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Old 03-17-2012, 09:23 AM   #1
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Considering a Truck Conversion

Greetings all - and THANKS is advance for your comments.

Retirement is approaching and we're considering a motorhome as part of that lifestyle. And... truck conversions seem more appealing to us than class A coaches.

In our research - we've discovered Dynamax. Appears to be a fine coach. The 36 footer seems to fit us nicely.

Any Dynamax owners here? Any commentary or advice??

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Old 03-18-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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Hi Steve,

I went from a 06 dp to my t/c. Love it. Very stable on the road and easy to drive. I am running about 45 ft but do not do a lot of camp ground but the ones I have I have not had any problem. The t/c has many advantages over a class a but the class a also has some advantage over the t/c. Depends what your wants and needs are. Will I ever go back to a class a??? As I sit here right now, no. But maybe if I get older and cant climb up the divers door steps but there is always the side enter door.

My rig is very solid more so then the class a was, it is fun and comfortable to drive, dont have that big windshield, have a truck frame under you and engine up front, with that a little more noise.

I would look at the renegade as well, If you are able to take a trip for a tour but what ever you do start looking around and test driving to see what you may like. If you have any questions feel free to ask away


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Old 03-19-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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Hi Steve, good idea to look at t/c's. I had a class A Allegro gasser before switching to my truck conversion. Like Ed said, there are advantages and disadvantages to either chassis. Try to find as many t/c's as you can in your price range and size and drive them. See what you think. I've never been in a Dynamax but I've heard they're very well made. My thinking is you might find a much less expensive rig on www.racingjunk.com since there are several used t/c's there. There's also a dealer near me in MN that specializes in t/c's: www.busesandmore.com . He is actually the founder of Kingsley Coach, so he knows a bit about t/c's. Or check out www.eldoradotrailersales.com , that's where Ed got his t/c. They have a good selection. There's also www.westsidemotorcoach.com . I bought mine at www.wrightwaytrailers.com and they were super great to deal with. Check out www.powerhousecoach.com too. They build some pretty nice t/c's.

I think you don't find a lot of info on t/c's on the "regular" camper/rv type forums because generally a t/c might be more common at a race track pulling a heavy trailer. I'm 36' and don't have any trouble with most camp sites. I've taken mine through the mountains and that's where these rigs really shine. They are built on a chassis that is second to none for putting lots of hard miles on. They are very easy to get serviced at the truck shops and you don't usually have to pay extra like you do for a "regular" rv chassis.

Good luck. The hunt is half the fun. Keep us posted how it's going. Lots of the threads in this t/c section don't have much action because we're too busy enjoying the t/c lifestyle.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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I just bought a new dynamax in 2011. It is the Grand Sport Ultra, 45 feet, quad slides and I simply love it. Spent over 2 months on the road this winter and really fell in love with the drivability compared to my class A diesel and I've owned 3 class A coaches before getting my TC. Dynamax is a bit more pricey but you will appreciate the build quality and the interior appointments. It truly is the best of both worlds, Complete luxury appointments inside; heated tile floors, granite counters, residential fridge, dishwasher and plush soft ultra leather...you also get the power of an over the road truck, great towing capacity and down right knock em dead looks. I also shopped Haulmark, Renegade and a few others but I just kept coming back to the interior fit and finish. Have fun shopping, and if you decide on a Dynamax my dealer, Holland Motorhomes in Michigan is wonderful to work with. Ask for Brad and tell him Jim sent you who bought the ultra.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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A happy second to Dynamax quality, and Holland Motorhomes has been great, and we purchased used half way across the country.
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