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Old 09-17-2019, 06:15 AM   #1
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Weight police pick this apart.

This should be enough
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:50 AM   #2
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We sell those units. Iíve personally seen one leave our dealership on the back of a Chevy 2500 gas rig. Came in last week for service hooked up to a new Ford F450.

That is one nice set up there in the picture.
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:59 AM   #3
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They WILL NOT be using any state/national parks in that setup though!!
Can you just see the DW driving that to her hairdresser??
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:33 AM   #4
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They WILL NOT be using any state/national parks in that setup though!!
Can you just see the DW driving that to her hairdresser??

Ha! That's what I was going to say! They won't be making any drive thrus or parking at the local Sonic in that thing.
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:36 AM   #5
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Ha! That's what I was going to say! They won't be making any drive thrus or parking at the local Sonic in that thing.
With that rig they can make their own drive thru !
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:37 PM   #6
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I can't remember what all he said about it had a DD15 thought he said 550hp, him & his wife fight to drive, but says he only gets 7 mpg, thought it would be more.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:46 PM   #7
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As I'm sure many snowbirds will also attest, we see a large number of tractors (usually single screw) pulling 5v'ers when we're on the road. Internationals and Volvos probably the most common.
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:44 PM   #8
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We saw a caravan of three rigs in several campgrounds in Alaska that were similar to this. They each had a smart car loaded behind the tractor cab and in front of the 5th wheel. Definitely a head turner. Had hoped to see them load/offload the car but was not so lucky. I wondered how the car ramps were configured.

They each had “not for hire” painted on the doors of their tractors. I expect this has some legal ramifications but not really sure.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:08 PM   #9
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Whenever I see a setup like this (without the not for hire sign), I always wonder if itís an OTR trucker on vacation. I just figured why not, they already own a good truck for towing...
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:26 PM   #10
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DOT allows a vehicle over 26,001 lbs as a truck, not a comm truck if used "not for hire." There is a whole different book on driver/vehicle rules. Many less rules than "driving for hire." In Oregon they are still supposed to go though a open scale. Normally they get waved though.
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Old 09-18-2019, 03:10 AM   #11
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I'm sure some 'weight police' will complain that this isn't enough to pull the trailer.
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:14 AM   #12
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Curious to know what accommodations in that cab are like? Likely nicer than the back row of a "mortal" truck haha
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:25 PM   #13
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They are nice and big enough to sit at a table and write a police report while talking to the driver. Some have RV toilets among other nice stuff.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:25 PM   #14
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Bunk, sink, port-a-potty, mini frig, and microwave and you license it as a RV motorhome in many states. Thus no drivers license restrictions.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:11 PM   #15
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I looked at the new Cascadia brochure, it is crazy nice. Now my wife wants one so she is not stuck sitting on a bench seat with the 2 year old while I drive haha

Someone should make a Sleeper Cab Hauler on the M2 chassis - the current haulers I have seen are just 2 rows of seating instead of a nice living compartment to make the drive nicer for passengers.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:51 AM   #16
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We had a park neighbor for a couple years with a KW sleeper about like the look in the pic but in white. Towed a 5 slide GD. His hitch was way back over rear wheels and had a ramp to run their Can AM sideways between the cab and hitch. He rented 2 spots to have room for everything. Don't remember who he said built them but apparently there are 12 just like his and they occasionally meet up for a week in Lake Havasu area.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:30 AM   #17
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On our summer trip (4 weeks) this summer saw one of those in a KOA, had the
smart car. He used ramps and a electric winch to lower and raise the smart car
on to the back of the truck.

And yes two parking spaces.
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:35 PM   #18
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Two years ago we saw this amazing custom built motorhome at Malibu RV Park. It was custom built on either a KW or Freightliner chassis. Guy said his wife designed it.
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:49 PM   #19
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Here's a dandy, outa my price range.


https://www.commercialtrucktrader.co...114-5007479448
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Seen this rig at the Sioux Falls KOA.
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