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Old 11-21-2020, 02:33 PM   #1
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Am I Crazy To Buy This And Convert Into A Off Road Motorhome

I have been thinking of downsizing my 33 foot Bounder in 6 months or so but just came across this.

Help me decide should I go to Cali and buy this now before its gone or should I pass, doing the conversion would not be a big deal for me but I know nothing about diesels, it does have a automatic and 4x4.

What would the MPG be on this anyone have a clue..

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Old 11-21-2020, 02:34 PM   #2
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here is a YouTube video

https://youtu.be/s1jl5K8nrpo

Year: 2004
Make: Freightliner
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Have you noticed how small the motorhome area is? It would be a very small camper.
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:08 PM   #4
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Have you noticed how small the motorhome area is? It would be a very small camper.
Yes but all the other features would be cool, laying it out right inside should have all the room I would need, very small kitchen, twin beds and a wet/dry bath is all that I would need.

Traveling now with my motorhome we rarely use the couch and spend so much time outside the RV we wonder why we have such a large motorhome, we never plan to fulltime.

It would have a cool rear deck that goes up and down..

Towing capacity 10,000 lbs ?
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I say go for it. That would make an awesome rig!!
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Old 11-21-2020, 04:22 PM   #6
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First question is how much serious off-roading you will be doing vs on-highway driving.


That one is designed for the first. And it will suffer materially for the second.


And, will you be converting it yourself or hiring it out? Will materially affect final "converted to camper" price.
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Old 11-21-2020, 04:35 PM   #7
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I think you have already decided.

It would make a great camper for what you want.

Why not use it as a toy hauler and buy a TT for a camper?

Just thinking out loud.

MPG. More than 1 and less than 10.

😉 good luck.
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Crazy? Yep.

Would I do it if I was mostly offroading and boondocking? In a heartbeat. Crazy is good.
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First question is how much serious off-roading you will be doing vs on-highway driving.


That one is designed for the first. And it will suffer materially for the second.


And, will you be converting it yourself or hiring it out? Will materially affect final "converted to camper" price.
My wife said the same how much off roading would I use it for, I had a Jeep Rubicon and never went off road much

I would do my own conversion I am very handy in that department, been a plumber, maintenance man at hotels and now own a service business so the conversion would be easy for me..

Now how would I get my dogs up in the cab ?
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Sell the box and put a big truck camper on it...3 hours instead of hundreds.
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go for it

I did a small set up around 18 ft,, me wife 2 huskies did awesome for 7 years being weekend warriors,, i had ana hang on outside shower for warm days. boondocking,,,,

looks like a killer chassis to go anywhere for many years
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Where do you plan on driving something that large? Most off-road trails are not wide enough, and forest trails have overhanging trees. Those tires are unsuitable for desert driving for that truck.



Mileage is not everything, more important is the hours on the engine, idling is harder on an engine that driving.
It's easy to calculate engine hours from miles driven. https://www.worktruckonline.com/1590...ck-performance
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Sell the box and put a big truck camper on it...3 hours instead of hundreds.
Or a whole trailer.

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Are you crazy? Probably, but it would make one bad toyhauler.
I could envision a side door and steps curb side, and use the tommylift as a "back porch". CatC7 and Allison 3000 series is a very good performer, and yes you can easily tow 10k. Probably way more. Plus the crew cab is an added bonus. Nice long wheelbase will help the rough ride.
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