Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Join Truck Conversion Today
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-06-2014, 06:55 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Where my trailer is sitting!
Posts: 251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by THUNDERUSONE View Post
Where and when is the east coast version?
Take a look here: HDT Rally Information - HDT - Escapees Discussion Forum
It sure is tempting to go to both!
__________________

__________________
For now 1996 Dodge Ram 5.9 Cummins 365HP 830TQ pulling a 2006 28' Dutchmen Fifthwheel and at times a 16' boat behind that!
Mntom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 07:22 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
bushpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tomball
Posts: 1,414
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by THUNDERUSONE View Post
I am definitely down for that. We could probably use the Nashville Super Speedway. They built it for Nascar but they never came. It is never used but extremely nice. It is on the 840 loop right outside of Nashville. I could make a call if anyone else would be interested. I would think that we could get a couple of manufactures to show up as well.
id be up for it ! the problem w/ the huchinson one is its all (retired) tractors / 5er pullers....interesting yes but "theyre not us".

Im betting that i could get Haulmark / Factory support - it would be cool to get the mfg.'s behind any rally.
__________________

__________________
Don R.
'04 Haulmark (M42386) 42', 2 slide, 10kw - Pictures
'04 F350 CrewCab Longbed 4x4, 50g aux tank & gear vendors dbl over
bushpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 09:10 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Where my trailer is sitting!
Posts: 251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob86ZZ4 View Post
If you pre-register then you get the t-shirt. I'm never organized enough to know for sure if I'll be able to make it.
Now I need to convince my wife it will be money well spent. She is not real exited about my plans........
__________________
For now 1996 Dodge Ram 5.9 Cummins 365HP 830TQ pulling a 2006 28' Dutchmen Fifthwheel and at times a 16' boat behind that!
Mntom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 05:29 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
Bob86ZZ4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,817
Default

Yes Don, it's almost all HDT's pulling 5th wheels. But they are all a bunch of nice people. And there has been a Truck Conversion at 5 of the last 6 Rallys (mine). And there has been another T/C at the last two. Actually I think there were two at the last one but I wasn't there. Most of the informational sessions are geared toward towing a 5th wheel with a HDT. But some of them are useful for us too. One of the manufacturers that comes to display does Truck Conversions (Spacecraft).

So, now the good. It's located in the middle of the country. The campgrounds is huge and there is lots of room for big rigs. The rate is pretty good. It's at the end of the summer (October) so off season for just about everybody. There are lots of great attractions in the area. They have great social hours. Everybody was real nice to me even though that's a hard thing to be. I'm quite sure there would be no animosity toward T/C's by anybody. There have been some people that want to learn more about T/C's and checked out my rig.

I think it would be great to get a bunch of T/C's there. Of camper rally's I suspect this one is the closest to our needs, or wants. All of the work organizing and planning is done. I think it would be pretty hard to organize and carry off a Truck Conversions Rally with more than about 5 rigs. I say we just keep on infiltrating the HDT crowd. I'll bet we could even organize a one or two hour session to talk about the virtues of Truck Conversions if there was enough interest. There isn't a lot of open time in the schedule there but there is some. I sure have had a bunch of fun there, my wife even likes to go because of all the nice people we've become friends with. Let's go!
__________________
'03 Freightliner FL112, 295" wheel base, with '03 United Specialties 26' living quarters, single screw, Cat C12 430 h/p 1650 torque, Eaton 10speed , 3.42 rear axle ratio
Bob86ZZ4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 05:36 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
bushpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tomball
Posts: 1,414
Default

Understood that they are (mostly) nice folks (yourself included of COURSE ).

The only real reason i even pay attn to this rally is because YOU attend & if it weren't so far (or i could piggy-back it w/ another trip) i'd be there.

i agree - its probably the closest bunch w/ anything in common with us & it would be good to go & support you (in force)...and because of that its always on my list for consideration.
__________________
Don R.
'04 Haulmark (M42386) 42', 2 slide, 10kw - Pictures
'04 F350 CrewCab Longbed 4x4, 50g aux tank & gear vendors dbl over
bushpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 08:20 PM   #46
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: -
Posts: 15
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob86ZZ4 View Post
And there has been another T/C at the last two.
I have no idea who that might have been....
__________________
2004 34' Showhauler Conversion on Volvo VNL with ISX and Freedomline.
Headlight & Fog Light Upgrades for FL Columbia, Century, Coronado, Pete 389, Volvo VNM and VNL
Duff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2014, 09:21 AM   #47
Senior Member
 
