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Old 08-21-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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"Homemade Fifth Wheel RV"

http://www.chadsprojects.com/RV_Homemade_Trailer.asp

Thought you all might enjoy this. It's not a bus, but it's pretty impressive. You might get some ideas...
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:57 PM   #2
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Re: "Homemade Fifth Wheel RV"

seen that before. guy has a ton of rv suppliers within an hour or so of his place. even though he made it himself he still made it out of sticks and staples..
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Re: "Homemade Fifth Wheel RV"

I think it looks too much like a manufactured RV on the interior (some folks like that) but did you look at his costs? I thought it might give some of the folks here a visual comparison on the costs. His cost sheet says a tad over $8K... video said higher but I suspect it included the frame. Also has tips on installing the filon skin. Still a nice job.
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if it was me i woulda used 2x4 etc etc and screws not staples.

it is still impressive he made a 5er for under 9k.
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