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  1. 2003 Volvo VNL610 Asking $38,500 (Note: I will deduct $2,000 if Motorcycle lift is not included with sale) 633,700 miles D12 Engine-465hp 10 speed Easton auto shift Easy pedal clutch Singled Long-accommodates smart car with hitch adjustment Exterior: Custom paint. Rear Deck: Custom built rear Deck is ¼” steel sheet. Two 60 inch toolboxes have always been bone dry and do not leak. Built to carry a golf cart, a smart car, or motorcycle. Currently set up with a Rampage motorcycle lift-system for easy load and unloading. Tires: Excellent condition, Fronts less than 10<00 miles and rears less than 3,000 miles. No rot. Rear camera on the back of cab mounted on “headboard.” Interior: Completely reupholstered with “driver air-suspension” seats for both driver and passenger. A custom Jack-knife RV style bench seat installed with DOT approved seat belts installed. Folds down for a bed. Custom cabinets and storage installed. Interior has factory upgraded teak wood door panels and upper storage cabinet fronts. Brand new Alpine stereo system with Blue-tooth and hands-free phone Always stored inside a heated shop. Misc: 3 brand new batteries installed 1 month ago; Fully serviced less than 200 miles ago and ready to go across the country. Location: Truck is located in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, and titled as a motorhome in Idaho. (45 minutes from Spokane airport) Non-smoker and no pets. This is a great truck and excellent way to enter the HDT world. Only a lifestyle change requires me to sell. For detailed photos click on the link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ufdVkGGSZc1VdJyRA For more information or details: Email: djgallagher777@gmail.com Phone: 541-631-1172
  2. Sculptor

    Older batteries in a 2013 truck

    This is a basic battery question. It happens to be about our 2013 Volvo also, but the answers would apply to batteries in general. Just one of a few threads I found: The dealer tested the batteries 750 amps. Any time we climbed in the truck it always started and no problems I could tell. Someone may have left a switch on last weekend. Today it will only turn over once then stops. I plugged in the shore power and turned on the inverter. (It was not plugged in all winter but started every 2 or 3 weeks and run for 15 minutes or so) Hoping the inverter can bring the batteries up. The battery cables had corrosion that was cleaned off last fall. Today I noticed the corrosion is back and a bit worse than it was. Both positive and negative terminals. question: Now that the charge on the batteries has been drained does that mean they won't hold a charge anymore? I'm not sure when they were installed. 2013 VNL 450K miles.
  3. There are two 2011 Volvo 730s with Smart Car beds for sale at Kansas RV Ctr. These units are on consignment so I would think that some price negotiations are in order.
  4. 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.
