Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-24-2015, 11:36 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
Viva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 879
Re: 94 Coachmen Class B

I've always really liked the look of ambulance bodies. Sleek metal (I presume they are metal anyway), all those compartments, and I prefer the light industrial look to the RV look. But i had heard they were heavy. 5,000# does sound heavy! (Although I don't really know what an equivalent other box would weigh.)
__________________

Viva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2015, 05:28 AM   #32
JWA
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Posts: 3,350
Send a message via Yahoo to JWA
Re: 94 Coachmen Class B

I too had no idea or thought they'd weigh that much---yikes!

The Spartan Supreme would weigh much less simply because GVW is a concern for most operators/users of those type bodies. Because they're essentially a blank canvas doors & windows can be added pretty much anywhere without much concern it would affect ultimate body strength.

They're certainly not too pretty but from a utility and ease of access POV along with the wide open space inside they're appealing, at least IMHO.

Here's a link to Supreme: http://supremecorp.com/truck-bodies/spartan-cargo/
__________________

JWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2015, 05:35 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Griffin GA
Posts: 163
Re: 94 Coachmen Class B

This guys rig gives me inspiration for the cutaway.


Saw these the other day while scouring the junkyard. I'll bet there is somebody out there looking for a set.

jydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2015, 06:11 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Griffin GA
Posts: 163
Re: 94 Coachmen Class B

Seat swap, 2005 Nissan Altima. Mounted on the original swivel bases. All the green is gone!

jydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2015, 06:22 AM   #35
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 9,338
Re: 94 Coachmen Class B

Looks nice! I bet those are a lot more comfortable too.

__________________
-Eric

2010 Chevy AWD home build
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 06:32 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Griffin GA
Posts: 163
Re: 94 Coachmen Class B

Well another project is underway. I found a shell. The coachmen did ok towing with its little 5.8



The engine is locked up in my E350SD and I've been eyeing a 6bt in the junkyard. The easy route would be to plug another 5.4 in but that diesel sure would be nice.
jydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 07:56 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 9,338
Re: 94 Coachmen Class B

[quote="jThe engine is locked up in my E350SD and I've been eyeing a 6bt in the junkyard. The easy route would be to plug another 5.4 in but that diesel sure would be nice.[/quote]

I disagree. I mean, yeah it would be easier but the gentlemanly thing to do would be to fully document and post a 6bt swap in to your van. Do it for the community.

__________________
-Eric

2010 Chevy AWD home build
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2015, 04:50 AM   #38
JWA
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Posts: 3,350
Send a message via Yahoo to JWA
Re: 94 Coachmen Class B

Quote:
Originally Posted by 86Scotty
The engine is locked up in my E350SD and I've been eyeing a 6bt in the junkyard. The easy route would be to plug another 5.4 in but that diesel sure would be nice.

I disagree. I mean, yeah it would be easier but the gentlemanly thing to do would be to fully document and post a 6bt swap in to your van. Do it for the community.

Agreed---however as I've heard said countless times before........."easier said than done!"
JWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2015, 05:57 AM   #39
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Griffin GA
Posts: 163
Re: 94 Coachmen Class B

I know, it is very hard to resist. The engine just came in the junk yard a 92 6bt running for 1500 with 250k miles. Thats about what it will cost to buy a 5.4 with 70k miles on it. Two things may keep me from going this route. The first is my e350SD has 4.10 with a locking diff and I am not about to give that up. 4.10's probably wont be very diesel friendly with 2300 rpm max. The second is the amount of noise in the cab. From youtube videos ive seen the noise level is hard to talk above. I'm afraid these two things are a deal killer for me. It would probably be a better route to put a 6.8 v10 in.
jydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2015, 09:54 AM   #40
Senior Member
 
Viva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 879
Re: 94 Coachmen Class B

Quote:
Originally Posted by jydog
The second is the amount of noise in the cab. From youtube videos ive seen the noise level is hard to talk above. I'm afraid these two things are a deal killer for me. It would probably be a better route to put a 6.8 v10 in.
That's why I like the gas engine in my E-350. The Ford diesels sounded too loud to be "in my lap" as they are in a van. I have the V-10 now, but I thought the 5.4 was a great engine and wouldn't ever have swapped it out, at least for that rig (SMB E-250 RB, PH top, 2WD). I only have the V-10 now because it came in this rig. Even towing 5,000#, the 5.4 was fine (for me anyway). I seem to get more cab heat from the V-10 (bleah).
__________________

Viva is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×