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  1. The resource guide has a list of service centers, with comments of the service provided. http://www.hhrvresource.com/node/95
  2. That's how we had to do it as well. Commercial until registered as MH.
  3. This might not help everyone since our policy is part of a commercial farm policy but if you own a farm or a company it might apply. We just paid our premium to Auto-Owners Ins. Co. for 2020 which included 2 vehicles for a total cost of $1,300. The first vehicle is a 2000 F350 PL PD only, it is listed as being principally garaged and used on the farm by a 67 yr. old fart. The second Vehicle is a 2012 Volvo MotorHome with collision, a $5,000 deductible and is valued at $78,000. We are listed as the interested party and the lessor of the Volvo. We are stated as an additional insured and loss payee. We also have 2 personal vehicles that are insured on a different personal policy with Auto-Owners which might influence the premiums. I have to quote and 2X Rick......... "Is this all clear as mud? I hate insurance, until I need it".
  4. No camera for the first year. Lining up the hitch side to side is similar to a commercial trailer, the issue you have is getting the height of the trailer correct. I Usually had to climbed out of the tractor to take a peak at the height when I was getting close if I didn't have an extra set of eyes to make the adjustment. We now have a camera which is nice and gives you the ability to see the hitch connect and lock but they aren't necessary. With your experience you won't have any problems.
  5. Agree with Phil (Big5er), and Georgia. Have your story straight with your state laws in hand and make sure you have insurance. The Insurance might be provided with the temporary plates from the sellers company but I would check with them. Our truck was 1000 miles from home, the commercial hitch and air lines were removed. We did avoided the Chicago traffic for our first trip!!!!!........ but we did smile as we drove pass all the weigh stations. 50,000 miles later....we have never been stopped for not entering the weigh stations. We were stopped for not using the truck route in a small town, (my bad) I missed the sign. The result was NO ticket as we are register Non commercial and she was a nice Cop MUST HAVE BEEN RELATED TO BIG5er. Safe Travels have fun Bob
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    Great setup...jealous of what you are carrying! Can't wait..... Still dealing with the white stuffπŸ˜€
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    X4😁 Depo Brand/deep space lighting from Dave. It was the best mod we did... worth every penny!
  8. 2X. We use 5th wheel pin that slides into Goose-neck shaft when using the HDT. The horses appreciate the air ride hitch. https://www.etrailer.com/Gooseneck-and-Fifth-Wheel-Adapters/etrailer/KPG5-R30IP.html
  9. These axles have both Caster and Camber adjustments
  10. I think it is an alignment issue. It has happened to us twice. Each time it was found to be out of alignment. The first time was the passenger side front axle, it looked similar to yours but was on the outside of the tire. The tire had 5600 miles on it and the trailer was only 5 months old. A new tire was needed and an aligned was done by MorRyde. The second time it occurred at the 21000 mile mark, it effected the drivers side front axle this time. We are lucky enough to be only one hour from MorRyde and think we are going to have an alignment every 10,000 miles along with the bearing maintenance. If there is a spring shop near you they might be able to align it for you. Good luck Bob
  11. Dave, Are there any Big Rig Truck Shows in your area where you could give your backside a test ride? The Midwest has a show in Louisville Ky (Mats) maybe there is a similar show on the West Coast. Jack Mayer or Dave from Deep Space Lighting might know of a similar show in your area. Bob
  12. Dave try looking at Seat-Specialist, they only sell seats and have a good selection. We are lucky enough to be only 30 miles from there distribution center. We tried all the truck stops and dealers to no avail. We wound up with Knoedler Air Chiefs, which are made in Canada. With the Base, leather, standard lumbar and 1 inch of memory foam they came in around 1700 with tax. Seats are like shoes they are a personal choice and not a one size fits all, make sure you sit in the seats you wind up purchasing. Good luck Bob
  13. We use a Pet loader (petloader.com) to get our 2 100lb dogs into the sleeper, it stores in the compartment behind the passengers door. There are pluses and minuses for each truck class. We hauled a 3 horse trailer with living quarters and a 38' DRV with our F series 6 speed manual transmission for years. We had a few pucker moments, one as we descended down a 5 mile 6% grade and lost our brakes. There isn't a better feeling than being able to STOP! At the end of the day, make sure the truck you choose.... will be wagging it's tail instead of the tail wagging the dog.πŸ˜€ Good Luck Bob
  14. 2X Chad and Rick Welcome Steve We were in your position a few years ago and used this forum as well as the following resources to make our decision: This forum https://www.hhrvresource.com/ http://www.jackdanmayer.com/ https://www.rvhaulers.ca/ http://www.rvhlifestyles.com/ Have fun reading and don't be afraid to ask questions, this forum is a wealth of knowledge Bob
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