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Old 06-17-2014, 06:49 AM   #15
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That big ole truck will make up for the lack of storage in the 3015 Classic...
A rolling shed...
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:45 PM   #16
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My family is on the verge of going full time and considering upgrading tow vehicles that will allow access to tools much like your husband. I attempted to private message you with no success. Is there another way I may get in contact with you? I may be reached at (314)749-9579.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:04 PM   #17
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I am retired from the local natural gas company. I used to drive one like that to haul a 16,000 lbs. backhoe tractor on a 6,500 lbs. trailer and the truck weight in at 13,500 lbs. and that all adds up to 32,000 lbs. empty. All you people be careful because depending the state you may be required to get a class A commercial drivers license and this license requires medical exam every two years if you are under 50 and every year if you are 50 or over.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:31 PM   #18
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Hello to all of you out there that are showing interest and appreciation for Bob and Page's really, really good idea...

Check out the link to the Classifieds below my signature first.

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My 2006 Mercedes SPRINTER 3500 dually is available now for $29,000 ($2000 more if you want the power plant).

The vehicle has run LESS THAN 16,000 miles ( 15,600 when I drove it this week) and looks and performs like it just rolled out of the showroom.

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A very smart all aluminum utility box could easily replace the MINI up there. Let's then call it a STOWmobile.

Any competent truck body builder can do this for you. If you wanted Wiltsie Truck Body of Ontario, Canada - the old line family firm that built much of my rig - to do the work I would gladly co-ordinate your design being built out.

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Or, if you want the whole splendid traveling rig I'll keep the MINI and provide the modifications that will make the SPRINTER your STOWmobile. Same price.

The Mercedes will give you a Combined Weight Rating of 15, 200 pounds. It's turning radius is less than Bob's Freighliner. The fully loasded unit has never done less than 18 mpg, gets as much as 22 mpg. You DON"T need a Class A licence to enjoy a Mercedes Sprinter.

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Old 06-22-2014, 03:42 PM   #19
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CANADIAN gallons or US Gallons?
Oh, and what brand is the generator?
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We like this a lot, but need a four door with our two children on tow. Good luck!
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:06 PM   #21
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Paula,

The last extensive outing was Newfoundland and back. 91 days. Up and down some tough terrain there, and in Quebec's Eastern Townships and Maine.

Overall average, city and highway, up and down, was 18.32 miles per CANADIAN gallon. The Canadian gallon is larger than the US so the miles per gallon reading will be higher.

I Canadian gallon = 1.2 US gallon.

I don't know how to convert the MPG but somebody out there will.

The generator is in the Classifieds fine print. Japanese built SUBARU Robbins 4300 W:

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Yup, that will get the job done. Perfect for your use!
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Yes, you don't need an 8 or 9 mile per gallon truck to do the job ....
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