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  1. Star Dreamer

    Unloading front axel?

    We are singled short with a hitch mounted behind the rear axle. Unloaded we are at 9520# on our front axle and with trailer hooked up we at 7920# with no load in the trailer garage and 8080# with a 5700# load in the trailer garage. This is without the smart car on the truck deck which should increase the front axle weight some.
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    Manual operated clutch fan. .???

    Our Freightliner has a switch on the dash to turn on the fan manually. I use it to engage the fan before I start climbing a large Hill or if I am in stop an go traffic. I know it will come on automatically if I forget. I have left it on accidently but never had any issues just excessive noise. Dave
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    HDT Insurance

    We have State Farm but did it when we lived in MN. The move to SC took a few discussions with both the old and new agent to get it worked out. BMzero use to live in Alabama but not sure who he used or if he still frequents this forum since he sold his HDT and moved to Utah.
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    Tampa RV show with HDT

    We were there on Wednesday but ended up leaving Thursday morning as the wife was not feeling well. We walked a good portion of the outside parking area Wednesday but never did see any other HDT's. A little bit of correction to what was posted earlier, there were no porta potties anywhere we could find in the outside parking area. There was ONE on Wednesday morning when we arrived but that one disappeared later that day. Luckily I dumped our small one we keep in the truck before it disappeared. I did find a way to sneak into the event Thursday morning before we left to dump it again in one of the bathrooms. I guess we were the only ones that needed to use a porta potty as most of the other rigs we saw were motorhomes and fifth wheels. Next year we will either bring the trailer or just do a hotel.
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    Teton Landing Gear Inquiry

    I have never seen any that have the feet pivoting side to side, they always pivoted front to back. That looks like a bigfoot leveler. Inside the tube is a hydraulic piston that is doing the raising and lowering.
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    Cleaning Windshield Safely

    Just do it like this Swift driver, NOT!
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    Volvo "Console" Ideas please

    I mounted this type console between the seats in our Freightliner. It was narrow enough that with it mounted close to the driver's seat, there is still a walkway path to the rear area. It also add 4 cup holders, 2 for front and two for rear. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Auto-Drive-Minivan-Center-Console-Gray/36259986?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=1135&adid=22222222228038338583&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=80421375769&wl4=aud-482018033502:pla-88906111497&wl5=9010567&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=36259986&wl13=1135&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQiA_4jgBRDhARIsADezXcjkcJIyqVKshdFFfouvY3C5VBwyxq6XMzcOXOt_bho5Ew4GRfPJitkaAiwMEALw_wcB I hope the link works. I suggest you securely mount whatever you do as it can become a missle in a crash. Dave
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    In dash radio, for 98 VNL, replcement

    Check with a Volvo dealer, they might have one. We bought a Pioneer unit with the wiring harness adapter at Freightliner when we bought our truck and we installed it for the 15 hour ride home. The cost was reasonable. Dave
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    Over the Hump to Tecopa Part 2

    It is going to get harder to wipe that smile off your face! Sounds like you are using it as a van to haul all those ladies around. No need for a minivan now that you have the HDT. Dave
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    Canada HDTs

    Ours was a Southern truck and no rust on it either. Also did not have a block heater or fuel heaters so you know winter travel was limited. The ones near us in Minnesota had lots of rust. Some trucking outfits only haul in certain areas which helps. Ours was owned by PAM truck ing originally. Dave
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    What happened to my shocks?

    Looks like something like a strap or chain was used to hold the truck down and smashed the shock housing. Probably like Moresmoke mentions, tow truck driver error. Did you have an inspection done on the truck before you bought it and it was missed?
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    HDT with 4 seat toad on bed and travel trailer

    There are only a couple of models out there that have Work stations so start with looking at those versions and take measurements from front bumper to back of cab. Add to that dimension the length of the vehicle you want to put on the bed plus 3-4" for clearance to back of cab and that will give you an idea on the overall length of the truck. You could overhang the vehicle off the back but that will depend on clearance needed for trailer to swing and too many variables to discuss here. Getting as small as four door vehicle as you can handle will help out your overall length. Dave
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    Tampa RV show with HDT

    Feel free to hit us up, we have had our HDT for 7 years now. Dave
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    Almost ready!!

    Hope to be able to say hi if we make it down to the Tampa show. Dave
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    Peterbilt part number source?

    Freightliner is pretty much the same, need the VIN # to get anything at the dealer, but they will give you the part number. Hardest part is if you want to add things your truck did not have but you saw on another. You better have that trucks VIN # for them to get a part number. I think this is mainly due that these trucks can be spec'd out many different ways and parts books would need to be massive to cover all the variations.