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  1. California CDL

    You know Cory, you just might be on to something with your CDL fetish...........Ya you just might be on to something..... So Cory you Single offhandedly may have solved the Kalifornia-Extinct-HDT-RV.......AND.......Made EVERY STATE in U S requirements for HDT-RV IDENTICAL........ Cory you go to the principals office and Demand a BIG raise in pay........ Here is how it works.........pay attention everyone...... First , I have never met Chad but he seems like a real nice fellow and he has a Kenworth so he has to have class.......now I can sense that Big5er is NOT as nice as Chad but with a few Dr Peppers he tends to mellow out OK.........so these two chaps seem to know a fair amount about commercial truck rules and regs ........BUT.........they are so "OLD SCHOOL" ..........now Cory you obviously know a fair amount "School" being a teacher with various degrees and certifications (Sorta CDL related to kids)......... Now being a current teacher we might tend to think that you might be sorta........."NEW SCHOOL"....... So Cory maybe "OLD SCHOOL" Chad & B5er know a few things about CDL but they tend to think stone age and from each states point of view..........pretty narrow views. Now Cory you tending to be more "NEW SCHOOL"....... have a more expansive and inclusive view and take to wide view...... Now listen up ..........because I have had at times ........"TOO MUCH SCHOOL"......."OLD SCHOOL"........"KNOT-ENOUGH-SCHOOL"......"GROUND-SCHOOL"......."FLIGHT-SCHOOL".......and "SKIPPED-SCHOOL"..... so Cory I am needing to catch up a bit to grasp your "NEW SCHOOL" concepts but being a fast learner I and catching on faster than many of the "OLD SCHOOL" geezers that pontificate at you at times here on the forum.......... So perhaps WE ALL here on the forum should..........FULLY EMBRACE the CDL and take a hint from your example and if we "OLD SCHOOL" geezers would widen our view we could SOLVE all this state by state confusion by...........by.........ALL of us DEMAND that our insurance companies REQUIRE EVERY HDT-RV owner / operator obtain AND maintain a current CDL in order to operate our HDT-RV units................SO SIMPLE...... OK "OLD SCHOOL" geezers....drop your flame throwers.......Stand Down...........the CDL will solve all of your problems and then some. Think about it...........With a CDL: 1) we could get some of those DOT number thingyies that we could paste on our doors 2) we could charge wives big $$$ to truck their trailer down the road. 3) we could stop at scales 4) we could have Big5er check our slack adjusters 5) we could pay WAY more for commercial insurance 6) we could get in way more trouble for whatever traffic rules we break or bend. 7) we don't need to register the HDT as a private truck or motorhome to tow a trailer we own. 8) we could get placed out-of-service so easy. 9) we could get a med card and keep it valid. 10) we could tow our RV with a HDT in Kalifornia registered as a commercial truck. 11) we could be expected to drive to a higher level of skill. 12) we could impress chicks at truck stops Come on folks join here we need a complete list before we call the insurance companies and DEMAND that we all drive with a CDL. Forget the state by state mish-mash of regs about driver licenses and truck registrations........as I seem to recall every state requires vehicles be covered by insurance AND if ALL insurance companies REQUIRED that the owner / operator of ALL HDT-RV units have to have a current CDL then the state requirements are a moot point since a true CDL exceed state requirements.......... OK Flame me.........now Drive on........(if you have a CDL.........)
  2. California CDL

