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Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-23-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By LargeMarge
1) Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks are available...

1)
Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks are available from the factory with a single rear axle.

Acquiring a factory-built vehicle with your specifications eliminates your 'test-pilot' learning phase,...
Forum: Building Your Own 01-20-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By LargeMarge
a) GVWR? b) I designed a similar size...

a)
GVWR?

b)
I designed a similar size for my neighbors to construct for me.
SilverLite horse trailer manufacturer in Springfield Oregon.
Unfortunately, they were another casualty of the 2008...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 12-23-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By LargeMarge
We have a small organic teaching farm near Eugene...

We have a small organic teaching farm near Eugene Oregon.

Up the road from us is Anderson Brothers Heavy Truck Dismantling.
Anderson gets a truck like this, or better, every week.
We...
Forum: For Sale: Accessories & Spare Parts 12-08-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,248
Posted By LargeMarge
Anderson Truck Dismantler, Hwy 99, Eugene...

Anderson Truck Dismantler,
Hwy 99,
Eugene Oregon

A FRP box cannot recycle, so the dismantler is stuck with them as paid-load garbage.
Forum: For Sale: Toterhomes, Motorhomes, HDT & MDT's 08-20-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,646
Posted By LargeMarge
Your transmission, the Allison TC-10 10-speed...

Your transmission, the Allison TC-10 10-speed automatic, is worth the price of the whole rig!

Excellent choice.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-29-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,264
Posted By LargeMarge
Around 2001 or so, we mounted a sixteen-foot box...

Around 2001 or so, we mounted a sixteen-foot box on our 1984 Peterbilt cabover.

Prior to our acquisition, the rig was operated by a moving company. It had the largest sleeper... plus a 8x8 condo....
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 11-12-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By LargeMarge
Our rig: 1997 Ford CF8000 housetruck. The...

Our rig:
1997 Ford CF8000 housetruck.
The commercial box measures 7.5w x 12.5long x 7h box. About 650 cubic feet.

Our situation:
We boondock exclusively.

RVing Perpetual Travelers, we...
Forum: Building Your Own 11-12-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,719
Posted By LargeMarge
Our rig: 1997 Ford CF8000 housetruck. Our...

Our rig:
1997 Ford CF8000 housetruck.

Our situation:
Full-time, boondock exclusively. Gravel roads are as far off-pavement as we take our rig. Off-road is for our dirtbikes. Off-road is for...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 10-22-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By LargeMarge
This happened to our neighbors in Baja. The motor...

This happened to our neighbors in Baja. The motor burnt after the arms bent. The whole mechanism was a toss. So...

We rigged a platform on a forklift to remove the slide-room as a unit.
We...
Forum: Building Your Own 09-24-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,283
Posted By LargeMarge
Dear 40's rock, We looked at a similar...

Dear 40's rock,

We looked at a similar 'extra-wide accordion seal' at Pacific Rubber in Eugene, Oregon. Their asking price == US$12 per linear. Is this in your ballpark?

(For foreigners, that...
Forum: Building Your Own 09-23-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,120
Posted By LargeMarge
We owned a 1984 Peterbilt cabover. It had a...

We owned a 1984 Peterbilt cabover. It had a massive 72" sleeper as part of the cab, with a 8x8 condo behind that. 400 Cummins BC, 8-speed. 276" wheelbase ate up parking-lots.

Between the...
Forum: Building Your Own 09-23-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,748
Posted By LargeMarge
Conex come in different lengths and heights. ...

Conex come in different lengths and heights.

They come in different steel alloys and aluminum.

I could see welding brackets to your can, with matching mounts on the truck frame.

I imagine...
Forum: Building Your Own 08-28-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,857
Posted By LargeMarge
re: Replace Cat with Cummins Excellent...

re:
Replace Cat with Cummins

Excellent choice!

re:
Our rigs

1997 Ford CF8500 8.3 cabover registered as RV, towing a
1980 Utility 40x8 OTR reefer registered as RV.
Forum: Building Your Own 08-28-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 29,089
Posted By LargeMarge
1997 Ford CF8500 cabover registered as RV, towing...

1997 Ford CF8500 cabover registered as RV, towing a
1980 Utility 40x8 OTR reefer registered as RV.

We initiated this project with our REQUIREMENTS.

We need cargo carrying capacity far...
Forum: Building Your Own 08-27-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,631
Posted By LargeMarge
re: Slide-out Our neighbor built a...

re:
Slide-out

Our neighbor built a slide-out into her bus.

Partway through, and nearly finished, she asked for help.

After looking at her contraption == instead of her ropes and gears and...
Forum: Building Your Own 08-27-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,827
Posted By LargeMarge
re: Used truck? 1965 Chevy El Camino.

re:
Used truck?

1965 Chevy El Camino.
Forum: Building Your Own 08-27-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,378
Posted By LargeMarge
re: Conex Shipping container sellers...

re:
Conex

Shipping container sellers offer all sorts of conversions == roll-up doors in the sides, change length, windows.

If you want to use the 48', could two cans merge into the length of...
Forum: Building Your Own 08-27-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,940
Posted By LargeMarge
re: 19.5 tires and wheels Yes, they will...

re:
19.5 tires and wheels

Yes, they will fit... with enough money.
Yes, for the right price, you can mount the whole shootin' match on a pogo stick.

Why change the factory-engineered safety?...
Forum: Building Your Own 08-27-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,946
Posted By LargeMarge
re: "...budget is $4000..." Oops. We...

re:
"...budget is $4000..."

Oops.

We live near the outskirts of Eugene, Oregon. The trucker paradise of Coburg is five minutes up the interstate.

We considered a similar conversion behind a...
Forum: Building Your Own 08-27-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,098
Posted By LargeMarge
During the early stages of our boat build, we...

During the early stages of our boat build, we developed our REQUIREMENTS.

For example:
Where are we going?
Number of passengers?
Consumables == food, water, clothes.

So, addiction, what are...
Forum: Building Your Own 08-27-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,117
Posted By LargeMarge
During our boat build, we started with our...

During our boat build, we started with our REQUIREMENTS.

For example:
Number of passengers.
Expected duration.
Food, water, other consumables such as clothes.
Recreation.

What meets our...
Forum: Building Your Own 08-27-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,625
Posted By LargeMarge
Semper Gumby. Frames flex. They twist and...

Semper Gumby.

Frames flex. They twist and swivel.

For mating, please consider using a flexible coupling. An accordion affair. Something with plenty of give.

Let us know about your...
Forum: Building Your Own 08-27-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,019
Posted By LargeMarge
1997 Ford CF8500 cabover == registered as RV,...

1997 Ford CF8500 cabover == registered as RV, towing a
1980 Utility 40' OTR reefer == registered as RV.

We live near the outskirts of Eugene, Oregon.

We told the bureaucrats we are registering...
Forum: Building Your Own 08-27-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,786
Posted By LargeMarge
re: Wheelbase Ack! Our former...

re:
Wheelbase

Ack!

Our former TinyHomeOnWheels, a 1984 Peterbilt cabover, had a 276" wheelbase. It ate up parking lots. Going into parking lots often left one axle suspended in air without...
Forum: Building Your Own 08-27-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,742
Posted By LargeMarge
1997 Ford CF8500 cabover == registered as RV,...

1997 Ford CF8500 cabover == registered as RV, towing a
1980 Utility 40' OTR reefer == registered as RV.

[We picked our trailer because it is all aluminum. No wood in the floors or walls.]

We...
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