  5. Unit is sold - 2009 Volvo 780 and 2011 Smart Volvo is a VNL780, I Shift (12 speed), 420,000 miles. It has twin 125 Gallon tanks, D16 engine at 525 HP, Double bunk sleeper (Bottom bunk converts into workstation), Diesel bunk heater, fridge, inverter and microwave. Licensed in Texas as a motorhome. White in color. New batteries Feb of 2018. New tires Mar 2016. Custom bed to haul Smart. Singled long with staircase to help with loading the Smart. Storage on both sides of bed. ET hitch and Jackalope. Hitch camera with extra wiring for three trailer cameras. Pressure Pro tire sensors. Onin 6K diesel inverter generator under left faring ($8000 new) – will generate 50 amp continuous. Smart is a 2011 passion coupe with 18,000 miles – Silver and Gray. We have decided to quit traveling as much and bought two houses to chase the weather. Currently located in Yuma AZ and will be moving to Coarsegold CA in about three weeks. Asking $69,000 OBO. Either PM or E-mail questions to wllane@walker-evelyn.com Could only upload two images.
  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. RV Hauler- Horse Totoer for sale - 1996 Volvo M11 Cummins! $31,400 $29,950 OBO I would be willing to take your pickup truck in trade it must be a full size truck! your truck in 25k cash.. lets see what you have? High and Low jake brake! 10 speed rockwell stick shift not an auto! miles 880,200 This is one of a kind turn key ready to go with a ton of new parts! Decked out with a full DVR cam system and 200 watts of solar! We have decided to come off the road and build a house. This truck is super safe and has tons of storage for its size,being a smaller M11 it is better on fuel then most. THIS RUNS LIKE A TOP! PERFECT ! - Oil change only has 600 miles on it fully greased and ready to go! - New tie rod ends both just replaced - Newer Turbo 7,000 miles on it - Newer Clutch 20,000 miles ago - New Starter 200 miles ago - CB - Newer 2 year old batteries that have been well taken care of with the solar toping them off every day! - Newer tires 2 years old with 4,000 miles on them ALL 6 TIRES REPLACED ! - New steering box 9,000 miles - New U joints and carrier bearing 800 miles on them - New windshield and rubber gasket! - newer flex exhaust pipe - Newer radiator core - The interior was redone 10 years ago.. - New shifter boot - 1,000 watt new power inverter with volt meter gauge mounted where you can see it. - Usb ports built in the dash! - NEW coolent change 600 mils ago - New 4 cam system DC runs the batteries and solar, tells you speed as well - Full size Sleeper -Dual Air ride seats -All new LED lights interior and exterior Things wrong with the truck - The passenger window does not work the motor is good, but the track needs to be replaced the part is cheap I just haven't had the time to do the job! - Needs a driver side window weather strip, again this part dose not cost much! -Windshield washer hoses need to be replaced, easy low cost fix. 30 amp charge controller so you can charge the 4 batteries on board with a switch on the fly no need to hook the batteries up at a rv park. I have all the receipts to show all of the additions made to the truck and all the maintenance done! I also have all the photos of the truck as it was being converted to a RV hauler. Air ride RV 5th wheel hitch $2,500 with NEW air bags.. Also comes with a goose neck adaptor! Custom RV hauler bed ALL ALUMINUM NOT LIKE MOST STEEL this bed will not rust! Big tool bays that DONT LEAK! Email if interested: RossDeprey@gmail.com Please no tire kickers CASH ONLY! I will NOT! finance this truck FOR YOU CASH ONLY!!! RV not included FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THE TRUCK GO TO THIS LINK! - http://www.thedepreys.com/truck.htm
  8. rbertalotto

