Converting the Ambulance into a Tow Vehicle
Did you read how we found our travel trailer? No? Go back and read how we found Bella. Or maybe you’re just interested in why we picked an ambulance to haul our trailer. Yeah, I don’t blame you.
After buying our travel trailer (affectionately named Bella), we began to search for the vehicle to haul her. Now that I think about it, we did it backwards…..it made sense at the time.
We had a 1998 red Jeep Wrangler that we were planning on trading in for a tow vehicle. We went to every dealer in town looking for the right truck or SUV. I looked at tow capacity and mpg of every single possible contender. We thought about a Trailblazer, a Tahoe, an Explorer, or a Navigator SUV. A Chevy, Ford, or Dodge pickup truck. Gas or Diesel. V6 to V12. To save time, we would go at night and sneak around taking notes of every SUV and truck to go research at home (we would wear all black with hoodies…we’re so dramatic).
My dad and I felt even MORE stressed than before we bought Bella. Every truck and SUV had horrible mpg that would be cut in half by towing. It was either buy a large truck that could safely tow Bella and eat up all our gas money, or buy a small SUV that would NOT safely tow, but consume less.
Did you read about how we found our ambulance? You should go back and read that, don’t tell me you’re aren’t at least a little curious..
This next part is a bit technical. If that’s not your thing, don’t worry, skip ahead to the next article. But if you’re curious to see what we did to the ambulance to make it road trip ready, keep reading.
The top lights had been ripped out (apparently they’re illegal) so there were twelve gaping holes to fill. Other than that, everything was still intact. All the labels for needles and gloves were still taped. The oxygen tank cabinet was still there. All the switches and telephone lines still worked. Even the siren was still on perched on top.
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