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Old 02-13-2005, 11:26 AM   #1
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I am considering a HDT motorhome conversion, if I furnish the truck what kind of costs have occurred for a decked out 45'? I really want a custom interior design and I don't care for the class C look. Who would you go to, etc?
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Man, if you're talking about a full-on, looong, luxurious, showboat of a rig, I would be knocking on Kingsley Coach's door. Check the links section under "Motorhome Mfr's" on this site. I'll bet that's what you're looking for.
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....but if you want another opinion contact Randy at ButlerMotorHome......he has a air ride extended cab which is a real treat to drive and live in.....most other manufactures/converters knock out the air ride system when doing aconversion.....geof kaye
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Old 02-13-2005, 04:05 PM   #4
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Thanks to you both, have beem to both sites and especially like what I see at kingsley, Have requested info from Butler as their website doesn' have enuf info.
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Old 02-13-2005, 06:44 PM   #5
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Yeah, I think Randy's site is due for a little update surgery, but I suppose he's a busy guy, so I guess we all just gotta put in the occasional E-mail or phone call.
ARE YA HEARIN' THIS RANDY???
Gary
PS- azrandy, best of luck in your search for the "BIGRIG" of your dreams!
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AZ.....do your home work careful and take your time about the little things that make a conversion unique and comfortable for you and your family....[or girlfriends- or peasant women or lot lizzards... what ever your perfer anotherwords]....geof kaye
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:42 AM   #7
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There is no doubt that for an investment of this nature, I have a lot of time to come to a conclusion, the wife and I agree that it's all a matter of timing, whether we get a Winnebago or a beaver or a Dynamax or HDT conversion. Truckpaper has every kind of truck imaginable.
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Just keep this in mind- whatever you decide on for a truck, make sure it is MORE than you think you'll need. After a while, "just enough" will come up short. Trust me on this.
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Old 02-14-2005, 05:03 PM   #9
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I like the KW T2000 or the Peterbilt 387 and I'll keep the HP up and settle for a 10 speed if I can't find an autoshifter I like or a Freightliner converted day cab.
Thanks for the advice.
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I think you're on the right track, and once you put in a little wheel time with a 9- or 10-speed you'll find they are a real easy transmission to live with.
It's interesting that the earlier "Autoshift" trannies had a clutch pedal for "starting or stopping". Funny thing is, that's all most guys use it for with a manual. Ya gotta learn to "float 'em", after which life gets MUCH simpler. Best of luck to you. You're gonna have fun.
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