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Old 05-26-2009, 03:16 PM   #181
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Those panel vans (step vans, UPS-style vans) can be about the most evil-handling things out there when it comes to trucks. And considering that the same chassis is (was?) used for many Class A gasoline motorhomes is sorta why I caution about getting something to "race" from event to event.

I just remember how things were when I was a young (and skinny!) bicycle racer and we covered most of Ohio, Indiana, and so forth on 2- and 3-day weekends. I remember doing some trips in an RV and knowing what I know today it would be tough to do those same trips. If you are racing motorcycles, competitive, and always running late, well ...

On the other hand, if money wasn't a major consideration and/or you had an extra day to travel than yeah ... a motorhome looks great.

I looked at one of the Kodiak-based Class C's and we were giving that a lot of thought until we decided to full-time it. Since then I have run into a family doing motocross races with one of them and thought that the whole operation looked pretty sharp.

All of this assumes that you don't have the ca$h for a serious tractor-trailer based transporter ...

Strong chassis for a Class C, good compromise on size, and able to tow a 10K pound trailer if you would rather tow than haul your bikes:







Thinking about this from a poor man's perspective, then find a chassis of that size and begin a conversion process.

Just my $.02 worth.

The Forward Control Bluebirds are popular with a number of amateur auto racers. I've said it a few times around here, that if my ship ever returns financially I wouldn't mind having a smaller single-axle Bluebird to use to tow a sailboat every so often. It wouldn't replace the Big Bird, but would compliment it for weekend trips.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:44 PM   #182
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Not to change the subject.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/rvs/1188954945.html










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Old 05-26-2009, 03:49 PM   #183
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ges.craigslist.org/3n13me3o3ZZZZZZZZZ95pe27349e4d6921464.jpg[/IMG]

She's a little beauty aint she?

Sure looks clean!

There are always bargains showing up when it comes to trucks, buses, and RVs. eBay sometimes makes for some entertaining reading.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:18 PM   #184
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Those panel vans (step vans, UPS-style vans) can be about the most evil-handling things out there when it comes to trucks. And considering that the same chassis is (was?) used for many Class A gasoline motorhomes is sorta why I caution about getting something to "race" from event to event.

I just remember how things were when I was a young (and skinny!) bicycle racer and we covered most of Ohio, Indiana, and so forth on 2- and 3-day weekends. I remember doing some trips in an RV and knowing what I know today it would be tough to do those same trips. If you are racing motorcycles, competitive, and always running late, well ...

On the other hand, if money wasn't a major consideration and/or you had an extra day to travel than yeah ... a motorhome looks great.

I looked at one of the Kodiak-based Class C's and we were giving that a lot of thought until we decided to full-time it. Since then I have run into a family doing motocross races with one of them and thought that the whole operation looked pretty sharp.

All of this assumes that you don't have the ca$h for a serious tractor-trailer based transporter ...

Strong chassis for a Class C, good compromise on size, and able to tow a 10K pound trailer if you would rather tow than haul your bikes:







Thinking about this from a poor man's perspective, then find a chassis of that size and begin a conversion process.

Just my $.02 worth.

The Forward Control Bluebirds are popular with a number of amateur auto racers. I've said it a few times around here, that if my ship ever returns financially I wouldn't mind having a smaller single-axle Bluebird to use to tow a sailboat every so often. It wouldn't replace the Big Bird, but would compliment it for weekend trips.

Money is the major consideration. I will have to go into debt to buy this thing and the only debt I currently have is my house which I wanted to pay off in the next 4 years. I am not a competetive racer, but I like to travel a couple hundred miles to races. I have been getting up at 4:00am to haul ass 3 hours and make a 7:00 am rider's meeting. I don't need to go race to race, just leave Saturday night and spend the night 1 or 2 times a month.

