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  1. All Who Wander

    Towing Options...Need some advice

    Hi everybody! I'm about to retire my ford E350 SD extended van in favor of something with a sleeper etc (HDT) but I have no clue where to start. I do not know what my options are (whats smaller than an hdt?) class numbers etc, what would "average" milage be 500K?, Any advise you can offer would be great. A little background on me...played music professionally for over 30 years, construction background, I own a cbd oil business so I can work from anywhere Would like a sleeper with enough room to build a small office space, not sure about hauling a small (smart) car may just take my motorcycle Caper is a bumper pull Jayco 32 bhds, 36 foot ..around 9500lbs loaded
  2. I have had this system in my Volvo 635 for several years, and it works well. I'm considering going to a smaller screen item and wondering if there'd be any interest in my system. It's a 12" Elo monitor running off a SFF PC. I'm using CoPilot truck 9, and the big screen makes it real easy to program while driving. Big buttons, bumpy roads, old man, etc combine to make it easy to work. Any interest, pls PM me. Whole working setup maybe $125, would need an inverter to make it work. Pics available as set up in my truck, a working system.
  3. Jaydrvr

    Okay, who wrote this blog??

    In the never ending debate between LGTs and HDTs, there was a reference some time ago to a blog by someone who experienced an absolute nightmare trying to survive a mountain grade in a pickup truck while pulling a fifth wheel. I remember they spent much of the afternoon part way down letting the brakes cool and then crept on down, finding out later that their brakes were completely destroyed. I'd like to pass this on to a newbie friend, but I haven't been able to find it, even though I've searched back over four years. I'm sure someone smarter than me can point the way.. TIA, Jay
  4. After looking at the market, I have decided to make a price reduction. I have removed the Smart Car in the sale as well. ***forgot to mention there is a Direclink Brake Controller with Jackalopee Converter. **Frame was lengthened 10" and ET hitch installed by original ET hitch installer Steve Winters of RSI Metal Fabrication Regretfully I am putting up for sale my 2013 Volvo VNL 730 D-13 with iShift. Truck has 465,000 miles on it. Nothing is wrong with this truck. It is still under warranty for the transmission until 2019. It is fully serviced. Brand new (6,000 miles) Super Singles ($6000) plus custom built smart car bed with ramps ($5000). Truck has upgraded LED headlights from Volvo ($1900) if anyone knows how terrible the stock lights are you will understand. Truck is titled in NY as a MOTORHOME. Commercial hitch removed, frame extended and ET Sr hitch is installed and works awesome. This truck pulls and pulls, 1350 rpms on any hill with my 20,000lb camper and Smart Car on back. Interior is spotless and looks and smells brand new, has never been smoked in. Has fridge and porta potty. Full LED tail lights and bars ($1000). Truck also has Boogey Lights Light LED strips (wBluetooth) (https://www.boogeylights.com/volvo-vnl-780-670-led-accent-light-kit-multi-color/). I hate to get rid of this truck but my business needs more of my attention as I am expanding and won't be able to camp as much and do not want to see this thing sit $84999 https://photos.app.goo.gl/foYOXHSEqTSzp3Qr1
  5. Selling our 2017 Volvo 42T780, D13 Engine, I-Shift Transmission, Factory Singled. Registered in Alaska as a Motorhome and stored inside when not in use. 33K (33,000) miles, AliArc Bumper, Herrin Bed, and ET Hitch. Buy here in Alaska and you can drive it home. $160,000.00 or OBO We are the original owners, ordering this Volvo. This vehicle has never been used Commercially. Seperately we will be selling our 2015 SMART Car and 2017 DRV Houston w/Solar System. If interested in a package deal for everything we can negotiate a final price.
  6. NeverEasy

    2007 VOLVO 780 IN FLORIDA

    Browsing Craigslist while down in FL and came across this. Over 1 million miles. https://lakeland.craigslist.org/hvo/d/tractortrailer-2007-v0lv0/6528694189.html
  7. PaHunter

