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Old 05-06-2011, 03:28 AM   #15
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Maybe they are different rigs.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:02 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Glassalley52 View Post
Maybe they are different rigs.
It's a Transformer. LOL
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:22 AM   #17
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I seen a rig very similar to this up in Dawson City, Canada. As I recall it was not this Big but it was very large. As I recall it had a awning on one side where the people ate meals. Someone said it had toilets but no showers on board. I think it was orange kinda' like a school bus color. Both times I saw it, it was at the campground in downtown Dawson City. I may have a photo of it somewhere. It was ''double decker'' and had about 15 windows on each side. It looked like a fun way to travel if you liked to meet people.
This is pix of three different rigs. If you look close you will see that the top rig is very much different than the two other rigs. Go look close and compare the differences in the rigs .....

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Old 05-06-2011, 05:33 AM   #18
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Look at the first photo, then look at the last photo.........
The truck grew a nose!
Almost choked on my morning coffee laughing ..
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:38 AM   #19
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Guess again. I get a constant 5.5 MPG with my Peterbilt no matter what it is doing, empty, loaded, 60MPH or 70MPH. There aren't many OTR trucks that get better than 6.5 MPG.

Where have you heard truckers stating that? I've been on the road for over 15 years and never once heard anything like that. I've been to many truck stops as well and it is very rare to see an R/V in any of the truck parking spots. Most are parked up close to the front in an R/V area.
My 2000 Volvo 770 with a Series 60 475 Detroit got a lifetime average (730,000 miles) of 6.7 mpg, including many heavy loads grossing close to 80,000 pounds. My 2003 Volvo 780 got a lifetime average (670,000 miles) of 6.4 with a 500 Cummins ISX, again with many heavy loads. My currently assigned 2007 Mack Vision is getting a lifetime average of 6.8 mpg. Our newest 2011 Volvos with Volvo engines are in the 7.2 mpg range.

These trailers probably don't weigh 30,000 pounds, giving a combined weight of less than 50,000 lbs. I would expect 7+ mpg at that rate.

If you have a Pete 359 or 379, especially if you made the mistake of getting it with a big Cat, and especially if you have an ACERT Cat, you are reaping the rewards of 1990 designs. Many trucks, and even many fleets, have average mileages over 7 mpg today.

In 34 years of driving, I've seen and heard many things. That was just one of them.
Trucking to support the cats.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:25 AM   #20
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Look close. Three different trailers and three different tractors.

Most likely owned by the same billionaire.

Would it be nice to......?
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:09 PM   #21
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Frankly, I wouldn't want any of them. The asking price as cash in my pocket, on the other hand, would be happily accepted. Then I could add all my "wish-list" items to the Vista and have enough left over to finance my travels for quite awhile.

And can you imagine being camped next to that "light-up-the-night monster"? So much for seeing the stars.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:19 PM   #22
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One thing for sure - with all those windows, running around the RV in one's skivvies is out of the question.

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Solar on the roof and huge fresh water and sewage tanks. What a boondocking rig!
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Agree...three different rigs. NO state parks in any of their futures! For sure, for sure... Bob
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Yup, some peoples taste is all in their mouth...............I wouldn't want one even if I could afford it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:34 PM   #26
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One thing for sure - with all those windows, running around the RV in one's skivvies is out of the question.

"People who live in glass houses," huh?

I've seen some very nice trailers used to haul a hot rod or race car with fairly large living areas, but none of these would be something I'd want.
Trucking to support the cats.
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