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Old 04-28-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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My wife and I are leaving a 45 ft motorhome for a small Truck Conversion. We have gotten three tickets in Calif. for being over length. Calif is 65 ft overall.

I cannot get all my toys (trike Motorcycle, powered parachute, car, rock crawer, etc) in a 18 ft trailer.
We have been looking at 32-34ft OA length in a Renegade and plan to pull a 32ft stacker trailer.

Most of the conversions we have looked at, are longer than we want. If I do find a small one, its has a small 250 HP engine which I don't think will pull a 34 ft stacker. I would prefer 400 HP or more and a auto Trans. To give us more living space, we do not want a bedroom in the coach. We will sleep overhead. I also, would like to have a 4-5 foot garage in the back to store golf clubs, BBQ grills, chairs etc.

To get it the way I would want it, I need to have one custom built for me. But, in this ecomony, I don't want to buy anything new.

Any of you longtime truck conversion members have any ideas?

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Old 04-28-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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Suggest check with Jason Hawk,

http://www.hawkengineering.com/

This would be right up his alley.

Disclaimer: I am in no way connected to, or affiliated with this company,...just a satisfied customer.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:15 PM   #3
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....THINK TOTER...EFFICIENT USE OF SPACE FOR 2....NO FUME PROBLEMS....FIRE SAFE....MORE COMFORTABLE...ALL THE OPTIONS YOU WANT....AND ABOUT $40-85,000 USED...WITH YOUR STACKER YOU ARE ON TOP OF THE LEGAL ISSUE......geofkaye
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:45 AM   #4
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Looking over Hawk's site, they do a top notch job of building a rig! I'd love to work for them since they don't compromise on quality. Their rigs are awesome! Only wish I could afford one :-) I love the garage with bedroom over design, and the way the roof is designed to protect all the equipment mounted on top. True art!
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:50 AM   #5
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Guys, thanks for the great praise on our coaches. I actually have never been on this site. Looks like a GREAT site! Bob how is the conversion coming along now. Check out what we have been doing since your coach. Pictures are current on our new site. www.hawkengineering.com.

I will look forward to dropping in on the site to talk with people in need.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:16 PM   #6
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Hey Jason,

This is Jeff Tackett and I also just signed up to this forum.

For everyone reading, I don't want to leave any assumtions out there. I help supply Hawk Engineering with his Volvo product and found him very knowledgeable and great to work with on a vendor's side of things. It's great to see that his customers are extremely satisfied with the product of Hawk Engineering. I would definately recommend anyone to visit Jason and check out his quality of conversion.

Good Luck Jason and let me know if we can help in any way.

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Old 05-08-2009, 06:35 AM   #7
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I bought my rig at www.wrightwaytrailers.com. I was very happy with their service. They have a few toters that might fit your needs on their lot. Look at their site and then call them and ask for Doug Beck. Tell him Bob Winsor said to call if you don't mind. He was a very nice guy and made me a great deal on my rig. I also recently spoke to Ralph Dickenson at www.busesandmore.com. He said he just took in a really nice toter home that he has for sale on consignment at $38k (I think that's the price he quoted me but not positive). I don't see it on his web site yet so you should call him. Did you look through the ads here: http://www.chooseyouritem.com/...ruckConversion0.html ? Another good place to look is www.racingjunk.com and get to the truck conversion section. Good luck. No matter what I think you will be most happy about getting out of that motorhome and into a truck conversion. More power, that's the key to life.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:39 PM   #8
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Originally posted by GEPatch:
We have gotten three tickets in Calif. for being over length. Calif is 65 ft overall.
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Glenn.

Would you be willing to share what happened with your tickets for being too long? Court dates, fines...?

And what source are you relying for your information re length?
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.....Bravest:...y'all sound funny-you been hanging around with Larry Ziegler???...that weasel should be locked up by now for some to the stuff he pulled....I did run it buy IRS and Ks./Mo. State Sales tax guys in Ks./Mo....but who knows if they did anything about it or even caught up with him...and I really don't care if anything happened to him or not as he hasn't been around these forums for quite a time.....should he show up I will drop the quarter again...I do have copies of all his paperwork and he sure did a number on himself....[I can't fix dumb and stupid isn't curable] ......geofkaye
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:12 PM   #10
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Hi Glenn. Being over lenght is some states can be problem. Have you ever gotten a over lenght permit??? You may not be able to just go anywhere you want, but as long as you stay on the path, your are ok. Over length permits should be gotten befor you go into the state. I've ran in California and had no problen. Years of commerical driving, you get to find out how to get around when your 65 ft.+ and 35000 lb.+. We take our toy with us, too. Good luck Roadside
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