    A stone age ago I saw a fellow try to sneak by a prop that was spinning......he never sneaked again. About a year ago I had a chat with a couple of folks that were involved with vehicle insurance underwriting matters and I ask them about one company that was exiting the HDT RV market and they said that some of the research geeks monitor various RV forums to gather information regarding operations, practices and uncertain situations that prevail that could degrade the quality the viability of the tiny-sector HDT-RV insurance market............. Based on MANY factors as well as much of the things observed on many RV forums they decided to exit the HDT RV market and seek more favorable sector markets. I wonder how many .........."Hot stoves"........need to be touched before someone else says let's move to places that make better sense....... Last week we had the first rain in 107 days here at Last Chance Peak and the desert muck has been so bad until today that I could not get the Dolly-exhaust-wheeeel-borrow out in the "race-track" to gather the used-hay..........so Phil here I am in my stall-slave-boy uniform marching around tossing targets into the recycle bin to the composte-vehicle and the sun was out and the roadrunners were streaking by and I smiled and said......."boy oh boy this sure is a lot-better that being president and I gotta be the luckest shmuck in the world" and now Phil you tell everyone that there are ........."people similar to Dollytrolley"..............shucks Phil take this to the bank.....aint NO ONE SIMILAR to DT.............shucks consider this.......The President just mutters a few poo-words and all Heck-Breaks-Loose and he is in deep-U-Know-What...........Not me, shucks I got a pile you could you could hide your Smart behind and know one could find it (or get close enough to look). So phil you are fine to use my name in vain but know for sure .......aint NO ONE SIMILAR to DT.......(we hope) Drive on...........(Gardeners keep stealing Dolly's used.........Hay)
  3. First weigh in, truck and trailer

    Lock, Long-time-no-hear........ sounds like you have been busy..... We have been a bit busy with 91 y mom-n-law but we have hid the chainsaws so the future looks a bit better. As long as you got your tape measure out and warmed up it would be helpful to stand back and consider your VARIABLE WEIGHT CENTERS of GRAVITY(s) (VWCG).......Here is how I go about getting a COMPLETE RV weight and balance..... 1) Stand back and look at the ENTIRE RV in a side view and make a list of the locations that tend to have VARIABLE WEIGHT CENTERS of GRAVITY(s) (VWCG). So.....if we gaze at your pics from front to back first I see.....cab seats, next fuel tanks, next Condo-sleeper, next maybe drom-box?, next bed-tool-boxes, next Ford on bed, next hitch, next Front 5er cargo-bay (maybe propane bottles?), next each side cargo bay, next grey water tank, next black water tank, next fresh water tanks(s), next Other locations that may have substantial VWCG loadings on your RV, reference all trailer numbers from a common point often the hitch pin works well. 2) Next write down your best info regarding the various weights centered at each of the VWCG's listed in item #1. 3) Next post the numbers in items 1 & 2 on this thread and also email them to me at mmcdan3189@aol.com and then we can do some magic with some third-grade math and cipher your rigs weight & balance and then you can troll around the RV park and impress the chicks at the pickle-ball court with your RV weight and balance numbers....... Drive on..........(chicks are hard to impress .....unless $ are in front of the numbers....)
  4. "Hey Buddy, Do You Think You've Got Enough Truck There?"

    So not to long ago I was crossing the Santiam Pass East bound and the traffic was not too bad so I was making good time in the Dollytrolley when I rounded the corner at Lost Lake I saw a jacked up new Dodge Dulee with a big camper and a trailer with a jeep and a quad on it smoking up the HooDoo Grade three lane at about 50 MPH ............I had a nice head of steam up in the M11 so I just held 65 MPH on the cruise and blew past the Dodge ......... I crested the pass and was at low Jake on the downgrade past Blue Lake and noticed that the Dodge was hot on my tail but unable to pass as i rolled into Sisters for a pit stop.......,the Dodge pulled in behind me and three young punks got out.....as I was walking to the restroom one of the punks said......."well if I had a itty-bitty tow like you have I could cross the pass at 80 MPH"........;.I stop and turn around and said.........."heck you boys must be dreaming I aint towing anything......." then I walk past them and as I come to the back of the cargo box I put my hands on my hips and said........." why the heck did you boys NOT honk the horn and flash your lights to warn me that my darn kids had hitched up that darn Samurai to this wreck again as some-kinda-sick-joke......that explains why I only blew past you 65 instead of 80 MPH.........oh ya try this load with your supper-pickup.........as I rolled up the back door and the 721 Skidsteer with a 2,000 lb roller and 4,000 pounds of hay and 330 gallons of water and a ton of generators and tools ......." "Excuse me boy I gota pee.......gota lighten the load so I can bast by you on the next hill......" Why do folks bring a pocket knife to a gunfight? ? Drive on...........(Dont pick on pickups.......too much.......)
  5. Ya know Dave THE BEST part of being a geezer is............no how screwed up things get and how crazy folks think you are.......most of the time just being a GEEZER is all it takes to be allowed to do even more crazy things......... So as long as we are spinning yarns about being locked out of the rig.........I have a doozey-of-yarn about being the ONLY human in the airplane and being locked out of the cockpit.......and oh ya the darn thing was flying without a auto pilot and the pilots pants were around his ankles............and unfortunately the yarn is true....... Stay tuned this tale is too darn funny to miss........ Dollymomma has me in the middle of replacing toilets but that even fits into the story........stay tuned....... Drive on............(Ok where did I put the wax ring??)
  6. Truck Art - 3D model

