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Old 03-26-2015, 08:30 AM   #11
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Has anyone seen or had any dealing with Cowboy Cadillac?They claim build a unit for $69,900 with 2 slides on a 30Footer.Price is better by a bunch than other companies.Thanks wmbillh
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:12 AM   #12
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Good question. I've never seen one of their builds. I googled them and didn't come up with anything unusual.
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Thanks Bob.Talked to the guy there this morning.Talked about building on a glidder chassis.Pre emission engine.Sounding good.I forgot to ask about automated transmission.My guess it would not have the computer stuff to make it work.Probably have to go with a remanufactured Detroit series 60,425hp.Probably eaton 13sp.I want singlr rear axle not sure what guess high 2's or real low 3's.Any info would be helpful.Thanks Bill.I don't know squat about glidder kits.Years ago I delivered allot of Mexican freightliners.Thanks Bill
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I wouldn't consider a custom build using a manual trans. Even if you are fine driving it you're going to have problems letting others drive it. Like on a long drive with friends/family for instance. And you're going to have a hard time selling it. And, the auto shift transmissions are so nice to drive. I enjoy shifting and have driven many manual transmission cars. It sure is nice not to have to shift the rv. Now, I'm talking about the truck auto shift transmissions. Not a hydro unit like an Allison. I wouldn't consider one of those either.
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Great info yep not shifting would be good for others on trips.Looking now about glidder chassis.Do not know what years you can go back to for the automated tranny.Any info would help.Thanks.Bill
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I think that Gen. I autoshift will go on a pretty old truck. The Gen I and II still have the clutch pedal to get the rig rolling and stopped. Everything else is done by the computer. Then they went with other trans when they eliminated the clutch pedal.
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...hello all...how current is this list of tractor conversion companies...I am about to find someone to help me build one on a Kenworth T680 frame...thank you for your feedback...
and if you have any recommendations I would be grateful!!1 Thanks
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Please add IWSMotorCoaches.com to your list. A person would be hard pressed to find a better truck conversion dealer.
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