Conversion Candidates for your critique and comment
What do you guys think of these two trucks as candidates for conversion:
The first one is a cab and chassis. All the stuff you don't need for a conversion has been removed. Is the front axle strong enough? 6.43 rear gears, is that numerically too high? Can someone enlighten me about the wheels. They don't look like what I normally see on a semi tractor. HP is 275. Can that be turned up on a motor like this?
1999 PETERBILT 99-K MILES CAT DIESEL TANDEM AXLE ALLISON AUTOMATIC 1999 PETERBILT 99-K MILES CAT DIESEL TANDEM AXLE ALLISON AUTOMATIC | eBay
The second one comes with a box and bunk. Is it viable to convert and existing box like this to a motorhome? or is it just too much work to finish a box like this out and try to make look nice.
2007 Peterbilt Straight Truck, 1 OWNER!! 253,604 Miles!!! 2 YEARS WARRANTY LEFT 2007 Peterbilt Straight Truck, 1 OWNER!! 253,604 Miles!!! 2 YEARS WARRANTY LEFT - eBay (item 230753604619 end time Mar-05-12 13:39:05 PST)
Thanks for your continued advice and counsel.
Started looking for 379 Peterbilt TC, 24' to 30' box, bumper pull--but ended up w/1999 Liberty Coach conversion of 45' Prevost XLV bus. 1,000sf heated/AC'd race shop w/dump station, 50amp shore pwr where bus parks, 3 NASCAR/ARCA race cars & 26' Bravo trailer.