    Volvos for sale

    Stopped overnight at a Flying J and picked up a Trucks For Sale magazine......Thought this might interest some of you HDT folkks... 60 Volvos for sale with 60month / 5 year warrantee..... https://images41.fotki.com/v1661/photos/2/36012/8599305/IMG_20180208_073013909-th.jpg
  9. 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
  10. 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 .
  11. Thanks for all of the info and experience you have all posted on this forum, I've learned nearly everything I know about HDT Rv haulers from here. I'm up to page 95 of the 117 archived here. I have just purchased a 2000 Volvo that has a Cummins ISM mated to a Gen 1 Autoshift thats having problems. It shifts fine and engages into gear when its cold, after 10 minutes or so if it is taken out of gear it will not engage again. It didn't do it on my brief test drive, but the seller and his mechanic both describe the same problem. Seller says if truck is on slight incline and can roll just a little bit it will drop into gear, or if shifted into gear immediately after restarting the truck it will engage. My plan is to fuel the truck a few blocks away from the shop and drive it the 4hrs home without taking it out of gear. Any suggestions about what to do if i do get stuck unable to get the truck in gear on the way would be helpful. As the man said, no plan survives first contact with the enemy, lol. The sellers shop 4 hrs away where the truck is told me they contacted Eaton who told them Gen 1 was no longer supported and best course of action was to replace it with a manual. Eaton suggestion to try and fix the Autoshift was to put a harness and XY into it for about a 70% chance of resolving it. Their diagnostic computer wouldn't even recognize the transmission. He has a transmission shop in his area that said they could convert the trans to manual internally with sliders, bearings, etc. for about $300 in parts plus labor. Of course would still need a tower/shifter for the manual. I purchased it at a price reflecting a serious transmission problem, and have a friend who's been a tech at a local Peterbilt dealership for 30 years who will be fixing it. He's told me he has done 12-15 replacements of Gen1 Autoshifts with used manual transmissions due to the ongoing problems with the electronics on them. He feels throwing parts at the Gen 1 would not be a permanent fix as something else, or the same thing, is likely to break again later. He has been very clear that you cannot simply remove the harness, sensors and XY shifter and replace them with a manual tower and shifter, internal parts and clearances are different although the case and design are the same. Usually they have been OTR trucks purchased cheaply and being converted for use as vocational trucks of some sort. My tech says the other option is to replace all of the harness, TCM, XY shifter, etc. with Gen 3 parts thereby upgrading it to a Gen 3 and reprogram the ECM on the engine to be compatible with it. He feels the Gen 3 has proven to be a solid reliable system. Both options appear to be similar in cost, prob $4-6k. I have tried to read everything I can find here and on Google searches about Gen 1 Autoshifts (including that according to Eaton, they have all been field upgraded to at least Gen 1.5) and their problems, although hearing that Eaton was no longer supporting them was a surprise. Any knowledgeable advice regarding the path forward would be very appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration. Robert
  12. 2006 Volvo 780 RV Hauler HDT Toter Toterhome. Registered as a Motorhome (not a commercial vehicle). Approximately 675794.4 miles. Largest and most luxurious sleeper model, pre emissions, Volvo D12 465hp engine, ZF autoshift automatic transmission, 3.08 rear axle ratio, loaded with options, heated rotating seats, tires are in excellent condition, rear view camera, ET Senior Hitch with Airbags and 7000lb pinweight and 30000lb trailer rating, bumper pull option, large external storage cabinet behind the cab, Two 150gallon fuel tanks (300gallons total). Non smokers. Custom steel deck that is Smart Car Ready! Recently professionally repainted! (Trailer shown in photo is not included.) Price reduced to $85,000 CDN. Text four zero three 860-6435 or email grammymmc @ gmail dot com
  13.  2000 Volvo VNL 610 with Cummins ISM and Eaton Fuller 10 Speed Autoshift for sale - $34,000 Purchased the truck a few years ago from another forum member, have enjoyed the truck immensely. This truck has performed great, we do a large trip (3-5k miles) every summer and this rig has always gotten it done without stress or panic. I have zero concerns with driving this truck anywhere in the country on a moment’s notice. Some specifics · Truck was singled and decked in 2005 by Pete's Truck and Trailer in Belle Fouche South Dakota · 400 HP Cummins ISM with an Eaton Fuller 10 Speed Autoshift · Air Ride / Air Brakes / 220 Gallon Fuel capacity / 864,xxx miles · 235” wheelbase · 24.5 Continental Steers and General Rears on Alcoa Chrome Rims · Driver and Passenger seats are Bostrom Wide Ride Leather Air Ride adjustable with arm rests · Sleeper Couch is in the same material and jack knifes flat for overnight · Nonsmoking truck · Four fresh batteries a couple years ago · Had new radio / cd / dvd installed as well as all new speakers in the cab (great sound) with dual exterior cameras (deck view and a portable magnetic one for hitching up solo) · Glass is good with the exception of one small circle chip · Radiator was upgraded to an aluminum · Air Conditioning with auto control works well and is ice cold · 13 mpg empty / 9 – 10.5 mpg depending on the load and conditions · Registered as a motor home in Minnesota Deck is 99 inches wide and measures 11 feet to the front of the 5th wheel hitch in the short position and 13 foot 3 inches when the hitch is in the long position. I will set the hitch at which ever length is desired and will include the parts to move it between the lengths. In the short configuration we can haul a pair of side x sides or a pair of atvs or a Smart Car. In the long position we can haul 3 atv’s. Toolboxes under the deck are aluminum with the boxes measuring 4 feet long, 2 feet tall and 22 inches deep. If you want to dip your toe in the HDT market with a fully converted, motorhome registered truck which carries a pretty full set of features at a reasonable price this one should definitely be considered. We have been using it to haul 3 atv’s on the deck, it works very well and has plenty of space. If you only need to haul a pair of machines or a Smart Car you can run with the hitch in the short position and have a shorter overall truck. Truck is pictured with both lengths of the hitch. Feel free to contact (call or txt) me with any questions; direct line is 701-371-9988. Please don't use messaging on this site as I don't check it very often. The truck is located near Fargo ND. $34,000 obo Here are a bunch of pics
  14. Parrformance


