Originally Posted by scarylarry
I used to drive tractor trailer years ago & have a few old cars & was considering a vintage Peterbilt or Kenworth single axle tractor to pull our '66 Safari. Would look cool, fun (for me) to drive, pull easily...but maybe beat the camper to death! I see a airsafe hitch in my future either way as my 2000 Dodge 2500 is not exactly the smoothest ride. Any experience here? A photo of the rig would be fun also!
I'm thinking about this, and the things that would worry me are:
1. Noise. I feel bad with my Powerstroke in the campground, and a tractor trailer is even louder.
2. Height. I'd worry much more about low-hanging trees and the like - campgrounds aren't designed with tractors in mind. Also, if you want to go somewhere that has a parking deck, well, forget that.
3. Inefficiency. "Honey, we're out of milk." "Okay, I'll go get some..." Suddenly you're driving a large, ungainly vehicle... to go get a quart of milk. This is one of the reasons I never wanted to drive my B190 around after getting to my destination - instead I always had a car with me either by towing, renting, or getting someone else to drive one. (Exception - I did occasionally go for weekend trips with no car at all.)
4. General size. I'm not sure of the length of those but I'd wonder where I'd park it in some sites I've been in.
Don't get me wrong, I think it'd be cool to see. I just think there would be some headaches I wouldn't want to deal with.