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Old 09-05-2019, 12:32 PM   #41
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I have considered buying an old furniture van trailer and converting it into an RV with a garage in back, basically like a racing trailer but for my personal vehicle instead. Thrn when I retire from trucking I can just de-CMV my rig and make it the tow vehicle.

Of course I have zero need for something that big, plus it would severely limit where I can park. But its what I'm used to driving and ironically probably the cheapest and easiest to convert. That's the mindset that got me into the whole box-truck-vs-school-bus conundrum.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:15 PM   #42
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I have considered buying an old furniture van trailer and converting it into an RV with a garage in back, basically like a racing trailer but for my personal vehicle instead. Thrn when I retire from trucking I can just de-CMV my rig and make it the tow vehicle.

Of course I have zero need for something that big, plus it would severely limit where I can park. But its what I'm used to driving and ironically probably the cheapest and easiest to convert. That's the mindset that got me into the whole box-truck-vs-school-bus conundrum.
If I already had a big rig and experience with them I would definitely go the box van trailer route. Nothing else would fit a dwelling, a workshop, and a car in one secure space. And with a high ceiling. I really miss my box van.
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:53 PM   #43
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My Stepvan has a finished ceiling height of 78 1/2". That's after adding 1½" of flooring with insulation and 1½" of extra ceiling for insulation. Many short busses only have 74" or less in the centre.
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:57 PM   #44
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How tall are they inside, exactly? I keep hearing things like 78", but that's how tall my school bus is, down the center at least.
My Stepvan has a finished ceiling height of 78 1/2". That's after adding 1½" of flooring with insulation and 1½" of extra ceiling for insulation. Many short busses only have 74" or less in the centre.
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