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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wondering About A Texas House Truck.

Keith, the flyingtortoise (http://theflyingtortoise.blogspot.com/) has talked about all the house trucks in New Zealand and how unique and beautiful they are.  He has even posted pictures of them in every condition, from beautiful functional ones to those which have not run for ages.  Here are a couple of examples that I found on the Internet.  This first one is a small one:
 
 
And here is an example of a larger one: 
 
 
But the other day, I was driving into Conroe, Texas and spotted this house truck and it reminded me of the ones in New Zealand that Keith posts about, and I had to snap a quick picture of it.  I blotted out the Texas license plat number for the driver's privacy.  If you look closely, on the right side under the window, there is a non-U.S. plate that has been painted over.  Does anyone know where that plate is from.  

 
Here, let me enlarge it for you:
 
I would call that a house truck.  It has a generator on the back, tanks on the side, and a lockable full size door as an entrance.  I see that the truck also has a trailer hitch ball, so maybe he can tow a boat or a spare bedroom or . . . what ever.  So, Keith, what do you think of that?  Does that qualify for a house truck?  Now, you all have a great day, you hear?


16 comments:

  1. When I was a little kid I used to pretend that I was a gypsy and lived in a vehicle similar to your photos... only sometimes my "abode" was horse drawn. I'd love to peek into those house trucks.... I'll bet everything is neatly stowed away in its proper place. (I guess maybe childhood dreams like mine made life in a 27' motorhome very easy)

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    1. I guess, in a way, your childhood pretend became a reality in your motorhome. See, you were born to have an RV.

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  2. I love those homemade house trucks. I've run into a few in my travels. What's neat is that every one of them is different and has character.

    No idea about the plate.

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    1. Yes and they show the personality of the maker and/ or owner.

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  3. Hey, I could live in one of those! Probably enjoy it, too!

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    1. They really are unique and each one is special just for that owner. But, I prefer what I have. Now, all I have to do is use it.

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  4. Nice! I like the house trucks. Eva wants to buy a school bus and turn it into a camper. Today we visited my in-laws and they just bought an older van to travel in. It has the captain chairs and blinds on the windows. Now Eva wants a van, I say she should go on adventures with her grandparents!

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    1. I bet she would love that and it would so would her grandparents. When I was 16, I was invited to go on a trip with my uncle and Aunt, which I did. It was great. We gone a couple of months. Left Pa headed west with lots of stops. Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park and many others. We came home through Canada and down past Niagara Falls and then home. I will never forget that trip, never!!

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  5. I have never seen one of those. The little houses on trailers are the closest I have seen in character. I like the truck house better. That big one looks like it might have a full-size washer and dryer.

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    1. It is big enough to hold what ever the owner wants to put in it. Those first two pictures I took off the Internet, the last one was in front of me when I went to Conroe.

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  6. I can not read what is on the right side of the plate but I don't believe it is important. I'm reasonably sure it is a German Vehicle Registration Plate and indicates the place where the vehicle bearing them is registered. The 'B' would indicate that it was registered in Berlin.

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    1. I enlarged the original picture and the first digit could be a 3 but it looks more like a B. If I ever see it again (what's the chances of that?) I will try to get a better picture. I will zoom in on the old plate.

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    2. It is the large 'B' preceding the numbers that tell me that it is a German plate registered in Berlin. I think the small numbers on the right are like our yearly tag information.

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  7. Haven't seen any of those, but have seen , like, rooms on pickup beds.

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    1. Home made campers are usually unique and designed to fit the needs and restrictions of the builder. All are unique. I love seeing them.

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  8. Wonderful DD... sorry I didn't see them til today. I recognise the little one and the big one... thanks for posting them...

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