    Scul, Nothing new ........Old image of Grumps early in the morning trucking out to get a load of logs on the last day of elk season.......... Drive on...........(Pass more ammo.......)
  7. Welcome to the famous .....CraigsList-Phishing-Tripee......ad has that Off-shore-lingo and of course "real-truckers" love to pass-on the "LOVE" and sell "Cherry_Trucks......."Cheap" and of course for "Exact-Price of .......$14233 .........the phoney-price says.........smelly-phishing-trip....... Drive on............(Phishing-trip and we are the ......bait)
  8. How many HDT / MDT owners also have a Class A Motorhome?

    Steve, Shucks Steve now that you have made the list....... the ......."Fleet" it seems like a nice fit for area 51 after all....... Mooney was just a wee bit of poor luck the Boeing and LUGheed and the Fair-Child and Polish with a few Chezk fling-things with a couple of ruskies really make re-tire-ment at "51" seem fitting........ Steve you got my numberz.........have a Dr Pepper on me....... Speaking of fetishessss how is the mega-trailer coming along ? ? ?.........now that is a real toybox that would make "51" blush......... Drive on.........(Steve ya got my .......numberz)
  9. Recently a thread was posted that discussed the pros and cons of high end (large) 5ers and High-End Class A motor homes......... Since the Dollytrolley is holding the Bottom of the HDT gig I had little to say about the higher classes.......since we are no-class so to speak. Now maybe we are short on class but.......we seem to make it up in volume in that we seem to operate a fleet of rigs for various reasons. In addition to the old Freightshaker and midsize TT toyhauler we also operate the Stealth-Dollytrolley V2.5 Class a-DP-motorhome that we seldom mention. We had a need to re position our memory-loss +90 mom and it turns out that the big windows of the class a DP really make her very happy when we travel and of course the couch makes for very nice naps as well. The Major advantage of the DP motorhome is the ease of loading and unloading mom with a simple plywood ramp and a wheelchair and the ride angles make her happy also in that it seems to fill her latent skateboarding desires as well. The first motorhome was a quick accquisition as the need was immediate and the floor plan was not well suited for wheelchair operations hence we shopped long and hard a finally was able to purchase a DP coach that FAR exceeds our wheelchair operation floor plan needs and in fact the bathroom is so rommy that TWO wheelchairs are able to operate at the same time in the bathroom.......the floor plan is stunning of handicap operations. What makes the coach so ideal for our needs is that it is a STONE-SIMPLE DP coach and that turned out to be as rare as hens-teeth. The coach has a 40% super-slide for the living room / kitchen and even with the slide in we have plenty of room for wheel chair operation. The CAT diesel and 3060 Allison make a basic 18,000 loaded weight for a pretty snappy unit and with a gross of +30K and a HUGE basement we never need to leave anything behind including Dolly-the-painthorse and the Zuki--Sammy in the 20 foot enclosed trailer and so at 57 feet total we are several feet shorter than the Dollytrolley V 1.0...... The coach is a No-frills basic version of the cross of a Beaver / Safari with a four bag Roadmaster Hi-Rail chassis with Disk Brakes and plenty of well proven Beaver sub-systems. As I recall some HDT owners have a motorhome of some sort in their "RV-Fleet" often it seems that the coaches are used to obtain entry into compact camp sites that are too small for larger HDT / Large trailer operations. So.......come clean folks........how many HDT folks have a Motorhome hid-out-behind-the-barn? ? ? Drive on............(Two many ........RV'zzzzz??)
  10. Random questions from the crack of dawn

