Well, as the saying goes, the difference between men and boys is the size of their toys!
has been a rather lengthy project. I purchased the truck in
'93. Because of a rather heavy work schedule, the project took
much longer than I had planned. I used it as a shell for a couple
of trips in '96 and '97 and finally got it to a somewhat functional
level in '98 and to a very functional level in '99. We took
several trip in it these last two years and plan to use it extensively
It is based on a 1986 IHC S1900 truck chassis which I
purchased in Canada. It has a DT466 Diesel engine, five speed
transmission, two speed rear end, and air brakes. It has a GVW of
34K pounds. I have added air suspension on the rear end and plan
to fabricate an air bag system for the front end as well.
motorhome part is a 12 1/2 foot box with a full queen size bed over the
cab. It has a lot of cabinets, microwave, TV (with satellite),
roof air, large generator, refrigerator, large water and holding tanks,
heater, large inverter and battery bank (to supply 110 volt power),
water heater, etc. The is a large opening between the cab and the
camper. It still needs to have the carpet installed, cabinets
finished and shower installed. It is fully self-contained.
We have stayed in some remote areas for several days with all the
luxuries of home.