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Old 02-16-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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is there a term for those 18 wheeler style cabs with a 5th wheel?

is there a term for those 18 wheeler style cabs with a 5th wheel?

What are those called??
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is there a term for those 18 wheeler style cabs with a 5th wheel?

What are those called??
"Car flattener's" if you get tangled up with one...
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Tractor, same as they are when they are part of a Semi

if you are looking for one

TRAIL-HAULER.COM

Was talking to some folks at an RV show a few weeks back,, We were looking at a Ford, "Super Truck". I mentioned that one thing I really liked about my Workhorse Custom Chassis is that the Allison Tranny fits on the back of (Among others) The Chevy 8.1. It don't fit Ford.

He told me that truck had an Allison, Of course it also had a Cummins engine and a Freightliner chassis, the only "Ford" on it was the fenders and cab.
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I think the generic term is Super C
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Class 8 truck conversion?
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yeah I'm wondering who makes mated pairs. Truck and 5th match.
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I think the generic term is Super C
The Super C is the C style motor home with big truck cab instead of Pick up style cab. OP was asking about the puller for fifth wheel trailer.
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These commercial Class 7 or 8 trucks are just called haulers.

Here is a link to a well known (pioneer, I think) converter:
RV Haulers | RV Haulers

These commercial rig must be modified or commercial licenses are required (for the truck and driver) due to legal descriptions.

Now, for a matched pair...I don't know who does that. 5th Wheel makers are not usually in the truck business, but I am sure someone would take on the task for a buyer.

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The modifications are needed to meet the needs of a rv to be towed by the HD or MD truck not to reclassify for DOT/FMCSA or CDL. As long as its used for private rv non-commerce non-income producing on pubic roadways a CDL is not required. Some states however do require a special license or endorsement for certain vehicles. This is often confused as a CDL. The "C" in CDL stands for commercial. If your not operating in commerce to produce income with you rig. Then the FMCSA/DOT does not require CDL.
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