    Having a horse or a heard of critters is a sure way to generate dirty clothes so out on the road we use..........THE COWGIRL MAYTAG..........so you ask what the heck is that? ? well take a plastic bucket and a CLEAN-NEVER-USED toilet plunger and half fill the bucket with water and some detergent and ......."plunge" into the wash-day tasks....... Empty them suds and wring the clothes then fill the bucket and rinse-soak while enjoying a adult beverage or two or.......three..... Warning: DO NOT let your Maytag plunger be stored near a toilet......., Drive on.........(so little laundry.....so much adult beverage)
  11. That tough decision

    Few months ago our old cat had the same thing happen and it took some time with the vet(s) but.......they found out that he had some teeth that were giving him some pain so they extracted the offending teeth. He still could not eat while his gums recovered so........a feeding tube was installed and we fed him FOUR times per day for SIX weeks is was NO fun and not very cheap but........He has recovered and is now back to being the grouchy kat that are used to....... Drive on.........(Cats are ........Katz)
  12. "Not for Hire" Busted article

    Knott, Used to re-position a old Fairchild that belonged to a busy Dr. and it had roll-down windows that were OK but conventional single engine aircraft with than prop-do-hicky-thingy bolted on out front have a habit that every time a blade passes by you get a throb-blast of air and it hammers you pretty bad when you hang your elbow out the window in Joe-cool fashion.... and of course if you do not button your shirt pocket the prop blast will suck a bunch of those $100 bills that pilots pack around to impress the chicks..... it aint all glammer being a birdman...... STEVE, So early one morning I am drafted into the right seat of a very VERY odd flying thingy that should have the pilot needing a type rating since it was way way past the 12,500 lb wt limit .......however........this....."Thing" .......had NO civil approval and was not of U S origin AND it was a Quasi-Public-Use flying-object so in theory the ...."Operator(s) did not even have to have a pilots license to drive the "Thing" around the sky.......sorta...... So....... The grumpy Capt and slave (me) kick the tires and light the fires from a "obscure Gvt location" and it is only a 160 mile VFR hop to another ....obscure Gvt location.........simple right? This "Thing" had had a rough life and then had been sent to the bone yard and then had been given a one-week-wonder-Gvt-IRAN (Inspect, Repair, As, Necessary....(sorta)) it was not a show piece by any measure.......and just to make it even more ugly it had one registration from Nigeria(?) on one side and the other was from Congo on the other.......with lotsa O D green patches most places.....a real ramp-queen........ First 20 minutes after launch was fair and then all hell broke lose with LOUD BANG and the a shake like jack-hammer..........hummm imagine a fine craft like this having a........"issue" Grumpy Capt knew Immediately what was wrong ........Slave (me) had NO Clue...........Grumpy shouts......"%##%$@&**%# RAT... IS ...OUT" Sure enough I jump up and run back and look out the window and the darn ......."%##%$@&**%# RAT... IS ...OUT" The RAT is..... the Ram-Air-Turbine ..... it is a device that is deployed out of a trap-door and it has a big-ass-prop-fan that is supposed to power a generator or hyd-pump as a emergency power source when the pilots are having a bad day at the "office"....... Now this RAT was a out-of-control-RAT since it had deployed itself at way way too fast airspeed and to make matters worse it had NO load since the generator was not operational........bad JuJu........but as a wise man once said ........all we have to fear is....feat itself......except he never had seen a Over-Speeding-RAT....... Now this was not your ordinary USA built RAT......oh no this was a Cold-War-Soviet-Designed-RAT so.........it had a centrifical-brake and boy oh boy was it working hard and smoking like a airshow smoke generator....... As I scramble back into my seat the Grumpy Capt drops the landing gear and with a hard thud we hit the end of the runway at Fox Lancaster......and then spun around and fast taxi-back to the end of the runway and slid to a stop at the run-up-ramp at the end of the runway........ Capt sets the park brake an yells grab the step ladder and cram that damn RAT back in it's cage and then pin it with a landing gear pin........then he yells.........."DON'T SAY A WORD.....AND I MEAN IT" So.......I grab the ladder and scramble down and start up and start stowing the RED-HOT-RAT back into its compartment and out of thye corner of my eye I see a airport car streaking down the taxiway toward us and it stops along side us and a older guy and a younger guy jump out and they do not smile at all......... The younger guy trots over to me and yells above the engine noise for me to get down off the ladder but I point to the Capt. the older guy has walked over the the Capt and after a few words they both look really unhappy........the Capt briskly walks over and tosses the landing gear pin to me and I pin the stowed RAT in place and then the Capt motions me to take the ladder to the door and get in......the older guy is yelling above the engine as the Capt climbs in and then the older guy starts up the ladder but the Capt yells down and tells him to get off the ladder.......the older guy refuses so the Capt pushes the ladder off and the older guy jumps off just in time....... Capt takes off and never says a word until we land at the .... second "obscure Gvt location"...... then he glares at me and said........."that never happened........right"...........I look down and mutter..........'uh.....nothing happened today sir"..... Later I happened to meet the older guy and he turned out to be a inspector from the local FAA/ FSDO office (Flight Standards, District Office) as we met years later he shook my hand a smiled and said ......"nice to meet you sir......for the......first time" then we both smiled. So........maybe some days maybe you do NOT need a CDL or TR (Type Rating) or a CPL (Commercial Pilot License).......shucks no some days you just need to cage the RAT and then keep your mouth shut.......for a long time...... Drive on...........(Keep them RATS......caged)
  13. "Not for Hire" Busted article

