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Old 08-31-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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E superduty C conversion

This may seem small to some going by the size of rigs some are undertaking.
Here is my canvas 1997 Ford E Superduty V10 Commerical cut-away chassis (E47)with 17' Intercontinental box, GVWR 14001-16000,4.63 gears with under 3K miles on factory rebuild (I had installed)50 gal fuel t
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This is my company metal art hauling truck I take to street fairs and shows. I plan on first covering the factory plastic roof with some 1/4 ply and cover with EPDM. I'll need to get all my roof accessories like AC, sky lite for shower and vents and ... There are engineered trusses 2 foot on center and I'll construct a couple of wood ones where need to box in a smaller AC opening.
At one time I believe it may be less costly to buy an older TT for donor parts but then I'd be getting a lot of parts I don't need or want. Other than a small booth dinette.
Even though it may seem like a moving van conversion I've owned this truck for a number years it's like a camper now with 1500 watt inverter powered by 2 deep cycle batteries maintained by the factory 130 amp alternator. It's time now to take the big step and go all out. with a few floor plan hints from Renegade and adventure minie.
What do you think of the journey?

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Old 09-01-2015, 06:29 AM   #2
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Even if you value your time at $0 / hr I think you'd be further ahead financially getting a small TT or even a TC mounted on a trailer with storage bins where the cab and wheel wells would be.

Do you not have a cube van because you need it to carry your wares to these places for sale? What happens to your storage when you do the conversion?

I 'camped' in a semi converted cube van for years before I realized I was further ahead with a short Class C pulling a trailer for the tools and parts I needed with me. Camping stuff eats up space fast.

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Old 09-02-2015, 02:22 PM   #3
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Folks at pirate4x4.com have converted many trucks into toters/campers. I'd star there for some ideas:

Google image search of "Uhaul conversion site:Pirate4x4.com"

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Well today was a good day pick-up two composting toilets one a Envirolet MS10 model electric and the second a Sun Mar Excel HD, I plan on using the Envirolet for the conversion and the Excel is way to tall plus I have to get the power going on it and I may sell it or put it in the shop. No I didn't step up for the listing price but luck was on my side Oh money too and was willing to drive some distance to look and they excepted 200 for the pair. I thought I was in the 70's on a very nice little farm where they (she ) wanted to know and pick a system of here liking. Later today I go pick up a fairly new(nice condition) rv dinette booth set with storage cabinets and cushions and table insert. With the Mohagony cabinets attached I fell both parties were happy. I may convert to a sofa with sliding slates for a XL single guest bed
Looks like a lot of parts a coming together faster then I was expecting.
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