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Forum: Building Your Own 03-19-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,040
Posted By MHensley
Take a look at the freightliner listed in the for...

Take a look at the freightliner listed in the for sale column of this web site. It might be a little big for what you are using it for, but it would last you a lifetime
Forum: Building Your Own 03-19-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,731
Posted By MHensley
On our coach we have fabricated a z-channel to...

On our coach we have fabricated a z-channel to attach to the cab and another to attach to the box. Welded solid at the seams to make 2 picture frames opposing one another and then an accordian seal...
Forum: For Sale: Toterhomes, Motorhomes, HDT & MDT's 03-19-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,489
Posted By MHensley
This unit is located 10 miles north of Dayton,...

This unit is located 10 miles north of Dayton, Ohio.
Forum: For Sale: Toterhomes, Motorhomes, HDT & MDT's 03-17-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,489
Posted By MHensley
We have a 2006 Freightliner Columbia with around...

We have a 2006 Freightliner Columbia with around 100,000 miles on it. Has a 10 speed automatic transmission, 515 horsepower detroit diesel, 17.5kw powertec generator, flexsteel furniture never sat...
Forum: HDT Discussions 08-16-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,640
Posted By MHensley
No experience with the mercedes but the truck and...

No experience with the mercedes but the truck and tranny are awesome. Mine is a 515 detroit with the 10 speed full auto and it drives wonderful
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 07-31-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,243
Posted By MHensley
The best in my mind would be to put the siding on...

The best in my mind would be to put the siding on first then the roof caps to help hold the siding back tight against the frame. This would also prevent additional moulding and leaks
Forum: Coach In The Making 03-19-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,751
Posted By MHensley
Sorry it took so long for me to get back with...

Sorry it took so long for me to get back with you, but I haven't worked on the coach in a few weeks. I am using my own facility for the fabrication, then moving the coach to another dust free...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 02-20-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,671
Posted By MHensley
It pretty much determines the layout of your...

It pretty much determines the layout of your conversion, for instance, I used a 4x4x.25 tube and then sandwiched a piece of rubber between the tube and the frame of the truck and then u-bolted it...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 01-29-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,424
Posted By MHensley
Yes you are correct on the large size window...

Yes you are correct on the large size window installation. You might be alright welding back into the frame with headers and verticals. HWH will be in our facility this week and I will ask them...
Forum: Wanted: Conversions, HDT, MDT, Parts or Accessories 01-26-2007, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,014
Posted By MHensley
We left the sleeper on our conversion for the...

We left the sleeper on our conversion for the same reason wick did in the above letter. Instead of the two couches though, we are going to put 2 reclining chairs in this area. The sleeper also...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 01-26-2007, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,424
Posted By MHensley
I do not believe the sidewall structure is heavy...

I do not believe the sidewall structure is heavy enough to start hanging cabinets off of or cutting large windows in. The front and rear corner posts are the strongest that a box truck has, the rest...
Forum: Building Your Own 01-24-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,673
Posted By MHensley
I used to own a Winnebago, and the only advice I...

I used to own a Winnebago, and the only advice I can give you is to crawl underneath one before you buy it. Drive one down a bumpy road, and try driving them at speeds above 70mph. You will...
Forum: For Sale: Toterhomes, Motorhomes, HDT & MDT's 01-18-2007, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,161
Posted By MHensley
Looks like "BJ and the Bear" are finally going to...

Looks like "BJ and the Bear" are finally going to retire. I would probably never buid a conversion on something like this in 2007, because the resale value just isn't there. Seventeen years ago I...
Forum: Coach In The Making 01-13-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,751
Posted By MHensley
We have resumed working on the coach after all of...

We have resumed working on the coach after all of the holiday hoop-la. The roof on this coach I believe is the best on the market. Not the cheapest or most efficient to build but it won't leak. We...
Forum: Forum Admin: Tech Support & Announcements 12-19-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By MHensley
We do alot of truck conversions for the lawn and...

We do alot of truck conversions for the lawn and pest industry so we have very close ties with the truck market. The columbia came out of a small fleet that runs coast to coast. The fleet...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 12-15-2006, 04:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,278
Posted By MHensley
Anyone interested in going to the Ohio Rv...

Anyone interested in going to the Ohio Rv Supershow it begins Jan 3 at 1:00pm. It's located in the Cleveland IX Center. Supposedly there will be over 800 RV's to look at and get ideas from. This...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 12-13-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,050
Posted By MHensley
Try these websites if the air ride is off the...

Try these websites if the air ride is off the cab. Alot of people use the acordian seal they offer rather than a bulb seal that would squeek.
www.all-rite.com (https://www.all-rite.com)...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 12-06-2006, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,471
Posted By MHensley
Would anyone know where to aquire a set of...

Would anyone know where to aquire a set of electric steps, rather than buying off an RV place?
Forum: Forum Admin: Tech Support & Announcements 12-04-2006, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By MHensley
Exterior height will be 11 foot and the interior...

Exterior height will be 11 foot and the interior height will be 7 foot 8 inches. This box is mounted on a 2006 Columbia chassis that has the ultra-shift transmission. This chassis has 100,000 miles...
Forum: Forum Admin: Tech Support & Announcements 11-28-2006, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By MHensley
It's been about three weeks and we are now...

It's been about three weeks and we are now getting ready to put the outside skin on. Take a look at my gallery and let me know how it looks. I didn't have any updated photos yet of the box with the...
Forum: Coach In The Making 11-16-2006, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,148
Posted By MHensley
You might want to consider leaving the front...

You might want to consider leaving the front drive axle just for the ride and stability features. I am currently in the process of building a triple slide 30' box on a freightliner columbia. We...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 10-16-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,365
Posted By MHensley
Could anyone tell me where I can aquire a...

Could anyone tell me where I can aquire a fiberglass rear cap for a new conversion?
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 10-08-2006, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By MHensley
The problem with that size door is its to big for...

The problem with that size door is its to big for the amount of area its on. You tie up 24 sq ft out of approximatly 240 sq ft.
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 10-05-2006, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,026
Posted By MHensley
Has anyone ever tried to leave the air ride on...

Has anyone ever tried to leave the air ride on the cab and connect it to the box with a flexable gasket? I am working with a large gasket company to develop something that gives a water tight seal,...
Forum: Truck Conversion General Discussions 09-29-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,911
Posted By MHensley
Sounds to me like there is no structure around...

Sounds to me like there is no structure around the ac unit. The only way to fix this right is to remove the roof panels from the inside and see if there is cross supports close, running from side to...
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