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  1. The links are old. Pm me and I will email you pics of the truck. The color is called fire red.
  2. The links are old. Pm me and I will email you pics of the truck. The color is called fire red.
  3. Place to stop half way to Austin?

    79 to 21 is a good route we travel it all the time. 21 to 290 right into Austin very little traffic if any.
  4. I have reduced the price of our HDT to 112,000. This is a 2016 with 106,000 miles and is setup to carry a smart.
  5. Bobtail mileage

    DD15, DT12 trans, 3:08 diffs towing 68-72 8.4mpg bobtail 70-72 11.5-12.5 depending on winds and hills. The best mpg towing 9.3 bobtailing 13 mpg.
  6. Just a friendly reminder

    I try and use the adaptive cruise as much as possible it keeps us a safe distance away and adjust automatically when a vehicle fills in the gap. The best part is it uses the standard brakes to slow or stop you so the brake lights are activated.
  7. Best insulated slide-outs

    Looking at rvt.com I see three really nice Newmar Mountain and Country Aire's for a good price and four Carriage Royal Internationals. The Newmar are nice hung wall units all aluminum super structure they are super insulated and quiet. We have two of them and even in central Texas one 15k BTU ac keeps it cool.
  8. Last New Camper for us

    Hello Denver, I hope all has been going well since we last saw you guys at the ECR. The search for a new fifth wheel is a tough one if you want a new one because no matter what the name says it is still built from all the same parts as all the rest. My thoughts head in the direction of a well built older unit for $30-40 and upgrade it. Newmar will pretty much completely redo one of their "air" units mountain, country or London air for about $20-25 not counting floor coverings, for some reason they charge a lot for them. I have also seen some really nice Royal International for sale lately. The Newmars have such great suspensions under them I find them hard to beat. They ether have the Morryde IS tandem duals are twin 12k Dexters with duals. We have had both and have had no trouble with ether one. Both our units have been the 2005 Mountain Aires which was the last year they built them and both had not been towed but a few times and appeared new on the inside and the cost for them was $32,000 and $35,000 and other then personal upgrades and one ac they both have been great units. Our son has our first one and the second was the one at the rally. The one at the rally has about 24,000 miles being towed just this year with zero problems, not something you can do with a 2017 model.
  9. trailer tires and tow speeds

    We run LT tires also speed limited to 106 are there about. I normally run at 68 but will run 75 on a very good dry no traffic freeway. I run 8 tires and on a hot day the tire temps are around 118 degrees and I check them at every stop. We have a little over 24k miles towing so far this year and no telling how many in total and have had zero tire problems.
  10. Thanks for posting those for me. I'll duty you a coffee when we meet up.
  11. Never do a 90 degree angle

    I have had mine at 90+ degrees a few times in short RV sites and I always watch my tires and never leave any stress on them are my suspension. I don't have a problem doing it and if I break something I guess I have found a weak spot. I have twin Dexter 12k axles under our RV with the tandem duals and they don't seem to have the problem with wanting to roll on the rims like when we had a triple axle and I think that spreading the load across 8 tires helps a lot when making tight turns. When at 90 degrees I have about 12" between my RV and smart so clearence is not something I worry about.
  12. HDT Acquisition Cost and Total Cost of Ownership

    We are in the process of getting a new truck so we have a 2016 for sell if your interested.
  13. I can never get photos on this forum. I can email them and also post them on the HDT's Facebook page.
  14. Thanks. It is a lot of money but a lot less then a brand new one. I would cut the price if someone was interested and didn't want certain things. I set the truck up to be able to remove the bed in a few hours and put it back in the commercial setup. I have had a lot of interest from my truck paper add and figure it will go to being a commercial truck and I will reuse the bed on my new truck.