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Old 11-03-2004, 10:18 AM   #1
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Here are graphics we are going with.

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Old 11-03-2004, 12:23 PM   #2
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Bill,

That will look awesome going down the road.


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Old 11-03-2004, 04:06 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BillD:
Bill,That will look awesome going down the road.
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There, and anywhere else it may be. Again, AWESOME!!!!
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Old 11-03-2004, 07:10 PM   #4
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bill, mase,--- where are you putting your black and grey tanks---- ? mine are edge ways between the drive shaft and the frame verticle and lengthways-- they are aluminun-- gives more space in the basement--- just a thought-- like the graphics too, cool but not gaudy--- there you go---- classy-- mase
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.....I agree Mase!.....I personally can't stand the glitz cuz in the building business I know it covers up cheap or shoddy....everytime....It's like a dead giveaway....geof
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Old 11-04-2004, 05:15 AM   #6
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Bill,

Are the graphics going to be paint or vinyl?
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Old 12-09-2004, 08:19 PM   #7
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Bill,
I love the new motorhome - floor plan, interior and exterior.

Couple of questions:

If this box was built on a FL Columbia chassis do you know what the overall length would be?

When do you expect to be close to complete on the manufacturing? I would like to fly out to Showhauler and show my wife what a nice conversion could look like.

Thanks for the great site - I'm a regular lurker/learner.

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Old 12-10-2004, 05:49 AM   #8
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Welcome to the site Mark.

The truck does not come off the FL assembly line until 2/14/05. Then Show Hauler gets their hands on it and with any luck we should have a completed conversion towards the end of April. Check with Lonnie he always has some awesome rig being built over there. When we visited him a month & 1/2 ago, he had a unit with 2 bathrooms, also a rig used for hauling dogs (really crazy configuration on that one) a cool Kenworth T800 w/ extended day cab that just looked huge.

As far using a Columbia chassis, you might add 2-3 feet to the overall length. The Columbia is a taller cab, so your overhead bunk is very small, best to use this for a entertainment center or storage. The bunk on my FLD was a bit bigger than that of a Columbia and I could never sleep up there. Couldn't even roll over the ceiling was so low.

W900 - Graphics will be vinyl.

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Old 12-10-2004, 10:04 AM   #9
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Bill, Thanks for the response. I'm not yet in a big hurry to get one ordered, so we may wait to go see yours as it is very similar to what I want.

On the length question, what I'm after is the overall length of the rig if the Columbia was used: 29' + Columbia = ??

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Old 12-10-2004, 10:38 AM   #10
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Approximately 40'.

Not sure if you read some of my other posts, but if you travel alot and plan to get off the beaten path, the shorter the better. I just don't know how alot of these guys are getting around in 40' plus rigs and these huge trailers. I found myself in trouble in a number of small intersections and if you tow a car you cannot back up without putting serious stress on the tow bar and front end on the toad. Actually, we ended up doing some damage to the steering box and I never tired to backup more than just a few feet to give me the wiggle room to get out of a jam.

This summer we where in the Loudonville, Oh town square and a Show Hauler w/ 30' plus trailer got all crossed up at a intersection which wasn't even that small.

I was kinda bummed when Lonnie said we would have to go to 29' box to make the floor plan work.

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