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Old 10-15-2004, 06:29 PM   #1
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Well my 2003 Show Hauler was sold today and in a way I am sad and relieved all at the same time. It was a incredible rig and who ever got it, got one hell of a deal and a awesome coach. But it is exciting to now get started on the new one. For those that have not read some of the other threads here, we are looking to build a more RV / campground friendly conversion.

We are going to us a 2005 Freight liner M2-106 chassis with Mercedes MBE 926 engine and Allison Automatic. Nathan at Beck's will be sending me specs on the chassis early next week and I will post them on the site.



The motorhome box will be a Show Hauler 28'



Next week I will list the options, interior colors, and other odds & ends. We have a trip to Chicago planned at the end of the month and will stop in and see Lonnie at Show Hauler to go over the details and make sure this floor plan will work.

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Old 10-15-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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Looks like you're gonna have one fine rig, Bill. From what I understand the M2-106 will turn on a dime and return .09! A 55deg. wheelcut does things like that.
BTW, how many horsepuppies did you specify for your MBE926? Some guys I know around here tell me the 900 series is blessed with a lot of low-end grunt.
Yeah, it's sad to see a rig, in which many good times were had, go out of your lives, but the new one is gonna be SOOOOO COOOOOL!
Best wishes Bill!
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:32 PM   #3
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.....Now with all that money burning a hole in your pocket we are going to see some real design ideas....Right?...geof
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:52 PM   #4
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I fully expect nothing less than a full demonstration of earth-shaking, cutting-edge conversion technology, 'cause Bill is THAT kinda guy, and it's the absolute LEAST he could do. Right Bill? Bill????
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Old 10-17-2004, 02:05 PM   #5
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bill, i've got a question?-- in our coach we used a movable table and a recliner instead of the dinnette. by using that we were able to put a wardrobe in the hall between the bedroom and the kitchen. ---- is that some you might be interested in?--- let me know-- the moveable table came from camping world -- we reduced the height to equal the sofa arm height --after 17,00 miles it's still a workable idea- as it gives my lady a place to hang her dresses and her shirts as well as on the short side we have 6 drawers.---- mase



/ the jackknife sofa is a pretty good be--- i've slept on--
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Old 10-17-2004, 03:31 PM   #6
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Mase -

I dont think we need anymore hanging space. That wardrobe slide in the bedroom will have 2 full length closets on each end of the slide with 2 rows of draws in between. The bathroom also has 2 hanging closets with one on top of the other (one for each kid). No I want that dinette with no one sleeping on and it always setup. I am always the first one up and I like to sit down at the dinette with my coffee and the laptop to get the day going.

Geof & Gary - If you are talking the 007 stuff going into this rig, well that is top secret.
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Old 10-17-2004, 09:58 PM   #7
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.....AH come on!.....What do I got to do-travel incognetio to Elkart?....Give us a list of "hints".....anyway I'm out of ideas for stuff for my truck and trailer....which should be totally done this week-shake down cruize found some leaks[water-air]and I need a bathroom door[forgot about the "woman factor"-they can't go to the bathroom with no door!}...like what differance does it make at this stage of events.....OY!.....geof
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:35 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by warpath:
Geof & Gary - If you are talking the 007 stuff going into this rig, well that is top secret. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well Geof, I guess we've been told; as if that would put an end to our rabid curiosity. That's OK. As one of my Dutch relatives (with German in-laws) would say, "Vee heff veys of finding out vat vee vant to know". Not saying whether they work or not. Sure, Bill, just let us sit drooling at our computers in hopeless anticipation of new info. It's OK. We can handle it. Right Geof? Geof?
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.....yah Gary! vee haft our vays....[snicker-snicker-snicker]....doesn't sound that Jewish does it in print....beter phone of the Mossad this weekend.....Gary you still have your black clothes and face hood?.....I've outgrown mine and have to get a new uniform-one with elastic band pants.....geof
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I knew it- Those pizza, beer, and cheesecake field rations will conquer the best of men, and ones like us too.
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