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Old 11-16-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:28 PM   #2
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looks nice, great upgrade from my isuzu, one can only dream
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:29 PM   #3
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that dude is smokin' some SERIOUS dope asking 1.4M !?!?!
Im still trying to figure out how he arrived at the price when he says -


Freightliner (Tractor) - 125k
Options - 319k
Base Total ??? - 1.043m

he'd never get 319k for it let alone 444k (tractor+options) where he comes up w/ this BASE TOTAL is beyond me !

theres plenty wrong w/ it imo -
the REAR (king pin) deck - the FENDERS are not flush w/ the deck...
they rounded the counter top / bathroom sink...and then put a <square> drawer under the counter....look at the drawer corner sticking out
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #4
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Legally, how long of a trailer could you have with this?
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:11 PM   #5
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guy i bought my conversion from towed a 36 foot stacker - he was over 75 feet long <combined>
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:48 PM   #6
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when i first looked at their add and saw those pictures, my first thought was,


1.4 million and they can't even get the pictures right.


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I like it, Don, and Don. I'm going to go check it out. But I need to make sure they can fit a stripper pole in.

Good catch on the sideways picture. That's how they can keep the asking price so low, they don't pay their tech guy very much.
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The Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 allows a 48' trailer with no overall length limit. In other words if you could figure out how its perfectly legal to pull a 48' trailer with a greyhound bus-but it has to be registered as a truck tractor.
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if thats the case why do i see 52 and 54 foot TRAILERS being pulled by OTR Trucks ??
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Thats easy-you don't see them with tractors that long.
I only quoted STAA which has no overall length limit so you could therefore use any length of tractor.
While there are 52' trailers only a relative handful exist. No such creature as a 54' trailer. The 53' trailers that you see do not conform to STAA and therefore there IS an overall length limit. 75'.
That Argosy is too long to be 75' overall when hooked to a 53' trailer.
Based on the picture alone I estimate overall length with a 53 would be somewhere between 85 and 90'. that makes it 15' overlength.
However if you use a 48' trailer instead there is no overall length limit and the length of the tractor no longer matters.
That said there is a guy in Wisconsin that pulls a 53' trailer with a REALLY loooooong Diamond Reo Giant that in no way shape or form even comes close to 75'. I believe he is somewhere around 93'. How he gets away with it without permits is beyond me.
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