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Old 10-25-2011, 01:49 PM   #21
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well in my opinion, most conversions are better looking than many of the mainstream RVs. I don't care. there are plenty of RV parks that need money and don't care what you drive.

I used to own and drive entertainer coaches, and now drive trucks. Mainstream Class A RVs may camp well, but they drive horrible. I had to borrow one to go to the katrina disaster area. Holy Cow! I white knuckled that thing for 1000 miles.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:21 AM   #22
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I used to own and drive entertainer coaches, and now drive trucks. Mainstream Class A RVs may camp well, but they drive horrible. I had to borrow one to go to the katrina disaster area. Holy Cow! I white knuckled that thing for 1000 miles.
Nice looking paint job Doc. That thing sure is shiny! Your comment about the store bought RVs (aka Sticks-N-Staples) driving poorly is interesting. I've never driven a big camper but I have driven Dad's coach conversions (MCI 8 and Provost) asa well as my FLD120 toter and they all drive great. No nervous moments since the suspension is all heavy duty.
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thanks Andy.

Look behind you next time you pass a generic RV with that truck. they will be doing everything they can to keep it on the road from the wind you made.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:13 PM   #24
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Hi Doc,
Truck looks great. What brand and type of paint did you use? Would you use the same paint again? I'm only asking because I hope to paint my FL70 within the next two months.
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Truck looks great. What brand and type of paint did you use? Would you use the same paint again? I'm only asking because I hope to paint my FL70 within the next two months.
I got a whole dissertation on truck paint vs auto paint. Best I can come up with is how many time you have to coat it. ie: three coats of auto paint or two heavy coats of truck paint. Anyhow, it was BASF Limco single stage urethane (auto paint) and yes I would use it again. It took 4 gallons to paint my fl60 and 24' box, but the steps, bumper and back door are black and gray. I would look at 5 gallons if you want to do the whole thing one color. I was told that "truck paint" could do it in three. Of course, I was told a lot of things
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Doc, that "thang" looks amazing! Makes me want to run out and paint mine today even though it is not even close to being ready for that. I still have not even decided on a color yet! Can't wait to see that salsa red monster going down the road.
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Thanks Dodger. I must say it feels good to finally get it to look good
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Doc your truck looks great.
When are you going to build your air deflector for windshield noise?
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I still have a new grille and bug deflector to install.
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It looks amazing!
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Grande Rojo in Salsa Red

The white down the side is a reflection not flaws
holy crap! that looks fantastic! Nice work... want to pant mine?
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