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Discussion in 'In the Office' started by doublewide, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Spud_Monkey

    Spud_Monkey Senior Member

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    *Looks around, where did that come from or in what reply is that to*
     
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    I saw a moving van the other day that I swear had a 12 foot plus sleeper that was 2-3 feet taller than the truck cab pulling a 45(?) foot possum belly bedbug trailer.
    How can you have any payload left on that rig? My 32' motorhome weighs in at almost 14,000 with full fuel and water tanks. I'm betting that sleeper was pushing 8,000 added to the truck.
     
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    I've seen a few of them types around here, they always look huge!!!! and at light I'm thinking some of them must run a separate 50kw plant just for the lighting:eek:
     
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    It's a fact, my company has three drivers living in there trucks and all three look and dress like a homeless person, not a very good image for the company. And it's very common
    these days, most every OTR has the problem.
     
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    Years ago I did an appraisal on a max sleeper so the guy could use it for collateral on a bank loan. Husband and wife truck and they drove all over the country. Puget Sound was where they had their house but they mostly lived in the truck. It was real fancy and comfortable looking inside.
     
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  7. Spud_Monkey

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    Enough real estate on the roof to put at least 6 kw of solar panels that would power anything onboard and just stick a forklift battery below with couple charge controllers of about 1200AH at 24V and we are cooking. Won't have to plug in for next 7 to 10 years done right.
     
  8. Ronsii

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    There are plenty with lots of square footage up top..
    semiwhite-basement.jpg

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    Just don't pull into a walmart parking lot cause you aren't turning this around there ;)
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    You can also get em' with tip out garages for your EMbike :)
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    They also have the smaller models for those with no room to park a full size at home..
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    You can even get the trailers with tip outs or anything else money can buy :)
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    Some guys like the airstream look ;)
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    If you're not good with metal work then go with a custom wood sleeper.
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    Or.... do like spud and put a camper on the back.
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    Could always go for that retro look :)

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    Long hoods are always popular too. :D
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  12. Spud_Monkey

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    My plan is to either A sell the camper I have or B keep it for short trips to put in the back of my Dodge 3500. Though overall I will buy a 20’ shipping container and convert it into a camper to put on back of this rig eventually and cover the roof with solar panels then have fold up like awning solar panels on each side.
     
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