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Old 11-07-2004, 07:41 PM   #1
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for all the DIY's out there, here is a update on our project. hope it may gives others some ideas

as a basis for our truck conversion we will use a '95 Peterbilt 379-119 with a Cummins N14, "Super 10" trans and 250" WB:


this is the FRP box we plan to use:


it's a lo pro morgan (ex Penske) 25' (24'6" inside) x 96" wide x 85" inside height. they can be found for about $2000-2500 (for a nice and clean year 2000 one).
our Pete has a "end of cab to end of rear tire" space of 18' so we have to extend the frame about 7' in the rear.
the Pete is a "Unibilt" (sleeper and cab are bolted together) so after we remove the sleeper we will mount the van box solid to the frame and the cab (we will loose the air cab suspension but this way we dont need to use a flexible rubber boot)
the penske boxes have "rubrails" on the inside and outside. makes it easy to mount kitchen cabinets and other stuff:


we will remove the roll-up door and build a wall with a small door (DMV requirement; to register it as a motorhome in AZ it has to be useless for comercial loading/hauling)
we also plan to do a door on the curb side

here is a (computer generated) pic of how the pete moho conversion should look like when finished:


more later...
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Old 11-07-2004, 08:50 PM   #2
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.....if you weren't all the way out in AZ. I'd buy that ramp from you-but shipping would kill the deal...geof
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:10 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KAYE RIVERCITY:
.....if you weren't all the way out in AZ. I'd buy that ramp from you-but shipping would kill the deal...geof <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
yes, the aluminum ramps are nice. i know where you can buy them new for a good price (a customer of us got two 10'(or was it 12'?) ramps to load his dune buggy (2500lbs) into his truck; they are very strong for the light weight)
i can look for the # of the company if you are interested

btw; found a pic
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:17 PM   #4
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change of plan :
after a long time of researching, thinking, planing and headscratching we finaly terminated the idea of going with a 34'MoHo + 27'tag trailer.
we just started now to build the Pete as a Toter (more details soon)
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:25 PM   #5
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......OK I CAN'T STAND SUSPENSE!.....what is your thinking now?....geofkaye
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