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Old 10-26-2003, 03:13 AM   #15
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Hi QQQ

Hi QQQ;
Happy to read you again;
I've gotten my F150 , only yesterday afternoon, and no time to tow The A/S. I don't think I'm going to do it soon.. No destinations at that time. So I'm going to take pictures of them , this afternoon, and to fill down , all the water I 've let in tank, before winter arrive.

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Old 10-26-2003, 09:41 AM   #16
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Hi Bruno

I towed my 31 ft Soveriegn with a 1999 Ford F150 4.6 standard 2 wheel drive with no problem.

BTW, I didn't make it to Dunkerque last spring as my daughter's wedding (in Scotland) went bad because the groom chickened out and we had to go to Scotland to be with her.
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Old 10-26-2003, 03:46 PM   #17
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Thank you, trailertrash for your advice;

I'm in negociation with the E150 owner but no bought for the the moment.
If i take the 250 or 350, I have to get a truck license driver; I can ride up to 7716 lbs only. So it very difficult to find these trucks in FRANCE and more difficult to import them because regulation is very hard... except in collectible way.

I love pick-up trucks too but for my job, there is'nt a lot of space to put waste containers inside.
In the van , it's OK and you even can equip it in gas . For a consumption of 15 mpg, the LPG is very intersting comparated with the diesel: 1 liter LPG= 0,30 or $ / 1 liter diesel = 0,65 or $; more than the double; OK there is the equipment to pay ...

If you ride a lot ( I) it's very intersting.

I'm impatient to see your van in picture.


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Bruno, I don't know about Europe, but here in North America we have available something called a "topper", or "camper shell" that mounts on the top of the bed of a pickup truck, making it very much like a van (with not much headroom).
One is available here for your new truck.
have you considered this?
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Old 10-27-2003, 12:15 AM   #18
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good idea

Hi terry;
I've seen that and I' going to search, in FRANCE, or EUROPE, where I can find this kind of cover; May be ,not so large than a camper shell, but somthing great to cover the F150 bed to put all my future waste containers.
If you have some links, in USA, it'll be great.

Thank you

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Old 10-27-2003, 01:17 AM   #19
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Bruno, I'm happy for you that you found a good tow vehicle. I think you'll be much happier with that than with a 6 cylinder van! It looks very good!
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Old 10-27-2003, 01:55 AM   #20
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Thank you Stephanie;
I hope this F150 'll tow great. For the moment , no destination and the A/S 'll go wintering.
The 6 cylinders Econoline was'nt enough strong for towing and it'was necessarry to find the V8 , as yours;
I've found only one so, when I 've called, it was sold...
I've seached with announces on the web, but no more in FRANCE, some in EUROPE, but , most of time, they were van version, too expensive. The only way was the CANADA; Again, too much taxes ( hello custom ' taxes 22% plus TVAat 19,6% ...) and great difficulties to get french card, with french technical administrations.
So I decided to find a french pick up and here it is.

Now that is right, both towing and business.
I'm going to equip it with LPG and find the great cover, to put inside the medical waste containers.

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Old 10-27-2003, 10:37 AM   #21
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Bruno,

Good lookin' truck! Where is your cowboy hat? As far as toppers go I would do a search for ARE, Glasstite and Leer. A decent color matched fiberglass unit will run close to a $1,000 dollars U.S., shipping would also be expensive. At least you can expense it as work related?

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Bruno, I found a photo of one on an American truck topper website. Here is the photo, as Chas already said, it is by Leer

http://www.leer.com/

Good luck! By the way, you have a very nice looking F150.
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Old 10-27-2003, 06:41 PM   #23
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Bruno,

I use this sytle door. and it's the closes you can get to a van like set-up.

Enter either by glass door(great view when backing) or by raising the entire door.

About $1,700us for a long bed(8').

Nice truck!!!
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Try this one

2nd column over, 4th pic down. white door.

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