V10 rv/bus chassis ? Anyone know anything?

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    V10 rv/bus chassis ? Anyone know anything?

    Just came across this for sale, looks decent for the money and id rather have a minimalist "open" rv then a partical board pos.

    Does anyone know anything about these? Assuming its a truck motor/trans? thows the frame look at the tail section, strong enough to tow 8k from? Is making it 4wd compleatly out of the question?

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto...300580937.html
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    #2
    it will certainly tow 8k lbs without a problem.

    it won't haul ass with it or anything like a larger rig or a smaller rig, but it will about the same as any other mildly loaded MDT.

    anything can be converted to 4wd but i don't see much reason to. odds are good it will go whereever you want to take it as is.


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      #3
      for the cost and effort of converting one to an RV, i was significantly farther ahead buying an RV that needed minimal work and still does all the things.

      busses are damn cool though and ride great. the cost seems insane to me, but i feel that way about everything. have you price shopped it against the alternatives you are considering and then compared that to what it will cost to get you where you want it?


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        #4
        Should be F53 chassis. Beam front axle. Straight rails easy.
        The shithead formerly known as cn'tafordit & Brocko2

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          #5
          Neat bus, wouldnt own it.

          I like v10 for in town and on site work. Open highway, grossing 20k+, no thank you.
          If you vote blue, fuck you.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Provience View Post
            for the cost and effort of converting one to an RV, i was significantly farther ahead buying an RV that needed minimal work and still does all the things.

            busses are damn cool though and ride great. the cost seems insane to me, but i feel that way about everything. have you price shopped it against the alternatives you are considering and then compared that to what it will cost to get you where you want it?
            No i havnt price shopped at all. Ive been very loosly looking for a unique rv that will safely pull a crawler. This just happened to catch an eye and i like the way it looks and it seemed to have low miles.

            As far as conversion goes i want extremely simple. A couple cabinets, bunk beds, small cook top, sink, Will use my arb style cooler, and No black water but possibly a little portable all in one shitter thing for the wife. Also aux heat/ac and a cabinet outside for a generator

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              #7
              Originally posted by 2big bronco View Post

              No i havnt price shopped at all. Ive been very loosly looking for a unique rv that will safely pull a crawler. This just happened to catch an eye and i like the way it looks and it seemed to have low miles.

              As far as conversion goes i want extremely simple. A couple cabinets, bunk beds, small cook top, sink, Will use my arb style cooler, and No black water but possibly a little portable all in one shitter thing for the wife. Also aux heat/ac and a cabinet outside for a generator
              black water tank is the single best part of owning and RV and probably the easiest thing to add.

              even if you don't use a 'pane fridge or anything, hooking up a 'pane cooktop and heater plus sink, fresh/gray/black water tanks should be the first things to get done. beds and stuff are easy to put wherever. water and hot food are farking arsesome though


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                #8
                Why haven't you bought it yet?

                It's a Ford F53 or F59 chassis. Basically just a class A or step van without the flimsy shit body. The only deal-breaker would be the V10. Based on your F250 shenanigans you don't seem like one of the stupid old fucks that expects a big block to do all it's work under 3000rpm so that should be a non-issue for you.

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                  #9
                  why the v10 hate? maybe had I put one to max GCVW I wouldn't be asking this question. But I'm in the fuck it floor it group when it comes to towing hauling. 4r100 at half or 3/4 throttle in second gear it leaves the TC unlocked, mat it and it locks.

                  after 100k of abusing a 24v 5.9 a 7.3 idi I'm over diesels. gas and go!
                  The shithead formerly known as cn'tafordit & Brocko2

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                    #10
                    brother has a class a winnebago that looks the same size/chassis.

                    other than v10 rusty manifold shit it's solid. It tows a single vehicle ok.
                    Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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                      #11
                      https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/c...291850494.html


                      Wish this was closer, I want to look at it. I see a front diff and and the guy is calling it fwd. The inside looks like a bit of a disaster though.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Ebs View Post
                        https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/c...291850494.html


                        Wish this was closer, I want to look at it. I see a front diff and and the guy is calling it fwd. The inside looks like a bit of a disaster though.
                        Yeah those are front wheel drive with an extra burly version of the super 60. Larger tubes and double cardian joints at the front axle. They did that to drop the floor in the back portion for more head height

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                          #13
                          According the the other thread in chit chat about diesels, apparently any diesel including RV's earlier than 2010 will require a 2010+ repower in 2023 or else you won't be able to register it.

                          keeping that in mind, a V10 seems significantly more attractive


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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Provience View Post

                            black water tank is the single best part of owning and RV and probably the easiest thing to add.

                            even if you don't use a 'pane fridge or anything, hooking up a 'pane cooktop and heater plus sink, fresh/gray/black water tanks should be the first things to get done. beds and stuff are easy to put wherever. water and hot food are farking arsesome though
                            Shitter and shower are basically 95% of why you get an rv. I would never own a camper or rv without at least some form of those 2.

                            That v10 will probably be fine untill you hit a big grade and get way up in elevation. Everyone that loves gas for towing seems to not have to go over 7k'+ passes. No replacement for a turbo when you get up there.

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                              #15
                              Had a 4x4 swapped Winnebago with the v10. They like to spin lots of RPMs and suck gas, but otherwise it was fine. I wouldn't want to tow much tho....

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