Pyscokev Posted January 19, 2017 Report Share Posted January 19, 2017 I hope to one day soon have an HDT and I'd like to build a trailer for it. My thought was to get a 53' drop deck trailer and build it for living quarters and a stacker garage in the back. While thinking about it I don't know the legalities of it. How long of a trailer is legal for an RV in CA? I've seen many race teams with this setup and know they aren't commercial but maybe they just aren't getting caught. I do most of my camping at the beach and desert so I wouldn't have space limitations there. Any other reasons you can think to not go this route? I've seen several good Volvo's for sale and was planning on a 770/780 since I could sleep in it for a night if needed while towing a flatbed trailer with my jeep on it. Would an older non-DPF truck that isn't compliant with current emissions be ok in CA as long as it's registered as an RV? Any idea on why the 2004 Volvo 780 in the classified ads isn't selling since it seems like a good truck? Last question is what kinds of costs will increase going from a 2500 Duramax to an HDT? I believe tires are still good for only six years so I'd still be replacing tires every six years even though they have plenty of tread left. Mileage would be about the same I'm guessing since I'm double towing about 18,000 lbs right now. I've heard working on these trucks is easier than a LDT because of space and they are better thought out in regards to getting back on the road. Thanks for any help you can give. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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