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Old 09-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #21
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Wow that is interesting! So you are making a camper out of an Isuzu box truck? That's a first for me. We saw a lot of the off road Iveco truck campers in Europe and I was really jealous of both the mod cons and the price tags. And
the fact one of them hauled our 23 foot school bus out of deep sand at Lake Baikal effortlessly.

I'm guessing the box truck isn't going to be for off-road though--that's what the toys are for. I love to see your progress on the conversion.
No, the truck is an Isuzu 20 foot flatbed. The living unit camper will go on the flatbed just like a normal Lance type camper goes on a standard pickup truck, except our camper has a flat base (and thus more floor space without slides).

We won't really use it off-road, but I am going to put a 12,000 pound winch on the front and maybe replace the front bumper with some offroady looking brush guard. The Isuzu has a very tight turning radius for the length, so that will be nice.

Here is the truck:

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Old 09-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #22
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No, the truck is an Isuzu 20 foot flatbed. The living unit camper will go on the flatbed just like a normal Lance type camper goes on a standard pickup truck, except our camper has a flat base (and thus more floor space without slides).

We won't really use it off-road, but I am going to put a 12,000 pound winch on the front and maybe replace the front bumper with some offroady looking brush guard. The Isuzu has a very tight turning radius for the length, so that will be nice.

Here is the truck:
Will u have enough room to tilt the cab? What is length of garage?
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Will u have enough room to tilt the cab? What is length of garage?
We will need to raise up the camper 13.5" to tilt the cab (it has attachable jacks) or slide it back a few feet. A compromise, but it lets the vehicle remain very short for the amount of space it has.

The garage will be 10.5 feet long and will hang off the rear of the flatbed 1.5 feet.
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I think you should purchase a property with a house on it because of the uncertainty of zoning laws the future as well as water and sewer/septic issues. Find something where you can park your rig, maybe even look for an existing barn.

I assume you have checked WA license fees for your RV set-up.
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