With the right amount of time and resources nearly anything is possible. A great example is this 1981 TK Bedford converted into a housetruck but looking more like a caboose RV. From the sides and back you would think you were gazing at the last railroad car from the edge of a railway. As you bring your eyes to the front it becomes clear you are dealing with a uniquely styled RV.
The Caboose RV in All Its Wonder
Aside from the visual color choice which makes it stand out. The caboose RV has a partially automated fold down deck that nearly doubles the amount of living space. It is considered living space as the entire outside area is covered by an awning and has canvas around the perimeter. The fold down deck seems to be well designed with gas struts and an elevated deck surface.The deck area consists of about 110 sq. ft. of living space while the interior offers nearly 150 sq. ft.
Additional Caboose RV Photos
This caboose RV also has a sliding screen door on the back of the housetruck with a small balcony to really give it that caboose feel.
The current owners Mike and Kay show it off from time to time at rallies but it is Mike’s father who originally completed this masterpiece in 1995. Though the housetruck shows its age, it is still one of the finer examples of a custom built RV we have covered. The caboose RV currently resides in New Zealand with many of our favorite housetruck designs.
Watch How the RV Deck Works
This fold down deck is something that is highly admired by most RV’ers, though there still is no simple nor cost effective way to retro-fit an RV with one. This may inspire a few of you talented DIY folks to give it a try. Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
More information and photos at TheFlyingTortoise
Try the RV LIFE Pro Bundle FREE for 7 days
Love RVing? You'll Love RV LIFE Pro
It’s the wanderlust, the freedom of the open road. It’s not the destination, but the journey. It’s exploring the world. You don’t need a house because when you travel, you’re home. That’s RV LIFE.
The problem is, planning epic RV journey is somewhat complex. At RV LIFE, we believe it should be simple. As RVers ourselves, we understand the process and have helped millions of RVers journey with confidence and make their travel dreams come true.
RV Trip Wizard helps you plan the perfect trip and our RV GPS app turns your phone into an RV Safe GPS to get you there safely. Have a question about ANYTHING related to RVing, join the conversation at any of our awesome RV forum communities.
Step 1: Click here to learn more and sign up for the free trial.
Step 2: Plan your dream RV trip.
Step 3: Enjoy unforgettable memories!