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Old 04-04-2022, 06:10 PM   #1
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Frankensteining an International 4700 and a short fiver,

Picked up a 1998 international 4700 Dt466E a few months ago, been looking for the right TT or truck camper to mount to it. Just found a 19' 5th wheel that I think will work. Going to see/but it this Saturday. I've been searching for shops on the Spokane area, (where the 5th wheel is,) and I'm reaching out to them about pulling the flatbed and mounting the 5th wheel to the frame. The question I have is what other businesses should I look for... There isn't a list of "mount an rv on your lorry" shops... Any ideas for search terms?

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I've seen and talked to several folks that have done these over the years. If you keep the bed, assuming it doesn't put you over 13' tall, it gives you a solid spot to mount boxes under the sides, and sometimes even the overhang of the trailer. Also you can change the trailer part pretty easy later if you find something you like better or bigger.
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Talking to shops in the Spokane area about doing the deed... I don't have a forklift.
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Update...
Had the fiver dropped off at Nimri Truck Repair in the good part of spokane, across the street from the gypsy joker's club house.... I don't expect much crime on that neighborhood.

As soon as I get new rubber, insurance, and a lower intercooler hose I'll head to Spillane and get stage 2 of the build started.
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Old 04-21-2022, 09:30 PM   #5
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Intercooler hose arrived, installed.
I had some troubles getting the right part though. Ordered one, it arrived but was literally a 2/3 scale version of the one I needed. Ordered another, same problem.
Did some research and found out that the 1998 4700 dt466e lower intercooler hose was a different part to my 1998 4700 dt466e intercooler hose... I guess I got one of those trucks built in 98 but with 97 parts. At least I know now. I'll be letting my O'Reilly's manager know, he'll be happy to know what went wrong.
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Also got my electric window regulators today. Not cheap, but I like electric windows.... My dogs like electric windows actually.
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Old 05-04-2022, 07:40 PM   #7
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Finally have the truck and the trailer together.
Tomorrow will be interesting, we really don't have a plan except to got the two together... Black tank and drain may be an issue as they sit below the frame. Pretty sure I'll need to get rid of the flatbed, I do not want to be too high.

Vehicle height.

I shall update this thread.
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