    Backing up trailer with HDT

    So have been towing with a Chevy 3500 Crew Cab DRW. How does a HDT back vs the one ton, with the change in position of the hitch ? I have noticed most of the hitches are farther to the rear, mine of course is right over the axle. We are looking at moving up to an HDT, and just curious as to others experiences.
  8. For Sale 2014 Volvo VNL780 - Registered as RV in Oklahoma 535,000mi D13 500hp 2,000 ft/lbs tq Automatic I-Shift 12 Speed Luxury Package - Two Tone Leather Seats, Upgraded Passenger Seat w/Air-Ride Controls Sleeper Cab with Bunk Bed above and Work Station Table that also converts into a bed ABS Air Brake System w/ Engine Braking Michelin Steer Tires and Rear Tires in Great Condition Twin 150 Gallon Fuel Tanks Axle Lockers, Hill Start Assist Jackalopee Conversion Box 2" Receiver Hitch Email for additional information: seth@acdcia.com $ 75,000.00 obo
  9. 2009 Volvo 730, i-shift automatic , 535.000 miles, full steel deck with 4 boxes, cruise , jake breaks, power windows, doors, mirrors, Air seats, fridge, microwave, workstation. New headlights (brighter) wheel balancers, sprayed liner on deck. ed jackalop, trailer saver air ride hitch . All filters and fluids changed Registered as motorhome.. Truck is in great shape. Original price asking $90,000. Dropped to &75,000. Now rock bottom reduced price at $70,000. I have many more pictures, so please contact if interested at davesuebanville@gmail.com .
  10. Anyone tow with a HDT? Going to buy our truck today and have been looking at the newer F450's. Will the F450 require bags to tow a mobile suite? I know trucks but I know nothing about diesels or HDT's. Would rather have the HDT to sit higher and all the benefits of pulling/stopping our rig but don't know anything about manufactures, milage, etc... We will be traveling rvers living full time. Thanks for any input.
  11. Parrformance

    Arvey

    Seems like toting Jeeps is becoming popular. I am glad we ran into an HDT in Arkansas, we were pushing the limits with our one ton Dodge. My wife Licia, myself, a dog, (Diesel), and a truck named Arvey:) will be heading to Pennsylvania, and New York, to wheel with friends, and visit the Finger Lakes area, next month.
  12. DonCoyote

    Sold

    Unused and never installed. Complete with instructions. $95 including shipping. General purpose electrical interface between HDT electrical system and the RV or 5th wheel electrical system. Email me at mhylbom at mac dot com. Located in the Hill Country of TX for the next month but will ship with PayPal payment.
  13. Heavymetal

    HDT fenders

    If anyone is in the need of a set of full tandem fenders for you HDT I have a new set that was on our truck for a week. They have all the mounting hardware and are free of charge. We will be at both the ECR and the WCR so I can deliver them to you. I hate to throw them away they run about $1,100 dollars with the mounts.
  14. Not mine, I have no knowledge, just spotted in the Oregon craigslist, if anyone is interested. https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/rvs/6051254857.html
  15. bluflame11

