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Old 10-05-2011, 11:55 AM   #29
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I have only seen information for one person who did a 4x4 conversion to a classic Winnebago (same basic Dodge chassis). You can see it over at Classic Winnebagos & Vintage RVs!. There is also information in the forums there about rim conversion (mostly M300 oriented though).

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:33 PM   #30
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There was a 4x4 conversion of a Superior 2200 on ebay a few days ago.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:09 PM   #31
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Yes R4 is a M400 chassis. In the 75 Service manaul Supplement, Dodge went to M400 in 75 and made the M400 designation applicable to 73 and later chassis'.

Because of the M400 and later double caliper, you will not be able to fit 16" rims in place of the 17.5" rims.

Not sure if 19.5" tubeless can be swapped in place of the 17" split ring. Do you have clearance for the larger diameter tire?

You can purchase the Dodge Class A service manual with parts book for $20 at Classic Winnebagos & Vintage RVs!. You have to join but thats free.

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The guy i got my Superior from has some 19.5" 5 lug rims that fit and said tire size would be 8r-19.5 or 2,25r-19.5
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The guy i got my Superior from has some 19.5" 5 lug rims that fit and said tire size would be 8r-19.5 or 2,25r-19.5
Good to know. Clearance (no rubbing) was the only part I was concerned about. Will log that piece of info away for reference.

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Old 01-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #33
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hi there, this is my first post and please excuse my horrible ADD. I have a 1975 superior 2800. mine is in decent shape and it must have been some ones baby for a while before the previous owner had it. my rv has 19.5 alcoa's on the rear i believe i have 16.5s on the front, but it has some big giant bfg all terrains on the front. I love this RV its just so amazingly 70's haha. I have big plans for this big girl. i'm planning on doing a lot of interior renovating and upgrading and a good bit on the outside. inside im planning on hardwood floors and granite counter top, lots of "tastefull" led lighting and hopefully some nice leather furniture. outside plans include some sort of custom grill treatment and custom headlights and all led lights, and im going to make some big custom steel bumpers with a push bar.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:17 PM   #34
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so i had a big post written up but apparently didnt hit post. i have a 1975 dodge superrior 2800. i saw that 4x4 on ebay it was sweet. if my motor ever blows i will be doing a similer swap, i would love to put a cummins in mine, but my 440 runs fantastic so it will stay for now. and 4x4 would be fantastic. My rv has 19.5 alcoa's on the rear and i melive 16.5's on the front, the front has massive bfg all terrains on it, i will check the tire sizes tomorrow and let you know, they dont rub and i keep it at the junkyard which means its basically off roading to get it out back. i will take some more pics tomorrow and post them. also i have all the factory manuals if any one needed any thing. Thanks and im glad to be a new member - Dan
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oh i guess it did haha, now i look like a dink!
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:50 PM   #36
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My front tires are 33 12.50 16.5. And the rears are 225 70 19.5. No rubbing and like I said I take it though some rough stuff
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Any pics? I crammed a 33x12.5x16.5 bfg on a inside rear tire to see if it cleared the springs, fit with almost an inch clearance. Now need a front axle and new motor/tranny!
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #38
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here is a couple pics, the one with her all dirty is when i picked her up, then the wood is mocking up some lamanate flooring i bought last night, im not gunna permanatly install it untill i finish the couch situation, idk what to do for that its compleatly missing and the front furnace and water tank go under there. i was thinking maybe a futon? id like it to look nice though. the fridge water tank, couch, and beds were missing when i got it, i just put in a fridge a couple days ago from my old travel trailer, its about 2 feet shorter but i figure i will just mount a microwave above it since it could use one any way and i cant afford a new fridge by any means.
i have big plans for this, i originally bought it as a "mobile ski lodge" so my friend and i could take it up north snow boarding. but it will deffinitly see use year round, with beach duty alot in the summer, which from what i can tell was what it was mainly used for by the last couple owners.
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oh and just a word of warning, if you have a duelly and put taller tires on it they can rub together and wear out the side walls a friend of mine had that problem on his dodge 3500 cummins, he ended up putting a small spacer in and hasnt had a problem since. my buddy tim just put a pacer in his f350 as well, he jsut did a 4x4 swap with a late model super duty front end in a 95ish f350 4 door duelly.
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another note, the newer super duty uses coil springs, i would go for an older kingpin dana 60 with leaf spring mounts, idk about withs or anything, but just sayin.... and for a motor, if mine blows im doing a cummins w/ an older 5 speed allison. shouldn't be too bad of a swap, and woudl easily tripple the fuel economy and double the power. might have to notch the dog house a little to fit it though...
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The weight of a diesel needs to be considered also when doing the swap. Take a close look at the frame for any areas that need reinforcing. The vibration from the diesel can cause cracks in the frames and body parts so make sure your mounts are able to isolate most of the vibration.

I started my work career for Cummins in 1969. Back then there were no Cummins that would fit in a MH very well.
In the mid 80's I worked for International and got involved in quite a few repowers. Also helped sort out problems on repowers done elsewhere.
Saw many damaged body parts and cracked frames. So think about this when doing a repower to save repairs down the road. LOL
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I was thinking a Dana 60 was too small, it only is rated at 4500 lbs, my chassis has a front axle weight of just under 5000 lbs. I'm looking at the rockwell F106 (like the 2 and 3 ton trucks have). Its also almost a foot wider for more stability.

My Dad has a bus with a cummins 6bt repower, gets about 12mpg consistently. You'd probably be in that range. I'm staying with gas because I'm not going to be putting that many miles on it, mostly a few miles through the sand at the lake. Also, my generator runs off the same tank, so switching fuel would be a problem.
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