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Old 09-20-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
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What is a good budgetary estimate of the cost to prepare a class 8 sleeper cab truck for an RV conversion? e.g., convert tandem axle to single axle, adjust wheelbase, lenghten/shorten cab-to-axle and afterframe dimensions, cut off sleeper, etc.

For discussion purposes, assume a Volvo 660 or 770 chassis with the sleeper cut off at an appropriate place behind the seats.

I realize that an exact estimate depends on the truck and the RV coach but I'm looking for an estimated "truck preparation" price to add to the price of the used chassis.
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Old 09-20-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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......only part that I know about-for sure-is the moving the back axel up which would cost $700 here in Cincinnati-keeping all the origional parts and redoing a driveshaft to fit....cutting the frame off would be additional...any drilling of holes is additional and any replacemant parts is additional such as new huck bolts/nuts or special brackets.....on a Volvo 610.....I don't know if a 660 or a 770 would be anymore.....geof
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Old 09-30-2004, 08:33 AM   #3
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Well you have asked the millon dollar question , there are so many diferant variables in a truck that the price can go from one extreme to another. For instance you are asking for example a volvo, a volvo in most cases is going to be the more expensive truck to strtch because they use a more expensive drive shaft, the steal is a differant size and thickness, some cabs have a weird fiberglass type pressed floor that has to be finished off when cut with bondo there are so many diferant things that can affect the price so any ball bark price i give you could be way off and I would not want to give anybody the wrong inmpression good or bad if you would like to call me and tell me a little more about a certain truck and dimmensions. for the length of truck you want and about how long it is now I can get you real close. thanks Jason 1-800-752-9815
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Old 10-26-2004, 09:11 PM   #4
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....Jason: measuring from the center of the jack post-how much room do I need to install the hydraulic jack before I run into the leading nose of my car hauler trailer...in inches?....geof
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Old 11-04-2004, 06:19 AM   #5
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Sorry it took so long to answer this question for you. the measurement from the center of the jack post to its widest point on the front of the pump is right at 7 inches but you have to remember that the pump can be spun to face anyway on the jack just by loosening to bolts i hope I have anwered your question.

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Old 11-04-2004, 09:35 PM   #6
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.....Yep!....bring one with you to the RV show at Louisville in Nov-Dec....what booth number?....geof
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I can do that for you geof my booth number is 836-838
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Old 11-08-2004, 09:58 PM   #8
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....I'll pick it up from your than Jason...CASH OK?...geof
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Old 11-09-2004, 05:01 AM   #9
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Of course I will take cash but you need to email me your information so i can write up a order for it I need your name, address, phone number. thanks Jason
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Old 11-09-2004, 08:54 PM   #10
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