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Offline Sam 4106

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Re: Bus conversion v.s. Truck Conversion
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2012, 07:33:55 AM »
Hi Clifford,

Ralph Dickinson was the builder of Kingsley conversions and JD at C&J Bus is Ralph's son, so I've been told. There was a Kingsley at Central Truck having transmission work done when we had our bus there Aug. 13.

Good luck, Sam
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Re: Bus conversion v.s. Truck Conversion
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2012, 09:13:02 AM »
This is probably the coolest truck conversion I've seen.  It's a home-built box on a new truck chassis using techniques from the boat industry.  Doug and his family (five in all) traveled Europe for 16 months in this rig.  Overall, it's a pretty impressive use of space.

You can also google "shachagra" for some more info scattered about as well as build and trip videos on Youtube.  His rig was also featured on an "extreme RV" tv show.


My story:

http://www.ustruckin.blogspot.com/

That's a pretty nice setup.  We are considering something similar (tailored to our unique needs, of course) for our planned full-time adventure with my wife and three kids, but we're also looking at a bus conversion or a sticks-and-staples RV. It sounds like you're pretty happy with the company that built your box, did you consider any other firms?  Would you mind giving a ball-park cost for the box?

Thanks!

-Andy

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Re: Bus conversion v.s. Truck Conversion
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2012, 11:32:00 AM »
It sounds like you're pretty happy with the company that built your box, did you consider any other firms?

We are very happy with Transport Designs, the owner Steve Mattie and all of his shop employees.  Yes, we looked at other firms in the Elkhart area and they were not a close second.


Would you mind giving a ball-park cost for the box?

Our rig was built eleven years ago and price would not be applicable today.  It was totally custom built to our layout, so every unit Steve builds is different and to your layout and desires.  Call Steve at Transport Designs (570-368-1403), tell him Gary D from California sent you. Steve will treat you right.
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Re: Bus conversion v.s. Truck Conversion
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2012, 02:03:27 PM »
Thanks for the info Gary!