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Old 03-05-2018, 03:33 PM   #4641
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With the combined length of 57’ feet and extended tractor. Bet you’ll need a permit to operate in most if not all states, typically 60’ total.

One of these days someone will build an RV on one of these:



No doubt it would require a Special, Special, permit to operate it in this country. Also, they'd need to move the steering wheel to the other side.

Good luck finding a campsite large enough, even at a Walmart
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:50 PM   #4642
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A $15 anti rattle device takes all of that play out.
Okay we all have opinions on what sellers claim

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Old 03-05-2018, 05:07 PM   #4643
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One of these days someone will build an RV on one of these:



No doubt it would require a Special, Special, permit to operate it in this country. Also, they'd need to move the steering wheel to the other side.

Good luck finding a campsite large enough, even at a Walmart
I haven't found one of those yet, but, check this one out

https://youtu.be/unOoUihRH9E
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:28 PM   #4644
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One of these days someone will build an RV on one of these:



No doubt it would require a Special, Special, permit to operate it in this country. Also, they'd need to move the steering wheel to the other side.

Good luck finding a campsite large enough, even at a Walmart
By the Name on the building looks like "FROG BOB" is MFG these units! Youroo!!
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:31 PM   #4645
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Try Philadelphia , that unit is used for its city bus- articulated joint allows turns in narrow city streets
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:32 PM   #4646
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I haven't found one of those yet, but, check this one out

https://youtu.be/unOoUihRH9E
My Cousin used to drive one of those for Seattle Metro Transit. All the drivers referred to them as "The Snake".

When they first arrived in Seattle they were all too heavy for the streets, even without passengers. Could you imagine how heavy they'd be if you filled one with all the furniture, cabinets, tanks, generator, A/C units, etc?

Not only that, they were built with a 50 mph speed max in mind.

Some were outfitted as "trackless trolleys" and were powered from overhead wires. Maybe a large battery bank with a "range extender" generator and you could have the ultimate "Hybrid RV"
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:44 PM   #4647
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One of these days someone will build an RV on one of these:



No doubt it would require a Special, Special, permit to operate it in this country. Also, they'd need to move the steering wheel to the other side.

Good luck finding a campsite large enough, even at a Walmart
Or a double secret special permit.
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:47 PM   #4648
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One of these days someone will build an RV on one of these:



No doubt it would require a Special, Special, permit to operate it in this country. Also, they'd need to move the steering wheel to the other side.

Good luck finding a campsite large enough, even at a Walmart
Roo bars need to be beefed up too. Deer are larger than roos but they don't jump as high
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:02 PM   #4649
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My Cousin used to drive one of those for Seattle Metro Transit. All the drivers referred to them as "The Snake".

When they first arrived in Seattle they were all too heavy for the streets, even without passengers. Could you imagine how heavy they'd be if you filled one with all the furniture, cabinets, tanks, generator, A/C units, etc?

Not only that, they were built with a 50 mph speed max in mind.

Some were outfitted as "trackless trolleys" and were powered from overhead wires. Maybe a large battery bank with a "range extender" generator and you could have the ultimate "Hybrid RV"
Exciting to go around a corner with those if you are in one of the very back seats.

Early ones were mid drive axle with the engine laying flat under the floo. Later ones were rear drive and would jackknife on a steep, icy hill.

I always thought one would make a cool RV.
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:06 PM   #4650
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Or a double secret special permit.
13 states allow triple 50' trailers on the interstate/tollroads. I had them pass me going 70mph one time on the NY turnpike in a blinding snow storm. Those guys were crazy. The only way I could find the road was follow their taillights and reflector posts on the roadside.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:35 AM   #4651
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What makes you think I'm saying this based on a "sellers claim?" I use them regularly and they work great. This is the one I prefer, but it is a little pricier:

https://www.amazon.com/Roadmaster-06...e+hitch+device


Use one of these to lock the rack in place. Then secure everything to the rack. Take out the play and you seriously lessen the risk of breaking something.
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Good luck in your travels, all I ever Said it looked like an accident, and I would change lanes, it just amazes me when people buy something, a person has to buy something extra not included with the purchest, and what makes anyone think he has this extra on his? Oh yes I also said they bounce, but I guess you figured that out, you can drive behind him if you want, but me NO THANK YOU.

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If you're using a properly configured WD hitch you'll already have enough leverage on the hitch so it doesn't rattle much. If you're not using WD then they can be noisy. I agree with Dustman that it's a good thing. That rattle you hear is metal against metal and it would be better if it wasn't moving around and as for as possible in the hitch.
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If you're using a properly configured WD hitch you'll already have enough leverage on the hitch so it doesn't rattle much. If you're not using WD then they can be noisy. I agree with Dustman that it's a good thing. That rattle you hear is metal against metal and it would be better if it wasn't moving around and as for as possible in the hitch.
See post #4599 for the subject of this rattling discussion. They're not talking about the connection where a WD hitch could be used; they're talking about a cargo basket on the rear end of a MH.
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If you're using a properly configured WD hitch you'll already have enough leverage on the hitch so it doesn't rattle much. If you're not using WD then they can be noisy. I agree with Dustman that it's a good thing. That rattle you hear is metal against metal and it would be better if it wasn't moving around and as for as possible in the hitch.
Your going to use a weight distribution hitch on a basket? Maybe I'm dumb but how? Christ sake I just made a comment, opinion, mine now throw me under the bus.

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Didn't intend to start a fight. No, you wouldn't use a WD in a basket.. don't realize that was the subject here.. I thought it was in general about the benefits of using the device in question.

If the hitch is bouncing around in the receiver it's probably not good in the long run so yes, I think I would help. However, if it's once in a blue moon on short trips it's probably not going to hurt anything.

Probably also depends on how much weight is in there.
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See post #4599 for the subject of this rattling discussion. They're not talking about the connection where a WD hitch could be used; they're talking about a cargo basket on the rear end of a MH.
Gotcha. Gee.. sorry guys.
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So....How bout dem Bears???

I did see one in a RV park once.

But I didn't take a picture (pre Cell phone era) so does that mean it didn't happen????

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I saw this cool hammock stand. Honestly, I’d worry about trusting my lard butt to it, but for regular size folks- should be fine.
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I saw this cool hammock stand. Honestly, I’d worry about trusting my lard butt to it, but for regular size folks- should be fine.
I'd bet that's stronger than you think.
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