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Old 08-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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Ordered our chassis for our new ShowHauler! Very excited to be building our new rig with Lonnie and his amazing team! And, of course, Sean, at Performance RV! Any and all suggestions welcome as we've only just begun the process.
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Wow, very excited for you. This is going to be a great thread! What chassis are you starting with? What front axle rating? You bought a brand new truck chassis? How big of a box you having them put on?
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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Quadra Bigfoot Levelers......Kingdome In motion, give us some details of your build, we can be more specific......Good Choice with Showhauler......
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:46 PM   #4
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Ok, it's a 2014 Volvo chassis with a 550 cummins. The front axle has a 16,000 lb rating.
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looks like you have chosen wisely so far. do alot of looking then decied what you want. never look back till your ready for next one.
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Hi momof4boys

I hope you enjoy your journey.. I saw this in a powerhouse coach .. This was a extra or a 8500 alternator or generator for the over the road AC up front amongst other things it was intended to be used for . If you google the powerhouse coach website and look at the big Red coach that has video fixtures you will see this.. I personally thought this was a great addition and a great idea.. Good luck
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Very excited to be building our new rig with Lonnie and his amazing team!
Thanks!
Lonnie...Good guy, amazing RV engineer, TV star, real nut. Showhauler was the first (and continues to be) builder that showed real interest in our Super C planning. Even tho we got into that mode of camping by buying used, I suspect we will come thru Lonnie's door in the future with an idea. Tell him the guy that wanted the bedroom in the front said HI.

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Careful on the front axle. My NRC came out at 17400 lbs on the front and the 16000 lb springs wouldn't carry the weight and ended up bottoming out from time to time. Had a talk with Renegade about their IKON and they admitted that the fronts were "close". I upgraded mine to 20000 lb springs and 385/70R22.5 Michelins and wider Alcoas (that way I can run 100 psi to support the weight). If I ever do it again I would spec at least 18k front , double frame rails etc. Remember, when weighing, have everything full and driver and passenger seated. These heavy front ends are less of an issue for the guys hauling the stacker trailers but for us guys just cruising the country in our TC's it is a situation.
Good luck on your conversion, say hello to Lonnie from the BC Canuk.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:41 AM   #9
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It's almost done!
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Looks great! Here's how I clean the bugs off the cab overhang area there:

Little Giant makes that extendable aluminum plank thing that I put between the two step ladders. Works great.
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Just curious, what is the middle slide going to be used for. Nice looking rig. May not want to pick it up too soon with the weather they are having in Middlebury.
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nice rig
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The middle slide is the bunk beds!
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Hi! Great idea that I will pass on to the hubs... his job to keep the outside clean... lol
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