Host F550 4X4 Motorhome Quad Slide 330

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DAMN I must be a glutton for punishment.

I just bought a 2008 Host motorhome which is a Ford F550 4x4 cab & chassis conversion. It has the Ford/International 6.4 Powerstroke engine & 5R110 transmission.
Being a F450/550 it has the wide track Super 60 front axle which allows it to turn tighter and makes it more maneuverable. I'll have to measure the WB for ya all.

It is a Ford Lariat trim on the quad cab chassis with 6 way power heated seats for the front passengers. One of it's main selling points is the added safety for rear seated passengers over other motorhomes.

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The dash is pretty stock at this point.

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Looking out the rear window. Has a nice sized rear bedroom and tons of storage.

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I updated the TV in the main living area to a 50" Smart TV.


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On the way home with it.

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I've got a list of things I'm going to be fixing on it once the Jeep is finished & running. Most of the initial things will be all the know problems or failure items associated with the 6.4 diesel And then either updating or fixing some interior items.
 
It has a back up monitor that you can use while in motion by turning on the #1 upfitter switch.

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And just for @Zorba I screwed up this video..... :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :LOL::LOL::LOL:


And the front bunk lifts up for a pass thru to the front seating area.

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One of the KEWL little added features is a remote controlled search light.

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It has a 5500w Onan LP gen set.

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Rear seat entertainment center for the kiddos

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This couch is getting replaced with dual recliner theater seating.

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Dometic refrigerator

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3 burner stove

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Sharp convection/microwave oven

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Not a huge shower but it's large enough for this old fat guy.

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Nice sink & vanity

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Separate toilet room

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Looking back towards the front

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Rear bedroom area

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Double closets & entertainment area. I'll be updating the TV back here to a Smart TV also.

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Nice kitchen area with a ton of storage.


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Spice can storage pullout

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Spice storage

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Double sink

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DAMN I must be a glutton for punishment.

I just bought a 2008 Host motorhome which is a Ford F550 4x4 cab & chassis conversion. I

Way Kool! Congrats. I've been Rving for the past 8 years (since I retired). I had a couple of toyhaulers I pulled with a pickup and now I have a motorhome and tow my Jeep 4 down. RV ownership can be a love/hate thing. It seems like they always need some work. So far I have done all of the work myself. If I need some coaching on the system I'm working on, I find IRV2 is a great forum to look for info. Travel by motorhome is the slowest thing on the road. I normally drive 60-60mph. I started out driving 500 miles per day. That has dropped down to 300 miles per day now. One thing about the RV: the party starts as soon as we leave the driveway. Good luck and safe travels.

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It has a 5500w Onan LP gen set.

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Rear seat entertainment center for the kiddos

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This couch is getting replaced with dual recliner theater seating.

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Dometic refrigerator

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3 burner stove

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Sharp convection/microwave oven

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Not a huge shower but it's large enough for this old fat guy.

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Nice sink & vanity

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Separate toilet room

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Looking back towards the front

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Rear bedroom area

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Double closets & entertainment area. I'll be updating the TV back here to a Smart TV also.

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Nice kitchen area with a ton of storage.


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Spice can storage pullout

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Spice storage

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Double sink

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Awesome rig
 
Nice! I've always thought that a pickup based motorhome made a lot more sense than one based on a van, although I'd want a single cab and I'd probably simply remove the TVs.

They make 4x4 & 2wd motorhomes in single cab now. And you can have your pick of Ram/Ford as the chassis choice. The main issue with the current ones is that they are very poor quality. Since COVID hit the units coming out just have way too many problems. And for what I wanted/needed I want the crew cab so that I have storage for my wheelchair. It can go behind the drivers seat with no issues and then it's not taking up room in the coach or in the storage bins.

Being stuck out some place without a TV on a shitty day or two would get OLD fast. But heck if it's yours and you want to remove them knock yourself out.


If I were better at fabrication...I can imagine a Duramax powered chassis cab that could be grafted on the rear half of the GMC.

That would LOOK great. Kind of like the Air Stream trailers grafted onto a semi.

I'd probably leave the one in the front/living area if it wasn't too large and obnoxious, but the one in the bedroom would definitely be gone.

I enjoy watching TV in bed sometimes. Not all the time but for the times I'd like to it's there. Plus if you remove the TV's if you go to sell it you're gunna need to reinstall them.