E450 RV v2.0

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by yager, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. yager

    yager Better Faster Stronger

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    N. Raleigh, NC
    Specs. 2006 E450 6.0/5R110, 102k miles, ~14' box, 14k GVWR,
    Jacksonville, Tx [October-ish, 2011]
    v2.0, Long story short .... I got it back.
    This was going to be the super RV, then I had a stroke.
    I sold it, buddy bought it, then he died (BigJuggy), then I bought it back. (wife)
    Old thread. E450 RV / Tow Rig
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    I've changed the plans a tiny bit, to address my older self, new hips,
    no glasses, different outlook, etc...
    Basically is going to be the same but I decided to have an automatic and no 4x4.
    I'm doing the interior difference and I'm planning on spending a wee bit
    more money (over time).
    Things like add a bed that raises up to the ceiling...
    A separate bathroom...
    A couple of chairs, not just a bench...
    Yes, it will have the 5.9 Cummins but I have add a Allison 6 speed transmission.
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    Ill have more of those in a while.
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    In case some of you want to read about the whole story.....
    Yager - E450 Ambulance Tow RiV - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
    VRAY 2006 E450 - Ambulance Cummins Diesel Swap - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
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  2. yager

    yager Better Faster Stronger

    Joined:
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    Location:
    N. Raleigh, NC
    This is how it sits today.
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    Yes I'm sure y'all, are thinking, wow, that looks bad, I did too.....
    Most of it, are in the back, bumper, grill etc... It is their, but needs assembly.
    And definite a hose, soap and a brush will be needed.
    Time line - 'hell if i know' time line....
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    Here's the driveline.
     
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  3. yager

    yager Better Faster Stronger

    Joined:
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    Location:
    N. Raleigh, NC
    This is how its going to look....
    Two primary people (Me/Wife) will sleep in the upper bed.
    The bed will be about 26" to the bottom.
    Any other people will sleep outside or on a cot underneath the the primary bed.
    [Of course everything is subject to change....]

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    Weight: I scaled it with 1/2 tank of fuel. [Sept. 2011]
    Steer: 4200
    Drive: 5880
    Total: 10080
    Tank is directly behind rear axle so 200# for 25gals when full...
    10280# not to bad
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    Overall inside = 86" wide x 162" long x 68" tall (5'8") [Sept. 2011]
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    Heat transfer - Wikipedia
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    I'll summarize heat transfer in my words. [Sept. 2011]
    radiant - blocks suns radiant energy from passing into your camper and being absorbed and converted into actual 'heat'. foils
    conduction - heat transfer by physical contact, regular insulation.
    convection - transfer by fluid/air motion. close your windows/doors.
     
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  4. yager

    yager Better Faster Stronger

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    Location:
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