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Old 05-27-2016, 02:58 PM   #11
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I saw one like that once that had a really nice looking custom-built cab. It was sweet. But I wonder what kind of MPG's those get pulling a "little" 35' or 40' 5th wheel around.
Probably great mileage. Squisher engine probably never gets much above idle RPM with that load.
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I wonder what that rig sounds like when he fires up to leave the adjacent campsite at 4:30 in the morining?
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:11 PM   #14
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Must be a kit that you can get, because I've seen one around here too. Unless it's the same one, which isn't unlikely.
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I saw a large motor home today towing a jayflight trailer behind it. It must the "mother in law" TT.
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I saw one like that once that had a really nice looking custom-built cab. It was sweet. But I wonder what kind of MPG's those get pulling a "little" 35' or 40' 5th wheel around.
There is a camper that I see where I am hosting now that comes in with a Volvo 770 TV. I forget what his 5'er is, but he says he gets 8 mpg regardless of speed, wind, up hill or downhill. And with his 2 big saddle tanks he can go half way across the country without refueling. But when time to fill up he almost needs a new mortgage.
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I wonder what that rig sounds like when he fires up to leave the adjacent campsite at 4:30 in the morining?
Quieter than the early Dodge Cummins.
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I wonder what that rig sounds like when he fires up to leave the adjacent campsite at 4:30 in the morining?
As someone already posted, no worse than some of those diesel pickups with the "absolutely necessary" loud exhaust. To be fair, some of the gassers are loud, too.

I see a few single axle tractors pulling big travel trailers up here in Canada. With air suspension and auto shift, beautiful cab interiors, why not?
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I've seen this setup with a Smart Car on the deck between the cab and the 5th wheel!
I've seen them, too. IIRC there's an outfit in western Canada that does custom TVs with space for a Smart or other tiny vehicle on that rear deck. Saw a thread about it over on IRV2.com.

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Search RV Haulers. They'll work with you to get your requirements, find a used truck (they usually stick with Volvo's),single it(if wanted) and
refinish to your liking and budget. Bed's can be custom made but those smart car beds are expensive (10-20k). Range anywhere from 60-100k+ once they're done depending on year, trans, mileage and customizations. They will even take care of customs and deliver it to you.

I may or may not have had some down time that needed to be filled looking at big trucks. Pretty cool stuff.
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