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« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2013, 10:13:02 AM »

I see Waste Management has refueling stations open to the public at their landfills now I saw the price on their billboard  in Conroe Tx $2.16 per gal cheap fuel but a expensive up front cost for a vehicle fwiw 165,000 for a truck is a little on the pricey side
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« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2013, 01:57:21 PM »

Wally and Darcy know a guy from their area,(Maine) that does/has done truck conversions. He has been in Yuma the last few years with his, i met him this winter, i think it is a Peterbilt and the back looks like a Prevost. Can't remember his name.

His name is Dick Lamb.
He truly built it himself.
His business is custom land yachts in Windom Maine & yuma.
Here a small picture.
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« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2013, 02:30:37 PM »

That's a Prevost XL mounted on the Pete you can tell by looking at the baggage doors and curve on the roof I don't think he built the shell part to much signature Prevost on it nice truck RV anyway
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« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2013, 05:02:45 PM »

Listen to what I'm saying. Wink
He built it himself.
He lengthened the pete frame and stick framed the back (metal) much like Tom did Only he made it to accept Prevost body panels.
He ordered the panels from Prevo.
Although it was never a Bus the panels are from Prevost. Cool Shocked Grin
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« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2013, 05:17:34 PM »

Since you are so sure about it I knew I read or saw and article on that unit go to the Bangor paper archives read B-2 edition 1 dated July 09 2001 about and odd marriage he did with a Pete and the bus it was on the AP also no mention of panels I think you guys are trying to pull my leg that has Prevost written all over it
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« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2013, 05:44:34 PM »

Clifford, not to argue with you but I do know first hand. I was at his shop when he and his dad built it.
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« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2013, 06:00:43 PM »

I am good with Ed
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« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2013, 06:53:29 PM »

Maybe he started doing that later, or something. Here is Clifford's article.....amazing memory. http://archive.bangordailynews.com/2001/07/09/maine-man-turns-used-buses-into-sleek-land-yachts-conversion-barn-born-30-years-ago/
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« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2013, 07:43:12 PM »

 When i talked to him he told me the same thing that he told Ednj.  When you see it your first thought is that a Prevost rear ended a truck. Grin
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« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2013, 09:45:27 PM »

How about a bookmobile instead?   Here's one that's also on the Skoolie forum: 
Camel RV conversion tour, Part 1
   It will have a garage inside for a Jeep SUV, it has 7'6" ceilings and straight walls, and it's built on an International 3800 so parts are available everywhere.   For a truck-based conversion this approach may be worth considering.

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« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2013, 10:01:01 PM »

And here's a bookmobile for sale in Irving TX:  http://www.lonestaronline.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1053886697#TOP
That one's more like a FE skoolie than truck-based.

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« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2013, 01:34:48 PM »

Curious if that single rear axle on that bus will support the 4000 extra pounds of the Jeep.

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« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2013, 09:15:50 PM »

Wow ,
 Now that is an old truckers dream motor home what ever color, green yellow (now red) white i forget what the old 903's that Holly Farms used to run were .   I say   a mechanical 3406 b model  with at least a 13 sp ( not going off road or pulling anything heavy enough to have to split shift the lower five for an 18 sp.  ( Now before the emissions and weight and fuel consumption police  all jump in) ( this is  my fantasy)   Really  no matter what engine dd 2 stroke or cat or Cummins lift the hood it's all right there to work on and no worry's about  rear radiators  no cooling issues  if the clutch fan don't keep up just flip the switch  drop a gear  and still  stay out in the hammer lane  just strolling!!!! Grin Grin Grin    ok now back to reality Cool
 Would love to see more pics of this unit. i think my nephew found some on Large Car .Com forum
 You older guys  know the feelin!
 Sorry for getting off topic of OP thread.
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« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2013, 11:33:07 AM »

 Nobody said anything about the Cummins engines? Good or bad?
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« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2013, 08:47:35 PM »

I like the cummins, but I'm locked into it pretty much.  Most buses have a detroit. It would be difficult to beat a 3406b though if that option were made available.

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