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Gooseneck length Custom building our full time gooseneck (first rig ever). w8' h10'6" but length... 28, 29, 29.5, 30 or 32???? Some details: truck- 2002 f350 7.3 we want to be able to camp at as many campgrounds, or boondocking sites as reasonably possible without being too cramped. We are building for full off grid capability we are wanting it to be built starting in feb 2018 and finish interior and systems in that year and head down for the next 3 years of rebuild after these lovely storms. I am researching as much as I can. But length and height are hard to find info on. We chose 8' to be sure to be legal no mater where we go. We chose 10'6"on height due to UPS using that for their box trucks, they must have found that the best compromise. But length!! 28' is the minimum. 32' the maximum. I have heard under 30' gets you into the most places without being tiny. We are planning 8-10" of spray foam insulation on ceiling,4" on walls and 6" on floor and all wiring pluming and tanks inside, so we want as much space as possible (who doesn't I guess). Any wisdom in this regard anyone would be willing to share would be treasured, I have very little experience!
We just took possession of a tandem axle 2013 T660 with the 86" studio sleeper. Truck specs are : Paccar mx13 485 hp/1650 torque 18 speed manual double overdrive 3.55 rears with lockers 12k fronts and 40k rears Front air suspension 244" wheelbase 22.5" tires We are Hauling a 44' XLR Thunderbolt 21,000 lb I got my class 1 license when I was 18, 28 years ago...after a couple of years as a long haul driver I went back to school and became a structural engineer and kept my CDL all this time planning to get an HDT RV. Took a while but better late than never! We don't go to campsites at all we just camp on BLM land with the dirt bikers or kananaskis country near calgary area rockies. When I drove commercial it was volvo 610's and freightliner FL120's mainly some internationals too Never rode a truck with a front air ride so I was pleasantly surprised it rides as good or better even than my ram 1 ton dually on beat up gravel roads and with tires fully inflated for commercial loads to boot. The long wheelbase has lots to do with it I figure This is going to be a lot of fun! Looking forward to sharing and learning with you all I'll post some pics over the weekend Cheers
1999 Freightliner FLD120 single axle tractor. In excellent shape with very low original miles. 12.7 liter Detroit Diesel, up to date on all services. Steer tires are new, drive tires approx 35% remaining. Has commercial fifth wheel and fold away goose neck ball with all the electrical hook ups to pull anything from a commercial trailer, car hauler, or a camper. Plenty of accessories inside and out, 5' stainless steel exhaust stacks, 1000 watt inverter with two plugins, toolbox for storage or generator, bunk hardly used, aftermarket steering wheel, Eaton 9 speed manual trans, new paint, stainless steel fender covers, stainless steel wing, dual 120 gallon fuel tanks, cb radio, and new cd player. Truck recently used to haul cars, but we are getting out of the business. The mileage will change some as it will still be on the road until it is sold. Pics too big to upload here, can been seen on Craigslist @ http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/5243543243.html