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Old 03-15-2016, 10:51 AM   #1
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I'm wanting to expand and extend the rear frame on a freightliner haulmark sportdeck toter. We don't use it for pulling trailers and could use the space. I'm wanting to extend the frame 5' and that would let me add 13' of box space. My main question for now is the exterior walls. I want to use the same thing as it has now and don't know if the exterior walls come preformed- fiberglass, plywood and foam insulation or if they are assemble during construction. I would much rather find them predone so I can just cut to size and cut out the opening. Any help is much appreciated. Also what's the easiest way to post pics
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:45 PM   #2
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Maybe a silly question, but a factory toterhome should bring a decent price, why not sell it and buy a non toter unit already done? Those toterhomes are great for what they are intended for, towing a gooseneck trailer, but the floor plan really suffers as a result, even if you add a room. Sounds like you have FRP walls, which are prefab. Check out kenn's build thread, he built a whole truck conversion out of that and you can see what he had to do. You can order the panels already to your sizes, just add window and door openings.
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. It's actually my girlfriends rig and best we could do is break even with the payoff and she is attached to it. She has a large car hauler we pull with it -we race sxs, quads and dirtbikes out of it all on the same weekend. The lay out is fine we could just use an extra bedroom and more storage. The existing walls look like they are fiberglass, then plywood and the styrofoam. If I can order these can someone provide a source?
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:26 PM   #4
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You're going to destroy it trying to cut off the back wall of the existing living quarters and trying to build sides, roof, and new back wall on. Is that what you're proposing? Maybe I'm confused (quite common for me).
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Not planning on removing rear wall. I can relocate the bath sink and just cut out a doorway where the existing sink is to access the rear addition. Of course still have to sell it to her but want to have all my info first
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Well, I think it's a terrible idea. Those FRP panels are going to be destroyed and they'll de-laminate. It's going to cost you a ton more than selling that rig and buying what you want. It's going to take many many hours to build. It'll look like crap and nobody will ever buy it when you do decide to try to sell it (I know, she loves the truck and will never sell it, heard that one before).
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Wow, strong opinion there. Since you have voiced your opinion and haven't offered anything helpful please don't respond anymore
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Wow, sorry if I offended you. I thought you asked for advice but now that I re-read your first post I see you asked for help. I will offer you something helpful: don't do it. Buy a truck that fits your wants and needs. And sell the one you've got. I know it's not the help you're looking for. But that's the help I'm offering. Now I won't respond anymore as you have requested.
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Well, I think it's a terrible idea. Those FRP panels are going to be destroyed and they'll de-laminate. It's going to cost you a ton more than selling that rig and buying what you want. It's going to take many many hours to build. It'll look like crap and nobody will ever buy it when you do decide to try to sell it (I know, she loves the truck and will never sell it, heard that one before).
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Sounds like you have FRP walls, which are prefab. Check out kenn's build thread, he built a whole truck conversion out of that and you can see what he had to do. You can order the panels already to your sizes, just add window and door openings.
There is your panel source.
Kenn has a very detailed thread. I believe he has been almost 3 years with it, in an enclosed shop.

Welcome to the site, have any pictures too share ?
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A few pictures would definitely help. Might get a few other ideas from it then.
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