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  1. Yes, the 730 has the top bunk. The table will fold in to a bunk as well. We’ll probably keep it set up as a table most of the time unless the dog would ride better on it as a bed. Our dog is huge but he fits well in the spot just in front of the bunk.
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    Yep, it's a nice truck and I hope I can sell it soon but the Volvo is so much more fun! stay safe out there
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    we're right at $1500 a year. $250 deductible and our 1mil. umbrella policy covers us as well because we have everything with one company. NOT inexpensive at all, but for us, cheap peace of mind.
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    That's a simple question with a, not so simple, answer. I'm new to this as well and what I found is (most) probable not all, companies want to insure both truck and trailer. At least the companies I checked with on the resource guide were telling me that. It also depends on the state you are located in. I'm in Colorado and the locations plays a role in it as well. I ended up staying with State Farm but they put it on a commercial policy and it ended up costing the same as my 2016 F450 for the amount of coverage. I can drive when I want, where I want for as long as I want as well. Some companies were telling me I would only be covered while pulling the trailer and that didn't appeal to me at all. good luck with it
  5. I've been checking their site every day for over a month. Don't know how i missed it. I'll contact them, thanks for the help. Andy
  6. Trying to get a few things done on the truck so I’m ready when we’re able to move around again. One of the projects I’d like to do is remove the mattress and install the workstation. Been looking around and most wrecking yards are telling me they aren’t interested is parting out a sleeper so, finding the table lifter is more difficult than I expected it to be. Maybe once we’re over all this craziness and we can get back to normal, I might have better luck. Until then, I’m interested in some input from the experts. Maybe I could build my own table and support because I really don’t ever see the need for it to be a bed but I’d like the option. Thinking about a removable leg from an RV dinette and we’ll make our own cushions. Anyone have some ideas or maybe even a factor Volvo lifter? Andy
  7. Thanks for sharing this. I heard last night about the Safari being cancelled. Was heading out next week to spend a week on the rocks. Hopefully this mess will go away soon!
  8. Just order a couple pair. thanks for the info
  9. I agree on the Michelins. I’ll check out some BFG’s.
  10. I got the truck home this weekend with no issues at all. We’ll make a few changes to make it ours and probable more than a few. Before I start my ‘want to do” list, I have a few things on the “need to do” list. I get a vibration I can feel in the wheel starting at around 60mph. I think it’s a balance issue and since the tires are badly weathered, I’ll be doing tires first. Once the new ties are on, I’ll run it over and get it aligned and have the front end looked at to see if anything stands out. It has Michelin XZA3 on the front and the drives are XDN2’s. I’m leaning toward the Goodyear G182RSD on the drives and the Endurance RSA on the steers. I know balancing is a huge issue so I’m thinking of going with beads. Not sure on that either. I have centramatic rings on my F450 and noticed a small improvement but maybe not worth the addition cash. Any help would be awesome. Andy
  11. You'll get to play in the snow a little bit in April
  12. thanks for the welcome. the guide is awesome! I found a truck that's already converted and titled as an RV. Has the bed I want so, I hope, all I'll be looking to do is some minor upgrades. One question I have and will probably start a new thread is about a good source for salvage parts. The boss wants the work station in the sleeper and the truck currently does not have it. I'm on a mission to find the parts and haven't had much luck yet. Andy
  13. Mark, Yes, I've lived in Colorado Springs all my life. Are in in CO? Andy
  14. Al, I think we'll try to make a rally eventually. We'll be in Fla. during the national this year, might be able to stop in for a day or two. We're in Colorado and will be passing right by it. I have a truck now, or will this weekend. I narrowed my search down to a 730 and found a few nice options to build but when Tom Macklin listed his truck, I had to jump on it. I'm flying out Saturday to pick it up. Andy
  15. Thanks for the add, my name is Andy and I’ve been a lurker for a very long time now. Been kicking around the idea of going the HDT route for almost 10 years. We’re several years off from retirement and I doubt we’d every go full time. I pull a 40’ 20k toy hauler with an F-450 and it’s time to have a truck that won’t get pushed around in the Colorado mountains and will be a more comfortable/safer ride for the longer road trips. We thought this would be the year we find a truck and start building it but, got, what I think is a solid truck in great condition so we can start using it this year and maybe plan a build for the next one. I’ll apologize in advance for all the stupid questions I’ll be asking.
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