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Old 10-23-2009, 08:33 AM   #1
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The mother of all exhaust vents....

I thought fantastic fans pulled a lot of air, but I bet this one moves more!

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Old 10-23-2009, 08:36 AM   #2
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Also wonder what they use to keep the *skickiness* of their walls!
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It is an early 70's, most likely a 31 footer and has a big generator hanging off the rear bumper. Major changes had to have been made to support that monster.

Two items in the description stick out:
-15k lb rated, chassis
-can be towed by a 1/4 ton truck
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:57 AM   #4
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It says that it can be towed with a 1/4 ton truck.

Izzat a typo?
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I found this 1/4 ton truck. It's called a TriFun and it is from China.



You would need to keep the speed down. I don't think the giant corn popper on the roof of the trailer could handle 70 MPH top speed of this truck.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:14 AM   #6
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:23 AM   #7
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The interior is AWFUL Dirty...
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:03 PM   #8
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I found this 1/4 ton truck. It's called a TriFun and it is from China.



You would need to keep the speed down. I don't think the giant corn popper on the roof of the trailer could handle 70 MPH top speed of this truck.
Cute, Richard, but I'm more thinking it's a typo now.
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This was listed on PDX CL this morning for $65k! Nice to see you can go pick it up for 10k less on ebay - not that I think anyone will.

So, are they going to clean it before delivery, or is all that grease a bonus - ew!

The last couple months there was another converted cooking airstream for sale in Portland, but it was attached to a crepe restaurant - the kitchen was in the AS parked out back. Never saw any good pictures of it though.
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The trailer is unique and not suited for camping, but think of the possibilities for a pot luck. The value may be in the equipment in the trailer. I have no idea what the cooking stuff would be worth.

I would think the ad should read 3/4 ton truck. Get a diesel and make your own fuel from the deep fryer grease.
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Also wonder what they use to keep the *skickiness* of their walls!
Obviously nothing.
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It says that it can be towed with a 1/4 ton truck.

Izzat a typo?
I think that it's a safety feature. Would you want to get that moving any faster than that? Bicycle TV might be preferable.

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The trailer is unique and not suited for camping, but think of the possibilities for a pot luck. The value may be in the equipment in the trailer. I have no idea what the cooking stuff would be worth.
Value of the equipment is also affected by the stickiness issue. All in all, what a mess.
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I guess this is the 'towed' version of what we affectionately call local lunch wagons as 'Roach Coaches'....

What a sacrilegious 'conversion', IMHO...that kind of stuff should be stuffed into a SOB...
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Watch out for low bridges.

Hi, this thing looks like it got a lot of use in only seven months.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:33 PM   #14
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The mother of Exhaust fans.

That may be the "mother", but you should see the "father".

When the father fan runs, jack stands must be used, so that the tires don't blowout when they get squashed.

NASA could use that trailer, for an "altitude chamber".

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