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Old 02-05-2018, 05:40 AM   #1
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Joined the HDT world

I decided to jump in with both feet and change up from a pickup truck to HDT. I got the title changed to motor home just have to get the insurance figured out. Its going to be a fun project.

03 Freightliner with 435 hp 60 series Detroit, 10 speed, 3:55 gears with full locker. 260 inch wheel base. A little longer than what I wanted but the hard work is all done. Everything on the rear end is new. From the locker to the bakes, brake cans, shocks, track bar the works. New drive line, carrier bearing U joints etc. I tried to nit pick it but I couldn't find anything wrong. 1.3 million on it. Never been overhauled but they pulled the pan and did the rods and mains. Everything around the engine is new or newer. Alternator and turbo are newer. Needs a right side windshield. That about the only thing I could find wrong. 2 100 gallon fuel tanks. The former owner said he got 7 mpg with it pulling a semi trailer. I should get a little more than that.
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93 Jayco RK 325, 03 freightliner Columbia HDT 435 hp 60 series Detroit, 10 speed, 3:55 gears with full locker. 260 inch wheel base, 07 Chevy classic crew cab long box LBZ Duramax. I am a Father, Farmer, and A Trucker.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:27 AM   #2
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Congrats!! Good looking truck. With that long of a wheel base you need to watch the steering axle weight.
I sure wish I was getting one..........
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:04 AM   #3
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Parts are showing up and work has started. Got the mounting brackets mocked up. Now the hole drilling starts. Most of the holes in the frame line up. I only need to drill 3 or 4.

I need the porta potty in the truck to be able to keep the Motor Home status. Fridge and microwave will follow as a well as shore power and inverter.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-11-2018, 06:55 AM   #4
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nice hitch, i like them , when my trailer saver wears out thats my first choice
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:34 AM   #5
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I had to drill a lot of holes. A mag drill come is really handy.I could use some existing holes inthe frame but I still had to drill a few. The I had to drill24 holes in the 3/4 plate.
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:36 AM   #6
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Got it all hooked up and she rides 3 inches high. The decision to flip the axles has been made. That will raise the camper up 3-4 inches.

I got the fenders back on. All that's left is wiring the lights and trailer plug. I do want to put some kind of receiver hitch on the back. I heard through the grape vine that a few trucks with motor home plates were getting tickets for having no rear bumper. Then I had a brain storm. We took a bumper off one of our old straight trucks. It just has a hole for a drop pin. I do believe that will work.
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What are you putting on the frame behind the sleeper? Deck for toys?
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:44 PM   #8
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I have a 8 ft flat bed off a chevy dually pickup. Its still buried under 2 feet of snow and frozen to the ground.
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:52 AM   #9
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Gutted the bed out of the sleeper and put down a new floor. I will be install seating for 3 in the back as well as fridge, microwave, inverter and porta potty. That along with the gernertor I am installing on the back will meet the requirements to licence as a mobile home in Nebraska.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-29-2018, 05:34 AM   #10
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Got a ton of work done in the past month. Flat bed on, tool boxes mounted, Generator almost installed, Still have to Mount a gas tank, run gas line and exhaust. Got the trailer plug all wired up.
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