One very interesting combination of industries is the taking of a Truck and making it into a Recreational Vehicle or Motor Home. In fact it is getting quite common these days and there are several manufacturers who specialize in this market.
Generally they are selling to corporate marketing departments, auto racing companies and real men who want a real truck chassis underneath their motor coach, can you blame them? A real truck means a stronger motor home, big powerful motor and truck strength quality components. You have probably seen such trucks on the road.
Of course there are some motor home buyers who buy them simply for the looks or the known company name on the front of the truck, meaning getting parts is easy and they are easier to work on in case they break down too.
Many people like these RVs to tow off-road racing toys and they seem to be a hit with that market segment too. Having a real truck underneath your motor home does not only mean strength it also is a huge upgrade in the safety department.
Despite what you might think these motor homes on the truck chassis do not use any more fuel even though they have a huge engine. This is because they are going down the highway at extremely low RPMs as the truck is use to towing a trailer of 40-60 thousand pounds but the motor home may only weight 10,000 pounds or less, so it never even breaks a sweat. If you are thinking of buying such a motor home, RV or motor coach, I recommend checking into the Truck Motor Homes first.
L. Winslow is a Transportation and Economic Advisor to the Online Think Tank, a Futurist and retired entrepreneur. Currently he is planning a bicycle ride across the US to raise money for charity and is sponsored by http://www.Calling-Plans.com and all the proceeds will go to various charities who sign up.