    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.
  15. Turnkey Package (Volvo & Smart): $46,000 2000 Volvo770 Detroit 60 Series/ Eaton Auto Shift, Sears Elite Seats, Smart Hauler bed, Drom Box, Complete Paint job, Trailer Saver air hitch, Pressure Pro tire monitoring system Work Done: 2009: Drag link, chassis air bags, cab air bags, chassis shocks, cab shocks rear tires, 2010: Front tires, Synthetic transmission fluid and axles done by Volvo. 2011: ECM by Central Power System and Services in Salina KS. (Have print out), 2L Custom Hauler Body with Smart Car air loader, Drom box and complete paint job. 2014: New Batteries 2011 Smart Passion (leather/ heated seats, P26 Comfort Pkg, P21 Cruise Control Pkg (no paddle shifters) and 7 year transferable extended warranty) ​Volvo $39,500 PHOTOS of Truck with Additional Info: http://classyrv.com/viewlisting.php?listing_id=124715 NO SMOKING... NO PETS... All Vehicles have CLEAR TITLES Currently located in Montgomery, TX 832-715-6782 or email rauch6@juno.com NO Third Party Solicitation
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. Truck sold! Please DELETE.
  19. 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
  20. Jemstone

    Good Volvo Service in Portland, OR

    The transmission on my 2010 Volvo 730 would not shift into gear two days ago. I got Good Sam, my roadside assistance service to use a highly recommended towing service in the little town of Richfield, WA where we broke down. TLC Towing did a good job getting us into Portland's TEC Equipment the Volvo and Mack dealers for the region. TEC got the truck into the shop in the afternoon and fixed several tranny issues plus a recall fix that the previous owner did not take care of. We were on our way the next morning. About 20 miles north of Portland I had a motorist on my left frantically pointing at the trailer tires. The brake on my right rear wheel was on fire and had started to melt the plastic fender skirt above. It now has a wavy, frilled appearance. A chemical extinguisher did a great job three times, as the area was so hot it reignited twice. While I was putting out the fire our TLC Towing driver saw me in the opposite lane going the opposite direction. He honked, turned around at the next exit and came back to help me disconnect the trailer brakes. Would not accept any money and actually seemed pleased to be able to help us. Long Live TLC Towing. We are currently camped just north of the fire site. I'm sure that, despite the tire still being in use, the wheel is compromised, the bearings are scorched and the brakes are history. That tire is also suspect. Other serious damage is possible and likely. Naturally the local trailer shops are booked for two or more weeks. Thus, I'm waiting for a mobile repair person to appear and assess the mess. My mechanical skills helped cause the trailer brake problem. In fact, there are several cartoon characters who have demonstrated better mechanical skills than me, so I have learned to keep my hands off the mechanical problems. In the ten years we have been on the road halftime I have made almost every towing mistake possible, the most recent being forgetting to pull the safety braking switch cable off the truck before unhitching. After making that mistake, I thought I had disconnected the trailer brakes till I could get to a repair shop. Daffy Duck would have done a better job, if he were not under contract to Warner Bros. When I was younger these situations added adventure to a trip. Not anymore. That's why encountering a good dealer is a real treat while on the road. Now for a good repair tech for the trailer.
  21. 6 Horse Hitch

    Volvo 610 single axle with custom bed

    For sale 2003 Volvo 610 factory singled. N14 cummins, 13 speed trans, 603560 miles. Painted 2008 white. Rear tires new around 20000 miles on them. Steer tires are I would say around 75% good. Custom steel bed, built here in ohio by All Fab Co. Bed has 4 boxes 2 each side (rhino coated 1 ft up on inside of boxes), Top of bed is rhino coated, reese hitch on rear, goose neck ball now but has the space for a rv 5th wheel hitch. LED rear and marker lights. New batteries 2015. Both front seats are air ride. Single bunk. I bought this truck from a furniture hauling company in 2008 and only have put around 25000 miles. I used it for our business and pulled a 40 ft trailer. Only reason selling this truck is I had a farm accident and can not drive it anymore. It has been kept inside and has not seen any ice or snow since 2008. Pulling the 40 ft trailer I was getting around 11 MPG. Truck is ready to go and I would not be afraid to go where ever in it. It has been a good truck for me. Asking $38900 OBO. call 740-670-4273 Gary
  22. Jemstone

