Take a look at this custom motorhome showtruck. Here’s something you don’t see every day, and I’m sure a lot of you will be interested to see what happens when you … take a moving van and turn it into a motorhome. That’s just what Darla White and co. did when they converted this International COE into their own private house on wheels … a retirement toy, an attention getter at shows, and a very interesting example of what can be done when you want to make a motorhome. More and more people are adopting what is known as the Van life, trading rent and utilities for travel with fewer expenses to worry about – just the price of propane and petrol, and the insurance. I bet it has some great seating in there, similar to what you’d find at Alpha Seating, for more info check out their website.
Now Darla. who’s a member of the Plains, Trains page, will tell us all a bit about what we have here:
“We have a 1990 International cabover 9670 series that used to be a moving van after over 7 yrs of working on her in the driveway we have been enjoying her the last 3 yrs at the truck shows.
“She has been a real Labor of Love. She has 350 cummins big cam 4 13 speed She is our retirement toy all said and done we have only $35,000 invested encluded purchasing the truck which the motor was already rebuilt and had only 20,000 miles on it. We will never wear her out.
“It is all self contained, full bathroom with house size shower. Galley kitchen with micowave, with propane cook top, gas refrigerator. Flat screen T.V. with surround sound. King size sleeping loft and couch is full size sleeper. Has a 55 hundred watt propane generator and 40 gal propane tank. Propane furnace. 200 gal of fresh water, 40 gal tank for gray water and 60 gal septic. Back of truck compartment lifts up and B.B.Q. grill goes in trailer hitch. It has a 120 watt A.C. all lights are battery back-up. P.S no CDL required registered and title as motor home.”
Here’s some pictures of Darla and family’s custom motorhome: