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  1. I'm not sure why these aren't selling. This is an awesome low price for something most everyone needs for their rig, at some point or other. These covers are in great condition. We're moving to a new rental home soon; I'd love to sell them before having to move them to the second garage...
  2. I have a pair of lightly-used white wheel covers to fit the large tires on a motorhome or heavy-duty truck. I bought these new from Covercraft a year ago, they are the Snap Ring type, model ST7005WH. They are described by Covercraft as fitting "giant" tires, 40 to 42 inches in diameter; I used them on my HDT tires, sized 275/80R22.5, and they fit perfectly. We've cleaned them up, as you can see in the photo, but again they are used, not new. The feel and flexibility are still excellent. They've been on the tires about 8 of the past 12 months. The snap ring fitment works very well; they are quick and easy to install, stay on securely even in high winds, and are easy to take off again. I'm asking $20 plus shipping. If I pack them into the smallest box I can fit them into, and sent via UPS or USPS, the cost should be around $20 to $30 to the continental US. They can also be picked up locally in Prescott Valley, AZ. Please send me a Private Message if you are interested, including your telephone number or email address so I can contact you.
  3. I always wore a lanyard around my neck that held my second key. So I could leave the one key in the ignition with the engine running while locking the doors at a rest stop, gas station, etc. Of course I did have to remember to wear that lanyard whenever I took the truck on the road... I guess if I had had locking fuel caps, I would have put their key on the same lanyard.
  4. Just to close the loop on this thread; it looks like the hitch is getting sold by the trucker who bought my truck, and it looks like the ramps are indeed sold.
  5. Tim, I've sent you a PM about the TrailerSaver hitch. Dennis, did you decide whether you were interested in the hitch or not? I never heard back from you. As to the ramps, it looks like I may have a buyer, though the sale hasn't actually gone through yet. Peter
  6. Thanks guys. I've missed the last few ECRs and HDT rallies. Definitely miss the great folks and camaraderie.
  7. When I recently found a buyer for my Volvo, he was a commercial owner-operator who wanted a "spare truck" for his operation. It was quite a shame from my point of view that the bed I had put so much work into, and other RV-specific features, would not be used any further. However the buyer really appreciated the condition and features of my truck, and was very happy to be adding it to his fleet. The new owner sent me this photo today: His mechanic had checked the truck thoroughly and said the only thing it needed was a bull gear for the engine. Of course he removed the wooden flat bed and installed a commercial hitch. He was on his way to pick up his first load with it. I'm very happy that my truck will serve many more miles and, I hope, make some money for its new owner. In a way, I think it's kind of cool that this truck has come full circle, from US-Express to RV service and back to commercial again.
  8. TomNGina: I'm sorry you missed it too, as it was quite a shame from my point of view that the bed I had put so much work into, and other RV-specific features, would not be used any further. The new owner sent me this photo today: His mechanic checked the truck thoroughly and said the only thing it needed was a bull gear for the engine. Of course he removed the wooden flat bed and installed a commercial hitch.
  9. Hi Mntom, I don't know if you might be able to find someone who will be passing by here in the near future, that might be able to pick up the ramps and bring them to you. Just a thought. Otherwise I think the shipping via LTL freight would probably be close to $200, depending on distance. Please PM me if you want to explore options.
  10. Up for sale is a pair of folding aluminum ramps. Each ramp is 19-inches wide, so when set up side-by-side the total width is 38 inches. The length is 14 feet, or 7 feet when folded. The weight rating is 1500 lbs per axle, so these will handle any motorcycle, or a SmartCar if appropriately spaced. These ramps were purchased new in April 2016 from Discount Ramps for about $1100. They are in excellent condition. Included will be the stainless steel and aluminum mounting hardware as shown, for carrying the pair of ramps on a flat-bed truck. The hardware is designed to deter theft of the ramps, as the screws are covered by the stainless straps, and the straps are secured by padlocks. The screws go through your bed and fasten into threaded aluminum dual-hole nut-plates below the bed. Hence the nut-plates cannot be unscrewed from underneath. All stainless steel screws are included. A drawing showing the locations of all holes to be drilled in the bed can be supplied. The ramps are in Prescott Valley, AZ and can be inspected any time. I cannot ship them; they must be picked up in person. Send PM for more information. [Truck shown in photos is not included! Note that the cable shown draped across the ramps is unrelated.]
  11. I sold my truck but the buyer did not want the ramps. This pair of 14-foot-long by 19-inches-wide aluminum ramps were purchased from Discount Ramps for about $1100 in spring of 2016. They have been used very little. Included in the purchase will be the hold-down hardware as shown. These brackets and clamps are custom fabricated in stainless steel and aluminum. There are aluminum angle end stops and stainless clamp brackets, along with the padlocked stainless foam-padded clamps you see in the photos. Each piece that bolts to the truck bed is secured by stainless screws (included) that thread into two-hole aluminum nut plates below the deck. The brackets are designed such that the system is theft-proof once the two padlocks are locked. [Note: the cable visible on top of the ramps in the photo is unrelated. Truck and motorcycle not included.] The ramp model number is HD-16838-1500. The weight rating is 1500 lbs per axle. When used side-by-side the total ramp width is 38 inches; this is how I used them for loading my motorcycle. They could also be deployed with an appropriate spacing for loading a Smart Car. Ramps Page I can supply a drawing for locating the holes for fastening the brackets to your truck bed. In the case of my wooden bed, I recessed all the brackets about 1/2-inch deep, by routing pockets in the wood. But you could also surface-mount the brackets and the system would still work fine. I am located in Prescott Valley, Arizona; the ramps must be picked up here as I do not want to ship them. Please PM me for details and more photos if you are interested.
  12. I left the bed and hitch on the truck; just too much work for me to remove them and try to sell them. Anyone interested in the TrailerSaver hitch, I can put in touch with the new owner, who is headed to Chicago from Arizona. He will be removing the bed and hitch at a shop there.
  13. I just sold my truck to a commercial O-O (owner-operator) who will be removing the bed and TrailerSaver air hitch, and converting it back to commercial tractor duty. I'm sad to know all my work rebuilding the wooden bed will now be undone, but of course happy to have found a buyer who appreciates the great condition of the truck and engine, and all the maintenance and upgrades put into it. The buyer was about to buy another truck that had a steel bed, and had posted a question on the Class A subforum inquiring about the market for a used steel flat bed, when he happened across my for-sale listing. He flew in from Michigan first thing the next morning and bought my truck. Since he didn't want the ramps, I removed them along with the hold-down brackets I had custom fabricated. The ramps are 14-ft long and 19-inches wide each (38-inch width for the pair together). The rating is 1500 lbs per axle, so they can handle either a motorcycle or a smart car. When deployed there is the usual dihedral angle at the hinged joint. I added holes at the top to secure them to the truck bed while deployed. They were purchased from Discount Ramps. When folded they are 7-feet long. I will be posting a for-sale listing in the appropriate sub-forum, with photos and details about the mounting brackets, tonight I expect.
  14. I just sold my truck to a commercial O-O (owner-operator) who will be removing the bed and TrailerSaver air hitch, and converting it back to commercial tractor duty. I'm sad to know all my work rebuilding the wooden bed will now be undone, but of course happy to have found a buyer who appreciates the great condition of the truck and engine, and all the maintenance and upgrades put into it.
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