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Old 02-12-2007, 03:30 PM   #1
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Salesman that sold me my Mack called me today and said he had a real nice 2000 Mack available. This truck has only been driven 40,000 miles in the past 3 years. Outstanding condition and would make a nice 5th wheel to vehicle. Cheaper than a new PU.
I normally don't post these type of topics but I know there are several folks on this forum looking at HDTs. 2000 Mack CX613 Vision
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Salesman that sold me my Mack called me today and said he had a real nice 2000 Mack available. This truck has only been driven 40,000 miles in the past 3 years. Outstanding condition and would make a nice 5th wheel to vehicle. Cheaper than a new PU.
I normally don't post these type of topics but I know there are several folks on this forum looking at HDTs. 2000 Mack CX613 Vision
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:47 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Cheaper than a new PU. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Cheaper than a new PU.


Of course it is cheaper!! USED is always cheaper than new --big deal. These VERY used class 8 trucks sell for about what they are worth , not a very big bargain in my book.
And also who wants a heavy or any clutch petal to push??
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Suggest some research before you put down the notion of HDTs (Class 7/8) pulling 5th wheel RVs. My truck had less than 200,000 miles on an engine designed for over a half-million miles before major maintenance.

We have a large and growing number of folks using these trucks with allot of success. You can further your education of HDTs in RV'ing and perhaps have a better understanding of the subject.

I'm averaging 10 mpg, close to what I was getting with my F-350.
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I would have to agree if your pulling over 10000 lbs with a P/U a class 8 or 9 tractor really makes sence. you will never ware any parts out, never lack HP in the hills,and you have real brakes and a engine brake. The fact that you get 10 mpg is very good , most of the time towing with my duramax Pick up I get 8~10 MPG with my 31' holiday rambler in tow.

Best of luck , enjoy your truck !
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Nice looking truck there Chief. I'd love to trade off for a HDT but hate to go through the change over. I keep a close tab on the HDT forum on escapees just because of that. You know, my 3500 does a good job of towing my 38ft TH but in the real world I could always use more power, as far as the stopping power, as long as my brakes are working right on the trailer, I don't even need my truck brakes, the trailer will stop everything. I would sure like a HDT to tow with though if I thought it would get into the places we go, not to mention I worry about the traction of it in the grass and wet ground if it were singled. Guess I still have questions and that is why I haven't pulled the trigger yet. But, the D/A is getting old and I'm going to have to make a move somewhere here. Got to have a AS or a Auto though!
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This would make a great towing machine, but would be very difficult as a daily driver, such as; getting groceries, banking and other places. I just don't see how anyone could use something like this in heavy tourist traffic. Only advantage is while on the road, it would be wonderful, but all other applications not so good. Guess I just don't get why anyone would need such a rv that would require something that large to pull with.
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No different than driving a MH to the grocery store or WalMart. Many of your newer 5th wheels are rated for loads exceeding the capacity of most pickup trucks.

My truck (see signature) is legally titled and registered as a motor home and we have no problem taking it sight seeing, etc.. Really no different than driving my F-350 dually.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by R Gordon:
This would make a great towing machine, but would be very difficult as a daily driver, such as; getting groceries, banking and other places. I just don't see how anyone could use something like this in heavy tourist traffic. Only advantage is while on the road, it would be wonderful, but all other applications not so good. Guess I just don't get why anyone would need such a rv that would require something that large to pull with. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My Volvo is easier to drive then my F350. In traffic it's great being able to see over everything. The Freedomline Trans means no clutch so it's relaxing too. It is not any wider then a dually, just slightly longer and will almost turn a figure 8 inside my F350's circle. I drive mine to work, shopping everywhere. My wife will even drive the Volvo, see didn't want anything to do with the Ford. I hope you have a better experience towing your new Mobile Suites then I have had using a Pick up.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Link:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Cheaper than a new PU. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Cheaper than a new PU.


Of course it is cheaper!! USED is always cheaper than new --big deal. These VERY used class 8 trucks sell for about what they are worth , not a very big bargain in my book.
And also who wants a heavy or any clutch petal to push?? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A VERY used class 8 will last longer than you probably want to keep it pulling an RV. The last truck I bought before I quit driving was a 4 year old FL120 with 500,000 miles on it. I put another 250,000 miles on it in the next 2 years with no major maintenance. Even full-timing its going to take a while to put that kind of mileage on the truck. Your trailer will probably wear out before the truck does.
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