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Old 09-26-2011, 10:38 PM   #15
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I have been looking around for a midliner or Expidier (trash truck) one axle to put my 24' AS on, just for fun mind you. I think a LT (light truck) is best for hauling although I do keep my eye out for a smaller med truck. Just for fun.

I wonder is your tractor air ride or spring?

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Old 09-26-2011, 11:33 PM   #16
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No mine, just the one making me want to buy yet another vehicle I dont really need!
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:15 AM   #17
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Here's one that stopped to quick...
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:31 AM   #18
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I don't have a heavy truck for a TV, but I can speak for the Air Safe hitch. I bought one after a few trips with our new trailer.

The older trailer with the rear twins never really looked too disheveled after a day of towing. But, with more stuff stowed at the rear of a trailer with a front bed, a day of interstate travel had things looking like they had been in a dryer.

The Air Safe made an obvious improvement.

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jd, Do Air Safe hitches eliminate the need for anti-sway bars and levelers?
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:00 AM   #19
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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.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:31 PM   #20
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Nothings louder then a power smoke!
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:02 PM   #21
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Loud PSD? LOL! All new pickup diesels are pretty quiet nowadays, but you can't even hear an old PSD running max load if there is a CTD idling in the same state.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:24 AM   #22
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Nothings louder then a power smoke!
It definitely feels that way in the cab... and I've been to heavy metal concerts!
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:15 AM   #23
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Loud PSD? LOL! All new pickup diesels are pretty quiet nowadays, but you can't even hear an old PSD running max load if there is a CTD idling in the same state.
Make that an early 12-Valve Cummins; pre-1998.

My neighbor with the PSD and sound-attenuating devices deleted from intake & exhaust has that Ford garbage-truck-with-a-cracked-muffler sound happen'in, even at idle. Mines practically silent by comparison.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:36 AM   #24
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Personally I've been thinking of picking up an old Dodge M37, FFPW or a WC series truck to restore as a tow rig for my '65 Safari.

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This makes more sense (as if any of this does!)
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I'm wondering how that truck is titled?
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