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Forum: Truck Conversions 11-17-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Two large step ladders and a Little Giant plank....

Two large step ladders and a Little Giant plank. Just make sure to use a ratchet strap to secure the plank at each end (no, I didn't fall off but learned it certainly could be possible). Here's what...
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-13-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
You'll be glad you got that tester. They're...

You'll be glad you got that tester. They're handy. A volt/ohm meter would be good for testing your adapter. You can set it to "ohms" and check for continuity (or shorts) in each conductor of your...
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-13-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
That GFCI receptacle may also protect the other...

That GFCI receptacle may also protect the other receptacle that you tried to plug into in the garage. When you get your tester you'll have all sorts of fun checking your friend's outlets. Check both...
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-13-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Also referred to as a "volt/ohm meter."

Also referred to as a "volt/ohm meter."
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-13-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Okay good. So, first order of business is to pick...

Okay good. So, first order of business is to pick up a outlet tester and check that household receptacle. Have you tried any of the other receptacle's in your friend's house to see if they behave...
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-13-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I'm confused then. Does your camper only have a...

I'm confused then. Does your camper only have a 15/20 amp type male plug on it? Most campers have a 30 or 50 amp service. If you have a 30 amp service then wouldn't you have to use an adapter to plug...
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-12-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I keep an outlet/receptacle tester in my coach....

I keep an outlet/receptacle tester in my coach. You could plug that into the outlet in your friend's garage and it would tell you if it's wired correctly. Pick one up at any hardware or home...
Forum: Truck Conversions 03-10-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I heard they shut down. Sad, they built a quality...

I heard they shut down. Sad, they built a quality Truck Conversion.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 03-10-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Sg_d0eKpz-cXhGFK...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Sg_d0eKpz-cXhGFKdkbPccIUkckAF_gBz4rvaimiNqb47dl1YwDluahc9xF36SKwtoEhYqD_Td21XRNJHImHHZzwqujT8jO3WoNLwNy6OdXeTjzWbAdNxHVdIDe53XyRgX6vqAi3ER5ICwpH77aYmjzP3TQqNRctkzgQ6m...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 03-10-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Where is the fresh water tank? On mine it's under...

Where is the fresh water tank? On mine it's under the bed. I bought a drawer face from the home improvement store. Had a couple hinges from a cabinet that I had eliminated elsewhere. Cut a hole in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-25-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,637
Views: 452,296
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
A friend of mine built a similar stacker. Except...

A friend of mine built a similar stacker. Except with some differences. He made his upper deck two long platforms, same as a vehicle lift that you might buy for your garage. When the upper deck is...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 12-08-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Nice Truck Conversion.

Nice Truck Conversion.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-20-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Could you use something like this: ...

Could you use something like this: https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200612655_200612655
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-05-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,604
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
My first motorhome was a Allegro gas class A. Had...

My first motorhome was a Allegro gas class A. Had it for 5 years and tons of great trips. But it just wasn't up to what I wanted to be able to do. You'd be amazed at the wide range of prices you'll...
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-05-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,604
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I've had my Truck Conversion for 10 years. I'm a...

I've had my Truck Conversion for 10 years. I'm a huge proponent of them. Are they for everybody? Nope. Do they have their drawbacks? Yep. But for me, and lots of other people, they are the best...
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-05-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,604
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Brand new they're not cheap. But, you get what...

Brand new they're not cheap. But, you get what you pay for. And I think they're very competitively priced. You can certainly get a used one for a good deal.
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-05-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,604
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I've got a United Specialties, which is built...

I've got a United Specialties, which is built very similar to Showhauler. I know many people that have Showhaulers. I tried to buy a Showhauler when I was shopping but the seller and I couldn't agree...
Forum: Truck Conversions 10-19-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,629
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Maybe if more people would refer to the Class 8...

Maybe if more people would refer to the Class 8 chassis rigs as a "Truck Conversion" that might help to distinguish from a "regular" class C. Couldn't hurt.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 10-19-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
My Freightliner chassis has an OPT switch. Dealer...

My Freightliner chassis has an OPT switch. Dealer told me that's optional. Builder wired up some extra lights to mine. Sorry I don't know if the Verona has anything optional wired up.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 05-02-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I have a key zip tied in a hidden area underneath.

I have a key zip tied in a hidden area underneath.
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-10-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Then another time last summer I was driving my...

Then another time last summer I was driving my Truck Conversion pulling my small trailer in Missouri. Drove by a scale house. A minute later hear comes a commercial vehicle enforcement Ford pickup...
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-10-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
198549

198549
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-10-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Awe dang, can't get the picture to show. ...

Awe dang, can't get the picture to show.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wuoSttXOQ4lWWBQE3
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-10-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
https://photos.app.goo.gl/IZDrEYi4QIGDTeGc2 ...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/IZDrEYi4QIGDTeGc2

Here's what my van and car trailer look like. Last summer I had a commercial vehicle enforcement officer turn around through the highway median and come...
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-08-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
If this person in fact was escorted back and...

If this person in fact was escorted back and tagged then no doubt he was commercial and got caught without all the proper licensing and such. So he got what he deserved. I've seen tons of Truck...
Forum: Truck Conversions 08-24-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I put in the hard wired Progressive unit. It's...

I put in the hard wired Progressive unit. It's got a display that you can mount somewhere you can see easily in the coach. I put my display on the wall next to the bed. The unit I installed under the...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 06-21-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 80,736
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Renegade PB, no idea how much yours might weigh....

