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Old 06-30-2018, 11:28 PM   #1
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Finished my new tow vehicle, it works very well.

Howdy All,


I got tired of the Smart Car, taking up half the garage in my toy hauler, so I built a new truck that could haul the Smart Car, behind the sleeper. Now I have the full 18 feet of garage for TOYS again.



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Old 07-01-2018, 01:59 AM   #2
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Nice rig. I have to ask; how can you get that into camp sites other than rest stops?


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Old 07-01-2018, 02:16 AM   #3
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Nice rig. I have to ask; how can you get that into camp sites other than rest stops?


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I don't have any problem getting into and using the more modern camp grounds, most camp grounds have or are up grading their camp sites to allow for larger rigs, many 40 foot plus Class A RV's are towing at least a 20 foot trailer behind them. This is the last camp ground we were at, they had MANY sites we could have fit into. I have pulled far forward in this site so I could open the toy hauler and park motorcycles behind the trailer.



Click this link, it will take you to the photo gallery where I took photos of the rigs in attendance at our last HDT rally in Caldwell, just few days ago.


https://mr-cob.smugmug.com/2018-HDT-...-truck-photos/


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Old 07-01-2018, 02:19 AM   #4
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Dave,

Thatís awesome. I would love to have a tow vehicle like that....eventually. Thatís defiantly ideal.


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Old 07-01-2018, 11:39 AM   #5
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Wow, just wow!
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:46 AM   #6
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Wow

Do you need a special D. L. for something like that?
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:23 PM   #7
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How do you get the car down? We are thinking of purchasing a SMART car for economical travel while we are camping. How do you like the vehicle? Does is have enough power to conquer the mountain roads?
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What? No boat?
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Old 07-01-2018, 04:19 PM   #9
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Do you need a special D. L. for something like that?
It depends on where you live, each State has different licensing requirements. In my home State of Washington, if I jump through the hoops nessisary to convert the truck to a "motor home", which I have done, the vehicle is now a legal RV and requires no special license to drive. I might add that I was once a professional driver so I know what I am doing when behind the wheel of this rig.


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How do you get the car down? We are thinking of purchasing a SMART car for economical travel while we are camping. How do you like the vehicle? Does is have enough power to conquer the mountain roads?
This is a photo taken during the deck build showing a test loading of the car.



Believe me, this monster goes up a grade in style, I have to slow down for slower traffic and curves that's it.


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