Cost of project.
|Diesel generator on back
|Temporary solution before the propane Onan!
Tire Pressure Monitor System for RV
Shop charges for the singling of the truck was agreed before the project start at
$ 3,000.00 and the modifications of my Reese fifth wheel cost me another $ 250.00, considering that the sale of the differential
axle, the four aluminum rims, four virgin tires, fifth wheel etc, basically paid for the conversion! "Whitelightning"
was also completely serviced, e/o Engine, transmission, rear axle oil changed, grease and all filters replaced, thorough
check of all major components and alignment.
brake pads and brake drums installed on the rear, (I felt this was a good thing to do!) , the change out of the air manifold
in the rear and a check of the vehicle's most important systems at $ 1,900.00, (This also included the vehicle inspection
for 2011 by the Volvo dealer) Four new Batteries at $ 410.00, the installation of the "Maxi Brake" system (truck/trailer
air over electric) at $ 430.00, addition of a TPMS tire monitor system for both truck and trailer at $ 830.00, A "Jakalopee"
conversion box was wired into the truck to convert the trucks electrical system for use with the "RV" trailer electrical
system $150.00, a wireless back up camera was also added at $ 298.63, Two full fenders were installed at a cost of $ 1,100.00,
(They are indestructible so I have been assured) My GPS which was removed from the dually was also installed, include the
graphics design resembling the trailer graphics at $ 849.00 New seat covers at $ 280.00, the total cost of the finished truck
so far is @ $ 58,550.00, (This Includes the transport charges from Burlington Ont to St.John's, NL at $5,800.00) We
now own a truck which will never wear out for what we use it for providing we take care of the maintenance, a truck I
love to drive and feel save driving in, which has a engine twice the size of my retired dually and proves the same
on fuel, a truck with some 1000 Ft.Lbs more torq than my dually and braking power to spare! A turning radius that puts a dually
to shame! It will carry my bike on the back with no worries of overloading the truck, has a sleeper for taking a rest when
required and a table in the planning for having lunch while on the road. What else is there?