsley doesn't let more than three employees on the roof at any time just in case the roof will distort.
Distort, nothing, they don't want'em falling through! I'm surprised they allow even one guy up there. Their insurance must be murder....
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Old 04-28-2005, 05:23 PM   #6
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Racerx, welcome to the site any relation to the magazine?

BTW who is Triton Motorcoach? Couldn't find any info about them on the net.

70 people! I would hate to be the guy next to the edge.

I'll have to ask, but as much steel is in this thing I am sure I can easily have 10 people up there which is more than I'll ever need or be able to fit.
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Old 04-28-2005, 05:54 PM   #7
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Forget about being on the edge with 70 people, what about feeding them!
As far as Triton, They apparently are building a real high end conversion.
What I know so far, they have a 2004 Volvo 780 Stretched and at a company that builds Fire and Rescue vehicles. The unit has three slides, will carry a car and 3 motorcycles all inside.
The construction is mind boggling.
2X4, 2X3, 2X2 walls either 1/8" or 1/4" thick Aluminum depending on the location. The roof is Diamond plate, Walls skinned in 1/8" Aluminum.
The entire box is built just like a rescue vehicle.
I'll try and have the guy come forward with more info. I saw it while I was driving by and stopped to ask.
Apparently they have sold just one at $800K.
They may not become a high volume manufaturer, but they sure are setting the bar higher than anybody I have heard of.
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:26 PM   #8
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.....sounds like some bus deals.....all glitz and not much gutz....800k could buy you just about anything custom made the way you want it.....geofkaye
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Old 04-29-2005, 12:23 PM   #9
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Got some more info. I know the price makes you think of bus glitz, but I think this may be different. Apparently some yacht and private jet interior designer is doing the interior. Function and class, not glitz.
The truck has a Cummins 475 ISX with a 12 sp Meritor.
Rear frame looks very tough, frame rails have been doubled. Rear frame looks like it is made from 3/16" thick 2X5 and 2X4 tubing. skinned with 3/16 thick steel lots of gussets real nice welds. I couldn't find the guy who told me about it the last time I stopped by so
I stopped at the office, all the receptionist would tell me is that "some company called Triton is having them build a body module"
They wouldn't give me a name or ph. number, but they did give me an E-Mail.
Tritonmotorcoach@att.net
The fire trucks that I saw being built there are really nice high quality units, I assume the coach will be pretty nice too, who knows about the interior???
I'll bring my camera next time I am by there, it's on the way to my parents house, so next week I'll see if it is still there.
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.....no such page?...I may have Googled improperly though....geofkaye
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