traxman25 Posted August 19, 2015 Report Share Posted August 19, 2015 First off, this build is a bit outside even the HDT RV tradition. It has also changed face over the course of this year. This rig started off as a haul rig built to replace my aging Dodge Ram 12 valve Cumins while simply meeting the requirements of a motor home. We (myself and a friend of mine Ben) wanted to be able to haul one off road truck by itself on a deck, and haul a trailer (either another off road rig, or custom built toy hauler) behind. I had picked up a 60 inch stand up sleeper, we were in the process of building a cab/sleeper air ride sub frame when we got hit by a change of mind. Long story short, a 3 person trip to Flagstaff Arizona in May that included rain, snow, freezing temps at an outdoor 3 day event mad us realize that this little sleeper just wasn't enough. So as most projects go, it has evolved into a fairly different project. We have since purchased a 120 inch condo sleeper and are rebuilding it to suit our needs and wants. More on that later.... I should mention that this will be my first Motorhome/RV/camper of any type. Enough babble, on with the truck! I picked up this '95 W900L knowing it needed some work. However, it doesn't have all the extra emissions stuff a more modern truck has, was cheep, and it gives us a great base to do our own thing to. It is a factory extended frame with a 320 inch wheel base. Has a Cat 3406e, Eaton 13 speed, and 3.7 diffs. We don't have a clue for mileage. All we know is that the odometer has certainly rolled over at least once and that the trans is not the original, thankfully (was a 15 speed). Goals: Sleep 3 adults comfortably, 4 if needed. Be able to cook, eat and live inside if the weather outside is well... frightful. Haul at least 2 off road rigs, one on an attached flat bed. Haul a bumper pull trailer. (might add 5th or goose hitch later) Improved ride quality (air ride). Have good heat and air conditioning. Have a quite interior, driving and parked. Enough on board power to boondock when needed. And of course look great. The plan: 120 inch condo sleeper, rebuilt into a small living space featuring: Kitchenette with sink, 4.4 cft. residential fridge, microwave, hotplates and plenty of storage. 72" x 34" (not sure yet) dinette that will fold into 1 bed. Double bunk across rear wall. Lower bunk will fold into a chair, upper bunk will slide up out of the way. 72"Tx24"W pass side RV exit door. Storage cabinets all around. RV Roof top AC. Eber. D3C diesel jet heater. Honda EU3000 generator with remote start controlled by custom touch screen controller inside. 3kw+ pure sine inverter. Large house battery bank. 300w of solar on the roof. 25 gallons of fresh and gray water storage Lots and lots of other details. It will not have a toilet/shower. We just couldn't make it work to sleep 3 and fit a Kitchenette and shower/toilet combo. Almost everywhere we go has facilities available in one form or another anyway. As for the truck, there's lots of details going there too. Cab and sleeper both get air ride Front suspension air ride, with overfill lift capabilities (additional ground clearance getting into places a truck like this probably shouldn't go) Rear suspension air ride overfill lift capabilities (same as above) 16 foot flat bed, with integrated rear bumper/hitch This will be more of a "truck" flat bed than the traditional "toter" flat bed. All new matching tool/storage boxes, including both front steps. New front bumper And of course no more barney paint job..... There's so many details for this project I can't even remember them all right now. I'll add them as I think of them. Ok so enough for a first post. In these pics you can see the size of this monster with my Tacoma sitting beside the back end of the truck. The flat bed will be big enough to haul that rig on board. That's all for tonight, more to come. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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