I wanted this one bad, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=455122

If it had been within driving distance so i could check it out, I would probably own it by now. The mileage, black wrap and fact that it was owned and used for commercial scared my wife away. There was a cool bluebird on here a while back for 16K, but I just can't bring home something that old. My poor wife has been subjected to and stranded by the '62 Glasspar boat, the '70s Honda motorcycles, the "84 Jet Ski, my '81 911 (actually that served us pretty well) so long, there is no way she is going to trust a multi-state trip in an old school bus.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:01 AM   #185
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Here is an example

Of a real good deal.

You might pick this thing up for 25k and these are nice motorhomes.

The diesel with no slides are going for real good prices now.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/rvs/1190855212.html










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Old 05-27-2009, 08:12 AM   #186
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What I did was buy a Wells Cargo trailer. I should go get some pictures for you guys and maybe if you beg I will later..
Here's my trailer -- 6x16, 2 fold-down beds, cabinets, fits 2 medium size street bikes. No bafroom or cooking, I rigged up a dryer vent for one of those roll-around AC/Heater units and I have a 12' e-z up instead of an awning. If I ever get the scratch, I'm getting one of those mini toy-haulers like the Coachmen Blast 150.



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Old 05-27-2009, 08:38 AM   #187
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Fuck! I'm going to be up all damn night. I'm only on diary 4 of the rebuild after a significant chunk of an hour of reading.

This is slower going than the bus build...
I did the same thing. Sorry
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:42 AM   #188
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Here's my trailer -- 6x16, 2 fold-down beds, cabinets, fits 2 medium size street bikes. No bafroom or cooking, I rigged up a dryer vent for one of those roll-around AC/Heater units and I have a 12' e-z up instead of an awning. If I ever get the scratch, I'm getting one of those mini toy-haulers like the Coachmen Blast 150.



Problem with that type of rig is you can't sleep in it when the bikes are loaded.
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Problem with that type of rig is you can't sleep in it when the bikes are loaded.
Yes, but a very nice setup.

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Old 05-27-2009, 09:43 AM   #190
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Money is the major consideration.

It is for all of us my friend ... it is for all of us.

You'll find something. You've obviously given what you need some serious thought.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:23 PM   #191
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Fixer-upper Bluebird in Atlanta

I know nothing about this except that it's was on a Bluebird discussion group today. He says that he will consider trading for a motorcycle, so some of you horse traders might be interested.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/rvs/1180802270.html
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:47 PM   #192
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Another Craigslist B-bird - Utah

Once again, I know nothing about it except that it's on the Wanderlodge boards today.

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Old 05-28-2009, 02:01 PM   #193
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:36 PM   #195
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Unusual chassis ... I found it on the Navistar site under their military trucks.

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From http://www.pickuptrucks.com/html/new...t-pickups.html

Navistar Quietly Kills Giant CXT, MXT and RXT Consumer and Commercial Pickups
By: Mike Levine Posted: 09-26-08 09:51 PT
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Our colleagues at KickingTires are reporting that International has quietly pulled the plug on its XT line of giant consumer and commercial pickups. The CXT, MXT and RXT trucks have already been removed from International's website.

The XT trucks were some of the largest haulers in the full-size segment, with price tags to match. They cost from $70,000 to $135,000.

The MXT was a five-passenger 4x4 with a 300-horsepower V-8 diesel engine and five-speed automatic transmission. It could tow 8 tons and haul up to 2 tons.

The CXT started out as a standard International Class 7 chassis cab, upfitted with an 8-foot dual-rear-wheel cargo box. Its standard 220-hp six-cylinder diesel engine could pull up to 10 tons.

International reported the CXT's fuel economy at 8 to 10 mpg, with a cruising range of up to 700 miles thanks to its 70-gallon fuel tank. Top speed was limited to 84 mph.

The RXT was a smaller, stylish, two-wheel-drive version of the CXT. It was 8-feet tall, 228feet long and weighed just over five tons.

International will continue to sell versions of the trucks to the military.

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