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Old 02-25-2014, 02:51 PM   #1
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I have been in contact with 2 companies

Show Hauler and Powerhouse.

powerhouse has a unit that I love the floor plan but it is used and I don't know how the décor is in person. It isn't cheap so that would be a consideration.

Show hauler has a unit plan that I like but I have to get with them and discuss specifics. They gave me a price but it is a bit more than we wanted to spend (+20K).

Any one deal with one or both?

How does the process work of building. We need to use financing...how does that work?
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Most of my knowledge is with Renegade so cannot tell you much about Powerhouse or Showhauler. But I can say I see more Showhaulers then Powerhouse. Not sure if I have ever seen a Powerhouse.
Each mfg has their way of building the coach, frp walls or alum skin and so on.
One can spend lots of money on a truck conversion but they are nice after having a class a dp.
I suggest if you can to take tours of the shops, you will learn a bunch and see many coaches. May very well help in your decision of mfg.
From a cost stand point, I would buy used if you can find a rig you think you could live with. I say this because these types of motorhomes seem to be very solid and hold up very well over the long haul.
I had a crazy thought last fall to order a new rig but decided not to. I love my Renegade.
Good luck
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Yes, there is a 2006 that I have my eye on. Its very far from me and I am not ready to buy something that is already done :( I'd be paying rent for another 15 months AND the payment on it...can't sacrifice our savings account for it.
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We are picking up our new ShowHauler this weekend and I can tell you that Lonnie at ShowHauler and Sean at Performance RV have been great to work with. I will post more after we pick her up. We head south to FL next week with her, so we will be able to test everything out.
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I ended up purchasing a 2006 NRC after touring Renegade's factory and NRC's. I also looked at use Showhaulers and Uniteds. While all are way above the quality of the 2 class A's I owned previously, I chose the NRC because of it's construction. Renegade uses FRP wall construction while NRC uses all welded steel cage construction with aluminum panels. There are a few dealers around the country which specialize in these conversions such as Elite Motorsports in Oklahoma. I found the handling of the conversion much better than the class A's I've owned.
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Yay, another Truck Conversion! You're going to love it. Make sure to start a thread in the new rig section with some pictures.
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