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Old 10-27-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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Hey all.....thought I would finally post some pictures showing the work that we have done in the last few months on our conversion...the exterior skin turned out well for our first time, as did the interior plywood. Our floorplan layout has proven to be a very workable one with no snags as of yet....looks like all the hours I spent pouring over the forums here are paying off!! Thanks to everyone who posts ideas and photos here, I have tried to pay attention!

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Old 10-27-2005, 07:41 PM   #2
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Hey Travis-
NICE rig, man! I need to know one thing, though. What is your ceiling height? I know it had to be high enough to blend nicely with the sleeper roof, which is something I would like to do when I get around to doing something. Carry on! Looking GOOD!
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Old 10-31-2005, 04:56 PM   #3
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Gary -
The interior height is 7'10" to the ceiling surface. When I measured everything out and built the box, I had a very slight miscalculation that resulted in the sleeper cab being about 3/4" taller than the box. This was solved by cutting a "wedge" out of each side of the top of the cab, bringing the top even with the box and glassing the cab back together. This was a pretty easy fix to the problem. The overall height of the box when the bags are aired up is about 12'4", which puts the total height including roof airs at about 13'2". The stacks are 13'4".
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Old 10-31-2005, 05:05 PM   #4
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Yeah, I figured you had some real ceiling height to match with that TAAAALL sleeper ;-). You are doing a super job on that rig! I will probably end up using a truck with a mid-roof sleeper, as I really don't need such a high ceiling as yours. I might go a little higher than what I had in mind, however. So many choices! Continue having fun with your rig!
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Old 10-31-2005, 05:18 PM   #5
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I'm sure you had mentioned it in earlier posts, just cant fint right now.

How long is the box? How much did u stretch the frame? Looks like you have a rather long rear overhang.

Nice connection from box to sleeper. I like these combos, gives you much more light and airy feeling up front.

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Old 10-31-2005, 05:19 PM   #6
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Gary -
I thought about the midroof design as well, but after spending a few days in a way too short (I'm 6'6") and way too cramped Monaco moterhome, I decided to build the tallest box I possibly could, and provide comfortable sleeping arrangements for as many as possible. Understand, though, that this would not be the best deal for someone who stayed in RV sites, as I can imagine that low hanging trees would get real old real quick. This thing is for going to and from the races with a stacker trailer in tow, and believe me, the tall inside height makes it feel a lot roomier inside. The downside is that the roof air controls and vent fan cranks can only be reached by me (everyone else can use a stool). Should have wired in a wall thermostat, but that'll be for the next one I do
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:55 PM   #7
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Thanks Travis-
I can easily understand the height requirement for your rig; I wouldn't require nearly so much, as I am SOOO much shorter at 6'1" ;-). I figure that about a 7'5 or 6" ceiling would probably suit me OK. I like the idea of using a sleeper cab which gives the same sense of room that an extended cab pickup has. Someday......
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:25 PM   #8
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Walter -
The frame is stretched 5 feet in the middle. A local truck shop did the stretch for the previous owner (a good friend of mine). The box is 28'0", and the rear overhang is 6'6" from the tires. When the airbags are at ride height, the bottom of the box is 14" off the ground, which is a little taller than most conversions that I have been around.

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Old 11-02-2005, 09:07 AM   #9
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Thanks Travis

28 is about the length im looking for. I would like to stay under 38 total. Of course your truck is more than 10 feet...

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Old 11-02-2005, 01:19 PM   #10
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Walter -
Truck cab is 10'8" from the front of the box to the front edge of the front bumper.

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