    Oh yes I recall that crate........thats what it looks like after one of my better landings.......U know what they say......any landing you can wheelchair away from is.......par for the course. Ya gotta admit .......without wings, engines and tail the darn thing looks a lot more .....user-friendly. Drive on.......(nice matching rear tire covers....nice)
  14. "Not for Hire" Busted article

    Darn your hide Big5..... Actually I have been pitching the "used hay" around and perhaps the fumes got to me....... Like I said......you have keen insights into .....low-life-geezers...... I gotta go gas up the Vespa ......(two gallons per year).....gotta get off Last Chance Peak and go to town ........getting critical low on Dr. Pepper......addiction is a very bad thing...... Drive on........... (someone has to define the ......low-life......)
  15. "Not for Hire" Busted article

    Hey Blue, When you wonder the trail of life to the corner where you get a glimpse of the ......"final rodeo"........there just too many "lines" that people may or may NOT cross that get under your hide .......so don't worry much about this geezer or the few lines nearby........ Grumps used to say........"Einstine. . . . you'll know when it's time to die . . . . things will get CRAZY . . . . you see Geezers know crazy when they see it.......and younger folks just think everything is peachy because they have not lived long enough to see what happens down the road when bad laws and regulations screw things up........only geezers know.... Unlike most of the rest of the folks here I actually like it when I see a red and blue light in my mirrors because it usually means that I need some help like a trailer light is burned out or a water tank drain is leaking....... Now if I did something dumb and the LEO needs to have a chat .......well thats fine because geezers often need someone to chat with. It's been many moons since I got a burr-under-the-saddle with the law..... but..... if it were to happen I would just call up that bunch of sleazy-ex-DOT-Lawyers and let them get me some kinda pardon like sheriff-Joe....... Now as some might know Big5er kinda likes to "use" me as some kinda example of a sketchy-geezer and he has been dealing with low-life folks for a long time so he knows what he is doing so some months ago he "outed" me and the "pink-Vespa" that I use commercially to run horse-errands ...... so did I need a CDL.......maybe....... but instead I am getting a camo-job done on the Vespa and it will look like a Hellfire missile ....... BLUE the Sleazy-EX-Dot-Lawyer seemed to get a lotta giggles from your posts so keep them coming ....when they stop laughing things tend to get costly....... Now regarding Dolly......she aint no cheep date.......there is PLENTY of money paid out......I know......I am the one that PAYS.....and its commercial to the max.......I pay for the Horse-Vet, the Horse- hay-guys, Horse-Trailer-guys, Horse-tire-guys, Horse-saddle-guys.....and the list goes on and on..... Now Blue don't fret much about me I have a Commercial license and a pickup load of logbooks in the back corner of the hanger somewhere so I am very likely in "compliance" with some rule somewhere . . . .maybe . . . . Drive on.........(where is my........logbook(z))
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