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Post Info TOPIC: Some Advice & Ideas about Converting a Pantech Truck


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Some Advice & Ideas about Converting a Pantech Truck


Hey there Nomads, my partner & I are looking into buying a Pantech truck (US 'box truck') & converting it into a motorhome. We're only in the very initial stages at present & if anyone can offer any advice on purchasing a vehicle, ideas about converting it, or if someone has done a similar conversion, we'd love to have a chat with you & pick your brains, as it were, to find out any do's or finds we might need to consider. Looking forward to hearing from you!



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One thing to solve will be how to soften the suspension up enough to stop the contents from being rattled to bits.

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Welcome to GN's Stephen, There is currently a few pantechs being used as defacto MH's - Mainly because the owners are still utilising the vehicle as a tool of trade vehicle (consider this as a tax incentive). Very easy to use angle brackets to locate normal house furniture, a flat pack kitchen bench with removable plastic dish, Porta Potti, in screened off area. Usually light trucks from Suzuki or similar. You would need to come up with a suitable methodology for accessing the elevated truck tray height.

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Possum3 wrote:

Welcome to GN's Stephen, There is currently a few pantechs being used as defacto MH's - Mainly because the owners are still utilising the vehicle as a tool of trade vehicle (consider this as a tax incentive). Very easy to use angle brackets to locate normal house furniture, a flat pack kitchen bench with removable plastic dish, Porta Potti, in screened off area. Usually light trucks from Suzuki or similar. You would need to come up with a suitable methodology for accessing the elevated truck tray height.


 Suzuki?????  You would need to be a midget......... maybe Isuzu, Hino , Fuso etc.......



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A pantechnicon van, usually shortened to pantec, was originally a furniture removal van drawn by horses and used by the British company "The Pantechnicon" for delivering and collecting furniture which its customers wished to store. The name is a word largely of British English usage. Trucks from Suzuki are Izusu Branded - they also make small vans with Suzuki brand.

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Possum3 wrote:

A pantechnicon van, usually shortened to pantec, was originally a furniture removal van drawn by horses and used by the British company "The Pantechnicon" for delivering and collecting furniture which its customers wished to store. The name is a word largely of British English usage. Trucks from Suzuki are Izusu Branded - they also make small vans with Suzuki brand.


 I wish anybody  good luck if they go searching for a 3,4 or 5 tonne Suzuki truck in Australia.........!! (I have owned Isuzu products -  cars, utilities  and trucks since 1966 -  and have a collection of classic Isuzu cars presently )   I have also owned a Suzuki and a  Honda "mini truck" in the past.



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Join reddit, and go onto r/vandwellers, I am a member, this is all people talk about on the subreddit.

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