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Old 07-17-2006, 04:38 PM   #1
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I'm trying to get an idea of how much a converison weighs, how much they can carry and their GVWR (Gross vehicle weight rating) and how long conversions are?

For clarity, please include what you can, estimates are fine and you can always edit it later:

1. length of truck with conversion or length of conversion only, two or three axle.
2. GVWR. (Gross vehicle weight rating) and GCWR (Gross combinded weight rating)
3. weight of conversion empty
4. weight of conversion with fuel and water
5. differnce between GVWR and wet weight which would give you cargo carrying capacity (CCC).
6. picture link.
7. anything else important.

Thankyou.
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Old 07-18-2006, 05:03 PM   #2
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1. length of truck with 32' bumper to bumper
2. GVWR. 18,000#
3. weight of conversion empty - preconversion = 12k
4. weight of conversion with fuel and water - still working on it.
5. differnce between GVWR and wet weight which would give you cargo carrying capacity (CCC). Estimating 5000#
6. picture link. http://rv.yager.net/rv-01.jpg (still figuring out how to upload pictures)
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:16 PM   #3
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1. 49'3"
2. 54,000
3. ??
4. 42,780
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:23 PM   #4
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1. 2 axle Ford E350 7.3L Diesel Box Van, 23' overall(7' cab, 14'box, 1' rear step bumper), 14' pass through Grumman Aluminum box with slat walls, 7'2" height interior, roll up rear door, metal roof, 10' tall, 158" Wheelbase, 4.10 Rear Axle Ratio, Dual Rear Wheels, Power Disc Brakes, 5 speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive

2. 11,500 GVWR. (Gross vehicle weight rating). 20,000 Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR).

3. 7,660 lbs pre conversion empty

4. add a few hundred/thousand lbs of weight for fuel and water and interior.

5. 3,900lbs carrying capacity (CCC).

6. exterior http://truckconversion.net/photopost...php?photo=1147

interior http://truckconversion.net/photopost...php?photo=1148

7. 2002 7.3 liter ford diesel box cutaway van 44k miles, 14' aluminum box with slat walls interior, pass through door, can tow a trailer weighing approx 10,000lbs. ...
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Originally posted by BravestDog:
1. 2 axle Ford E350 7.3L Diesel Box Van, 23' overall, ... 5 speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
Four speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive. The five speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive didn't come out until 2003, and only with the 6.0L engine. It was never mated to the 7.3L engine.
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:32 PM   #6
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Mark,

Would that be 4 speeds with an overdrive gear so 5 speeds total?

I can count to 5 , but sometimes I make mistakes.

Thanks for the correction.

Where's Gary Atsma, he's into correcting English grammar?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BravestDog:
1. 2 axle Ford E350 7.3L Diesel Box Van, 23' overall, ... 5 speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
Four speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive. The five speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive didn't come out until 2003, and only with the 6.0L engine. It was never mated to the 7.3L engine. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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There are four ratios, including overdrive. Overdrive is just another ratio, except it is less than 1:1.

There is also a locking torque converter, and when it locks it feels like a shift, so you may feel four shifts.

And yes, I used to post at TheDieselStop.
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Where's Gary Atsma, he's into correcting English grammar?
(snort! sniff! hic!) Huh? Who woke me up?
Warn me next time......
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And yes, I used to post at TheDieselStop.
So did I. It was fun for a while, until I got sick of those saying the 6.0 was a P.O.S.
I like mine, and have had NO trouble in 30,000 mi.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:19 AM   #10
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length of truck with conversion 39'
length of conversion 28'
gross vehcile weight 38,000
weight with full fuel & water 31'000

2006 haulmark with two slides 200 gals water and 130 gals fuel 10,000 watt gen loaded ready to go. gross combined is 78,000lbs.
is a freightliner columbia with 450hp and 12 speed auto. if i run at 60 to 65 gets 9 mpg towing 10,000lbs if i run at 75 mpg it gets 7 mpg.
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:55 PM   #11
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1. 46' bumper to bumper, 3 axle
2. 54 000 lbs.
4. with water (200 gal) fuel (150 gal), propane, 2 people, 2 dirt bikes, golf cart, tool box, etc. (everything for a week long event) we weighed in at 37,400#.
5. CCC= 16-18000 lbs...cant exactly remember.

we are getting 10-11 mpg doing 65mph, with a MBE 450 HP. (oh, thats a candian gallon by the way, our gallon is 20% bigger, so its about 9 US mpg.)
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