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Old 08-22-2007, 12:48 PM   #1
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Since it has been a while since I cruised to many of the truck conversion manufacturer websites, I thought I would do that and provide the links here (along with my own personal opinion on there usefulness, webmaster don't get all bent out of shape, it's just my opinion)

If I have left any out, please post them!

Show Hauler
http://www.showhauler.com
(They updated the site with some new colors but dropped the huge photo gallery. What a bad move that was)

Butler Motorcoaches
http://www.butlermotorcoaches.com
(Site is gone, not sure if they are still around or not)

Dynamax
http://www.dynamaxcorp.com
(Added the new Grand Sport Ultra, really refined rigs)

Easter Conversions
http://hometown.aol.com/lea9352812/
(Seem to be gone)

Factory Motorhomes Incorporated
http://www.factorymotorhomes.com
(The site provides no details about the company and very little about the product with no specifications. Not sure what to think about these guys)

Haulmark Motorcoaches
http://www.haulmarkmotorcoach.com/
(Definitely have added some details, but still leaves a visitor wanting more)

Kibbi
http://www.kibbi.com/
(Much more info as well as detailed photos of some customer rigs. But the site is real weird to navigate, might be my 19" monitor)

Kingsley Coach
http://www.kingsleycoach.com/web/index.html
(Lots of new information, love that state trooper rig, but the images are cropped improperly and it really makes the site look bad)

NRC Modifications
http://www.nrcmod.com/index.html
(Finally some product photos! And some real info, it's getting better)

Optima
http://www.optimatrailers.com/motorhomes/index.html
(Nice site, well organized, still would like to see more pic's of built rigs)

Power House Coach
http://www.powerhousecoach.com
(Not much new here, but wow! are those insanely long rigs. Like the innovations like the lateral drive to get that monster out of a jam)

Powerhouse Conversions, Inc.
http://www.powerhouseconversions.com
(Looks like a smaller operation, but is adding photos of the rigs they have built, just wish there where photos of the interiors)

Transport Designs
http://www.transportdesigns.com
(New updated site with a detailed build photo gallery. This site is much improved over the old one)

United Specialties (Trendsetter)
http://www.united-specialties.com
(New site and new url. They can definitely loose that intro. Definitely more info than ever before, but still needs some organizational help.)

Wild Side Conversions
http://wildsidellc.com
(Really like the updated site, love the big clear photos in the flash piece on the home page. Some of the other photos are a bit small and it would be nice to be able to blow those up. You have to check out the Mack Vision Horse Conversion, that thing is crazy)
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:48 PM   #2
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Since it has been a while since I cruised to many of the truck conversion manufacturer websites, I thought I would do that and provide the links here (along with my own personal opinion on there usefulness, webmaster don't get all bent out of shape, it's just my opinion)

If I have left any out, please post them!

Show Hauler
http://www.showhauler.com
(They updated the site with some new colors but dropped the huge photo gallery. What a bad move that was)

Butler Motorcoaches
http://www.butlermotorcoaches.com
(Site is gone, not sure if they are still around or not)

Dynamax
http://www.dynamaxcorp.com
(Added the new Grand Sport Ultra, really refined rigs)

Easter Conversions
http://hometown.aol.com/lea9352812/
(Seem to be gone)

Factory Motorhomes Incorporated
http://www.factorymotorhomes.com
(The site provides no details about the company and very little about the product with no specifications. Not sure what to think about these guys)

Haulmark Motorcoaches
http://www.haulmarkmotorcoach.com/
(Definitely have added some details, but still leaves a visitor wanting more)

Kibbi
http://www.kibbi.com/
(Much more info as well as detailed photos of some customer rigs. But the site is real weird to navigate, might be my 19" monitor)

Kingsley Coach
http://www.kingsleycoach.com/web/index.html
(Lots of new information, love that state trooper rig, but the images are cropped improperly and it really makes the site look bad)

NRC Modifications
http://www.nrcmod.com/index.html
(Finally some product photos! And some real info, it's getting better)

Optima
http://www.optimatrailers.com/motorhomes/index.html
(Nice site, well organized, still would like to see more pic's of built rigs)

Power House Coach
http://www.powerhousecoach.com
(Not much new here, but wow! are those insanely long rigs. Like the innovations like the lateral drive to get that monster out of a jam)

Powerhouse Conversions, Inc.
http://www.powerhouseconversions.com
(Looks like a smaller operation, but is adding photos of the rigs they have built, just wish there where photos of the interiors)

Transport Designs
http://www.transportdesigns.com
(New updated site with a detailed build photo gallery. This site is much improved over the old one)

United Specialties (Trendsetter)
http://www.united-specialties.com
(New site and new url. They can definitely loose that intro. Definitely more info than ever before, but still needs some organizational help.)

Wild Side Conversions
http://wildsidellc.com
(Really like the updated site, love the big clear photos in the flash piece on the home page. Some of the other photos are a bit small and it would be nice to be able to blow those up. You have to check out the Mack Vision Horse Conversion, that thing is crazy)
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:53 AM   #3
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Hey Warpath maybe you can help. I stopped in looking for a conversion companies.

Looking to purchase a toterhome plus a custom stacker trailer with living /garage area.

Spoke with Crew Chief see at:
http://www.crewchief.com/

Looking for BIG HORSEPOWER. Not sure about the "Mercedes" motors? Crew Chief offers the M2 112 Aero-Condo.

Who builds a good custom trailer? Who offers BIG HORSEPOWER compact tow vehicles?

Not looking for a big truck conversion. Want my LQ. in the trailer high end.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:42 PM   #4
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Look That This Web Site! Custom Coach

Bill You should ad these guys to you list! This is hot! May the Hottest Thing in 25 Years!
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:50 PM   #5
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neat unit, but how will that ride be? Most coe's are not known for a great ride.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:36 AM   #6
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Looks interesting, and like the upstairs/downstairs concept, although you are going to loose alot of storage space.

I think the COE ride issue can easily be remedied by going with air ride as current pushers have done.

What about engine noise? Is that any worse than a front engine conversion?

With a new concept such as this and the fact that they have at least built one unit, why are there so few photos and no interior shots?
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:59 AM   #7
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Custom coaches has nice design but is shooting for the upper end market. I spoke with Cory and the Chassis is 115k the shell is another 250k and if you want the interior done 60k-1mil....
The engine is moved to mid chassis so engine noise should be somewhat decreased.
THey have a nice concept. I have been very tempted to buy the chassis and build out my own shell and interior.
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Ricxxstr, welcome to iRV2.

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Old 12-20-2007, 02:28 PM   #9
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Here's one from my neck of the woods (about 30 miles east of me):

Cobra Motor Homes

Been meaning to stop by, but just haven't found the time yet.
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:41 AM   #10
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I have a Freightliner without a trailer and I want to add just a functional box behind to make it a toterhome.

Does anyone know how much can that box cost me?

I would say a box like 8 feet wide, long and high. Nothing extravagant or luxurious.

Thanks guys
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:01 AM   #11
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EdwardW, the box can cost from around $40,000 for a smaller box to $100,000 for a 22' toterhome box- loaded. Most of the conversion companies will use your chassis.

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