Bob86ZZ4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,817
Default

Don't you think we need more T/C's there, Dave?
__________________
'03 Freightliner FL112, 295" wheel base, with '03 United Specialties 26' living quarters, single screw, Cat C12 430 h/p 1650 torque, Eaton 10speed , 3.42 rear axle ratio
Bob86ZZ4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 08:20 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
bushpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tomball
Posts: 1,414
Default

w/ the price of fuel dropping it might be higher on my bucket list

we've got a reservation/slot at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta the 1st weekend in October.
__________________
Don R.
'04 Haulmark (M42386) 42', 2 slide, 10kw - Pictures
'04 F350 CrewCab Longbed 4x4, 50g aux tank & gear vendors dbl over
bushpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2015, 08:08 AM   #49
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: -
Posts: 15
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob86ZZ4 View Post
Don't you think we need more T/C's there, Dave?
Absolutely! A lot of T/C's would make the group photo very interesting...

I just volunteered to give a seminar on truck conversions--basic stuff, covering the pros and cons, where to find one, etc. Want to help?
__________________
2004 34' Showhauler Conversion on Volvo VNL with ISX and Freedomline.
Headlight & Fog Light Upgrades for FL Columbia, Century, Coronado, Pete 389, Volvo VNM and VNL
Duff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2015, 01:00 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
Bob86ZZ4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,817
Default

Wow. That's great news. I'll help with anything I can. I'm not sure if I'm going though. I never know until the last minute. I'm more likely to go now knowing we get a seminar.
__________________
'03 Freightliner FL112, 295" wheel base, with '03 United Specialties 26' living quarters, single screw, Cat C12 430 h/p 1650 torque, Eaton 10speed , 3.42 rear axle ratio
Bob86ZZ4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2015, 01:58 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Where my trailer is sitting!
Posts: 251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob86ZZ4 View Post
Wow. That's great news. I'll help with anything I can. I'm not sure if I'm going though. I never know until the last minute. I'm more likely to go now knowing we get a seminar.
Here I thought you were going to lead me by the hand to get there??
__________________
For now 1996 Dodge Ram 5.9 Cummins 365HP 830TQ pulling a 2006 28' Dutchmen Fifthwheel and at times a 16' boat behind that!
Mntom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 08:45 AM   #52
Senior Member
 
Bob86ZZ4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,817
Default

I'm likely to go. But I just can't commit until we're almost leaving. My wife still works and is very good at throwing a stick into my gears at the last minute. You and Dave have given me two great reasons to go though.
__________________
'03 Freightliner FL112, 295" wheel base, with '03 United Specialties 26' living quarters, single screw, Cat C12 430 h/p 1650 torque, Eaton 10speed , 3.42 rear axle ratio
Bob86ZZ4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 12:02 PM   #53
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Where my trailer is sitting!
Posts: 251
Default

I am certainly looking forward to going!
__________________
For now 1996 Dodge Ram 5.9 Cummins 365HP 830TQ pulling a 2006 28' Dutchmen Fifthwheel and at times a 16' boat behind that!
Mntom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 09:15 PM   #54
Senior Member
 
bushpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tomball
Posts: 1,414
Default

encouraging news....assuming the fuel prices stay down I think I might make it.
__________________
Don R.
'04 Haulmark (M42386) 42', 2 slide, 10kw - Pictures
'04 F350 CrewCab Longbed 4x4, 50g aux tank & gear vendors dbl over
bushpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2015, 10:08 AM   #55
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Where my trailer is sitting!
Posts: 251
Default

That certainly would be great if the prices do stay low! All of us would save a butt load of money on fuel!! It was hard to believe I filled my car (2012 VW JSW TDI) for $25. That was the least amount it has ever cost me!
__________________
For now 1996 Dodge Ram 5.9 Cummins 365HP 830TQ pulling a 2006 28' Dutchmen Fifthwheel and at times a 16' boat behind that!
Mntom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2015, 02:10 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
Bob86ZZ4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,817
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bushpilot View Post
encouraging news....assuming the fuel prices stay down I think I might make it.
Another reason to go. They're piling up.
__________________

__________________
'03 Freightliner FL112, 295" wheel base, with '03 United Specialties 26' living quarters, single screw, Cat C12 430 h/p 1650 torque, Eaton 10speed , 3.42 rear axle ratio
Bob86ZZ4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×