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Old 01-24-2013, 07:27 AM   #11
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Most of those HDTs are re- registered as MHs after doing some renovations to them. Go here and you will see a lot, HDT - Escapees Discussion Forum Ask questions all you like and the members will answer.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:02 AM   #12
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we have a member hear that pulls with a HDT, but I don't think he has been on for the last year or so.

Here is Bear's profile with a picture of his rig.. Forest River Forums - View Profile: Bear

I couldn't find an album for him.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #13
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Some of these HDTs cost half of what a new pick up costs. Some may have close to a million miles on them. Some owners drop one of the rear axles and depending on wheel cut can turn tighter than a 1 ton dually. The guy in Calgary RV Haulers | RV Haulers gets his HDTs, takes them into the shop and cleans them up, mechanically and body wise. Have a look at his site. There are a myriad of things that can be and are done to these big trucks. I'd have one tomorrow if my better half would let me.....
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #14
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On the HDT page Bear is know as Bearman. This is his rig
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:51 PM   #15
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As I understand it, only commercial vehicles or "For Hire" vehicles are required to stop unless the signage directs otherwise. I have seen tractors pulling 5th wheels not stop and they all had signs on the cab that said "Not For Hire."
It is my understanding that requirements can very greatly state to state. For example, in IL I was told by a state trooper that any vehicle over 40K gross, commercial or private, MUST stop to weigh.

Other states require a CDL over 40K gross as well. Other states require a CDL for anything with air brakes.

It is truly a tangled patchwork of laws when it comes to towing heavy.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:11 PM   #16
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Even though it seems to be tangle of state laws, if you are licensed in your HOME state, then you should be able to drive into and out of any state you visit. Same thing for motorcycles save the helmet law, then you have to abide by the state you are in. So I guess what I am trying to say is, if your rig is good in FL then you should be able to drive to CA and not be hassled for not having a CDL. I may not be understanding it correctly, esp. in the case of a MH over 40' in CA. Is a CDL needed if you have a MH of 45' but licensed in FL?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:49 PM   #17
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Smart Car on Freightliner

Smart car left early this morning but I managed to get back over thehre and get some snap shots. The car was very close in length to the beam of the truck frame. It looked like a hydraulic or elec rig to launch his capsule. Also certainly looked like a custom conversion, no obvious maker plates bragging about the disign/build. Enjoy!
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:19 PM   #18
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Just a sample of what is done with the HDTs Truck Beds
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Got this guy coming down in our annual 4th of July parade here in the city. This is a relatively newer Volvo conversion. Very nice.

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That is something, a Smart Car weighs what around 1,300 lbs and a standard Golf cart weighs around 600 lbs and a street lecal Golf Cart weighs around 800 lbs, so if a golf cart had a body then I quess then it could be called a " Smart Cart"
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