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Old 03-04-2019, 06:25 AM   #1
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Does this work?

I saw this and said to myself, now there is a huge truck for a 5th wheel. But is it the right receptacle for 5th wheel? Then perhaps I would need a CDL for this.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...3965036575313/

Maybe a 3/4 ton instead with the ball thingy?
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I saw this and said to myself, now there is a huge truck for a 5th wheel. But is it the right receptacle for 5th wheel? Then perhaps I would need a CDL for this.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...3965036575313/

Maybe a 3/4 ton instead with the ball thingy?

No CDL would likely be required for personal RV towing, some states might require a Non-Commercial Class A endorsement. There are some very large 5er that that TV would be a perfect fit for.
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Only thing is the hitch would probably need to be lowered .......the pin size is the same as 5th wheel RV's
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Ummm, id drive it. Pull the bed out and put a bench in the back amd youve got a crew cab. Take that with a grain of salt, ive been driving stuff like that for a little while now. Bobtails are actually really easy to drive.
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Interesting, I like it...especially if you want to tow a huge SpaceCraft custom 5th wheels. I can see me towing the Sea-Doo with it too. I bet backing the tiny Sea-Doo down the boat ramp would be fun...not.

I have seen this type of truck in my seasonal camp ground. Not 100% how they remove 1 set of axles and not sure how much weight it supports but that is a big boy truck.

But for $80,000 more money you could buy less truck.
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Interesting, I like it...especially if you want to tow a huge SpaceCraft custom 5th wheels. I can see me towing the Sea-Doo with it too. I bet backing the tiny Sea-Doo down the boat ramp would be fun...not.

I have seen this type of truck in my seasonal camp ground. Not 100% how they remove 1 set of axles and not sure how much weight it supports but that is a big boy truck.

But for $80,000 more money you could buy less truck.

Well near 800,000 miles would likely still have another 100,000 of decent life.
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No CDL would likely be required for personal RV towing, some states might require a Non-Commercial Class A endorsement. There are some very large 5er that that TV would be a perfect fit for.
you would need a CDL with air brake endorsement!
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CDL is a Commercial Drivers License.

A commercial driver's license is a driver's license required to operate large, heavy, or placarded hazardous material vehicles in commerce.

The key word is commerce.
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you would need a CDL with air brake endorsement!
Don't think so......a lot of M/H's out there being driven without .....if your home state doesn't require it, you're good to go....
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Don't think so......a lot of M/H's out there being driven without .....if your home state doesn't require it, you're good to go....

Yep, many states have NO endorsement requirements for RV driving! I have check here in Oregon, and none, Nada, zip! I can load my Ram up to the max around 30,000#+ combined with no endorsement.
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I saw this and said to myself, now there is a huge truck for a 5th wheel. But is it the right receptacle for 5th wheel?
That's called an HH (heavy hauler) or HDT (heavy duty truck) hauler. Begin with a retired over-the-road Class 8 semi-tractor that still has some life remaining, remove one of the tandem rear axles, add a tow body if you want to look good, and you can tow a really-heavy 5er without concern with overloading your tow vehicle. Plus your modified HDT hauler will cost you a lot less than a new MDT (medium duty truck) with a hauler body.

You're probably a better web surfer than I am, but here's a website to get you started: Looking to Upgrade to HDT | Heavy Haulers RV Resource Guide

Because your user name indicates you're a lady from Wyoming, be sure to look up RDBE.

Here's a photo of one of he rigs at an HDT rally last year:
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