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Old 03-23-2016, 06:57 PM   #29
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When I die you can have my dually if you can pry fingers off the steering wheel.
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:06 PM   #30
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I'm just finishing up my project now:


You know, there are a lot of Avions that you run across that are missing the front rock guard.

THAT is the best fix I have ever seen for a missing rock guard! And, you can still pull your boat!

I love it!!!


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Old 03-23-2016, 07:17 PM   #31
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The turning radius might be astonishing with that long of a wheel base.
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Some years ago when I decided go sell my Freightliner and thought nobody wanted it, I thought about that concept. Read a lot about others who did it. Then sold the tractor. I still think that Cat 4 and a quarter would have done a fine job but a little cumbersome I suppose.
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:00 PM   #33
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TVs and hitches are entertaining forum threads, but if you filter out the egos, there is helpful information that drops out. I knew at some point I would upgrade my TV to better handle the mountains and all of the exchanges helped narrow down to what was the right solution for me. Thanks Airforum members!

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Old 03-23-2016, 08:08 PM   #34
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TVs and hitches are entertaining forum threads, but if you filter out the egos, there is helpful information that drops out. I knew at some point I would upgrade my TV to better handle the mountains and all of the exchanges helped narrow down to what was the right solution for me. Thanks Airforum members!

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This is a "half full" (as opposed to a half empty...) viewpoint!
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:22 PM   #35
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The turning radius might be astonishing with that long of a wheel base.

That truck might cut a sharper corner than you would think.


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Old 03-24-2016, 11:30 AM   #36
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That truck might cut a sharper corner than you would think.


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Data, please. The turning circle might be better than expected, but such a long vehicle seems like it would take a lot of space to turn, even with little forward motion as one might achieve with individual tire braking.

What is considered good enough? 40ft, 50ft, 60ft?

The pictured truck looks to have a wheel base close to the length of the trailer. Would that be 30 ft (360")? And the 2 axles would need to skid a bit, yes? They do look like singles and not duals which would help.

Seems an excessive design, except for the environment it was designed to travel, the interstate highway with full design specification turns. Seems destined to improve your back and fill experience and ability.

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That truck is completely pointless. If you go to that size vehicle, just go all the way and get yourself a Class A. Far more usable space and built to do the job.
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There is no Class A moho as beautiful as a Kenworth W900 in my opinion.
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Perhaps the truck was in hand and the owner(s) could do the modifications themselves. With all those fuel tanks, this would be a real long distance driver and probably has a generator on the other side. All kinds of modifications to the black and gray tanks would be possible so this rig could be in a remote space for quite awhile.

There are quite a few "one of" vehicles using an Airstream as part of the deal.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:33 PM   #42
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That truck is completely pointless. If you go to that size vehicle, just go all the way and get yourself a Class A. Far more usable space and built to do the job.

I guess that if you think that truck is pointless....... You miss the point!
( I'm glad everyone can have an opinion, though...)

Kind of like justifying a new Airstream ( or Avion when they were new )..... Hard to justify the price. However, if you WANT one, that's a totally different story. I like both just because they LOOK COOL..... Warts and all!


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