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Been looking and reading this forum for a long time as a long time truck drive the idea of a HDT is right up my alley the triple axle trailer we have now weights 25000 lbs with no water or supplies but does have the rzr and 550sportsman in garage found a factory Volvo single axle at 220wheelbase anybody see any problems with this also it is a 630- the25000is with my 350ford hooked to trailer

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You probably need to find out more info on the truck to make sure it will meet your needs. Such as if you plan to haul a smart you need to know what the dimensions are to back of cab and if you need to extend the frame. Other items such as how well was it maintained, has it been smoked in if that is a concern, does it have what you want in amenities like autoshifting, dual air ride seats, etc..., will it need new tires or any major maintenance soon.

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Been looking and reading this forum for a long time as a long time truck drive the idea of a HDT is right up my alley the triple axle trailer we have now weights 25000 lbs with no water or supplies but does have the rzr and 550sportsman in garage found a factory Volvo single axle at 220wheelbase anybody see any problems with this also it is a 630- the25000is with my 350ford hooked to trailer

 

That's exactly why I bought a Volvo 730. I'm hauling a RZR XP 1000 in mine. Straight line, my F450 handles my Raptor trailer with no issues. However, downhill and overall safety is a different story. Rolling downhill from the ECR last weekend was a 7.5% grade for 2.4 miles. I put the jake brake on the second position and didn't touch the brakes all the way down. We rolled downhill, safely, at 45mph. It was literally awesome.

 

Here's some more information on truck - http://www.followmybuild.com/bmzero/Volvo-730-HDT-RV-Hauler

 

My next step is building the bed. I do plan on hauling a Smart car on the back.

 

Let me know if I can help in any way.

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