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Eye Catching Custom Built Vintage Caboose RV With a Fold Down Deck

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

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Photos by Keith Levy.

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.

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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

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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



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