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Old 07-01-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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Looking to find out how many tow with a class 7 or 8 tow rig?

How many miles were on it when you bought?

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Old 07-01-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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Looking to find out how many tow with a class 7 or 8 tow rig?

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Old 07-02-2007, 04:28 AM   #3
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We pull our Mobile Suites 38RL3 with a 2001 Volvo 660. I got it from http://www.usedtrucks.ryder.com/start/Default.aspx it had 667000 miles on it. Love my Volvo. Jim
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:21 PM   #4
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I got a Volvo VNL630. Had "0" miles on it when I got it , now about 28K. LOVE IT .
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:18 PM   #5
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We pull a 1999 37.5 foot triple slide with a 2001 Volvo 770 465 hp and 1650 ftlbs torque.
Just got it, with 689,000 miles on it. Got it from Larry Ziegler. He is known for converting HDTs.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:51 PM   #6
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KC,

If you are towing a big fiver a heavy duty truck is the way to go. In fact, it was a great tow vehicle when we were towing a 25' Terry before we bought the Mountain Aire.

The Volvo had 602k when we bought it, pushing 630k now.

Check out the MDT and HDT forums atEscapees Lots of good info there.

The Volvo is quiet, smooth riding, safe, and gets better milage than my Dodge Ram ever did. Plus with 300 gallons of fuel on board I don't have to stop very often.
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We pull a 43 ft. Travel Supreme with a 2001 Peterbilt 387 that had 496000 miles when we bought it. Now has 528000 and would not trade it for ANY other tow vehicle. Ride is great, visibility great, pulls and STOPS great. Not for everyone, tall(13ft. 2inches, long climb into cab and is different from the crowd) but it was sure the right decision for us. Gene
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:03 PM   #8
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We tow our Cedar Creek 5'er with a Volvo 610. Better fuel mileage than my dually and a lot more safer for us.
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We tow with a 2001 Mack Vision, 427hp (Mack), 10-spd trans, 222"WB, 10.5 mpg, purchased as a Class 7 in June 2006 with 195,098 miles.
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:46 PM   #10
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TotermanDave from this forum is another one towing with a Volvo HDT...He lives in Delaware and recently finished his work on his second HDT, where he mounted a SmartCar behind the cab.

His son is dragging a fiver with his "old" HDT...way to keep it in the family!

I'm sure Dave will be along to expand on his project.

Maybe we'll have to start an HDT forum here on iRV2 if ya'll are interested...
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We have a 38', 2007 Landmark Golden Gate that we tow with a 2001 Volvo 660. When I purchased it, it had 447,000 miles. Autoshift with a double bunk. We also use it as our daily driver. It is a great rig to tow with. Excellent stopping ability. We singled it out and added an independent air and heat powered by two honda 3000i generators. The Gens can also power our fiver.
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I bought new Freightliner M2-106 over two years ago. Ordered the truck new and sped'd it to pull a RV. I built my own steel bed.
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I am interested in a HDT forum. I am currently searching for a truck. Thanks
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:53 PM   #14
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we pull with a 2001 T600 500HP 13 speed it has 150,000 on it pulling a 38ft trailer (love it)
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