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Old 11-19-2017, 06:08 PM   #1
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Building a tow vehicle, like to hear your thoughts

I have a 24 foot class c, 1992 with a Ford 460 drivetrain with 34,000 miles on it and it runs perfectly. Everything in the coach works but I need a new roof and that would exceed the value of the motor home. So what I'm toying with is tearing it apart closing the rear and putting a flatbed on the chassis with a small car and getting a 5th wheel.
I drive my motor home once a year from storage in NJ to somewhere south, set up and stay for the winter than drive back to NJ.
Does this seem feasible?
I live in NYC and have a small car and park on the streets.
Love to hear some thoughts.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:13 PM   #2
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I have a 24 foot class c, 1992 with a Ford 460 drivetrain with 34,000 miles on it and it runs perfectly. Everything in the coach works but I need a new roof and that would exceed the value of the motor home. So what I'm toying with is tearing it apart closing the rear and putting a flatbed on the chassis with a small car and getting a 5th wheel.
I drive my motor home once a year from storage in NJ to somewhere south, set up and stay for the winter than drive back to NJ.
Does this seem feasible?
I live in NYC and have a small car and park on the streets.
Love to hear some thoughts.
How much is the new roof?

How much is what you are thinking about?
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:38 PM   #3
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Seems to me it will have to be a very small car to allow for room for the fiver hitch over the axle.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:47 PM   #4
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Go for the new roof. It will have some value if you ever decide to sell it. Butchered, not so much. You may be capable of doing a nice job, and make it work for you, but who would buy it after your done with it?
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New roof is in the 4 to 5k range and I don't like the floor plan of the motor home all that much. It has little value to me as I would junk it and get a class A and tow the car. Going to do some research and make a few phone calls.
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why not just change the floor plan and replace the roof yourself? Most of that cost is the labor not the roof itself.
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