Homemade motorhomes we cover Motor1.com generally consists of people taking existing trucks or vans and modifying them into something to live in. The build in this video is like that except the makers combined a modified Kenworth semi truck and a vintage Airstream. The result is a motor home that attracts a lot of positive attention.
Charlie started this development by finding this Kenworth for sale in New Hampshire. It’s in the woods and hasn’t walked in 12 years. Charlie started the engine within an hour.
A few weeks later, this Airstream appeared in a real estate sale. He bought it too, and decided to graft the two vehicles together to make a stunning motor home. It’s quite difficult, but Charlie seems to be a master of engineering.
He overhauled the original Kenworth with Volvo components. Now, Airstream is attached to trucks, and there’s even a walkway that lets you walk from the taxi to the motor home.
Unfortunately, the video only provides a glimpse into the Airstream section of the cabin. From the little we see, it looks quite comfortable. Kitchenette, sitting area and bedroom are visible. Charlie said he had 110 square feet of space back there.
The exterior shows Charlie’s ingenuity. He sliced through a bunch of semi-truck fuel tanks to create plenty of storage space. Only an eagle-eyed observer could tell. These places store items such as tools and even inflatable rafts. Plus, he has enough propane on board to go all winter without needing more.
Charlie then opened the hood, and there were quite a few engines on display. It’s a Cummins KTTA twin-turbo inline-six engine with lots of polished parts visible. He estimated the power plant to produce about 1,000 horsepower (746 kilowatts). Even as he tows the Airstream and tows the F-150, Charlie says there’s easy passing power on the Interstate.
These days, Charlie uses this rig to travel between his home in Texas and the Northeast. Previously, he had camped in this homemade machine.