Ronnie’s Tiny House Truck

Tiny House Truck! “ONE OF A KIND” A Tiny House that’s drive-able! 1999 International Diesel 4700 with 55K miles New Tires/A1 Mechanical Condition! OFF GRID CAPABILITY!!!

18′ X 8.5′ interior living space with 3′ covered rear entry porch, 16 inch front storage deck. Kitchen equipped with 3 burner propane cooktop, refrigerator/freezer, stainless steel sink, and oak cabinets. Hardwood floors, queen size bed, cassette toilet, tub/shower, air conditioning, exhaust fans, water heater, inverter, holding tanks, multi functional fresh water system with a whole house filter system fully self contained in an insulated locker (100 watt light bulb kept it from freezing in -10 degrees). Lots of storage! R21 Insulation! All systems in place, more places to build shelves and do cosmetic trim.

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The main house body is built with 2 inch thick foam cored steel panels, other siding and roof material can be added for cosmetic appearance if you want. As always things can be changed or added. The Tiny House is built with new materials, recycled materials and reclaimed materials. I am a perfectionist, I design and redesign as I build to insure that I have achieved the best possible product that I can. This Tiny House Truck is built with maintenance and service in mind for the future.

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The Tiny House can be taken off the truck frame and put on a foundation, on a trailer, on a floating barge, etc. The house body alone is approximately 5,000 pounds (no holding tanks, storage lockers, or house battery bank as they are mounted to the truck frame). They can also be removed. The truck is not loaded, it does not even sit on the over load springs. This rig was built to haul a load, tow a load, and go the distance.

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I can dry camp for five days using refrigeration, lights, and fans, without charging batteries. They can be charged with the truck engine, Honda 2000 watt generator, or electric on board smart charger. Solar panels and or wind generator can be added to make it “TOTALLY OFF GRID .” The truck is titled as a motor home and does not require a CDL to drive it. The truck has 55,000 miles on it and 7 new tires, air brakes, air ride captain chairs, AC, heat, 6 speed manual, T44E 7.3 turbo diesel engine serviced and ready to go anywhere the road leads and carry whatever you want with you.

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This truck travels safely at 62 MPH on cruise control, up and down most any hill you encounter on the interstate. I have been in 110 MPH hurricane winds on the East coast with no problems.

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I am 60 year old retired (as of this year) Facility Engineer. I have been to 6 trade schools, built every thing from sidewalks to Nuclear Power Plants, along with boats, cars and motor cycles. I am off the road & don’t need my big rig any more ( I am building my next Tiny House Truck on a 1973 F 350 Ford.) If I do not sell it as whole I will put the Tiny House on a trailer frame & sell them separately. I am asking $30,000, much less Than I have in it.

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I call my rig the Hillbilly Hauler. Too many features to mention! For more detailed info, more pictures or questions please call 865-436-7408 or e-mail TNronnie (at) gmail.com

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mike - January 20, 2015 Reply

That is very cool… I like it.

But 110mph winds? Really?

    Ronnie - January 24, 2015 Reply

    I was in hurricane Isabel & Irene in North Carolina. The eye passed directly over me. I recorded the wind speed gust of 110,sustained winds of 60 myself.For the last 10 years I have been getting ready ,staying thru & cleaning up after hurricanes. I have been in more but these were the worst. My Tiny House Truck was built strong to withstand the environment that I live & work in, from the mountains to the ocean.

Becca - January 20, 2015 Reply

Really impressive… especially that it withstood 110 MPH winds!!

PJ Slade - January 20, 2015 Reply

To be laid out as well functionally and that solidly made that the hurricane couldn’t hurt it, says it had to be built by an engineer. Even not selling, when you build the recreational one on the F350, please post pics of it here? If I was going ‘road gypsy’ right now, I’d be on the phone to you, this “RV” is like something to survive the zombie apocalypse my sons talk about.

    Ronnie - January 24, 2015 Reply

    Thank you for recognizing the effort made. You are correct. You dont even get radio,cell or t v signals thru the the steel body. Even the windows are custom order D P 40 hurricane glass that is tempered ,safety laminated, bronze tinted & argon charged. The body is screwed together not nailed.

Lisa E. - January 20, 2015 Reply

Pretty snazzy. I’m assuming that because it was certified as a hauling truck to begin with there would be no problems with size.

O.M. - January 21, 2015 Reply

Seen this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSkc1VQZ19k

Steven Pitchford - January 21, 2015 Reply

It’s not very pretty yet, but the truck is awesome. And it’s cheaper than many tiny house trailers. Terrific deal.

Happy trails,
SteveP

Kirsten Burnett - January 21, 2015 Reply

a very different spin on the conventional mobile home.I believe something like this could be marketed to a niche market of campers and outdoors men and women that are tired of the regular rv and trailer homes. this is unique, fun , and a whole lot cooler. thanks for sharing this.

Mike Anderson - January 23, 2015 Reply

Hey Ronnie. Sorry to see her go. Someone is going to get a really well thought out housetruck.

WILL - January 31, 2015 Reply

The next build is truly the one that has my intrest, im converting a 47 studebaker m16 with the 195″ wheelbase. youve given me a bit of inspiration, thank you ronnie and best of luck on your next build.

kevin maines - October 19, 2016 Reply

where can insurance be found for this custom build. i have the same on a vintage IHC truck, can anyone help me?

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