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Old 07-08-2019, 03:29 AM   #1
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Converting a Mobile Showroom into an RV

Hi all, Iím Vince and I currently live in Maine. Over the next 2 months I am going to attempt a rapid fire conversion of my new ride into a liveable Motorhome. I started out buying a former Mobile Concepts showroom vehicle that used to have Golfing as its main displays on shelving and racks. There was a small bench seat and a file cabinet too. Most of the shelving, the base for the bench seat, and file cabinets were solid maple. I recycled those for my house. Itís a bare canvas now. I will remove the industrial type carpet and lay a good floor. Itís already quite insulated with reflectix and yellow fiberglass. The body is a one piece fiberglass hull. One nice entry door and one simple window. It has some sort of heater/air conditioner type unit in the space above the cab have not figured it out yet. I may have to yank it and put in something better. I donít have current pics but itís had everything taken out and I found a part of a sectional couch that fits where the bench was. Itís much more comfy! This week I am going to the welding shop to have the frame reinforced for a hitch. The frame was extended and the regular hitch installers wonít touch it understandably. Once done, I will be able to tow a car hauler trailer ( my Subaru is an all wheel drive model unable to be flat towed or dolly towed ) I then will go get bulletproofing done on the Diesel engine out of town. Lots to do!
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:34 AM   #2
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The 3 biggest pluses of using this type of vehicle:

1) It already has a Motorhome VIN number, registration and insurance was easy

2) Solid fiberglass roof. Plan on 2 vents, but no other penetrations. Watertight!

3) Itís a Diesel! Great torque, mileage, and it sounds coooool...

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Old 07-08-2019, 03:50 AM   #3
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Plans for the interior:

New flooring ( no carpet )

On demand propane water heater. Have new water pump thatís capable.

Corner shower ( purchased )

All PEX plumbing ( already acquired )

New loveseat ( acquired to replace bench )

Bought a salvaged Travel trailer and took the following out:

Water tank and grey tanks

LED ceiling lights

Stainless microwave

Power panel and Progressive Dynamics converter

All wall receptacles, 2 are GFI

Outside grill and all Propane hoses

Bathroom medicine cabinet

Rear bumper with hose storage and spare tire holder.

Sold off the other parts and appliances along with the trailer itself for what I paid for the whole thing, so my parts cost me nothing.

Future purchases:

Seprette composting toilet

Dometic CFX compressor refrigerator that looks like a cooler.

Custom cabinets, under mount sink to go with the Corian countertop I have

Debating what type of AC to install, rooftop or custom. ideas?
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:25 AM   #4
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I like it.
2011 Chevy 2500HD Z71 6.0 gas/ 2004 28' pilgrim travel trailer 9880 GVWR(I never heard of them either)
Yes it's a slow setup
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