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Old 09-24-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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I have all but decided to make the move to a medium duty truck. I do have a couple of questions for the experts out there. I am considering an older (99) International 4700 Wiers TowMaster Conversion with between 60 and 100k miles on the odo (two different trucks). DT530E Allison 6 speed auto. I have heard that they are a little more comfortable in the drivers seat than the FL60. I have also heard that they turn a little better as in sharper/more maneuverable. I tow a 39' Teton Grand sundance that has a GVWR of 20k. If anyone out htere has experience with these trucks, please chime in and give me your opinions. This truck will most likely become my daily driver, as i probably will sell my Dodge 3500.

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Old 09-24-2006, 01:53 PM   #2
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I have all but decided to make the move to a medium duty truck. I do have a couple of questions for the experts out there. I am considering an older (99) International 4700 Wiers TowMaster Conversion with between 60 and 100k miles on the odo (two different trucks). DT530E Allison 6 speed auto. I have heard that they are a little more comfortable in the drivers seat than the FL60. I have also heard that they turn a little better as in sharper/more maneuverable. I tow a 39' Teton Grand sundance that has a GVWR of 20k. If anyone out htere has experience with these trucks, please chime in and give me your opinions. This truck will most likely become my daily driver, as i probably will sell my Dodge 3500.

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The best source for information you seek is here. Scroll down to MDT board. These are guys with years of experience driving these trucks.
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Ray, Escapees site on MDT was very iniformative. Looks like the MDT is all but bought. Going to Salem Ore. to give the truck a final look in person and to pay for it. Thanks for the lead to Escapees site.
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