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Old 10-05-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default 24' U-Haul into RV

I am thinking about taking a 24' uhaul (20' inside floor plus 4' overhang) and making it into an RV. Anybody have a possible floor plan to go by? Figure at this point I have to actually purchase one and then see where the water/waste tanks have to be located before I can really plan anything.

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Old 10-05-2011, 09:09 PM   #2
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Or rent one for a few days.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:08 AM   #3
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If it is an actual "U-Haul", be careful. U-haul usually wears them out hard before they sell them. So have it gone over with a fine tooth comb.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
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Before you spend a dime, go to Racing junk, there is ton's of under $15,000 rigs for sale. You can't buy a wore out truck and parts for what those guys are selling their trucks for.

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Old 10-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #5
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Those guys are right, most of the U-haul trucks on the road are junk, and the ones they sell off are real bad. Be very careful. Penske is usually better, they are known for better fleet maintenance than uhaul, and they are more likely to be rented to businesses than to everyday dim wit drivers like uhaul.

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Old 10-06-2011, 01:52 PM   #6
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from RJ...



$12,000 and 75% complete!
No sanding UHaul orange off either!

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Old 10-06-2011, 03:44 PM   #7
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Gas or diesel? How many miles? Engine and transmission condition? What has been done?
What would you say is the mpg?
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:02 PM   #8
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not mine, link...
Toter built to race out of For Sale

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Dwayne, welcome to TruckConversion.net. Truck conversions are great campers. And there is a wealth of knowledge lurking around here (not on my keyboard though). Take a look at Ran D St. Clair's build posts. And blizzarND made a ton of posts about building his truck (here and over at the Escapee's forum). There's lots of other guys building their own campers too. But, take a hard look at racingjunk and other sites selling them. In today's economy it's much harder to justify building one over buying one.
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The guys are correct about U-Haul maintenance but.... I've always thought that the low profile truck and large box were a very good combination for a toy-hauler type RV.
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