We built a Flat bed Camper this spring/summer. Needed something that could sleep a family of 5 without having to convert beds every night and fit on a short box truck frame.
Good luck finding anything to buy that wouldn't be a custom build and waaay to expensive.
Tossed around the idea of...
Well the old Burban's engine packed it in, but she did get us home (barely) before throwing in the towel.
The old girl needs some other work too so we opted to replace her while we decide what to do with her. (????Cummins????)
Ended up bringing home an '04 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer.
I can't talk you out of it.
Any OBS I don't care what brand are awesome.
Especially the Fords and a 7.3.
My favorite was the '97...... and I've had every gen up till the 6.0.
'97 hands down was the best. Bottom ends were stronger and can handle mods better, Personally I loved the...
Oh.... boat ended up being a 1971 Starcraft 12 foot aluminum with a 3.5hp Eska motor.
The boat leaked..... and the motor leaked gas..... after a trip to the hardware store we got both leaks all fixed up and ran it every day for 10 days.... burned 5.5 litres of gas.
1979 Chev Suburban
3 kids ages: 9, 7, 2
It was an “ish” plan.....
Leave Alberta (just north of Calgary)
Come home eventually.
En-route we came up with this insane idea to drive around small towns in Manitoba.... buy OLDEST boat we could see...
For sure I will, need to get some new pics, fixed a bunch of surface rust and bed liner'd the rockers from the horses feet down in black last weekend. Showed my wife pics of yours from your thread. Now my wife wants a pop top........