    Looking to upgrade from pickup

    HI everyone! I am new to posting here. I have been doing some research at length and trying to put everything together, but I was wondering if I can get some recommendations on my specific situation! We currently tow our 41 foot fifth and a gooseneck with antique tractors with a 2004 Dodge with the cummins and six speed. While adequate power, I am growing more concerned regarding braking and suspension with each trip. Which is, of course, what prompted me to look into MDT. Our family consists of myself, my wife, a 4 year old and a one year old. Because they are still in car seats, I felt that a 4 door was necessary. ... I started my research and I really liked the SportChassis type freightliner and really liked the SportTruckRV version! I am one who wants to have power to spare, so I was specifically looking at the M2 112 version with the bigger displacement motor. However, we were not very excited about the price tags.... I am currently looking at a 2008 SportChassis with the 12 liter MBE and 35,000 miles on it and 2000 miles away from me....it looks great but ....unfortunately with a hefty price tag. Then I came across a used 2007 Volvo VNL 730 with 465 hp D12 and 580,000 miles. This was used most recently to haul grain trailers for a farm. it is 800 miles away from me. This has the sleeper, but the refrig is removed and it has been set up with 2 captains chairs sitting sideways and a dinette style table in the back. it is 1/3 the price of the SportChassis. I guess my concerns are: 1. Driving a large HDT- I have a non-commercial class A license, but without driving either MDT or HDT before, the MDT is less intimidating 2. Will it be a problem getting the car seats in and kids in the car seats, or would 4 doors be a lot better? 3. The Volvo is still a tandem....is it ok to leave it that way or will this need to be changed? 4. License/registration in PA....can it be an RV or does it have to be registered as a truck? 5. Is 580,000 miles too much and should I stay away based on that? 6. Parking when out on a trip without the fifth 7. Getting into some campgrounds...the truck is 12' tall, but the camper I guess would still be the limiting factor at 13'6" 8. Any other suggestions I am missing? I know these have probably been answered in one way or another multiple times on this great forum, but I was looking for recommendations for my situation in PA with 2 small children. Thanks in advance for all your help!
  16. I have found the perfect truck or at least I think so but it has a Eaton 10 speed manual. Low miles, clean, price, nice paint, engine, right year, long w.b. but the transmission. Currently I drive a 6-speed manual F-350 with manual so I am use to the clutch. Clearly there are more manual transmissions in HDT's than Auto's at least in the pre-2007 year HDT's. Pretty sure I understand the con's; -Shifting -Resale Are you driving a manual HDT? If so tell me about your experience.
  17. Truck sold! Please DELETE.
  18. Hi, New to the Forums, Looking to upgrade from F-150 and Travel Trailer to 5th wheel. Price of new trucks is ridiculous! Even used ones are going for big money unless they are high mileage or 10 years old. planning on retiring in 5 years and want to get a jump on a new unit and truck to continue traveling on our vacations. I have been researching the HDT hauler Option and it seems like a cost effective way to get a great hauler. I have searched the for sale forum as well as racing junk, truck paper etc and have only found one within 2 hours of the Hudson Valley NY where I live. It seems all the nice ones are located 3000 or more miles away! Is there anything else for sale in NY or the North East - NY, NJ, Penn, Ct, Mass? I like the Volvo's with the workstation, but could consider other options. An Automatic is a must have as wife does a lot of the driving and we both have knee problems at various times. Any leads are appreciated I would like to look local before having to fly out and find something far far away. Thank you, Matt Hudson Valley, NY
  19. Ran n Jo

    Cats on travel days

    Hi! We were wondering where your kitties ride on travel days, especially those of you with HDTs? I will be driving our chase car and Ran will be driving our Volvo 780. If you put them in the HDT, are they in their carriers? Thanks, Jo
  20. jags1fan

