Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-06-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
BigButtUgly's Avatar
 
1958 22' Caravanner
not shared , Nebraska
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 166
Extreme modifications '58 Caravanner

Must lift cab and replace floor. Has anyone heard of creating a "basement" in an older 22 foot Caravanner? By adding a 12 inch upright to outriggers etc and then a circumferential support atop the uprights. can lift the cab 12 inches. Underbelly super stiff foamed to top of original frame then a very thin sub floor surface on which to store virtually all interior contents i.e. bed frames, air mattresses, TV trays, lawn chairs, counters, sinks, cook tops, tanks, 100% duty air compressor, air tank, batteries, pure sine inverter etc. New floor of material HDPE which cutting boards are made of. New floor tied into circumferential ring with appropriate supports to main frame. Series of hinged "trap doors" access the basement contents. Over the road travel has a completely bare inside cab and sets up for 6 persons at off grid camp sites. Have done center of gravity calculations and CG is actually lower. 4400 watt dual fuel generator is on front tongue as is electric leveler (replaced the one with a crank handle) and best coupler. Spare tire and propane on bumper. Wood burning heater transported in Suburban in winter. Frame will have 1 1/2 " "L" angle to stiffen. Solid axle changed to independent suspension 2 each 2,200# air bags lower rig to set on ground and entry is via a 5' slant ramp. Have also reduced weight by almost 300#s. Insulation 6 thicknesses of bubble pack with heavy duty gross weave flame retardant canvas on snaps. Opinions please? lrahnmajusafret@gmail.com 4022963796
__________________

__________________
BigButtUgly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,936
Images: 2
Sounds interesting... got pics?
__________________

__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014, 07:41 AM   #3
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,603
Images: 1
Yes, it does sound interesting. And pictures are a good idea as they help greatly for memory in distinguishing one TT from another.

As to raising the TT height there was a quite good thread here a few years back. Will find it and link.
__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014, 07:53 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Msmoto's Avatar

 
2015 30' International
2009 27' FB International
2007 25' Safari
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,502
Images: 135
I love the sound of this project and it reminds me of my thoughts about placing an Airstream on a straight truck frame...suspended on air springs, of course. Keep us updated with photos....
__________________
Happy trails and Good Luck
Ms Tommie Fantine Lauer, Greensboro, NC
AIR #31871 WBAC #4165 K4MTL

www.fantinesvoice.com
Msmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014, 03:32 PM   #5
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,603
Images: 1
See thread by Darkspeed: Shell
Off Headroom Epiphany
__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014, 08:14 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Msmoto's Avatar

 
2015 30' International
2009 27' FB International
2007 25' Safari
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,502
Images: 135
What ever happened to Darkspeed? Did the "Shell
Off Headroom Epiphany" trailer get finished?
__________________
Happy trails and Good Luck
Ms Tommie Fantine Lauer, Greensboro, NC
AIR #31871 WBAC #4165 K4MTL

www.fantinesvoice.com
Msmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014, 11:20 PM   #7
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,603
Images: 1
Extreme modifications 58 Caravanner

See last posts on that thread. I bumped to top for OP

. I looked him up and found some posts of his in bus forums. But that was a while back


No Mans Land
__________________

__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1970 Airstream Caravanner :: 1970 Airstream Caravanner Fishbowl Airstream Registry Discussions 0 12-29-2012 01:45 PM
Caravanner :: 1957 Airstream Caravanner floyds1 Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 09:32 AM
'57 Caravanner Island Girl :: 1957 Airstream Caravanner pbearsailor Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 09:30 AM
Extreme Restoration mandolindave Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 19 06-30-2005 03:53 PM
Extreme Angle Backing Airstreamer67 Our Community 11 05-19-2003 09:45 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.