Renegade PB, no idea how much yours might weigh. I have a 36' single screw that weighs 29k lbs. It's real easy to drive onto the scale at a Pilot/Flying J and they'll talk to you on the intercom....
Forum: HDT Conversions 04-29-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,678
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I've seen guys doing it. So it can be done. I...

I've seen guys doing it. So it can be done. I don't know about hub centered wheels and such.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-27-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,930
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I know this is a Class A discussion forum, and...

I know this is a Class A discussion forum, and the O/P wanted advice about a Class A. But could I please offer a suggestion? Have you considered a "Truck Conversion?" For towing and mountains there...
Forum: Truck Conversions 04-10-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,319
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I keep a box of those disposable rubber exam type...

I keep a box of those disposable rubber exam type gloves right inside the driver's door, under the left side of my seat. Then when I start to fuel I put them on and try to touch nothing not...
Forum: Truck Conversions 03-29-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,319
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Don't some trucks have a pump that equalizes the...

Don't some trucks have a pump that equalizes the fuel between the two tanks? Pretty sure my '02 chassis equalizes the fuel in the tanks somehow but I see no crossover plumbing from the bottom of the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-28-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I think mine used to cycle the burner on and off...

I think mine used to cycle the burner on and off as needed. But, I converted to a residential (120 volt) fridge last year so I might be wrong. I do know I could hear the burner when outside right...
Forum: HDT Conversions 03-08-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,884
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Pretty sure that GVWR is wrong. It wouldn't be...

Pretty sure that GVWR is wrong. It wouldn't be the first time Cranky Ape screwed up something.
Forum: Truck Conversions 02-05-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,580
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Well, I don't know much about the Allisons. I...

Well, I don't know much about the Allisons. I know the auto trans in my van has a locking torque converter and it will un-lock under certain conditions. One other thing. I talked to the service...
Forum: Truck Conversions 02-05-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,580
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I've had my rig since '09, and put about 60k...

I've had my rig since '09, and put about 60k miles on it. Mine is a 10 speed autoshift. I wouldn't consider a Allison hydraulic transmission. The autoshift type transmissions don't have a torque...
Forum: HDT Conversions 02-03-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,806
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Definitely try to attend one of the HDT rallies....

Definitely try to attend one of the HDT rallies. I've been to several. Best place to research these rigs.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 01-31-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,678
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
That's why I'd talk to other builders and see why...

That's why I'd talk to other builders and see why they build the way they do.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 01-30-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,678
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Are you sure they call it "hydroforming?" I've...

Are you sure they call it "hydroforming?" I've heard it described as building a bird cage out of tubing and then sheeting over that. And, if you're considering a FRP built coach I think you might...
Forum: Truck Conversions 01-29-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,664
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Good to hear, thanks for the research.

Good to hear, thanks for the research.
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 01-29-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,678
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Last I heard Renegade was using FRP wall...

Last I heard Renegade was using FRP wall construction, and Showhauler uses a tubular metal frame with aluminum sheeting on the outside. I believe there are advantages and disadvantages to both...
Forum: Truck Conversions 01-05-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,712
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
There's also Powerhouse Coach, isn't there?...

There's also Powerhouse Coach, isn't there? Spacecraft builds them pretty sure. Hawk Engineering I think is still building them. NRC?
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-10-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,816
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
We always use the on-board pump. I've never...

We always use the on-board pump. I've never hooked up to city water in 13 years. I always use the water from my tanks. And we only turn the pump on when using water. Best way to ensure you're not...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-21-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,257
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
Make sure you're looking at the inverter, not the...

Make sure you're looking at the inverter, not the converter/charger. The inverter should have a standard 120 volt receptacle on the face of it. Try plugging in a test plug, or a desk lamp or radio,...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-21-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,257
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
There should be an inverter somewhere. That...

There should be an inverter somewhere. That converts the 12 volts to 120 volts to run those devices. You might have to turn on the inverter. If there is no inverter you can't run those things unless...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-06-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I've been running a G1W-C dash cam for 2 years....

I've been running a G1W-C dash cam for 2 years. Bought it on ebay. They are now about $35 without the memory card. Add a memory card brings it to about $50. It works great. I shuttle cars for a car...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-06-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,407
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
This is the one I use: Products | KŁat Racks...

This is the one I use: Products | KŁat Racks (https://kuatracks.com/products/hitch/nvtm-2-0/)

I like that it doesn't clamp or hang the bike by the frame. I have a rather expensive carbon fiber...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-06-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,407
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I've used a few different brands of hitch mount...

I've used a few different brands of hitch mount racks. I now use a Kuat. They are simply the best. Find a bike shop near you that sells them and go look at them. The price is reflective of their...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-17-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,415
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I did this conversion last winter. I documented...

I did this conversion last winter. I documented it in a pretty lengthy thread over here: Converting to residential fridge - Truck Conversion & Toterhome Community...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 10-15-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 35,405
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
The thing I don't like about the M2 cab is the...

The thing I don't like about the M2 cab is the seats sit up too high. When you air them up your legs are dangling unless you're pretty tall. I rarely air my seat up because I don't like my leg...
Forum: Renegade Motorhome Owner's Forum 10-15-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 35,405
Posted By Bob86ZZ4
I would bet the seats are a standard air ride...

I would bet the seats are a standard air ride seat. Stop in any larger truck dealer (Kenworth/Pete/Volvo/Freightliner) and check out their seats. Measure the bolt mounting spacing. I bet it's the...
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