    Regeneration Blues

    After failing to regenerate on my way from Alturas, Ca to the middle of Nevada my 2010 Volvo 730 is sooted up. I have not been able to get a parked regeneration and now the engine is slowly deactivating or something similar. The big triangle STOP is lit. I'm in Hawthorne, Nevada, about 300 miles to a dealership in Las Vegas. I would welcome any ideas, suggestions or even random thoughts on the matter. I'm out of ideas and drinking my woes away with decaf coffee.
  23. We have a 2001 Volvo VNL64T660 and 2009 SmartCar combo for sale. The Volvo has the Eaton Fuller Autoshift 10 speed transmission, the transmission is programmed to start out in 3rd instead of 1st. We have never had to use 1st or 2nd to start, only to "creep" in heavy traffic. The engine is the VED 12, 465 hp, 1650 ft lbs torque. The truck has 603,XXX miles, was originally bought out of commercial in 2008 with 535,150 miles, we purchased it with 572,XXX miles. We are the second owners who have used it as an RV hauler. The previous owners were HDT forum members and I can provide their name/contact info, with their permission of course. After our purchase the truck was singled long and has a custom bed by 2L Custom Trucks. The bed is fully skirted and has a loader that can be raised from the road side to take the break out of loading a vehicle and allow unloading to the curb side out of traffic if needed. The truck is configured in the "weed burner" style and has had a drom box added right behind the cab. The commercial trailer wiring has been converted using the Jackalope system and I put in two solid wire runs from the Jackalope to the rear of the bed for both truck and trailer lights, I then put in two weather proof J boxes to allow repair/replacement of truck or trailer wiring without having to do a splice job each time, you can just build a replacement pigtail and install it. The truck has the ET Hitch and it was upgraded/modified by Henry S. in 2014. The ET gets it's air supply from the truck slider switch on the dash so you can isolate the hitch and not put any air in it if required. The bed was designed to allow a full 60" clearance between where the loading ramps sit on the bed to the front of our fifth wheel, plenty of pivot room. We previously carried a Can-Am Spyder tryke with extremely low front end clearance, the adjustable height loader allowed us to load without scraping bottom. The SmartCar loads without having to use the loader. There is a electric winch system stored in the drivers side front bed compartment, once the "L" arm is attached to the side of the bed above the compartment it allows you to safely winch up the SmartCar. The L arm has two positions, one is centered on the loader that we used for the Spyder tow slings and one offset to the left for use with the SmartCar tow hook. You can drive the SmartCar up if you prefer, we usually winch it up and then drive it down. There are three (3) 2,000 lb ramps from Discount Ramps included, there are three because of the previous requirements of the Spyder. The SmartCar is held down by a eTrack system with straps that go over the front and rear tires on each side of the car, very secure and easy to use for transport. There is a Onan 6500 QD generator (390 hours) installed on the passenger side front bed compartment, it's tapped into the twin 125 gal diesel tanks . The genset compartment has a 50 amp receptacle for external connection in a weather proof box, the electrical cord runs out thru the bottom of the bed. The generator also charges the truck batteries. We have used it dry camping to keep our batteries (truck and fifth wheel) topped up as well as other people's rigs. Nice to have the gen set on the truck where you can position it away from the campsite to reduce the noise. Installing it on the truck also freed up the generator compartment on the fifth wheel and added the weight the generator would have taken up as increased personal cargo capacity. The generator has had the fuel pump replaced under the Onan service bulletin citing premature fuel pump failure. The work was done at Rocky Mountain Onan Cummins in Denver and was covered under warranty. Other annual service has been done by me. The truck has an Vector Maxx SST Model VEC056C 2500W modified sine inverter and pass through shore power capability (30 amp marine receptacle, with power cord included). There are 110 outlets in the interior as well as in the driver luggage compartment which houses all the electrical components. The batteries are kept up by the Progressive Dynamics Intellipower 9100 power converter/battery minder system. The truck also has it's own 100 watt solar panel with controller. The solar panel is mounted on top of the drom box and can be tilted manually if needed. Nice to have when you have to park the truck away from the campsite for extended periods. There are an additional two storage compartments on each side of the rear of the bed. I use these for leveling blocks and the messy truck stuff we all have to carry. There is a compressed air outlet in the drivers side rear compartment. The drom box has two doors, the upper door is configured horizontally and opens upward. The lower door opens from passenger side to drivers side vertically. The lower compartment has three levels. The lower level is 30" H by 26" D by 70" W. All measurements are from interior wall to wall and shelf to shelf. The middle compartment is 24" H by 26" D by 70" W. The upper