Join Truck Conversion Today
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-09-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: N.E. Ohio
Posts: 768
Default

I know I have not been around much, peek in from time to time, but have been slaving away on the new rig as well as getting a few outings in over the last 2 months.

We are leaving for a week and half to the U.P. of Michigan tomorrow for some R&R and sight seeing.

I have been putting the M2 through it's paces and really did that a few weeks ago in the mountains of West Virgina. Not use to the automatic quite yet I smoked the brakes on the way into Seneca Rocks. With some huge long grades and behind a real slow truck I should have manually down shifted the trannie to get even more engine braking. Anyway, on the way out we used that technique and had no issues with over heated brakes. The motor gets stronger and stronger on every outing, still no hot rod, we fared pretty well in the mountains. Depending on how things go over the next few thousand break in miles, I might take it in and have it wicked up to the 330 hp.

Other than a few minor issues that I have encountered with the motorhome, I absolutely love this thing. The ride is awesome, cab is super quiet, love the big windshield, great maneuverability and awesome the layout.

I have done about 20 plus mod's to this thing so far, everything from adding mud flaps to a electric lift on the bed. Never realized how much I did to the old one till I had to setup this one up with everything the old one use to have.

__________________

__________________
2012 Showhauler 28'6" Motorhome on a Columbia w/ 450 Mercedes.
Warpath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 262
Default

Man that rig looks Sharp!!!!!
__________________

Camping Dutchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2005, 09:26 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,083
Default

......" electric lift on the bed"....is that an age related issue or early exaustion-you are referring to?....geofkaye.....truck looks real nice but for 175k is should be outstanding.......
__________________
women-food-money-naps...not necessarly in that order
KAYE RIVERCITY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2005, 07:45 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: LYNCHBURG,VA.24503
Posts: 40
Default

Bill;
That is one trick looking unit, I should be heading to Middlebury next weekend to pick up a load of stuff from Lonnie, I will send some photos of my Toter to Garage later.
Have fun, that really looks good.
Richard
__________________
PHELPS
RICHARD PHELPS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2005, 08:33 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: N.E. Ohio
Posts: 768
Default

Here is a newer shot with the chrome visor


I also lowered the bottom step on the fuel tanks to be inline with the rest of the motorhome box. There is a large gap between the cab and the fuel tanks which I filled with a piece of polished stainless. Obviously you can see my 6" exhaust hanging out, actually a bit to far since I have rubbed it on the way into the toll booths. I actually ground it back a bit and it looks much better.

The bed lift is to access all the space under the bed. I used a 250 lb linear actuator with remote. Now we have a place to put the dirty clothes baskets, and it is easy to check out exactly how much water is in the fresh tank.

I also added; a automatic toilet chemical dispenser, central vacuum, power management system, macerator pump system and automatic grey & black valves. In the cab I added Cobra remote CB (which is o.k., but nothing like my old Texas Ranger) XM satellite radio and Magellan's lastest and greatest Roadmate 760 GPS (which has over 7 million POI's)

Not much else to do to it but use it.
__________________
2012 Showhauler 28'6" Motorhome on a Columbia w/ 450 Mercedes.
Warpath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2005, 08:39 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 262
Default

HEY,

in my opinon it looks outstanding!!

Hey Kaye, nothing good to say. then don't even reply. Almost every time you post, it's a negative, either aimed at a person or their rig. Enough. I hope when you finally post your pictures, your rig is perfect and costs only a few dollars given to you by the dancers. I was brought up if you don't have anything nice to say, keep your mouth shut.
Camping Dutchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2005, 06:12 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Hanford,CA,USofA
Posts: 786
Default

Having this rig in my driveway would NEVER get a complaint from me.....
Gary Atsma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2005, 09:41 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Camping Dutchman:
HEY,

in my opinon it looks outstanding!!

Hey Kaye, nothing good to say. then don't even reply. Almost every time you post, it's a negative, either aimed at a person or their rig. Enough. I hope when you finally post your pictures, your rig is perfect and costs only a few dollars given to you by the dancers. I was brought up if you don't have anything nice to say, keep your mouth shut.
shoepeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2005, 09:41 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by shoepeg:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Camping Dutchman:
HEY,

in my opinon it looks outstanding!!

Hey Kaye, nothing good to say. then don't even reply. Almost every time you post, it's a negative, either aimed at a person or their rig. Enough. I hope when you finally post your pictures, your rig is perfect and costs only a few dollars given to you by the dancers. I was brought up if you don't have anything nice to say, keep your mouth shut.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
shoepeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2005, 12:04 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,083
Default

.....dutchman....may I suggest 60mg. PROZAC. We can cure your rage problem with drugs these days....almost any Doc can Dx/Rx you.....You will feel better about yourself and won't have the insistant need to control others so much.....have a happy life....geofkaye
__________________

__________________
women-food-money-naps...not necessarly in that order
KAYE RIVERCITY is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.