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Brainwave - Upgrading motorhome chassis cabs.

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Old January 18th 08, 01:51 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
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Default Brainwave - Upgrading motorhome chassis cabs.

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|||| On 15 Jan, 11:59, "Campa-Man"
|||| wrote:
||||| "Lefty" wrote in message
||||| ...
|||||| Use to work fitting bodies to various chassis cabs, suh as
|||||| Lutons, Pickups, Flat beds.
|||||| It's just occured to me that, in theory, it should be fairly
|||||| straightforward to remove a luton camper body from an old
|||||| chassis, and put it on a newer chassis. Say a transit 1994
|||||| upgrade to a transit 2001 or whatever. The chassis cabs are
|||||| completely self contained so no complicated issues there.
|||||| So if you had a 1994 camper with an immaculate body worth about
|||||| 6k, for a few grand you could upgrade the chassis cab to a 2001
|||||| or something and the money it costs would be more than recouped
|||||| in the new camper value!
|||||| Ever been done before?
||||| Think you will find that the way the Coachbuilts are built that
||||| you can not just take off the camping body and stick it on another
||||| chassis.
|||| It would be a lot easier mounting a caravan on to the chassis
|||| Steve

I have always wondered what happens to Coachbuilts when the Cab goes
end of life but there is still lots of life left in the living
quarters... I have a Swift 550 on a VW T4 chassis (not the best
choice I agree), and I have often thought if it would be possible to
buy a new Cab/Chassis and transplant the back end. Has anyone
actually done this? It appears that the back end is held on by 4
bloody big bolts --
Martyn K



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