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Old 05-12-2010, 08:43 PM   #15
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Simmons,

Thank you very much. All I can say..you better keep looking and take the jump...I dont think you will be sorry. I love mine, it is some much more solid and a pleasure to drive even in high winds. there are pros and cons but the pros out weigh the cons big time.

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Hay Ed, the pictures are gone now. We need them updated. How's the truck doing now? Have you gotten many miles on it? The dogs ride okay in their suite? You coming to Kansas for the www.hdtrally.com ? I'm planning on going and it would be great to get as many truck conversions since it's going to be more hdt pulling 5th wheelers I'm afraid.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:14 PM   #17
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Hi Bob,
Not sure what my schedule is for Oct yet. So Kansas is up in the air right now.
T/c is treating us well but we have had limited time to put many miles on her. That has to change! Only 3400 miles right now but I did get it waxed, may as well since it was just sitting here in the driveway and now it is parked in my stoarage garage.
The back garage is working out very well for the dogs and us.

Bob, Thanks for checking in on things
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:39 PM   #18
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I love the rig is it hard to drive ?
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:14 AM   #19
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Mine isn't as big as Ed's but it's very easy to drive. No harder than any other rv I'd say. Just have to use those mirrors.
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Doglover,

Had a 06 dp and this is easier to drive and much more FUN. Turning isnt as tight but............ I tow a suburban behind me and I have no issues even in city streets. Like I say it is fun. If you want to know more just ask..

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Old 08-30-2010, 06:25 PM   #21
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Is a CDL needed to drive it ? why did you get a rig that big ?
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:56 PM   #22
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No cdl needed at this time in my state.
Needed a garage area for the dogs, (show dogs), a master bedroom and a nice living area.

I turned two corners this week with a suburban as a toad that I thought I could never do but did.

Happy to answer any other questions.
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I can answer the first question. Nope, it's licensed as an r.v. Most states allow you to drive a vehicle that's licensed as an rv with just a regular class of driver's license. In MN that would be a class D. Different states call them different classes. Most states you don't even need an air brake endorsement as long as it's an rv. Now, if you are using the rig in "commerce" then you would need a c.d.l. I've spoken to commercial vehicle enforcement officers in MN about this. If you put advertisements, web sites, anything trying to sell something on the outside you're asking for attention from them. If you use it for "commerce" like taking it to trade shows and selling wares, or pulling a race car that you make money when you win a race, that's another attention grabber. This would also apply to any rv. Doesn't have to be a truck conversion. It's just that the truck conversions seem to attract the eye of the c.v.e.'s more than a "regular" or "conventional" rv.

The second question. I'm guessing because 45' is the longest most states will allow.
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I bet its a blast to drive feels like driving one of the big rigs
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Mine rides like a truck up front. It's very not cushy. And the engine is kind of loud too. But I'm okay with it because thats what it is, a darn heavy duty truck. The ride in the living quarters is great. I'm sure Ed's is much quieter and smoother. Volvo tractors have a much better rep for that stuff.
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Guess you can say it is like driving one of those big rigs since it is a big rig. Coming from a newer class A DP I find this easier to drive, much more comfortable for me, I feel so much more safer too. Down side is since the engine is in the front I can hear it but I am ok with that. ride is a bit rougher in front but with the air seats that too is ok with me. It is a truck like Bob says. Would I give it up for a class A again??? Not any time soon, as a matter of fact I think if I didn't need the garage for the dogs I would still have a Renegade motor coach without the garage. Why? Heavy duty, will last, larger water tanks, solid..........on and on and on

Truck conversions are not for everyone. It is just right for me at this time.
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Renegade Questions

Hello,
That is a really nice rig you have. Congratulations!
I have a couple of questions if you don't mind.
1. What is the height of your Renegade! (actual clearance requirement)
2. Does the height include air conditioners, satellite receivers etc.
3. What is the weight of the coach loaded with fuel, water, gear etc.?
4. How does the weight of your coach compare to Class A,s of the same length if you know?

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Mine is about 13' if I'm measuring correctly. I have never hit on many 13'6" clearances. Mine is much smaller and lighter than Ed's. I'm 11k on the front axle, 14k on the rear with no water. 25k total with empty water tanks. Mine is 36' bumper to bumper, 26' living quarters.
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