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Old 04-05-2019, 06:59 AM   #1
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I've got a United Specialties, which is built very similar to Showhauler. I know many people that have Showhaulers. I tried to buy a Showhauler when I was shopping but the seller and I couldn't agree on a price. Showhauler makes GREAT rigs.
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Saw a video last night featuring a Showhauler. What is their price point? Looks beautiful, but expensive.
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Brand new they're not cheap. But, you get what you pay for. And I think they're very competitively priced. You can certainly get a used one for a good deal.
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I was surprised. You're right, they are not cheap. But they also aren't ridiculously expensive either. I've seen new 40+ footers in the 450K range. I'd much rather have a $500K 45 foot Showhauler or Renegade than a $2.5M Prevost.
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I've had my Truck Conversion for 10 years. I'm a huge proponent of them. Are they for everybody? Nope. Do they have their drawbacks? Yep. But for me, and lots of other people, they are the best platform for a motorhome. I even started a Facebook group devoted to them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/452028681672329/

There a a couple of great forums for Truck Conversions. This being one of them. My group is just trying to expand the exposure to this type of chassis.
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My first motorhome was a Allegro gas class A. Had it for 5 years and tons of great trips. But it just wasn't up to what I wanted to be able to do. You'd be amazed at the wide range of prices you'll find on these rigs. There are lots of places to look for them that most "regular" motorhome people don't know about. Mostly because the majority of them aren't found at "regular" campgrounds. They're at racetracks, horse events, dog events, etc....
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Lonnie at Showhauler was very gracious with his time and worked with us for months on a design. We had it specked and priced out by multiple Showhauler dealers and we were ready to move forward. At the last moment a 4 month old Renegade showed up on a lot that I could not pass up. If I purchased new, I would have purchased the custom built Showhauler.
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Bob, stop encouraging folks to buy TCs! Lets just keep this to ourselves
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Absolutely LOVE our 2018 ShowHauler. We have had it a year now and no major complaints. Really no minor ones either. We retired in October 2018 and have spent the last 6 months in it in the Florida Keys. We will be heading home soon to pack up some warmer clothes to head to Canada and Alaska for the summer. My husband says he would rather drive this than anything else we have ever owned. He was a construction contractor so was very picky about the woodwork and workmanship in RVs and once he saw the ShowHauler he knew that was what he wanted. We decided to go with a 41' build to fit into more parks, etc. but most you see are 45'. www.dirtyacht.com
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Count me in as Showhauler owner. Bought mine used about 4 years ago, it's a bit older 2005 build. Bit rarer being a KW chassis, but inside is std Showhauler. Mine was built on a new chassis, although Showhauler will build on your used chassis if you already have a truck. Nice thing being older is no DEF/DPF to hassle with. Been happy with it, have done a few upgrades like: converted to res frig, put Corian countertops and tabletop instead of the formica, changed to memory foam mattress. Still want to remove the RV washer/dryer combo, it's too small for any good and it's got a broke pump anyway. Also plan to replace the flooring, but good enough for now. Picture of mine at a rest stop.
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Nice rig! Love the exhaust stack(s). Do you find that it (or they) causes any heat issues inside or clearance issues outside?
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Nice rig! Love the exhaust stack(s). Do you find that it (or they) causes any heat issues inside or clearance issues outside?

Sorry late for replying. No heat or clearance issues. Can be a little louder exhaust noise if window is down and giving full throttle. But the main engine exhaust is on pass side does make black smoke stains long the side at the top. I actually want to put the exhaust down under the floor with exit probably before the rear tires. Issue is the basement storage boxes and figuring out where to exit.


Could also just extend it up higher, that would solve my staining problem. Need to decide what I want to do.



Driver's side looks the same, but is just the generator exhaust so it does not have the staining issue as engine exhaust does.
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I might literally be willing to trade a kidney for this:

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