    2017 Alaska

    As most of you know, RV travel sometimes makes us change our plans and head a different direction. This has happened to us this year with our former plans of heading through Canada to Alaska, this summer. We were delayed leaving Crossville by more than 2 weeks and now, after only being in Canada 12 days we are back in the good ole' USA. We entered Canada at Sault Ste Marie and stayed at Bill and Joan Richard's Beautiful KOA in SSM, Ontario. IF you are in that area, do not miss staying with them. The city of Sault Ste Marie, ON, has tons of places to visit. We already want to return there! On the 7th of June, we headed to Thunder Bay. Stopped in a small campground at Nipigon, ON (I posted to the HDT Campgrounds) and that night the temp dropped to 32 degrees. Our Heat Pump started tripping the breaker each time it tried to start. No problem....Furnace worked great!!!! LOL Anyway, we decided we would spend the scheduled 3+ nights in Thunder Bay ( another city with lots to do) and made contact with a service center just South of Duluth, MN to get our Heat Pump checked and fixed. So THANKFUL we have an extended full service warranty on it. It will be replaced. Arrived Kerrick, MN on Sunday 12 June. Cute little campground on Oak Lake, although small the owner was right: we do fit. View of Oak Lake out our windows is GREAT, even though it's foggy, windy and 54. So, we are catching up on things that can only be handled in the USA. NOW to the real news from us: With this additional delay, we have decided to not go to Alaska this Summer. We hope and are planning on going next Summer. We will travel through Canada with limited sightseeing in Canada along the way, and spend the majority of our time in Alaska. Can you say -- a whole month in 1 area of Alaska? YEP - another relaxed way to see as much as we can see. Although, in 2014 we did cover the majority of Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seward and Chicken, there is so much more to see. So, I put up this new thread. It sounds to me like Canada and Alaska will be filled with HDTers next year!!!! Should be a FUN TIME!!!!! As soon as the work is done here, we are heading back to Canada for the Summer. I'm looking forward to a more relaxed, stay as long as we want, in more cities than we had planned for this year. We will slowly make our way from Thunder Bay West to Jasper and then Banff. Probably won't take the whole summer, so we are thinking we will cross to USA, somewhere in WA State and visit NW Washington..Whidbey Island, Olympia, etc. as time permits. We are free to do whatever until mid September when we plan to be in Denver. So, as full time HDTers, Raymond and I try to always stay flexible and not get rattled with changes. This is a wonderful adventure and we are so thankful to be able to enjoy now and for as long as we can. Safe travels to everyone and God Bless You All.
  21. CLOSED*** The smart has been sold. Thanks everyone! Tipper Silver 2009 Smart Cabriolet Brabus Edition for sale w/ blue ox base plate installation. $6500 OBO. These make a 'smart' toad on the deck of an HDT like we have or 4 wheels down behind your motor home. Excellent condition,56K miles, Nearly new condition, leather heated seats, New tires last fall and looks and drives very nice for a sub-compact. Blue Ox setup installed for a plan to use as toad or haul on the HDT which we have. Never toad 4 down yet but its' ready. We'd love to keep this right on our Volvo T.V. if we had 1 or 2 smaller dogs. In November we purchased this great smart car bundled with our "new to us" 2001 Volvo. It has traveled on our smart bed conversion on the deck of our Volvo Hauler. It won't hold our two large Shepard Mix Rescue dogs. Hmm yes our fir kids are worth the hassle to look for another car now. We're currently in the Tucson Area for another week or two before we roll out of the desert for the summer. Pictures available for you. (Our profile thumbnail shows you the 'smart' on our Volvo. Just email me please at stippey47@gmail.com
  22. Wife and I decided to sell our Kenworth T600. Just posted it in the Phoenix Craigslist. Truck has been a very safe, fun, and reliable hauler for us. All of the details are listed in the ad. This truck is ready to make some great memories for someone who is looking to upgrade to an HDT. It is located in Chandler, Az. Truck is available to be viewed and or test driven. Here are some interior pics,..http://s1367.photobucket.com/user/biggandmandy/library/Kenworth%20T600?sort=3&page=1
  23. Freightliner Cascadia Mirrors Lt and Rt brand new in box for sale. Brand new never installed both the left and right side. Convex glass. Location: Phoenix, AZ Price: $120 obo. Contact: 480.340.2764 Email: Jetsetfx2@gmail.com
  24. CLOSED** Late Model Residential full-time rig 34'36' wanted.* We have purchased a used 2010 Carriage-Royals International 36MAX1. Rigging and configuring and almost ready to travel! Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions. Forums ROCK! Tipper We're going to want a replacement rig in the next 1-6 months. We're selling our S&B with RV garage now, (see RV Lots for sale) As full-timers we'll need the typical need for excellent insulation, strong frame and a floor plan with travel access to bathroom/bedroom. This rig would have to be a high quality 5th wheel with no weight restrictions for us (We have an HDT Tow Vehicle) The rig must also have the new frame-less thermo-pane windows and very decent storage. *Length from Pin to rear bumper is best to not exceed 36 feet. We do expect to boon-dock so a strong frame is a must and if not equipped we'd want 8K# axles and/or Moryde IS suspension added with 17.5 " wheels. Manufacturers we'd like to consider include: Excel NuWa HitchHiker Champagne Line Or The Discover America Line Carriage 36MAX1 Or the Royal International Version Our current rig should be for sale in February (a 2006 Winnebago Adventurer 35A full body paint, etc.) It along with our Jeep toad will also be sold about that same time or all together if desired.
  25. I am going to replace my current hitch on my Volvo 770, pulling my Teton Home (Frontier 39'). The GVWR on the Teton is 20K. My question: will the Trailsaver model TS3 that is rated at 20K with max pin weight of 4500 be sufficient, Or should I move up to the 32K model TSLB2H? I have a good condition used TS3 ready to purchase, but would like to hear other opinions. http://www.trailersaver.com/product/tslb2h-air-ride-hitch/
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