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Old 11-25-2005, 09:25 PM   #1
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just started another project;
turning this sleek 2002 Pete 387 (C15, Autoshift) into a (36' overall) motorhome




here is a computer generated pic of how it will look like when finished :


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Old 11-25-2005, 10:10 PM   #2
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Nice pics... do I see correct there are 2 stories? Whats the overall height and whats the height of the upper deck? Is that really low for sleeping only?

I do like the 36 overall lenght. short and easy.
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Old 11-26-2005, 04:32 AM   #3
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goig to look sweet all rounded...
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Old 11-26-2005, 06:13 AM   #4
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Thats one fine looking truck spooner! Can't wait to see pictures of this one finished...actually I'm still waiting on pictures of the other one!

How about setting a webcam up in your shop, looks like there'd always be something to see on it!
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:07 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by WalliK:
Nice pics... do I see correct there are 2 stories? Whats the overall height and whats the height of the upper deck? Is that really low for sleeping only?

I do like the 36 overall lenght. short and easy.
WallyK
yes, 2 stories (actualy 1 1/2 ):
the front of the conversion frame is very low profile (5" step down from cab floor) and the rear part with the side entry/mudroom and bathroom/toilette is lowered by another two steps (18") with flat gray (100 gallons) and black (40 gallons) tanks under it (10")
the master (kingsize) bed will be over the 84" high bathroom and will have 40" ceiling height and stairs leading up to it.
the J-sofa in the front can be converted to a bed and there is also a 32"x 80" bunkbed with 36" ceiling height over it. one more bunk bed will be on top of the storage cabinets on the other side of the kitchen.
the roof (~13'2" tall) is completely flat with nothing on it; the truck will have two basement AC units and a basement mounted (and diesel fueled) "Aquahot" heat and hot water unit.
not sure right now but maybe one of the new "ultra flat" self tracking sat dishes (IIRC only 5" tall) will be in a small well in the rear.
fresh water storage is 150 gallon and there will also be another grey tank for the kitchen sink.

here is the rough floorplan:
387 floorplan (click on it for a larger pic)
very unusual
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:34 AM   #6
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Wow.. had to read your post like 3 times and look at the floorplan to get it all.

Questions:
The master is open to below or enclosed?
As it seems you drop the whole coach, is there still basement storage after all the tanks, A/Cs and Aquahot?
You going all electric or keep small LPG just for cook top?
Seems the inside in the front area where there is no second story for master must be really high. What about A/C and heat and insulation?

Last question - when is it ready so I can order mine?
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:58 PM   #7
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spooner, thats real similar in a lot of ways to my kingsley. the c15 with the autoshift is the same as mine, what rear gear will it have? ours is a 3.08 and it's killer, IMHO, our mileage on the trip this past summer was around 9.00 mpg. can't wait to see how it goes. ---- mase
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:01 AM   #8
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WOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I have to stop looking at these type of very HIGH QUALITY conversions and be happy with what I have. VERY VERY NICE !!!!!!!
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:03 AM   #9
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Mr.Spooner, Just wondering is it around 500K
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Old 11-27-2005, 12:27 PM   #10
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Mr.Spooner, Just wondering is it around 500K
oh no .... its a lot less
...it depends on things like the truck used as a base, size of diesel genset, style of waterheater (the diesel "Aquahot" water and room heater is $6k+ alone ) size and style of AC,.....this one will be well under $200k
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