compartment is 18" H by 26" D by 70" W. The upper level compartment is 18" H by 26" D by 70" W. There are three (3) cargo lock bars included, the nice ones that ratchet out and then fine tune with the twist and lock system. This box will hold a lot of stuff, we almost filled up a 8 X 12 shed when we emptied it. In the truck cab interior the lower bunk has been removed and a dinette/seating area custom built by 2L Custom. There are four lap seat belts installed if needed. We have had 3 grandkids back there comfortably. The table is the marine octagon type on a pedestal and is removable, it stays removed most of the time for us. The upper bunk remains and can be used as a sleeper and has the cargo net so it can be used as storage and not have things flying around the cab for those unexpected stops. The cab has a trucker fridge mounted in the upper portion of the "coat closet" behind the passenger seat. Not on the floor where you can't get to your items, having it at eye levels makes it much more useful. The bottom half of the coat closet can still be used to hang coats and things. There is a custom cabinet behind the drivers seat that has a microwave and self contained sink. The sink is not fancy but serves to wash your hands, brush your teeth etc. There is no porta potti, but there is a space under the dinette seating area to store one if desired, we just chose not to use one. There is a RAM computer work table for the co-pilot that swivels around to use when traveling. Cosmetically the truck is in good shape. The interior has no tears or cracks in the dash, the seats both have cloth seat covers on them, are air ride and adjustable and all the adjustments work. The dinette area is pretty much brand new. The exterior has the normal road chips and dings you would expect from a 14 year old truck. It's not perfect but not trashed out either, nothing effects the functionality of the truck. The SmartCar is a Silver and Black 2009 Brabus Cabriolet with 54,XXX miles. We purchased it from an individual in Chandler, AZ in 2014. The car was sold new at Chandler Mercedes Benz to a lady, she kept it 3 years and then traded it in on a new Passion Coupe, she decided the convertible was not for her. One of the salesmen bought it from the dealer and kept it 2 years, then bought a Mercedes G wagon that had been traded in so had no more use for the Smart. Car has been in AZ most of it's life but was garaged kept by both owners. It has the power convertible top and removable panels to make it look like a true convertible with the top down. It runs great and also has no problems. We put Blue Ox base plates on it to allow a contingency plan if we needed to tow it with our motor coach or the Volvo. We plan on getting a Jeep Rubicon to pull behind the motor coach. We just finished a 4K mile year of traveling (family issues limited us this year and is why we missed the HDT rally), and have done as much as 8K in one year with no major problems. Everything works and the truck runs fine. In 2013 on the way to the HDT rally we had the oil pressure sensor go bad, replaced with no further problems. We just had the air conditioner system components replaced due to leaks in Oct. 2015. The work was done by Transwest in Denver, Co. Blows really cold cab air now. All scheduled maintenance has been done on an annual basis, usually wherever we spent the winter months. The top end maintenance was completed by the previous owner before we bought it, engine should be good til a million miles before overhaul. there are absolutely no fluid leaks and the truck does not use oil. We bought this truck at the 2011 HDT rally on the advice of several of the members of the HDT forum who were there, this was our first truck and we had absolutely no experience driving or maintaining a big rig. We have not been disappointed with their recommendation, it's been a great truck, made pulling a heavy fifth wheel as easy and safe as possible. We have had two blowouts on the fifth wheel (bearing issues, another story) and the truck absolutely did not even swerve and got us stopped both times before any major damage was done by the tire shreds. We have parked our fifth wheel at the Escapees co-op park in Jojoba Hills, Ca. and no longer need the Volvo. We will continue to travel extensively in a '03 36' Foretravel motor coach we recently purchased. We are asking $65,000 for both vehicles as a turnkey unit, all you need is any size fifth wheel you'd like to pull and you're ready for the road. Truck and SmartCar are currently located in Temecula, Ca. for the winter. If you are seriously interested email me and I can provide my cell phone, pictures and more info as requested. Rick rickokc at gmail. com
  24. Talked to Volvo dealer about making a hdt into a rv, and he said Volvo made 20 or so of these haulers, and only two sold. Apparently they're in Fort Worth. 19.5" wheels sure make it sit low. Also can be delivered with fifth wheel instead of gooseneck ball. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Ummp9p2Q0 If they gave me one, i wouldnt say no. Sorry if this was posted earlier, i didn't see it, and did not find it using site search engine.
  25. whatsnext

    Voyager is not naked anymore!

    Voyager has a bed on the back end! Larry still has some finishing work but it's getting close. Next week is paint and hopefully the following week is when we'll pick it up. Getting excited to be in the truck again and getting closer to Hutch. David