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just.a.jeep 06-22-2014 10:31 AM

You never know what you will see on the road.
 
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Just saw this in a Walmart.

Sheripoms 06-22-2014 10:54 AM

Wow, thats one way to carry a toad! :)

BigJohnD 06-22-2014 10:55 AM

I seen a similar set up not long ago in New Orleans. Guy in Canada does conversions on old fleet trucks, to include a smart car bed if you want. This guy had remote winch and all to pull the car up on the back of the Volvo. Pretty neat.

dblr 06-22-2014 11:04 AM

We carry our Smart the same way on the back of our Kenworth.

BigJohnD 06-22-2014 11:11 AM

When we met that guy in New Orleans, he was nice enough to let me plunder through his rig from top to bottom. Of course, I go grab the wife and like a saleman, walk her through the thing, trying to convince her, wouldn't this be nice. That said, if we traveled more, instead of full timing and staying put a lot, she'd get one for me. For now, I envy you dblr, and that guy at Walmart.

Weezer 06-22-2014 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by BigJohnD (Post 640866)
I seen a similar set up not long ago in New Orleans. Guy in Canada does conversions on old fleet trucks, to include a smart car bed if you want. This guy had remote winch and all to pull the car up on the back of the Volvo. Pretty neat.


Glad you posted this John. As soon as I saw that pic my thought was;

Didn't we see this same rig at Poverty Point RV Park on Memorial Day weekend?

Got no idea where that WalMart is, but since someone in Canada fabricates this set-up commercially.....

Fritz *so* wants one of those trucks as a TV for Buffy. :rolleyes:

"only difference in men and boys....."

BigBaron 06-22-2014 11:32 AM

That's nothin' LOL Enjoy!
 
That's an MDT (Medium Duty Truck). They work very well with the smaller fivers, but when you get the bigger fivers like DBLR and others, you need a class 8 HDT. They are actually less expensive than you'd think!
Very cool, too.
Here's some neat ones from Escapee's forum

Brand-spankin' new Volvo 630 and awesome Excel toyhauler (the smart car loader hasn't been installed yet)
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-r...615_141052.jpg

A brand new 45' Continental, and I mean brand new! (sorry for the small pic)
http://www.rvnetwork.com/uploads/mon...6287_thumb.jpg

Another excellent Fiver-a Teton stretch
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7380/...5ee17f1f33.jpg

And a typical HDT with Smart on the back.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S...003_083037.jpg

Henry's little contraption is the coolest thing I've seen to-date.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-I...s/s800/045.jpg

Push a button and...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L...A/s800/041.jpg

BigJohnD 06-22-2014 11:40 AM

RV Haulers is the one I was thinking of, and who did the one I saw. www.rvhaulers.ca

I don't do LONG hauls anymore, but I can recall one of our Indiana runs where I had small pillows wedged here and there by the time we got there. Our truck is great, rides great, BUT.....Air ride seats, on air ride cab, on air ride suspension with air ride fiver hitch. That was my failed sales pitch to my wife. Can't justify the cost right now.

BigJohnD 06-22-2014 11:44 AM

Thanks for posting those pictures BigBaron. Got my fever up again. Hey, I'd drive that to the store for bread and milk.

dan-nickie 06-22-2014 12:01 PM

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Saw this one in New Braunfels Texas last month.
Was pulling a fifth wheel.


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