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Old 04-29-2013
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I agree. I have to admit that in the beginning I had some doubts due to the complexity of the project but BOY I think you did a nice job. I especial appreciate the fact that you kept it clean and practical and did not French it up.
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It doesn't have the finish detail of a factory built $500,000-$1,000,000. coach, but it definetly has some features of those expensive coaches, and some cases, even better....ISX650, Top of line AquaHot, Powertech15K, 4K Xantrex inverter with 8 batteries, full sized all electric home type kitchenAid Fridge.
And don't forget, it is actually a brand new chassis.... new brakes, suspension, stearing, tires etc..... it feels like it's a 2013 model

The REAL beauty of this coach, is the Driving. SO powerful, and smooth, and everything feels tight!!
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You need to go into business and build more. Randy needs some to sell. He's sold almost all the old ones on his site. I too am look forward to seeing and touching. Maybe even riding in it ???
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Not bad for a home made coach if you ask me
(but I could be a little biased)
Looks great and I can't wait to see it in October!
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Latest addition......

Loud and proud



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It doesn't have the finish detail of a factory built $500,000-$1,000,000. coach, but it definetly has some features of those expensive coaches, and some cases, even better....ISX650, Top of line AquaHot, Powertech15K, 4K Xantrex inverter with 8 batteries, full sized all electric home type kitchenAid Fridge.
And don't forget, it is actually a brand new chassis.... new brakes, suspension, stearing, tires etc..... it feels like it's a 2013 model

The REAL beauty of this coach, is the Driving. SO powerful, and smooth, and everything feels tight!!
You've done a fantastic job. The interior is looking great, especially for a "home" conversion. Often, an owner with more time than money can do a first rate job -- and your skills as a trader has certainly helped get you some top of the line components.


One thought (more for others that might be doing a conversion, than you), if the cook top were turned 90 degrees, it would leave more usable work surface on the counter for the galley. I have seen very few coaches where this is done ... but it is rare to use more than one burner at a time (in a coach) and even both burners are in use, a cook generally only needs to give close attention to a single pan/pot... so only one burner really needs to be at the front.

This observation was made by my dear spouse, who grumbled about the "lack of counter space" in our 'bird's galley. Of course, now that she has much less than half as much space in our Roadtrek, she radically changed the type of foods that she'll prepare.
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Wow, it's been forever since I've been on here. I don't really have much in the way of updates though..... Been too busy with work during the week, then racing on the weekends. It's in storage for the winter now though, since I'm not into working in the cold.

This was the last time we used it, in October.

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Looks really good!
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Looking good David! One of a kind
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I've enjoyed this thread, end to end. Been curious though, does that coach come with steerable or lift able tag, and how did your weights end up.

I've got to admit, when I read the first thread, I tad my doubts and thought, "this will never get done". I felt bad for you when you discovered importing problems. I wondered again when I got to the part about swapping out a perfectly good engine. But you kept "getting through things".

You did it, and have a very unique coach that is truly yours. Congratulations. I'll wave and play you a tune on the musical horn when you pass me some day on a long hill!
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