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Old 08-16-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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Asking if any of the forum members are aware of anyone whom might be selling their late model medium duty toter at a reasonable price now or in the near future? I am in the market!

As you can see with our current toter, she is a behemoth! LOL As if the stripes on the parking spaces aren't a clue. 35' bumper to bumper. Add the 36FB and good luck getting the rig in and out of most RV resorts, and you can just forget the State and National Parks! Only reason we would be using her to tow the Fiver now is because with the trucking business still operational, see no need for two trucks at the moment. But....

Anyway, we are looking for no less than 350 HP diesel and a weight class of no less than a 650/4500/ FL60, etc. I want some truck under the pin! Also prefer the sport chassis or ranch hauler type body over the step or standard pickup body for clearance, etc. Not a tall order on my part. LOL Considering needing enough room to park a Smart between the cab and front of Fiver so longer ( but shorter than Miss Behemoth's) wheelbase acceptable.

Any help in locating such a vehicle would be appreciated. Have been watching the truck papers but it seems the good (well cared for and only been used to tow the Fiver around) units sell by word of mouth amongst the RV folks. A local horse trailer dealership says she has the used sport chassis sold before they ever hit her lot. Guess I'm just not quick enough on the draw!




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Old 08-16-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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I want your truck. How cool would it be to get groceries in that thing!

On a serious note, I know someone very familiar with sport chassis. I'll talk to him and get back to you with any helpful info.Edited by: spindrift
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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I want your truck. How cool would it be to get groceries in that thing!

On a serious note, I know someone very familiar with sport chassis. I'll talk to him and get back to you with any helpful info.
Drive up to the grocery stores and Super Walmarts all the time in her when its time to restock the pantry and fridge. We actually can carry a full month's supply of food in the fridge/freezer and pantry area in this sleeper for the two of us. We certainly get a lot of stares and pictures taken of her!

When we bobtail in and set up at the casino RV resorts (without the Fiver) there seems to always be a steady parade of fellow RVers walking and driving past our site just to get a look and probably wondering " What's that big rig truck doing here in the park!" LOL
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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Go to horse trailer world .com and click onto trucks and find dozens of used freightliners or other vehicles.

Also trailers of the east coast , click inventory and look at the trucks.
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Go to horse trailer world .com and click onto trucks and find dozens of used freightliners or other vehicles.

Also trailers of the east coast , click inventory and look at the trucks.
Now I find some trucks to look at! Especially on the horsetrailerworld.com site There are several possibilities there in the price range I'm looking for. Been looking in the Truckpaper.com and Trucktrader.com sites with little to no results. Thanks!


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Used to pull with a FL60 but moved down to a 1T because of traveling changes and other things, but really likesd the FL. It had a 168 wheelbase so its footprint was = to a full sized crew cab dually, but had a tighter turning radius. Parked in Walmart like a regular pu. You could check with Sportchassis, don't know if they handle used. Mountain Master handles Ford 550 & 650, Dodge 5500, and FL. They handle used. You can also do a online search and find some listed on rv sites as well as private listings. Trailer Life and Highways magazines also usually has some listed in their classifides. Happy Hunting.
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Used to pull with a FL60 but moved down to a 1T because of traveling changes and other things, but really likesd the FL. It had a 168 wheelbase so its footprint was = to a full sized crew cab dually, but had a tighter turning radius. Parked in Walmart like a regular pu. You could check with Sportchassis, don't know if they handle used. Mountain Master handles Ford 550 &amp; 650, Dodge 5500, and FL. They handle used. You can also do a online search and find some listed on rv sites as well as private listings. Trailer Life and Highways magazines also usually has some listed in their classifides. Happy Hunting.
Yea, in our current toter, the turning radius is the size of a football field to turn this thing around 180 degrees!!!
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:33 AM   #9
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I can't help on locating a MD toter, but I do have a couple questions. Much like one of the gawkers you encounter at campgrounds, I too am enamored with big trucks.

I have always wondered what the fuel mileage is for one of those things, especially when pulling something that is light when compared to the capacity or tow ratings.

What is the fuel mileage on that with no trailer?

What is the fuel mileage on that towing your 5er?

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There are so many variables that affect fuel mileage that it is difficult to come up with an exact figure. With a MD toter depending on brand, you have a variety of engines, transmissions & rear end ratios that are all going to affect mileage. Also, are you on the flats, or pulling in the mountains. Also, what are you pulling. Is your trailer 16,000 lbs, or 20.000 lbs. Are you single or double towing. All that said, I had a cummins with an Allison automatic. I figure I ran 12-13 mpg. solo, and 9-10 towing. Kept the exact figures on a spread sheet, but deleted it after sold toter.
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