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Old 03-31-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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Hi we have wound up here at this forum through a lot of research and reading trying to identify our new home and how we could have something that would be solid and reliable.
Our goal is to get a rig of some type to live in full time. This started with the usual reading and looking at RV's that were for sale, bumper pull, fifth wheel, class a and conversion MCI bus and the class 8 conversions.
So far we have decided that even the top line class a motor homes with the big bays underneath will be close to capacity and we still have a lot of things to load up. The MCI bus looked good with the big bays and the capacity to carry a lot of weight, but I am not convinced that the older two stroke DD engine is what I am interested in, so here we are!

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:17 AM   #2
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Howdy and welcome.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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Welcome, A Truck Conversion might be the perfect thing for you....
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first welcome, secondly, I come from the bus coaches and moved to TC. The 2 stroke Detroits aren't so bad. As with all this stuff. It depends on your needs. I had a Silver Eagle with the 871 that would hum at 65+ mph and got incredible mileage. Great road bus, but I wouldn't want to drive short trips with it all the time. Had a MCI with the 6v92 that never had any problems. Although the MCIs are known for huge turning radius. The MCI needed a large amount of room to turn around.

I changed to TC because my needs changed. Only you can make that decision. Good Luck
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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you cant beat a class 8 truck for ride and handling
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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and if we get a Mack it has a bulldog on the hood!
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Welcome! Have you been looking on Race, performance & street cars, engines, engine parts, trailers for sale ? Usually a good selection of truck conversions there.
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yea we do look at racingjunk almost daily, the thing is we change our mind about what we think is right for us about every other day, but once we get it identified we will have something we will enjoy
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